Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries

Turn a Calling into a Career

Designed for the working adult considering a career in ministry, preparation for advanced seminary studies or the lay person who wants to expand their biblical knowledge, the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries degree-completion program from California Baptist University (CBU) provides a strong biblical and theological foundation for reaching professional and spiritual goals. This well-rounded program equips ministry students with the tools for understanding and communicating biblical truths.

Matthew Emerson, Ph.D., Christian Ministries
Matthew Emerson, Ph.D., Faculty Lead

Biblical Building Blocks

CBU’s B.A. in Christian Ministries degree-completion program provides students with the foundational building blocks to better understand biblical-based theology and its positive life-changing impact on people of all walks of life. Courses include a broad range of theological education, from the history of the Bible and Christianity to today’s most current and relevant spiritual issues. Students emerge from the program with a deeper general knowledge of the Bible, as well as skill in using interpretive tools to illuminate biblical texts for themselves.

Christian Ministry Concentration

Students enrolled in CBU’s B.A. in Christian Ministries degree-completion program complete a Christian Ministry concentration, preparing them to establish careers in a wide range of ministries. Building on the core courses of the B.A. curriculum, this concentration allows students to connect biblical text to real-world ministry settings.

Mentors in Ministry

Small, interactive classes are taught by faculty with a strong commitment to Christian values as well as student success. Deeply involved in their own church communities and ministries, faculty members serve as mentors who model the Christian life. Taking a collaborative, experiential approach to teaching, professors impart biblical lessons with real-world applications.

Finish What You Started

If you’re ready to reach your professional and personal goals, the B.A. in Christian Ministries degree-completion program is ready to help. Attend the next information session or contact a CBU Online and Professional Studies Admissions Counselor to learn more about the B.A. in Christian Ministries major.

What are CBU's admissions requirements?
  • 24 transferrable units preferred
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Speak with an Admissions Counselor to discuss options at 951.343.3900 or cbuonline@calbaptist.edu
How much will my education at CBU cost?
  • Approximately 48 units to graduate depending on transferred units
  • Costs vary depending on the number of units transferred
  • Per unit cost is $495
How can I afford to go to CBU?
  • Financial assistance is available
  • The first step is to fill-out the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • CBU’s FAFSA School Code: 001125
Contact Admissions

Phone: 951.343.3900
Email: cbuonline@calbaptist.edu


Program Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries Major Program (48 units)

Prerequisites to Program

Composition
Intermediate Composition

Lower Division Courses (15 units)

Pentateuch and Former Prophets
Latter Prophets and Writings
Jesus and the Gospels
Paul and the Early Church
Introduction to Philosophy

Upper Division Requirements (33 units)

Christian Theology I
Christian Theology II
Pastoral Leadership
History of Baptist Thought
Biblical Interpretation
Church History
Christian Missions
Christian Social Ethics
Biblical Preaching
Biblical Theology
Pastoral Ministry

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $14,403   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Tuition Reimbursement and Loan Recipient

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Employer Tuition Reimbursement**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 9 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$14,403   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$14,403   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $9,777   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Scholarship and Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Scholarship and Loan Recipient

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$2,500   Disablity Scholarship**

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 6 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$9,777   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$9,777   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes graduate level)

Financial Aid Assistance Scenarios

Scenario 1 – Veteran’s Benefit Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Veteran’s Benefits – Post 9/11 GI Bill &
CBU Yellow Ribbon Program

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)
- $18,885   GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Benefits
$0

Scenario 2 – Grant and Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Pell, Cal Grant & Stafford Loan Recipient

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$5,645   Pell Grant (maximum estimate)**
$9,084   Cal Grant A (maximum estimate)**
$5,500   Stafford Loan***

Scenario 3 – Loan Recipient
Full Time 12 units: fall, spring, summer
Stafford Loan Recipient-Subsidized and Unsubsidized

$18,885   Cost Estimate Per Year* (Tuition/Fees)

Financial Aid Assistance Options
$18,750   Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford Loan***
Examples Only: Assumes Eligibility by filing a FAFSA and meeting all eligibility criteria

* tuition costs based on cost per unit
** must be eligible to qualify
*** based on eligibility (assumes Independent Student, Junior grade level)

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