Bachelor of Arts Bible w/Selected Minor Online

The BA Bible with Selected Minor provides men and women with preparation for Christian ministry through extensive Bible courses and strategic ministry courses. The program is designed for those who are already active in local church ministry or would like to expand or enrich their service for Christ. In addition to the opportunity to include three practical internships (six semester hours) under the combined direction of an approved local pastor and an appropriate faculty member, the program includes a minor so students can explore with some depth a second area of academic and ministry interest.

  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the books of the Bible, including the key individuals, major events, and historical settings
  • Employ competence in a minor field as a base for future instruction or ministry
  • Exhibit an ability to integrate a biblical world view in personal and professional life applications
  • Interpret the Bible in a competent manner consistent with a literal, grammatical, contextual, and historical principles of interpretation
  • Minister effectively in local church setting 
Course Requirements for the degree are as follows:

Bible Core (53 semester hours)
Old Testament Survey
New Testament Survey
Biblical Interpretation I: Principles of Biblical Interpretation
Biblical Interpretation II: Dispensationalism
Biblical Interpretation III: Issues in Eschatology
Life of Christ
Pauline I
Pauline II
Baptist History
Systematic Theology I and II*
Systematic Theology III and IV
General Epistles Survey
Daniel and Revelation
Old Testament Electives: Choose 2 (6 semester hours)
      Poetic Books
      Historic Books
      Prophetic Books

General Core (36 semester hours)
English Composition I
English Composition II
Literature Survey
Survey of World History I
Humanities Elective: Survey of World History II
Fine Arts Elective: Music Introduction
Mathematics Survey
Science Survey: Physical Science or Biology
Principles of Speech
General Education Elective: Literature Elective
Health Education
Introduction to Computers/Technology in Ministry
Student Life Seminar

Christian Ministry Core (10 semester hours)
Christian Ethics
Ministry Internship

Major Requirements (10 semester hours)
Church Education
History of Christian Thought
Introduction to Missions
Senior Seminar

Elective (3 semester hours)

Minor (18 semester hours)
Biblical Languages (available online), Church Education (available online), Counseling, English, Expanded Bible (available online), History, Management for Nonprofits (only online), Missions, Music, Pastoral Studies, Worship Leadership, Youth, Children's Ministry

Total (130 semester hours) 

You may view our suggested Program Track and Course Descriptions in our catalog.