Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry

Objectives and Outcomes

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry provides a personal foundation for ministry. Through the examination of biblical, historical, and cultural backgrounds and training in interpersonal skills, students use prior learning and current experience to bring kingdom values to those within their call to ministry. The program emphasis is the student’s call to lead in ministry including but not limited to church, work, family, community, and culture.

Program Road Map

1-Year Degree Completion

2-Year Degree Completion

We Are Here For You

This baccalaureate degree program is structured to meet the educational needs of adult learners. The degree is designed for learners who have already earned some college credit. These 1 and 2-year degree completion programs are designed to provide the opportunity to complete a B.A., receive a healthy foundation for ministry while developing analytical and effective communication skills as leaders in every area of society.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion 1 Year

The degree is designed for learners who have already earned some college credit. Shiloh University will accept up to 90 credits, of the 120 required for the degree, from other sources. Students who receive the full 90 credits may complete the degree in as little as 12 months. The program recognizes the value of life/work experience and affords students the opportunity to receive additional credit through approved credit evaluation and portfolio assessment.

Students must complete a minimum of 30 core program credits through Shiloh University. The program core presents the student with a context for Christian ministry in the church, workplace, or other arenas of the student’s calling. The core of the Christian Ministry degree is designed to provide a foundation for applying their previous BA studies in a way that furthers the work of God’s kingdom. 

Admission Requirements

For more information on B.A. prerequisites and requirements for admission, please click here

Tuition

The total tuition for the Bachelor of Arts 1-year Degree Program is $12,800

The program length is 12-months. Students can choose the following payment method:

  1. Pay annually, will enjoy a 3% tuition deduction
  2. Pay monthly, there will be an additional 3% processing fee

Degree Goals

The Bachelor of Arts program is designed to:

  • Provide an opportunity to complete a bachelor of arts degree.
  • Provide students with a personal foundation for ministry.
  • Develop research and analytical skills at the undergraduate level.
  • Develop communication skills necessary for the effective ministry.
  • Assist students in developing a commitment to lifelong learning, growth, and ministry.

Degree Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Pastoral Studies program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written documents and when making oral presentations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to define problems; to use information resources such as libraries and computers; and to analyze and integrate knowledge and perspectives.
  • Integrate an understanding of historic and global contexts and events with a sensitivity to global problems and social / cultural issues.
  • Apply relational attitudes and skills to their unique calling to Christian ministry.

1 Year Program Unit Overview

Units Needed

The Bachelor of Arts is a four-year program consisting of 120 units. The 120 units necessary for graduation consist of:

General education                      33 units

Core courses                               30 units

Elective courses                          57 units

Total courses                            120 units

General Education (33 units)

Shiloh University requires that each Undergraduate student have completed a minimum 33 units of general education courses. General education courses are broad in their focus and emphasize skills and principles not associated with a particular profession or field of study. They contribute to preparing students for a breadth of degree programs or careers by ensuring that students gain core competencies that include (1) communication skills; (2) critical thinking skills; (3) information literacy; and (4) fundamental mathematical, science, and technological skills.

Students must have completed general education courses in the following areas of study:

  • Communication – English Composition (6 units)
  • Communication – Speech (3 units)
  • History and Cultures (6 units)
  • Humanities (6 units)
  • Mathematics or Computer Skills (3 units)
  • Natural Science (3 units)
  • Social Science (6 units)

Core Courses (30 units)

The required core courses for the Christian Ministry degree completion program are designed to provide a context for Christian ministry in the church, workplace, or other arenas of the student’s calling. These courses present (1) biblical and historical contexts for ministry, (2) cultural contexts for ministry, and (3) foundations for ministry. Students should be able to apply principles studied to their prior learning and vocation.

Elective Courses (57 units)

Students transferring in the maximum of 90 units will have part of their transfer credits applied to electives.

Online Course List 1 Year Completion

Biblical and Historical Contexts for Ministry

OT 301 – Introduction to the Old Testament

NT 301 – Introduction to the New Testament

CH 301 – Survey of Church History

Cultural Contexts for Ministry

HI 220 – World Religions

SS 205 – Cultural Anthropology

Foundations for Ministry

MT 301 – Spiritual Formation

MT 309 – Missions and Evangelism

SS 202 – Principles of Interpersonal Relationships

BS 313 – Coaching and Mentoring for Business

GS 251 – Your Christian Vocation

Total Required Courses – 30 Units

 

Total for the BA Completion Program – 120 Units

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with the Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical and Pastoral Studies the student will:

  • Have completed the minimum required general education requirement.
  • Complete the minimum number of units required.
  • Successfully complete all required core courses in the degree program.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Fulfill any outstanding school financial obligations.

Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion 2 Years

The degree is designed for adult learners who have completed the first two years (60 units) of an undergraduate degree. The program recognizes the value of life/work experience and affords students the opportunity to receive additional credit through approved credit evaluation and portfolio assessment.

Students must complete a minimum of 30 core program credits through Shiloh University. The program core presents the student with a context for Christian ministry in the church, workplace, or other arenas of the student’s calling. The core of the Christian Ministry degree is designed to provide a foundation for applying their bachelor of arts studies in a way that furthers the work of God’s kingdom. 

In addition to the program core, courses in the area of bible, theology, and ministry practice will be assigned to complete the 60 unit program requirement.

Admission Requirements

For more information on B.A. prerequisites and requirements for admission, please click here

Tuition

The total tuition for the Bachelor of Arts 2-year Degree Program is $25,600

The program length is 24-months. Students can choose the following payment method:

  1. Pay annually, will enjoy a 3% tuition deduction
  2. Pay monthly, there will be an additional 3% processing fee

 

Degree Goals

The Bachelor of Arts program is designed to:

  • Provide an opportunity to complete a bachelor of arts degree.
  • Provide students with a personal foundation for ministry.
  • Develop research and analytical skills at the undergraduate level.
  • Develop communication skills necessary for the effective ministry.
  • Assist students in developing a commitment to lifelong learning, growth, and ministry.

Degree Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Pastoral Studies program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in written documents and when making oral presentations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to define problems; to use information resources such as libraries and computers; and to analyze and integrate knowledge and perspectives.
  • Integrate an understanding of historic and global contexts and events with a sensitivity to global problems and social / cultural issues.
  • Apply relational attitudes and skills to their unique calling to Christian ministry.

2 Year Program Unit Overview

Units Needed

The Bachelor of Arts is a four-year program consisting of 120 units. The 120 units necessary for graduation consist of:

General education                      33 units

Core courses                               30 units

Additional assigned                    30 units

Elective courses                          27 units

Total courses                            120 units

General Education (33 units)

Shiloh University requires that each Undergraduate student have completed a minimum 33 units of general education courses. General education courses are broad in their focus and emphasize skills and principles not associated with a particular profession or field of study. They contribute to preparing students for a breadth of degree programs or careers by ensuring that students gain core competencies that include (1) communication skills; (2) critical thinking skills; (3) information literacy; and (4) fundamental mathematical, science, and technological skills.

Students must have completed general education courses in the following areas of study:

  • Communication – English Composition (6 units)
  • Communication – Speech (3 units)
  • History and Cultures (6 units)
  • Humanities (6 units)
  • Mathematics or Computer Skills (3 units)
  • Natural Science (3 units)
  • Social Science (6 units)

Core Courses (30 units)

The required core courses for the Christian Ministry degree completion program are designed to provide a context for Christian ministry in the church, workplace, or other arenas of the student’s calling. These courses present (1) biblical and historical contexts for ministry, (2) cultural contexts for ministry, and (3) foundations for ministry. Students should be able to apply principles studied to their prior learning and vocation. 

Additional Assigned Courses (30 units)

Additional courses are assigned from the current catalog in the areas of Bible, theology, and mininstry practice.

Elective Courses (27 units)

Students transferring in 60 units will have part of their transfer credits applied to electives.

Course List - 2 Year Completion

Bachelor of Arts In Christian Ministry: Degree Completion – 60 Units

Required Core Courses

Biblical and Historical Contexts for Ministry

OT 301 – Introduction to the Old Testament

NT 301 – Introduction to the New Testament

CH 301 – Survey of Church History

Cultural Contexts for Ministry

HI 220 – World Religions

SS 205 – Cultural Anthropology

Foundations for Ministry

MT 301 – Spiritual Formation

MT 309 – Missions and Evangelism

SS 202 – Principles of Interpersonal Relationships

BS 313 – Coaching and Mentoring for Business

GS 251 – Your Christian Vocation

Total Required Courses – 30 Units

Additional Assigned Courses  **

HU 211 – Reading the Bible as Literature

MT 305 – Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

NT 313 – Jewish Background of the Parables

NT 404 – The Gospels / The Life of Christ

OT 302 – Historical Geography of Israel

CH 304 – Spiritual Outpouring and Revival

MT 310 – Divine Healing and Miracles

MT 311 – Principles of Spiritual Care

MT 412 – Biblical Curriculum Development

PL 401 – Foundations of Liturgy

PL 410 – Stewardship and Administration

TH 301 – Theology 1

TH 302 – Theology 2

Total Additional Courses – 30 Units

Total BA Completion Program – 60 Units

All courses are 3 units except as otherwise noted.

** Note that additional assigned course selections will be determined on a cohort basis.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with the Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministry the student will:

  • Have completed the minimum required general education requirement.
  • Complete the minimum number of units required.
  • Successfully complete all required core courses in the degree program.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Fulfill any outstanding school financial obligations.

Student Testimonials

” I am eternally grateful to God for providing Shiloh University. I could not find this level of education in the area of theology in my country. I always get excited when I am taking a new course and I always share the things I learn with my family, my friends, my church.”- Janneth Saveedra

Janneth Saveedra

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