This online or evening hybrid program provides non-traditional learners an opportunity to earn a bachelor degree in Christian thought and practice and to deepen their understanding of Scripture and Christian thought, to encourage their engagement in ethical reflection on issues arising in contemporary society, to equip them in basic disciplines of Christian discipleship and service, to develop their written and oral communication skills, to instill a commitment to be critically reflective, self-directed, life-long learners and to promote an appreciation of the multicultural environment in which students live and work.
The School of Ministry is all about equipping. We equip passionate young people with the earthly tools and spiritual perspective needed to create positive change in the world guided by the Word of God. We promise a connected, engaging and fulfilling learning experience that will equip you to use your gifts for His Glory. Our programs prepare students through expert instruction in Bible, theology, history and real-world ministry skills.
As a student majoring in any of the undergraduate programs offered in the School of Ministry, you’ll wade into an ocean of diverse learning opportunities designed to prepare you to positively impact lives.
The major is available in two formats: Online and Evening Hybrid.
1 - The Online program provides an entirely online and primarily asynchronous setting for non-traditional students who are self-motivated and wish to complete their degree with the utmost flexibility in scheduling.
Courses in the Online program are delivered electronically through the University's Learning Management System. Students in the Online program complete all of their coursework entirely online. Each fully online course is primarily, although not entirely, asynchronous. Students may view lessons and complete assignments at the time of their choosing within stated course deadlines, which typically follow a weekly rhythm. Some fully online courses also require students to remotely attend several synchronous virtual class sessions through designated technology. Generally for each 8-week course, students can expect to attend a maximum of two or three of these live virtual meetings on designated days and times, which are published in advance. Students commit to these online meeting days and times during the course registration process.
2 - The Evening Hybrid program enables non-traditional students, whether local to PBA or at a geographical distance from campus, to complete their B.A. degree through a combination of course modalities which maximize the opportunity for live, synchronous interactions with classmates and faculty. Courses in the Evening Hybrid program may be available as:
Students in the Evening Hybrid program cannot complete all of their coursework in the face-to-face setting; minimally it is a hybrid program. If desired, it is possible for students to complete the Evening Hybrid program remotely; there is no residency requirement.