School of Ministry


B.A. in Ministry (Evening) 

The B.A. in Ministry program at Palm Beach Atlantic University specifically seeks to meet the education and ministry preparation needs of bi-vocational ministers, church leaders and interested adults. The program enables adult learners who have full-time employment to complete their B.A. degree through evening courses.

Through a focus on biblical, historical, theological, and practical studies, the program strives to equip you with the knowledge, skills and character needed for effective Christian service in local churches and other ministries.

You will be equipped to address issues such as poverty, homelessness, personal and family crises, among others, through church, parachurch, or secular agencies.

You also will be able to serve individuals and families in small groups, communities and organizations in local, national and international arenas.

Your Courses & Classes

Your Experience

As a Ministry major at PBA, you'll:

  • Receive the knowledge and skills to integrate Christian values and biblical principles with professional services
  • Learn to function effectively in multicultural environments
  • Have a class schedule that accommodates your work schedule
  • Be provided with opportunities for critical thinking and experiential learning suitable for employment in faith-based and secular organizations
  • Have access to research-based knowledge to understand normative human development and behavior across the lifespan

Your Faculty

You’ll learn from respected scholars and theologians, who pour into students' lives both inside and outside of the classroom. Every instructor in the department is directly engaged in local ministry. Many of the textbooks you’ll use in your studies (and that are used extensively at other colleges and universities) are written by faculty.

Your Opportunities

In completing this major, you will utilize your training upon graduation to serve in various capacities.

Here is a sampling of possibilities:

  • Pastor (lead, associate, executive)
  • Church planting
  • Director of Children's Ministries
  • Student Ministries
  • Pastor of Adult Ministries
  • Discipleship Pastor
  • Worship Director
  • Mission Ministry Leader
  • Evangelism
  • Social Work
  • Hospital or Military Chaplain
  • Community Service Director