Christian Studies, B.A. (Online)

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Embrace your vocation in Christ through the online Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Christian Ministries degree program. Palm Beach Atlantic University’s flexible and faith-forward Christian studies major challenges you to establish powerful convictions in your understanding of Scripture and your familiarity with the Christian tradition.

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Why Major in Christian Studies at PBA?

Deepen your understanding of Scripture, Christian thought, and your capacity to embody Christ in the world through the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries degree program at PBA. 


The Christian studies major encourages you to reflect on ethics, Christian discipleship and service, and issues in contemporary society, all while developing your written and oral communication skills and capacity for critical analysis. Graduate as a lifelong learner and committed, Scripture-informed servant leader.


  • Your Gifts for His Glory: Gain earthly tools and spiritual perspective for serving Christ in all you do.
  • Electives Abound: Choose from more than 25 electives in diverse focus areas related to Christian studies.
  • 100% Online: Learn at your own pace through the accelerated, asynchronous online course structure.
  • Professional Preparation: Integrate your Christian values into your professional, personal, and community commitments—both at PBA and long after you graduate.
  • Study Abroad: Discover centers of faith and biblical study in one of more than 20 semester-long study abroad programs.

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What You’ll Learn

Through the Christian studies major, you will:

  • Grow in foundational knowledge of Scripture and Christian thought
  • Develop skills in basic disciplines of Christian discipleship and service
  • Demonstrate and encourage character appropriate for a follower of Christ.

Meet the School of Ministry

Join an enthusiastic community dedicated to spiritual formation, theological reflection, and gospel proclamation in the School of Ministry. We are committed to multi-denominational values within the evangelical tradition that celebrate and expand the diverse and multi-ethnic body of Christ. 

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Program Details

The Christian studies major exposes you to dynamic expressions of Christ, building on basic understandings of Christian thought, the Bible, world religions, spiritual formation, and worship.

Review all courses for the Christian studies bachelor’s degree.

The online bachelor’s in Christian studies degree provides a convenient pathway toward graduation. The accelerated program format allows you to complete your degree faster—and at a lower overall cost—in eight-week terms over at least two fall and two spring semesters. Alternatively, study at a slower pace to balance your studies with work and personal commitments.

A foundation of Christian life is faithful citizenship in our communities. PBA’s general education program, known as Faith, Roots, and Reason, encourages you to explore many dimensions of our world and your role within it as you prepare to be a restorative citizen of your professional, civic, and faith communities.

Choose when to start your online bachelor’s in Christian studies:


Fall semester (August)–apply by August 1.

Spring semester (January)–apply by December 1.

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