Bachelor of Arts

Program Facts

Credit Hours: 120

Total Cost: $12,000.00

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or Equivelent

What’s the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Christian Studies Degree Program?

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program is designed to prepare men and women for further academic study in a specialized field. The program differs from the Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.) degree in that it is neither vocational nor pre-professional; rather, it is an academic degree designed to be a transitional program by which students may pursue further academic study at the graduate level. The degree is transitional, designed for students who have completed at least two years or up to 90 credit hours of undergraduate education in theology, ministry, or the humanities, either via Vision International University or another accredited college or university. The Bachelor of Arts degree program consists of 120 credit hours, 30 of which must be from Vision International University. The student must complete the five core courses and select the remainder from either the ministry specialization or General Education courses listed below. The student must possess a minimum of thirty credit hours in General Education to earn the Bachelor of Arts degree.

After completing the B.A. degree, you’ll be able to…

Why you’ll need to complete General Education…

The General Education requirements of the program are designed to provide the student with a diverse educational experience in the Liberal Arts, producing not only an effective Christian scholar, but a world citizen. The General Education curriculum provides students with a functional understanding of the humanities/fine arts, social/behavioral sciences, natural sciences/mathematics, and computers by illustrating how the various disciplines investigate the totality of knowledge, the means used to acquire and organize it, and the ways in which disciplines interrelate with each other. The outcomes of General Education courses are the acquisition of knowledge across the primary academic disciplines and the development of skills for critical and creative thinking. Upon completion of the required General Education, the student will be able to:

 

To ensure broad coverage of content, a minimum number of credit hours must be obtained for each of the five areas of study listed below:

 

Vision International University will accept transfer of general education courses to satisfy the general education requirement if the proffered course: