Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is a four-year program. CBTS offers four areas of concentration in the BA program. These are: Biblical and Theological Studies, Evangelism and Missions, Pastoral Care and Counseling, and Bible Translation. Students in the BA program are expected to complete a total of 141 credit hours: 102 hours of core courses, 30 hours in their various areas of concentration, and 9 hours for thesis writing. Requirements for the Bible Translation Concentration differsee the section for BA in Bible Translation. A student who chooses a non-thesis tract will take three additional courses in his or her area of concentration in place of a thesis. A student in good academic standing can complete the program in four years taking 18 credit hours per semester. This time can be shortened if January and summer courses are taken.
The primary purpose of the BA program is to equip students for ministry as pastors, teachers, pastoral counselors, missionaries, Bible translators, and chaplains. In addition, the BA program aims to provide the biblical and theological training that is necessary for other church-related ministries as well as for roles that require advanced theological education. It is critical that persons of Christian character, commitment, and integrity be developed for these ministries.
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