Christian Studies, BA

Students in CBU’s Christian studies program will develop a deeper understanding of Christianity and a deeper love for Christ, well prepared for seminary or ministry.

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Program Intro

Students in CBU's Christian studies program will study the Bible, church history and the Christian faith. They'll gain not only a heart to serve but a biblical and theological foundation to effectively minister to people in and out of church.

36 Units

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12 Required Major Courses
$3000 Scholarship Awarded

Students who double major in Christian studies can apply to receive a $3,000 per year scholarship.

Why Study Christian Studies at CBU?

All full-time faculty in the School of Christian Ministries are experts in their field, gladly grounded in biblical truth, and completely committed to the historic beliefs of the Christian faith. Many have served as pastors and youth leaders, and all are active members of local churches. They seek to honor God by lovingly investing their time in students and modeling the Christian life. 

What You'll Learn

Students who complete a bachelor's degree in Christian studies will learn the following:

Program Details

CST 230: Jesus and the Gospels

An investigation of the testimony provided by the Gospels concerning the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

CST 350: Biblical Interpretation

A historical and theoretical consideration of interpretative methodology as illustrated by and applied to selected texts from various portions of the biblical materials.

CST 360: Church History

A survey of the development of the Christian church from the close of the New Testament period to the present time.

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Jeff Cate, Ph.D.

Professor of New Testament

Office Phone: 951-343-4491
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center B243

Anthony Chute, Ph.D.

Professor of Church History
Associate Dean, School of Christian Ministries

Office Phone: 951-343-4264
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center B244

Adamson Co, Ph.D.

Professor of Theology

Office Phone: 951-552-8631
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center B212

D. Jeffrey Mooney, Ph.D.

Professor of Old Testament

Office Phone: 951-343-4517
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center B245


I learned how to read and interpret Scripture, and how to share what I am learning with those around me. I saw extreme improvement in my writing, research and reading habits, and I have made friendships at CBU that I hope to have for the rest of my life.

Emily Culmer '17

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Career Possibilities

Graduates of CBU's Christian studies program will be well prepared for seminary and various ministry opportunities. Some careers listed below may require further education.

  • Youth Pastor
  • Executive Pastor
  • Lead Pastor
  • Pastoral Staff
  • Church Planter
  • Private School Teacher
  • Children's Minister
  • Discipleship Leader
  • University Professor
  • Campus Ministry

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