The Christian studies major equips students to understand the Bible and its message, the church and its mission, and themselves and their purpose. Additionally, students in other fields are encouraged to double major in order to learn how to apply their faith in their vocation.

Core Requirements

 

Lower Division Requirements

This class examines the books of Genesis - Kings (as listed in the Hebrew canon) with special attention given to the theological contributions each book provides for the overall shape of the Old Testament. The historical background of Israel and the Ancient Near East will also be considered. Core requirement for Applied Theology or Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST210-A
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center B218
CST210-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CST210-C
Chute, Anthony L.
09/03/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 204
CST210-B
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Health Science Campus S292
CST210-A
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

This class examines the books of Isaiah - 2 Chronicles (as listed in the Hebrew canon) with special attention given to the theological contribution each book provides for the overall shape of the Old Testament. The literary structure of each book and the cultural background of Israel and the Ancient Near East will also be considered. Core requirement for Applied Theology or Christian Studies majors. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST220-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/08/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 204
CST220-B
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall 124
CST220-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/13/2025 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 204
CST220-B
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall 109

An investigation of the testimony provided by the Gospels concerning the life of Jesus of Nazareth, with special attention given to the critical issues prompted by such study. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST230-A
Cate, James J.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Yeager Center B218
CST230-C
Cate, James J.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Health Science Campus L243
CST230-A
Vera, Andres D.
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus V295
CST230-B
Vera, Andres D.
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus V295
CST230-D
Wilhite, Shawn J.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center A111
CST230-A
Cate, James J.
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

An introductory consideration of the incidents, individuals, and issues included in the historical, epistolary, and apocalyptic portions of the New Testament. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST240-B
Vera, Andres D.
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus S292
CST240-A
Vera, Andres D.
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus S292
CST240-A
Vera, Andres D.
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Health Science Campus L243
CST240-B
Vera, Andres D.
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Health Science Campus L243
CST240-C
Wilhite, Shawn J.
01/13/2025 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Health Science Campus L243

*Christian studies majors should not take CST 110 and CST 130.  

 

Upper Division Requirements

An examination of Baptist history and doctrine with respect to other Christian denominations and non-denominational churches. Attention will be given to the global impact of Baptists through local church renewal, promotion of religious liberty, participation in missions, and biblical fidelity. Core requirement for Applied Theology students, Christian Studies majors and minors. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST300-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/08/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 252
CST300-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

A historical and theoretical consideration of interpretative methodology as illustrated by and applied to selected texts from various portions of the biblical materials. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
01/08/2024 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/08/2024 MF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-B
Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2024 MF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2024 MF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
CST350-C
Wilson, Danny K.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

A survey of the development of the Christian church from the close of the New Testament period to the present time, with special attention to the origin of various denominations. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center A111
CST360-A
Chute, Anthony L.
09/03/2024 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS 125

An expanded study of the biblical doctrines of God, humanity, and sin. (3 units; Fall & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
APT371-A
Co, Adamson
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B259
APT371-T2
Gonet, Christina D.
09/03/2024 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
APT371-A
Co, Adamson
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

An expanded study of the biblical doctrines of salvation, the person of Christ, the church, and last things. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
APT372-T2
Gonet, Christina D.
01/08/2024 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 103
APT372-A
Co, Adamson
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B259
APT372-B
Co, Adamson
01/08/2024 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Building 36 36B
APT372-A
Co, Adamson
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
APT372-A
Co, Adamson
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
APT372-B
Co, Adamson
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
APT372-T2
Gonet, Christina D.
01/13/2025 T 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

 

Electives

 

Upper Division Ministry Elective Requirement (3 units)

Complete 3 units of upper division ministry coursework from the following:

Ministry Leadership is a study of the nature of the church, the roles of ministry leaders, and practical strategies for leadership. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/08/2024 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 103
APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/13/2025 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

This class focuses on foundational issues related to adolescents with application to the local church. Student involvement in youth ministry is expected. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

A study of the basic principles for preparing and delivering biblical sermons, with an emphasis on the writing, delivery, and analysis of expository sermons. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/08/2024 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 106

This course studies the biblical and theological foundations of global missions alongside mission strategies applied in global and urban settings. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ICS410-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall 109

This course examines the biblical principles of evangelism and church planting. Students will learn to combine the biblical content of the gospel with appropriate skills for sharing the gospel, with the aim of training disciples for the local church. Attention will also be given to strategies of church planting for local and global contexts. Student involvement in evangelistic ministry is expected. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/03/2024 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

 

Upper Division Bible/Theology Elective Requirement (3 units)

Complete 3 units of upper division Bible/theology coursework from the following:

This course examines key biblical passages related to the church, overviews major historical positions of the church, and assesses related models of pastoral leadership, ministry, and preaching. The emphasis of the course is to help students develop a biblical and practical theology of the church. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
APT365-A
Gonet, Christina D.
09/03/2024 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

An examination of specific areas of Christian studies (theology, Bible, missions, etc.). May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

An examination of specific area(s) of Old Testament study. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST410-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

An examination of specific area(s) of New Testament study. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous New Testament coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST411-A
Vera, Andres D.
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus Q290

An examination of specific area(s) of Theology. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Theology coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST412-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B258

 

Upper Division Elective Requirement (3 units)

Complete 3 additional units of upper division coursework from the following:

This course examines key biblical passages related to the church, overviews major historical positions of the church, and assesses related models of pastoral leadership, ministry, and preaching. The emphasis of the course is to help students develop a biblical and practical theology of the church. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
APT365-A
Gonet, Christina D.
09/03/2024 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

This course prepares students in communicating the truth of the ancient Scriptures to modern people. It explores the variations of crafting of expository sermons. The course will examine how sermons can be constructed to reflect the genre of the biblical literature: narrative, poetry, psalms, history, prophecy, parable, apocalyptic, and epistles. Prerequisite: CST 451. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
APT452-T3
Co, Adamson
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

Ministry Leadership is a study of the nature of the church, the roles of ministry leaders, and practical strategies for leadership. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/08/2024 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 103
APT482-A
Morgan, Christopher
01/13/2025 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM TBA

This class focuses on foundational issues related to adolescents with application to the local church. Student involvement in youth ministry is expected. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

An examination of specific areas of Christian studies (theology, Bible, missions, etc.). May be repeated for credit with change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

An examination of specific area(s) of Old Testament study. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST410-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

An examination of specific area(s) of New Testament study. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous New Testament coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST411-A
Vera, Andres D.
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus Q290

An examination of specific area(s) of Theology. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Theology coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST412-A
Chute, Anthony L.
01/08/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B258

An examination of specific area(s) of Church History. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Church History coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

An examination of specific area(s) of Christian Ministry. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Christian Ministry coursework. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

A study of the basic principles for preparing and delivering biblical sermons, with an emphasis on the writing, delivery, and analysis of expository sermons. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CST451-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
01/08/2024 Th 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM BUS 106

A course of supervised in-service training in a local church. Active participation in Christian ministry is expected (minimum 9 hours weekly) under supervision of a Field Supervisor. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Junior or Senior status, and permission of the Dean. (3 units; As offered)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

A general survey of the redemptive activity of God in the world -- past, present, and future. Topics include the biblical basis of God's global activity, historical perspectives, mission strategies, and cultural implications, as well as contemporary missiological issues. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ICS305-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/08/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 109

This course studies the biblical and theological foundations of global missions alongside mission strategies applied in global and urban settings. Prerequisite: 3 units of Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ICS410-A
Horton, Damon A.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Mission Hall 109

This course examines the biblical principles of evangelism and church planting. Students will learn to combine the biblical content of the gospel with appropriate skills for sharing the gospel, with the aim of training disciples for the local church. Attention will also be given to strategies of church planting for local and global contexts. Student involvement in evangelistic ministry is expected. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
ICS435-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/03/2024 W 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

This course will examine the emergence of apologetics within the life of the church, highlight various approaches, arguments, and central figures, and the role of apologetics in development of a Christian worldview. Prerequisite: HON 100, PHI 213 or WLD 181. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PHI303-A
Welbaum, Sam D.
09/03/2024 TTh 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM BUS 204

This course is an appraisal of the major metaethical positions within Western philosophy such as deontological, utilitarian, and virtue ethics in light of the Christian worldview for the purpose of analyzing and synthesizing theories regarding human conduct. Attention is given to major figures in the history of ethics as well as the nature of ethical language and the concept of value. Prerequisite: HON 101, PHI 213, or WLD 181. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
PHI323-A
Cochran, Gregory C.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Yeager Center

An exploration of the application of various metaethical theories to ethical questions and issues that arise in various arenas of life. The study involves both the examination of methods as well as cases. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

This course surveys the philosophical foundations for Christian morality and addresses a variety of contemporary bioethical issues, such as cloning, human enhancement, euthanasia, and disability. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation