Christian Studies

Students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies receive a broad liberal arts education, as well as the ability to select from a wide variety of courses that reflect their interests including specializations in biblical studies, biblical languages, philosophy, theology, and intercultural studies. Wherever your career takes you, a degree in Christian Studies will empower you to become a lifelong learner and an effective minister and servant of God.

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Ashley Boutte

Student

The professors truly care deeply about the individual students and take an interest in our lives. I know that if I ever need help, am confused about a theological topic, or need encouragement, their doors are always open.

Ashley Boutte

Student

Why should I choose Christian Studies?

The B.A. in Christian Studies allows for flexibility in course selections and contains many different areas of study. If you are interested in church history, theology, philosophy, biblical studies, or Christian ministry, our Christian Studies program is the right fit for you!

What are some courses I will take?

  • Biblical Backgrounds
  • Congregational Leadership
  • World Missions Theory and Practice
  • Cross-Cultural Ministry

What are some career options?

With a degree in Christian Studies, your future is open to many ministry opportunities:

  • Teaching Pastor
  • Cross-Cultural Missionary
  • Bible Professor
  • Chaplain
  • Worship Leader
  • Church Historian

Who is hiring UMHB students?

UMHB Christian Studies students have found success in many different areas:

  • Local churches
  • Non-profit organizations
  • University Spiritual Life directors
  • Baptist General Convention of Texas
  • Go Now Missions
  • Pine Cove Christian Summer Camps

Where can I go to grad school?

Many Christian Studies students have continued their education at these schools:

  • Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor
  • Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Dallas Theological Seminary
  • Moody Bible Institute
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Northern Seminary

What is special about Christian Studies at UMHB?

The Christian Studies program offers unique opportunities to obtain practical skills in both ministry and academic settings. Internships and practicum hours give students hands-on experience in whatever field of ministry to which they feel called.

Students have the opportunity to go on many exciting study abroad trips, including trips to Israel that include excavation opportunities. The College of Christian Studies has taken students to Israel, Egypt, Jordan, Rome, and Greece, and each trip allows students to earn college credit. Financial assistance is available for all UMHB students.

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Page last updated August 29, 2018