Bachelors in Biblical and Theological Studies – Christian Leadership


ACU’s bachelor of arts in Biblical Studies compliments the unique liberal arts curriculum (the CORE) by offering a contemporary, academic study of the Bible. The Bible is studied using the literal-grammatical-historical method of interpretation. Courses provide foundational knowledge of the Old and New Testament, which affords a basis on which to construct well-reasoned theological principles and personal applications. In addition, you will develop an understanding of other worldviews, religions, and contemporary issues. All faculty are conservative evangelical Christians but realize that intellectual honesty demands to expose the students to differing points of view in order to prepare them for contemporary life.

Why Christian Leadership at ACU?

In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Christian Leadership program offers several unique advantages:

  • ACU’S Biblical Studies program equips graduates with a working knowledge of the historical, literary, and theological content of the Bible.
  • At ACU, you will learn to apply the principles of biblical interpretation to the Word of God.
  • Develop doctrinal positions consistent with conservative Evangelicalism on key theological issues.
  • This in-depth study of the Bible will enable you to deal with complex and sometimes contentious issues that can function as excellent preparation for many professions and vocational ministry.

What will I study?

The Christian Leadership program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:

  • In-depth look into the contexts of the Old and New Testament
  • Approaches for how to study, interpret, and apply Scripture in your life, ministry, and professional work
  • Hebrew and Greek grammar and linguistics
  • Research, writing, and presentation methods

Career Paths

With a Biblical Studies degree you can pursue a career as:

  • Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Counselor
  • Chaplain
  • Social worker
  • Non-profit leadership
  • Graduate programs including
    • Seminary, Law, and various
    • Master’s degrees

Biblical and Theological Studies


Career Paths


School of Biblical and Theological Studies

Arizona Christian University
Building 2000
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

(602) 386-4111

[email protected]

Academic Major Courses

Core requirements accumulate to 30 credits, 8 credits of Elementary Greek and 3 credits of an Upper Division Bible Elective.

CourseCourse NameCreditsPrerequisites
BIB 101Biblical Interpretation3
BIB 104Genesis to Song of Solomon3
BIB 108Prophets3
BIB 207Gospels3
BIB 208Acts to Revelation3
BIB 301Systematic Theology I3
BIB 302Systematic Theology II3
PHI 301Logic3
PHI 310Philosophy of Christian Thought3
BIB 352History of the Christian Church3
BIB 400Apologetics3
BIB 490Biblical Studies Capstone3
CMI 102Intercultural Studies3
CMI 301Pathways to Global Ministries3
CMI 340Foundations of Urban Ministries3
CMI/BIBUpper Division Elective3
CMI/BIBUpper Division Elective3