2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Christian Studies, BA

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This program is designed as a professional degree which incorporates exposure to the liberal arts through general education requirements through Common and Supportive Core classes. The degree is available for students in the Online Bachelor’s Program and the Prison Divinity Program.

Every course in the Area of Concentration (below) must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. Prospective students in Oklahoma must be at least 23 years of age to enroll in this degree program. A request for a waiver of the age requirement should be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean of Online, Nontraditional, and Graduate Education. The age requirement does not apply to out-of-state students. 

Common Core - Credits: 35

No D’s will be accepted in the area of concentration and the supportive courses or in courses comprising majors and minors.

Scientific Literacy and Mathematics

  • Laboratory Science Course - Credits: 4

Wellness and Lifelong Fitness

Philosophy and Fine Arts

Supportive Core - Credits: 18

Social Sciences - Select Two Courses

  • ANTH - Anthropology course Credits: 3
  • CRJU - Criminal Justice course Credits: 3
  • FMLY - Family Science course Credits: 3
  • POLI - Political Science course Credits: 3
  • PSYC - Psychology course Credits: 3
  • SOCI - Sociology course Credits: 3

Language and Culture - Select One Pair

  • World Language Course (any language)† Credits: 3   
  • World Language Course (same language) Credits: 3                   


  • World Language Course (2000 or above) Credits: 3
  • Cultural Engagement Course‡ Credits: 3

† Any modern, ancient, indigenous, or signed language may be applied; see OBU Academic Catalog for course offerings in World Languages and Biblical Languages.
‡ May be fulfilled by any ANTH course, ART 3193, ENGL 3743, ENGL 3753, MGMT 4853, MKTG 3663, REL 3423, or SOCI 3303; see OBU Academic Catalog for offerings.

Bible, Theology and Philosophy Courses

Select Twelve Hours

  • Any HTHE Course - Credits: 3-12
  • Any BIBL Course - Credits: 3-12
  • Any PHIL Course - Credits: 3-12

Ministry Courses

  • Any CCCM Courses - Credits: 6

Electives - Credits: 25

Courses selected on the basis of student interest in consultation with faculty advisor

Total Hours Required for Graduation - Credits: 120

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