About the BA in Biblical Studies (Missions) Degree
Why Study Missions at Cedarville?
Adding a missions concentration to your Bachelor of Arts in biblical studies will prepare you for a variety of cross-cultural focused careers. You will cultivate a deeper commitment to global missions as you gain knowledge of contemporary global issues, past and present missions thinking and practice, as well as opportunities and challenges to doing missions in today’s world. You will also learn how to understand other cultures and how to minister effectively in another culture.We also highly recommend that you consider completing this program as part of Cedarville's Accelerated BA+MDiv option, which allows you to complete your BA in biblical studies and Master of Divinity in just five years, including the missions concentration. Request Info Visit
What Sets Cedarville Apart?
Biblical WorldviewThe Bible is the authority for research and study in every class you'll take.
Mentoring Christian FacultyYou'll be taught by highly-credentialed professors who want you to succeed.
Top Placement RatesOur graduates achieve top career and grad school placement rates — 10% above the national average.
Broad — Program includes core biblical and theological studies courses as well as intercultural studies requirements, giving you a broad knowledge of the Bible and how to apply it in cross-cultural ministry.
Customizable — By adding a required minor, you can customize your degree to fit your ministry interests and goals.
Missions Experience — A required hands-on missions internship experience is included in the program.
Liberal Arts Approach — You will take core general education courses taught from a biblical worldview. This liberal arts approach will prepare you to have a broader impact for Christ and give you expertise in various fields that will enhance your platform for ministry.
We’re proud of our successful graduates! 96.6% of recent graduates from the School of Biblical and Theological Studies were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.
What Can I Do With Biblical Studies (Missions)?
As a graduate of Cedarville’s missions program, you will be prepared for a variety of ministry roles, including:
- Bible teacher
- Camp director
- Christian education director
- Youth Pastor
Graduate schools, professional schools, and seminaries welcome our graduates.
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Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom
As you’re pursuing your intercultural studies – missiology degree, your coursework will be complemented by the following cocurricular opportunities.
Global Outreach — Cedarville’s Global Outreach department offers students opportunities to participate in cross-cultural ministry opportunities.
Study Abroad — Cedarville’s Study Abroad department offers students opportunities to spend a semester overseas, studying and learning about other cultures.
Student Organizations — Cedarville offers many ministry and service organizations that help develop character and ministry skills. Many Bible faculty members serve as advisers for these organizations, and students are encouraged to take full advantage of them. The School of Biblical and Theological Studies sponsors:
- Chi Delta Nu, an organization that provides encouragement to students entering youth ministry through prayer, fellowship, and service.
- Alpha Sigma, an organization devoted to promoting critical thinking through philosophical and theological inquiry into issues central to the biblical worldview and contemporary culture.
Internships — When you are ready to move into full-time ministry, there is no substitute for hands-on experience. An internship is the best way to gain valuable experience and build relationships. Students from the School of Biblical and Theological Studies have completed internships with:
- Athletes in Action
- Echoing Hills Village
- Far Hills Community Church
- Kids Alive International - Dominican Republic
- Living Waters Bible Camp
- Phoenix Fellowship Baptist Church - Durban, South Africa
- Scioto Hills Camp and Retreat Center
- TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) - Antalya, Turkey
Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take intercultural, biblical and theological, and ministry studies courses, as well as adding a required minor.Sample courses:
- Contemporary World Missions
- Cross-Cultural Ministry
Program Format and Related Programs
Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.
From Our Students:
Trevin Wax, vice president of research and resource development at the North American Mission Board, will serve as visiting professor at Cedarville University for the 2022-23 academic year. His role is effective August 1.
When fellow students at Cedarville University asked newly enrolled Anna Grace Galkin where she was from, she hesitated. That's because the longest she had called any place home was about four months.