you for your interest in Admission to our Bachelor of Arts in Christian
Studies program. Below
you will find instructions and forms to complete the process. Please
do not hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions. We
look forward to helping you complete your Bachelor's degree.
Students must have completed at least 24 hours of general
education requirements before being admitted into the Bachelor of
Arts degree program, including at least 3 hours in English Language
Foreign students must complete the 54 hours of general education
requirements before being admitted into the BA program. Students
may enroll at Austin Grad as a Special Student without having completed the 24 hours
of General Ed.
||Official transcripts for all
credits previously attempted
||Three letters of reference (including one
from a professor and one from a minister of the congregation
where the applicant is actively involved)
||Application for Admission
||Essay stating the applicant’s goals
in ministry and reasons for pursuing the BA
||Students for whom English is a second language must document a paper-based test score (PBT) of 530 or an internet-based test score (iBT) of 70 or higher on the TOEFL.
||A minimum of 36 hours of course work must
be completed in residence at the School for students in the BA
||Entering students who have earned less than
35 semester hours of credit at another accredited institution
are also required to submit their official high school transcript
and an official report of scores achieved on the ACT or SAT.
ACT/SAT scores and academic records are considered jointly in
evaluating the eligibility of an applicant. Low grades may be
offset by higher ACT/SAT scores; high grades may compensate for
low ACT/SAT scores.
||All students entering the BA program are
required to take the College Basic Academic Subject Examination
(College BASE) to assess competencies in general education subjects.
Normally scheduled at New Student Orientation, students will
be tested in 3 subject areas: Math, English, and Social Studies.
Students not achieving a satisfactory score may be referred for
additional coursework in the relevant subject or for tutoring
sessions (typically a score in the 50th percentile of that year's
College BASE User Norms is considered satisfactory).
Austin Graduate School of Theology accepts transfer hours from regionally
accredited institutions. In addition, up to 15 semester hours of credit from
in transfer toward the BA degree in cases where Austin Grad assesses this
as equivalent to college-level work. Transfer credit applied to major coursework
must be upper-division
(Junior, Senior) level. No transfer credit under the grade of C will be accepted.
Austin Grad will accept up to 30 hours of advanced placement through the
College Level Examination Program (CLEP) or the College Board Advanced Placement
(AP). Minimum credit-granting scores are: CLEP - 50 and AP - 4. All students
request credit through CLEP or AP must have official test scores sent directly
General Education Requirements
(69 semester hours)
English Language and Literature - 12 hours
(not including Public Speaking; see
Fine Arts - 3 hours
Natural Science - 6 hours
Mathematics - 3 hours
History - 12 hours (6 hours Western Civilization and
6 hours U.S. History)
Public Speaking - 3 hours
Computer Science - 3 hours
Philosophy or Classics - 6 hours
Social Science - 6 hours
Electives - 15 hours (Austin Grad offers a number of courses
that may be used
Major Requirements (51 semester hours)
||Research and Writing in Theology
||Story of Israel
||Life and Teachings of Jesus
||Life and Letters of Paul
||Interpreting the Bible
||Elective in Bible
||New Testament Greek (6 hours)
||Introduction to Theological Thinking
||Church in the Contemporary World
||Christian Encounter with Other Cultures
| MIN 4320
||Ministries in the Local Church
| MIN 4340
||Ministry in Social Programs
| MIN 4306
||Teaching and Preaching
| MIN 4360
||Ministry in a Medical Setting
| MIN 4350i
| MIN 3310
||Marriage and Family
• Successful completion of the BA Exit Exam in final semester prior to graduation.
BA Exit Exam Study Guide)
For more information, please contact Lauren Porter at email@example.com.
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