Department of Christianity

Underwood’s Department of Christianity reflects the university’s founding principles in its four-degree programs. Our faculty of experienced theologians provide a curriculum that offers study in pastoral care and counseling, systematic theology, Biblical exegesis, mission studies, and ministry. Our Christianity degree programs can prepare you for a career as a pastor or missionary, or simply enrich your relationship with God.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (BABS)

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies program is designed to prepare students to learn and embrace the message of the Bible, accurately interpret the Scriptures, and integrate faith into the world. The Biblical Studies degree program equips students for positions of lay leadership in the church, society, or a variety of Christian ministries at home and abroad. The degree meets the needs of individuals who wish to begin or to continue graduate theological education for their personal or vocational enrichment.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Studies (BAIS)

This program is designed for those who want to deepen their understanding of the Bible, theological issues, and cross-cultural perspectives. It provides an analytical approach to the historical and contemporary issues in mission, ministry skills, and other opportunities in missions. The program integrates evangelism, community development, church planting, peacemaking, contextual theology, and the urban mission.

 

Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS)

The MATS program provides a biblical/theological foundation for and insight into contemporary theological issues. It is designed to deepen understanding of the Bible, doctrines, and theological issues arising from multi-ethnic, multi- religious, and intercultural contexts.

 

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS)

The MAIS program is for those who want to deepen their understanding of cross-cultural perspectives and learn an analytical approach to historical and contemporary issues in mission work. Graduates gain

ministry and other skills for mission work. The program equips students to carry out mission tasks effectively and provides students with opportunities to serve in missions anywhere around the world.

 

Master of Divinity (MDiv)

The Master of Divinity degree is a foundational professional program for various forms of ministries and missions. It aims to prepare those called to Bible ministry with the theological insights, spirituality, professional skills, social responsibility, and exemplary leadership abilities that are required of the intercultural and multi-religious ministry/mission setting

Undergraduate Studies

BAIS

Bachelor Of Arts in Intercultural Studies

BABS

Bachelor Of Arts in Biblical Studies

Graduate Studies

MAIS

Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies

MATS

Master of Arts in Technological Studies

MDiv

Master of Divinity