Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies

HBU Online Learning Program

About the Degree

Those who want to explore the depth of the Christian theological tradition are well-suited to Theological Studies at HBU. This program emphasizes the depth and breadth of Christian theology, both historically and in the contemporary world, by building on the core elements of biblical and theological knowledge. By learning how other Christians have responded to their own cultural issues, those with this degree are well-prepared to continue in that tradition of theologically robust engagement with the world.

This degree is especially appropriate for those who wish to serve the body of Christ in a teaching and preaching role as a minister in a church, a missionary, a parachurch ministry, or in any setting to which God calls.

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Admission Requirements

Students are required to submit transcripts showing they achieved a high school general or advanced diploma or a GED with passing scores. (Waived if student has 32 credit hours or more of transfer credit)

Students must submit all college transcripts from any previously attended institutions. Official transcripts should be sent directly from the college or university that awarded the bachelor’s degree to be considered official. Transcripts from any additional coursework since that time should also be submitted, including postbaccalaureate or graduate-level transcripts.

You may be accepted with unofficial transcripts by emailing copies to; however, you must submit the official transcripts in a sealed envelope from the school or through an approved electronic service by your second semester.

Mailing address:
Houston Baptist University
Attention: Online Admissions Verification
7502 Fondren Road
Houston, TX 77074-3298

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Houston Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, graduate and doctoral degrees.