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Bachelor of Arts

The BA at Southeastern consists of a core curriculum which includes vital training in biblical studies, Christian worldview, world history, theology and English. In addition to their selected major, all students complete a minor in Christian studies with the option of adding a second minor in their area of interest.

Majors & Minors

What will you study at Southeastern?

  • Biblical Studies

    Designed to equip persons for leadership in Christian ministries that require a special expertise in biblical studies and exegesis in the original languages.

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  • English

    Promotes an understanding of literature, trains students to think critically, write effectively and encourages them to reflect on the central issues of the human condition - all from a Christian perspective.

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  • Global Studies

    Introduces students to the variety and complexity of world cultures for the purpose of gospel contextualization and preparation for graduate level study.

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  • History

    Prepares students to be able to understand the present, evaluate the past and examine the story of humanity from a Christian perspective.

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  • History (Pre-Law)

    Prepares students for a future in the legal profession by teaching the skills and knowledge identified as necessary by the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education.

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  • Humanities

    Introduces and trains students in the classical works of literature, history, theology, philosophy and many other fields.

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  • Interdisciplinary Studies

    Prepares students for further graduate work in an elementary school setting. It builds upon the classical education offered in our core curriculum through mathematics, history, literature, science, theology and philosophy.

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  • Justice and Social Ethics

    Assists students in constructing a biblical framework through which to understand and evaluate how God’s righteousness applies to ethical topics important in personal life, family relationships, the Christian community, and contemporary society.

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  • Pastoral Ministry

    Designed for those who feel God's call to serve as leaders in local church ministry.

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  • Pastoral Ministry - Hunt Scholars Track

    Students preparing for the pastorate at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) now have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity in five years through the Hunt Scholars Program.

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  • Philosophy

    Introduces the major issues and problems in philosophy to foster the intellect and heart for Christian engagement of the various fields of philosophical study and debate.

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  • Social Studies

    Helps the student understand world history and the various social factors that have shaped it and prepares students for graduate work in seminary, graduate school or law school. It is a non-licensure program for students who desire to do additional graduate work for a teaching license.

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  • Student Ministry

    Designed to train those who envision student ministry as a partnership between church and family, with the goal of developing students as maturing disciples of Christ. The major trains potential ministers in evangelism, discipleship, counseling and communication.

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  • Theology

    The student will be introduced to the study of God and man, Old and New Testament theology, as well as additional courses in selected doctrines, theologians and eras.

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  • Worship Ministry

    Equips the student with biblical and theological foundations of Christian worship along with building the musical and leadership skills necessary for ministry in the local church.

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  • Apologetics

    Equips the student to defend the Christian faith, emphasizing theology, philosophy, logic and communication skills - especially beneficial for those preparing for youth ministry, college ministry, missions, pastoral and educational ministries.

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  • Biblical Studies

    Designed to equip persons for leadership roles in Christian ministries that require a special expertise in biblical studies and exegesis in the original languages.

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  • Business

    Introduces students to basic areas of business and sound business practices. Students will be equipped to serve Christ in a variety of business contexts in North America and overseas.

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  • English

    Promotes an understanding of literature, trains students to think critically and write effectively and encourages them to reflect on the central issues of the human condition - all from a Christian perspective.

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  • ESL

    Introduces students to the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and emphasizes the historical and contemporary methods for teaching ESL and other classroom practices.

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  • Global Studies

    Introduces students to the variety and complexity of cultures around the world as well as religions and alternative worldviews.

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  • History

    Acquaints students with a foundational knowledge of American and Christian history while enabling students to pursue further study of a topic of either particular or broad topics in human history.

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  • Humanities

    Introduces students to the influential ideas of Western civilization, allowing students read great works of literature, history, philosophy, theology and political theory and interact with them from a Christian perspective.

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  • Justice and Social Ethics

    Assists students in constructing a biblical framework through which to understand and evaluate how God's righteousness applies to ethical topics in contemporary society.

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  • Missions

    Introduces students to knowledge, principles and practices central to missions in national and international contexts. In addition to courses related to missions, church planting and anthropology, students are required to take an international mission trip.

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  • Music

    Designed to allow the student to develop a strong foundation in the liberal arts and biblical and theological studies, as well as foundational musical knowledge and skills to serve the church in the areas of music and worship leadership.

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  • Organizational Leadership

    Equips the student with the abilities necessary to serve as effective organizational leaders, with a particular emphasis on church leadership, parachurch organizations and denominational entities.

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  • Pastoral Ministry

    Designed to begin the formation of the student’s life for pastoral ministry and prepares students for further study at the graduate level.

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  • Preaching

    Establishes students in the knowledge, skills and formation central to the work of pastors in the local church and further prepares students for graduate level studies.

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  • Psychology

    Combines scientific research with a biblical and theological foundation to help students gain an understanding of human development, behavior, mental illness and basic theories in psychology.

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  • Student Ministry

    Trains student ministers to envision ministry as a partnership between church and family, with the goal of developing students into mature disciples of Christ while exposing them to evangelism, discipleship, counseling and communication.

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  • Theology

    Introduces the student to the study of God and man, Old and New Testament theology, as well as additional courses in selected doctrines, theologians and eras.

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  • Writing, Rhetoric and Communication

    Equips students with the productive crafts of writing and communication enabling the pursuit of vocations that require public discourse and expertise in writing and communication.

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Other degree options

Associate's Degrees

The College at Southeastern offers two types of Associate Degrees—the Associate of Divinity (A.Div.) and the Associate of Arts (A.A.). The A.Div. is specially designed with pastors in mind, to help equip you with the tools you need to minister through preaching, teaching, counseling and administration in the local church. The A.A. degrees provide students with the foundation they need for lay leadership in the local church and for further theological study at the undergraduate level.


Hunt Scholars Program

Students who have a calling to pastoral ministry in a local church can complete a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Divinity in five years through the Hunt Scholars program. Students in this program must have a passion for learning and maintain a 3.25 GPA or higher. Hunt Scholars also have the opportunity to complete coursework under the leadership of a local church pastor, complete mission hours both nationally and internationally and experience ministry first hand.


Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies

The College at Southeastern offers the Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies (MAIS), a program designed to prepare students for effective service in a cross-cultural setting, especially designed for those with experience in cross-cultural settings


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