Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    Nov 28, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Apologetics and Evangelism Major

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The Bachelor of Arts in Apologetics and Evangelism embodies the commitment of Colorado Christian University to spread the gospel and advance the kingdom of God. This major is offered in collaboration with the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at CCU. The degree introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to provide a meaningful defense of the faith and thoughtful evangelistic tools to share it. The major is enhanced with a core foundation of Biblical Studies courses, grounding students in a deep understanding of the biblical basis of apologetics and evangelism.

Students choose one of four emphases that add greater depth and rigor to their Apologetics and Evangelism degree program.

  • ​Cultural Engagement
  • Global Apologetics
  • Innovative Evangelism
  • Practical Apologetics

The Bachelor of Arts in Apologetics and Evangelism degree requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education (45 credit hours)
Biblical Studies Core (39 credit hours)
Emphasis Core (18 credit hours)
Electives (18 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (45 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Fine Arts (3 credit hours)

Choose one course from the following:

Philosophy (3 credit hours)

Biblical Studies (9 credit hours)

Take the following three courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)

* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Choose one of the following courses:

Social Sciences (12 credit hours)

Take each of the following four courses:

Apologetics and Evangelism Major Core (18 credit hours)

Students take 9 credit hours of the major core and 9 credit hours of their selected emphasis core.

Emphasis Core Requirements (9 credit hours)

Students choose one of the following four emphases required for the Apologetics and Evangelism major. Courses in the emphasis core are taken online through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

Cultural Engagement Emphasis Core

The Cultural Engagement emphasis focuses on engagement with current culture and tensions it has with orthodox Christianity. Learning how to speak the truth in love - without compromising either element, students learn strategies for articulating biblical responses to key cultural issues, but also participate in real-world opportunities to present ultimate solutions grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Students choose three courses (9 credit hours) from the following:

Global Apologetics Emphasis Core

The Global Apologetics emphasis focuses on non-Christian and pseudo-Christian belief systems, paying close attention to where those systems diverge from biblical, orthodox Christianity. Application is then made to appropriate apologetic approaches, crafted to address those divergent beliefs and present the true Gospel message.

Students choose three courses (9 credit hours) from the following:

Innovative Evangelism Emphasis Core

The emphasis in Innovative Evangelism is designed to enhance students’ evangelistic passion, and then to harness it into developing strategic and creative approaches that reach increasing numbers of non-believers who desperately need the truth of the gospel.

Students choose three courses (9 credit hours) from the following:

Practical Apologetics Emphasis Core

The Practical Apologetics emphasis focuses on how science, history, philosophy, archaeology, religious experience, and evidence related to the life and work of Jesus Christ can all be used to argue for the truth of Christianity - including the Christian worldview, the existence of the triune God, and consequent truth of the Gospel message.

Students choose three courses (9 credit hours) from the following:

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Apologetics and Evangelism

The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Apologetics and Evangelism to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives, and Apologetics and Evangelism major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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