Academic Schools

THE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES

As part of your path to a degree with purpose, the School of Arts and Sciences aims to stimulate a rich appreciation of and a thirst for knowledge. Overseen by the School of Arts and Sciences, the Arts & Sciences Core is designed to provide students with a breadth of knowledge in communication, humanities, behavior sciences, and natural sciences. Effective communication, critical thinking, and historical perspectives are taught from a biblical perspective preparing you for academic success. Faculty within the School of Arts and Sciences provide personal attention helping you meet the challenges of today so that you can thrive in our culturally diverse world.

THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

The School of Business provides students with a foundation of business knowledge and the framework for a lifetime of continued learning. The School seeks to instill a Bible-centered focus with the concept of business as a mission and cultural intelligence into all programs both Online and On-Campus. Degrees include an Associate of Arts in Business, a Bachelor of Science in Business with a Concentration in Management, Marketing, or Information Technology and Business Analysis. On-Campus Undergraduate students may also pursue additional degrees and concentrations through our partnership with Davenport University.

Mission:

The mission of the business program at Grace Christian University is to provide a Biblically informed interdisciplinary education designed to take the natural talents, gifts, and abilities from a diverse group of students and prepare them to serve effectively and immediately in the workforce. The program will provide students with an interdisciplinary look at the field of business. Students will learn to utilize a variety of field experiences with businesses, real-world case studies, role-playing, and projects for developing business opportunities and ventures in society. The program is committed to leveraging the use of current technology in every discipline.

Program List:

On-Campus Undergraduate ProgramsOnline Undergraduate ProgramsOnline Graduate Programs
DegreeMajorDegreeMajorDegreeMajor
Associate of ArtsBusinessAssociate of ArtsBusinessMaster of ArtsOrganizational Leadership
Bachelor of ScienceBusiness*Bachelor of ScienceBusiness

*On-Campus Business majors may select one of the following 15 credit concentrations: Global Communication, Information Technology Business Analysis (ITBA), Management, or Marketing.

THE SCHOOL OF BIBLICAL STUDIES

The School of Biblical Studies includes exists to equip every Grace student with a thorough understanding of the Bible and a deeply held Christian worldview. Courses in Bible, Theology, Ministry, Philosophy, and Ethics are essential to the education you will receive while a student at Grace. Our goal as the School of Biblical Studies is to provide for your needs as you fulfill your commitment to God, the church, and society.

Disciplines in the School of Biblical Studies include Leadership and Ministry, Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology, Church History, Philosophy, and Ethics.

Program List:

On-Campus Undergraduate ProgramsOnline Undergraduate ProgramsOnline Graduate Programs
DegreeMajorDegreeMajorDegreeMajor
Bachelor of Religious Education*This is a dual degree program with Cornerstone University or Davenport UniversityAssociate of ArtsLeadership and MinistryMaster of ArtsMinistry
Bachelor of ScienceBiblical Studies (concentration options listed below)Bachelor of ScienceLeadership and Ministry (elective track options listed below)

On-Campus Concentrations (15+ credits): 

The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies concentration options include Pastoral Ministry, Youth Ministry, Women’s Ministry, General Ministry, Global Communication, New Testament Studies, Old Testament Studies, Criminal Justice, or Worship. See the Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies for the list of program requirements.

Online Elective Tracks (12 credits):

The Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Ministry includes optional, 12-credit elective tracks in Adult Development & Aging, Social Sciences, Business, Criminal Justice, Women’s Ministry, Global Communications, Youth Ministry, and Pastoral Studies. Students may pick and choose 12 credits of electives if desired. See the Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Ministry for the list of program requirements.

Master of Arts in Ministry with courses in Bible, Theology, Ministry, and Leadership; includes a ministry thesis or thesis project students can tailor to their own ministry calling and interests. See the Master of Arts in Ministry page for the list of program requirements.

THE SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMAN SERVICES

The School of Social Sciences and Human Services provides a comprehensive, Christ-centered understanding of helping and serving others, empowering graduates to serve individuals, families, and society with integrity, cultural intelligence, and compassion. The School of Social Sciences and Human Services prepares graduates for graduate school, and a variety of careers in private and public agencies, and the church. The School of Social Sciences and Human Services confers degrees in Human Services and Psychology, with optional concentrations in Adult Development and Aging, Criminal Justice, Global Communications, and Urban Studies.

Program List:

On-Campus Undergraduate ProgramsOnline Undergraduate Programs
DegreeMajorDegreeMajor
Associate of ArtsHuman ServicesAssociate of ArtsHuman Services
Associate of ArtsPsychologyAssociate of ArtsPsychology
Associate of ArtsCriminal JusticeAssociate of ArtsCriminal Justice
Bachelor of ScienceHuman Services*Bachelor of ScienceHuman Services**
Bachelor of SciencePsychologyBachelor of SciencePsychology**
Bachelor of ScienceCriminal JusticeBachelor of ScienceCriminal Justice
Bachelor of ScienceInterdisciplinary Studies

*On-Campus Human Services majors may select one of the following 15 credit concentrations: Adult Development and Aging, Criminal Justice, Global Communication, or Urban Studies.

**Online Human Services or Psychology students may select 12 credits of electives or choose from one of the following elective tracks: Adult Development and Aging, Business, Criminal Justice, Global Communication, Leadership and Ministry, Social Sciences, Women’s Ministry, or Youth Ministry.

THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, WORSHIP, AND TECHNOLOGY

Vision Statement:

The School of Music, Worship, and Technology at Grace Christian University will transform students of diverse abilities into creative, multi-faceted artists who excel in producing music, worship, and media for the glory of God. Students will prepare to engage generations of people through professional training in music, worship, and technology along with a strong foundation in Bible, theology, and general education.

Mission Statement:

The School of Music, Worship, and Technology seeks to equip students to fulfill their call to glorify God in producing Christ-honoring music, worship, and media. We are committed to helping student leaders impact modern culture – a culture deeply rooted in music and contemporary media. We strive to provide exceptional learning opportunities within first-rate facilities using the most current resources available. Students will benefit from caring and dedicated instructors who engage in life-on-life mentoring both inside and outside the classroom. Through meaningful evaluation and assessment, students will advance competently to graduation. Upon graduation, students will confidently serve as musicians, worship leaders, and media personnel in varied ministry and employment positions.

Program List (On-Campus only):

  • Bachelor of Music (BMus) in Worship Arts with a concentration in Music
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus) in Worship Arts with a concentration in Worship
  • Bachelor of Music (BMus) in Worship Arts with a concentration in Technology