Bachelor of Arts in Ministry

Learn With Faith. Lead With Ministry. Improve the lives of others with a B.A. in Ministry.

120 Credit Hours | $435 per Credit Hour | Online, Orlando, or West Palm Beach

Program Summary

Prepare to build and grow effective ministries and jump right into a broad variety of ministries upon graduation. PBA’s unique guidance focuses on biblical, historical, theological and practical studies. Combined with our thriving community, our BA in Ministry helps students develop skills to improve the lives of others through their efforts within a church, parachurch or even through secular agencies.


Integrate Christian values with professional services


Exposure to South Florida’s diverse culture


Emphasis on critical thinking and real-life experience


Preparation for the Master of Divinity program


Fall (August) and Spring (January) entry with application deadlines of August 1 and December 1


Evening classes offered in eight-week terms on West Palm Beach and Orlando campuses or online

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Why Choose Palm Beach Atlantic University

Quality Christian Education

Through curriculum, service and student organizations, PBA allows you to express your faith every day as you earn or complete your degree.

Affordability & Scholarships

Earn a high-quality private education at an affordable price – scholarships are available to make your PBA education even more attainable.

Convenient Location

Jump right into your coursework with daytime or evening classes at convenient campuses in West Palm Beach and Orlando, or pursue your online degree in the comfort of your own home.

Program Details

Degree Requirements

Earn your BA in Ministry in 120 credit hours:

  • 48 hours of general education
  • 42 hours of ministry credits
  • 30 hours of electives

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition is $435 per credit and there is a resource fee of $220 per semester.* Students transferring credit hours or those that have completed Professional Education Credits may be eligible to reduce the number of credit hours needed. For assistance with tuition contact or

Financial aid may include work study programs and student loans. Students must apply for financial aid each year at to determine eligibility. Contact with all financial aid questions.

*Cost based on 2017-2018 fee schedule and is subject to change. Additional fees may apply.

Transfer Credits

Courses completed at an accredited institution may be eligible for transfer credit. Students who have completed an Associate of Science or Associate of Applied Science degree will receive a course-by-course evaluation to determine the number of eligible transfer credits.

Professional education credits may be granted for active or inactive certificates or licenses, professional training programs, military training programs, non-traditional coursework, or case studies.

Up to 42 transfer and professional education credits will be accepted for this degree. A $100 non-refundable fee per approved credit will be charged.

How to Apply

In order to apply to the program, students must submit the online application and pay the $35 non-refundable fee, complete a writing assignment, and online students must provide a federal or state issued photo ID. A high school transcript is not required if students have at least 12 transferable college credits from a regionally accredited university.

Career Outcomes

Prepare for a variety of faith-based positions including:

  • Pastor (lead, associate, executive)
  • Church Planner
  • Director of Children’s Ministries
  • Youth Pastor
  • Pastor of Adult Ministries
  • Discipleship Pastor
  • Missions Leader
  • Evangelism
  • Bi-vocational Pastor
  • Hospital or Military Chaplain
  • Community Service Director

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Find your greater purpose and fulfill your future in faith.

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