As a Christian Thought major at CUAA, you will study the structure of Christian belief and practice. You will also develop an understanding of the Christian truth as its claims are understood within biblical, historical and philosophical contexts.

The CUAA Advantage

A degree in Christian Thought from CUAA offers you more than a diploma. It offers you:

  • On-campus ministry organizations and activities to develop leadership skills and deepen faith
  • The opportunity to develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world
  • Full-time faculty with real-world experience
  • Small classroom sizes and personal connections with teachers and administrators
  • A residential life that forms the spiritual and social basis of the campus community

Program Highlights

CUAA’s Christian Thought major is devoted to the study of the history of Christianity, Christian doctrine, Christian philosophy, apologetics, and ethics.

Learning Outcomes

In CUAA’s Christian Thought program you will:

  • Explore Old Testament messages to God's people then and now
  • Study the New Testament and learn how to interpret  its historical meaning and contemporary applications
  • Study the major areas of Christian and Lutheran doctrine
  • Explore the religious life of people in America today
  • Learn to analyze present-day expressions of Christianity
  • Learn to defend the faith against contemporary errors
  • Survey Christian thought from the first century to the 20th century
  • Research and discuss current ethical issues from a biblical perspective
  • Explore the history of Christianity, from its beginnings, through the reformation, to the modern era
  • Perform an in-depth study of the reformations of 16th-century Europe

Career Paths

  • Journalism
  • Christian writing
  • International business
  • Church work


CUAA’s Christian Thought curriculum includes coursework in the Old and New Testament, Christian Apologetics, Christ and Culture, and Christian Ethics. A wide variety of electives are available in History, Theology or Philosophy. See our course catalog for a full class listing.

Complementary Majors/Minors

  • Philosophy
  • Theology
  • Theological Languages

Recommended High School Prep

  • English
  • Math
  • Lab Science
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language