Begin your college career or complete your bachelor’s degree with fully accredited online degrees. Incoming freshmen and transfer students may enroll as online students in one of these five degree programs. Additional programs of study will be added in the near future.

 Need one or two courses to finish your degree at ACU? View the expanded list of online course offerings here.

*Students who have received 0-23 credits from a college institution or advanced-placement test(s), use the “Freshman” check sheet. Students who have received 24 credits or more, use the “Transfer” check sheet. For questions, please contact your Admissions Counselor.

B.S., Business Administration

A Bachelor of Science in Business Administration equips you for an endless list of careers, in which you can impact the world with biblical ethics and a missional attitude of transforming culture with truth. Coursework in the program is designed to develop business skills such as planning, leadership, marketing, management, and interpreting financial results. The program is taught through the framework of a Christian worldview, designed to help students integrate their faith with their personal and professional lives. A degree in Business Administration can be structured to emphasize entrepreneurship, finance, marketing, management, and sports management.

Courses will enable business graduates to:

  • Utilize knowledge and skills associated with accounting, economics, marketing, management, and finance to make effective business decisions.
  • Integrate the above fields in problem analysis and the development of organizational strategy.
  • Demonstrate, through personal conduct and behavior, an appreciation for meeting deadlines, following directions, dependability, responsibility, and punctuality.

B.S., Elementary Education

Education is the only profession that seeks to train people to go on to serve in all other professions. Arizona Christian University’s Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education is designed with this idea in mind. God’s Word and His Truths are foundational in all course work, and the InTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) Model Core Teaching Standards are addressed throughout the program of study. Elementary Education graduates leave ACU ready to teach in their area of specialty and are in great demand locally and abroad.

In addition to a diploma at graduation, Arizona Christian University Elementary Education students who are in the certificate program receive:

  • Arizona State Certification – Arizona residents only.
  • ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification.

Courses will enable elementary education graduates to:

  • Recognize how history, trends, diversity, and philosophies of education have evolved and formulate a personal, Christian philosophy of education.
  • Create developmentally appropriate, engaging lessons to teach content area to diverse students based on the Arizona State Standards and InTASC standards.
  • Assess learning resulting from instruction and develop a plan for ongoing monitoring and growth.
  • Based on learned essential elements of instruction, the students will evaluate an outside classroom to determine overall instructional effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate professional development including self-assessment and the ability to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues, parents, and community leaders.

B.S., Secondary Education

Education is the only profession that seeks to train people to go on to serve in all other professions. Arizona Christian University’s Bachelor of Science degrees in Secondary Education is designed with this idea in mind. God’s Word and His Truths are foundational in all course work, and the InTASC (Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium) Model Core Teaching Standards are addressed throughout the program of study. Secondary Education graduates leave ACU ready to teach in their area of specialty and are in great demand locally and abroad.

In addition to a diploma at graduation, Arizona Christian University Secondary Education students who are in the certificate program receive:

  • Arizona State Certification – Arizona residents only.
  • ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification.

Courses will enable secondary education graduates to:

  • Recognize how history, trends, diversity, and philosophies of education have evolved and formulate a personal, Christian philosophy of education.
  • Create developmentally appropriate, engaging lessons to teach content area to diverse students based on the Arizona State Standards and InTASC standards.
  • Assess learning resulting from instruction and develop a plan for ongoing monitoring and growth.
  • Based on learned essential elements of instruction, the students will evaluate an outside classroom to determine overall instructional effectiveness.
  • Demonstrate professional development including self-assessment and the ability to collaborate effectively with professional colleagues, parents, and community leaders.

B.A., Family Studies

The Family Studies program is centered on the fact that families are God’s idea and He had specific purposes in mind for families to accomplish. Students discover these basic purposes and learn about how families function most effectively. In addition, students learn about the effects of unhealthy family functioning on the individuals involved and on society; and you will learn how you can make a difference.

Courses will enable family studies graduates to:

  • Explore the relationship of family studies to other disciplines, especially that of Christian theology and ministry.
  • Understand the processes of the formation of healthy relationships and the promotion of optimal human development.
  • Apply a biblical perspective to gender and sexuality.
  • Examine and evaluate current research and theory regarding marriage and family.
  • Be able to design, implement, and evaluate family life education programs.
  • Be able to apply theories of family studies and family therapies to help families.

B.S., Christian Ministries

Permanent, lasting, positive change begins with a vision to transform culture with truth. Arizona Christian University’s Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries prepares graduates to be courageous Christians as they minister and interact with people and culture. You will not only learn the deep truths of the Bible, but be prepared for a variety of careers in ministry.

Courses will enable christian ministries graduates to:

  • Understand, interpret, apply, and communicate the Bible, God’s inerrant truth.
  • Develop a written philosophy of ministry with a Great Commission mindset.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and proficiency in a professional ministry.

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