Adult Education Online

Christian Thought in the Humanities

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Course Length

8 weeks

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Why Study Christian Thought in the Humanities at LBC?

LBC | Capital’s Christian Thought in the Humanities program seeks to cultivate wisdom in students through the study of human thought, culture and artifacts. Students will learn to see God as the author of human creation and the love of God as the ultimate purpose for studying human creation.

The Arts & Sciences Department designed the Christian Thought in the Humanities program to provide students with a degree that deepens their understanding of God and broadens their understanding of humanity. The major takes advantage of the disciplines already part of the Arts & Sciences core curriculum while offering students the opportunity to dig deeper into courses that help them see the world, its cultures, its societies and its people according to the light of Scripture.

The program, also with specializations in Literature, Rhetoric & Writing and History, prepares individuals to move into humanities graduate degree programs after graduation as well as serve as teachers in Christian schools, classical schools and homeschool environments. The end of all education is to know God through the study of his creation. This program was created to give students that kind of education.

This online bachelor’s degree is part of LBC’s undergraduate Adult Education program, which is designed for busy people as they balance working full time, raising a family, serving in ministry and more. Each course is taught in an 8-week subterm. Refer to the curriculum overview for the engaging courses that are part of this bachelor’s degree program. Students can customize the sequence of their classes based on which courses are being offered and their prerequisites. This way, with the help of their LBC Student Success Coach, students can chart a class schedule that fits their stage in life for each 8-week subterm. To be considered a “full-time student,” students must take four 3-credit courses in a semester (16-week term).

When Can I Start?

As soon as you are ready! LBC has 6 enrollment points per year, meaning that you are only ever a few weeks away from the next course starting.

Can I Transfer Credits?

Yes! If you have completed courses in other regionally accredited colleges or in the military, you may be able to transfer in credits. Read the transfer policy.

Get Credit for Life Experience

You may be able to start our degree path at LBC | Capital with some college credits! Life experience credit is college credit a student can earn based on prior learning. Read more.

Would You Like More Information?

Reach out to request more information today, and one of our admissions counselors will connect with you soon to provide further details and answer your questions.

Program Plan

Christian Thought in the Humanities (120 Credits)

Biblical Studies 30 Credits

General Education 37 Credits

Christian Thought in the Humanities 26 Credits

Specialization 18 Credits

Electives 9 Credits

View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions and complete program details.

Schedule a Time to Chat

Want to learn more about this online degree or the undergraduate adult education program? Consider scheduling an appointment to talk virtually or in person with an Admissions Counselor who will be glad to answer all your questions about earning a bachelor’s degree online.

Program Distinctive - What makes this program at LBC unique?

The Humanities degree at LBC is designed to integrate wisdom and beauty across disciplines to help students gain a deeper understanding of the truth and goodness of the Triune God.

Career Paths

The Christian Thought in the Humanities bachelor’s degree prepares students for a wide range of technical and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:

  • Graduate School
  • Teaching in private Christian and/or Classical schools
  • Technical Writer
  • Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Archivist
  • Public Relations
  • Politics
Program Goals – In this program, students will…
  • Employ reasonable thought and argumentation in evaluating human culture.
  • Articulate an understanding of how and why God is the final object of human thought, expression and creativity.
  • Develop a biblical framework for understanding and evaluating the virtues of human culture.
  • Cultivate an appreciation of the diversity and dignity of human beings as well as their weaknesses and flaws.
  • Understand the self and others in light of cultural artifacts and masterpieces.
How Do I Determine What Courses to Take

Each student’s path to degree completion is unique, depending on the courses you transfer into the program. The curriculum plan gives a broad picture of the required credits. If your transfer credits come from mostly one of those areas, you will need to take credits in the other areas. The remaining courses you need for graduation can best be determined after reviewing your transcripts. With flexible electives, Biblical Studies requirements and General Education requirements, most students are able to transfer to LBC the maximum number of credits.

Credits for Prior Learning. Students can earn up to 30 Life Experience Credits, through the Credits for Prior Learning evaluation process, which will often reduce the time to complete a degree. The Life Experience Credit evaluation process is done after a student begins a program.

Our Admissions Counselor are here to help guide you in planning your course of study.

Program Scope

The following are the required core courses for this degree program.

Course Title Credits
LAN 230 Survey of Classical Rhetoric to Modern Contexts 3
EDU 204 Instructional Design 3
LIT 321 C.S. Lewis 3
HIS 304 American Religious History 3
PHI 301 Philosophy of Religion 3
POL 201 American Constitution: God & State 3
SCI 351 Evolution/Creation-Chance or Design 3
HUM 430 Cultivating Christian Thought in the Humanities 3
HUM 450 Humanities Practicum I 1
HUM 451 Humanities Practicum II 1

Customize Your Humanities Major with a Specialization

By combining the core course plan with one of these 18-credit specializations, you can customize your course of study to better meet your educational goals.


A history specialization will provide students an opportunity to pursue the true, the good and the beautiful through the examination of human history.  History is the story of the human effort to create lasting significance and meaning in a world poisoned by death. In each eon of history, people have engaged the struggle to make things right, even if they did not know the Creator who alone is the author, sustainer and redeemer of all things. At LBC, students will examine the human pursuit of the eternal through cultural expressions, economic development, political institutions and philosophical investigations. In this way, since God created humanity in his image, students will stretch to see, know and love God who is the good, true and beautiful, and who alone can satisfy every heart and enlighten every mind.

Students choosing to earn a specialization in History will take the following courses:

  • HIS 204 Modern World: World War I to the Present
  • HIS 205 Greece, Rome and the Early Church
  • HIS 210 Origins and Legacies of the 1960s
  • HIS 301 Arab-Israeli Conflict
  • HIS 305 Renaissance and Reformation
  • HIS 310 History and the Christian Imagination
Rhetoric & Writing

A writing-rhetoric specialization will provide students the opportunity to place writing at the center of their Christian thought and humanities major. Rhetoric is a disciplined art corresponding with a process of logical thought and the creation of purposeful oral, written and visual compositions to promote understanding in the context of human experiences and interactions. A writing-rhetoric concentration equips students to think logically and communicate effectively so they become more acute, attentive interpreters of the world around. Undergirded by a growing love for God, His Word and others, this concentration equips students to be reflective, articulate thinkers and proficient writers who actively participate in current academic, cultural and professional conversations.

Students choosing to earn a specialization in Rhetoric and Writing will take the following courses:

  • LAN 202 Creative Writing
  • LAN 204 Advanced Public Speaking (previously LAN 480)
  • LAN 317 Grant Writing Essentials
  • LAN 340 Business Writing
  • LAN 342 Writing on Social Issues
  • LAN 350 Writing for Publication

A literature specialization will provide students with avenues to explore the good, the true and the beautiful through an examination of human creative activity in the literary arts. Literature represents the written exploration of experience—human and divine—across the centuries and across cultures, and it has both a challenging and a binding force in human civilizations since its origins thousands of years ago. Students in the literature specialization will learn ways of recognizing the technique and craftsmanship of great literary writers across time and will have the opportunity to explore the ways in which literature has shaped culture, been shaped by culture and communicated goodness, truth and beauty in ways that transcend culture. The critical thinking and cultural analysis skills developed in this specialization are broadly applicable across disciplines, but they will be particularly relevant for students who desire to go on to graduate school or seminary, as well as those who may seek careers as cultural commentators or teachers in college or private Christian schools.

Students choosing to earn a specialization in Literature will take the following courses:

  • LIT 202 World Literature
  • LIT 240 Literature for Children and Young Adults
  • LIT 305 Science Fiction
  • LIT 327 Major British Writers
  • LIT 328 Shakespeare
  • LIT 340 Literature and the Christian Imagination

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