Lead the Way with an Online Bachelor’s Degree

Complete your bachelor’s degree at WBUonline. With 10 degrees to choose from, WBUonline bachelor’s degree programs are designed to prepare you for the next stage of your career.

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Online Bachelor’s Degrees

When you earn your bachelor’s degree from WBUonline, you’re opening doors to new career opportunities. And because WBUonline awards maximum credit for military service, law enforcement service, and civilian work experience, your degree can be even more affordable and you can finish faster.

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Online Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.)

The WBUonline Bachelor of Applied Science degree program is designed to provide a seamless transition to college, regardless of your training history. This includes students who have earned technical certifications or completed occupational training through U.S. Armed Services schools or their employer. And to make earning your bachelor’s degree even easier, you can complete your degree entirely online from wherever you are.

Choose from 16 B.A.S. program majors:

  • Applied Science*
  • Banking and Finance
  • Business Administration*
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice Administration*
  • Digital Marketing
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Elementary Education Core Subjects (grades EC-6)
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Services*
  • Management
  • Middle School Language Arts (grades 4-8)
  • Mission in Business
  • Personal Training
  • Sports Management

*Additional specializations offered within this major

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Online Bachelor of Business Administration

Gain insight into various business functions and their interconnection with the WBUonline Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree. Our online BBA will provide you with a strong foundational understanding of the business world while offering plenty of opportunities to prepare for your career and deepen your knowledge in subjects of interest through elective courses and five areas of specialization.

  • Flexibility to explore the wide world that a business degree has to offer, while focusing on one main area of interest.
  • Career-focused courses on the economics, ethics, and strategies that lead to business success.
  • Small class sizes and individualized attention from experienced, expert professors.

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Consumer Products

Online Bachelor of Christian Ministry

Pursue God’s calling in your life while serving where God has placed you. The WBUonline Bachelor of Christian Ministry offers choice of degree focus in Christian Ministry, Theological Studies, or Co-Vocational Ministry.

  • Study with faculty who are experts in their academic area and engaged in ministry.
  • Experiential learning options to engage academic work and practical ministry application in contemporary, contextualized situations.
  • Flexible degree plans to prepare you for a lifetime of ministry service.
  • Option for accelerated Bachelor-Master (MACM OR MDIV) programs

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Pastor
  • Student Minister
  • Children’s Minister
  • Missionary
  • Chaplain
  • Church Administration
  • Graduate School/Seminary

Online BA/BS in Criminal Justice

The WBUonline B.A. or B.S. in Criminal Justice provides foundational knowledge of the legal system within the context of the liberal arts and social sciences. This perspective is beneficial for those seeking a career in law enforcement or another helping occupation within the justice system.

  • Courses within the major explore the different entities within the justice system, laws and the judicial process, and the codes of ethics for the helping professions and law enforcement.
  • Choose a general Criminal Justice major or specialize in Law Enforcement, Legal Studies, Forensics, or Special Victims and Investigations
  • Practicum with supervised field experience in community agencies to integrate theory with practice.

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Law Enforcement
  • Homeland Security
  • Court Clerk
  • Criminology
  • Graduate Education in Counseling or the Law

Online BA in Film and Literature

Engage in the artistic side and storytelling of film with the WBUonline Bachelor of Arts in Film and Literature.This online program offers a broad perspective of culture and the humanities. From selected studies in film and literature to the interplay between both fields, you’ll develop a deep understanding of these arts. Additionally, you’ll explore related topics, such as film music, theatre, and media production. The knowledge and skills in this program can be applied to a wide range of titles and sectors.

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Art Director
  • Editor
  • Producer
  • Researcher
  • Teacher
  • Technician
  • Screenwriter

Online BA in English, Professional Writing

Develop your writing and editing skills with the WBUonline Bachelor of Arts in English with a specialization in Professional Writing. This online program prepares you to deliver high quality writing in a variety of contexts including creative writing, technical writing, publishing, and online content.

  • Coursework develops critical thinking, cultural and audience awareness, and the ability to work creatively in a variety of environments.
  • Seminars offer opportunities for in-depth exploration of style, grammar, and technical communication.
  • Small class sizes and individualized attention from experienced, expert professors.

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Copywriting and Editing
  • Content strategy
  • Technical writing
  • Public relations
  • Publishing
  • Research Assistant
  • Teaching

Online BA/BS in History

Broaden your understanding of human and societal behavior throughout the ages with the WBUonline B.A. or B.S. in History. Learning from expert faculty in courses such as World Civilization, United States History, and Historical Methods and Philosophy, you’ll gain knowledge and skills that prepare you for a career in a history-based field or for graduate studies.

Students who demonstrate academic excellence have the option to join the Wayland Baptist University chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national honor society in history. Members have special opportunities to present papers and participate in regional and state meetings.

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Documentary Editor
  • Scholarly Editor
  • Educator
  • Researcher
  • Museum Curator

Online BA in Humanities

Build a bachelor’s degree program that reflects your interests and goals with the WBUonline Bachelor of Arts in Humanities. This online program provides you with a broad perspective that can be applied to a wide variety of careers or provide a foundation for pursuing graduate education.

  • Choice of courses within the humanities disciplines (art, theatre, film, philosophy, religion, theology, English, history, and music) that meet your interests.
  • Tabletop Game Design specialization is the first of its kind and includes creation of a working prototype of a board game.
  • Small class sizes and individualized attention from experienced, expert professors.

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Art Director/Graphic Designer
  • Curator
  • Entertainer/Actor
  • Event Organizer
  • Game Design
  • Ministry
  • Public Relations
  • Teaching
  • Writing

Online BA/BS in Psychology

Open the door to a wide range of career paths with the WBUonline B.A. or B.S. in Psychology. This well-rounded program, aligned with recommendations from the American Psychological Association, will introduce you to a variety of psychology courses that balance scientific foundations with practical knowledge and vocational opportunities.

Class sizes are kept small and faculty seek out a personal connection with every student. Several faculty members maintain an active practice in the community, offering a wealth of practical experience and connections. You can also gain internship experience through the practicum course.

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Counselor
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
  • Neuroscientist

Online BA in Spanish

Build highly marketable Spanish communication skills as you examine the Spanish language and culture with the WBUonline Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish.

Through advanced study of Spanish language, grammar and composition, literature, and more, you’ll build a foundation for communicating in the world’s second-most spoken language and gain insight into Latin America, its Spanish origins, and various national developments.

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Career Opportunities Include:

  • Education
  • Business
  • Marketing and Merchandising
  • Law Enforcement
  • Social Services

Online Degrees in a Faith-Based Community

Affordable Tuition and Flexible Online Format

Discounts for Military, Law Enforcement, and Other Public Servants

Small Classes with Personalized Support

Earn Your Degree Online While Growing in Your Christian Faith

At Wayland Baptist University, online students are our purpose, not an afterthought—we were among the first Texas universities to offer degree programs entirely online. Each of our programs reflect the highly engaging, academically challenging, and close-knit faith community culture that’s deeply ingrained in every aspect of the WBUonline experience.

WBUonline is Fully Accredited

Wayland Baptist University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees and certificates at the associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels.

Why Choose WBUonline?

Quality Academics with the Flexibility of Online

Online programs at WBU are taught by the same expert faculty and offer the same high academic standards you’ll find on Wayland Baptist University campuses and are designed with maximum convenience and flexibility to fit your busy schedule.

110 Years of Shaping Christian Leaders

Every WBUonline course aligns with Wayland Baptist University’s Christian values. You’ll not only prepare for professional success, but also for service to God, your family, and your community.

Affordable Tuition and Generous Credit Transfer Policy

WBUonline programs consistently rank among the most affordable in the United States. Plus, we award maximum credit for work experience, college credit, and military service—helping you graduate faster and reduce costs.

Proud to Serve Our Military and Law Enforcement

To thank those who serve our country, we offer active-duty military and law enforcement members discounted tuition and award maximum credit for military service, law enforcement service, and civilian work experience.

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