Bible with General Studies Concentration

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts in Bible with a concentration in General Studies is designed to teach the student the foundational knowledge in biblical studies and Christian life. The program will also prepare the student to pursue further training in church ministry or to continue education in another career having had the spiritual enrichment of the program.

  1. The student will be able to communicate the biblical text in oral and written forms in an audience-appropriate manner.
  2. The student will be able to locate, evaluate, and utilize biblical, theological, and related information in ministry-related endeavors.
  3. The student will be able to establish and maintain professional demeanor and relationships within the church and community.
  4. The student will be able to articulate and model essential spiritual disciplines for personal growth.
Course Code
Course Name
Credits
CMS/DIG/MTN
Courses
3 cr
MTH
Math Course
3 cr
SCI
Science Course
3 cr
TOTAL
 
36 credits
Course Code
Course Name
Credits
CRE/ICS/PRE/PST/YTH
Courses
3 cr
ENG
English Course
3 cr
General Elective Courses
6 cr
HIS
200-Level History Course
3 cr
SOC
Sociology Course
3 cr
TOTAL
 
24 credits

For students seeking to pursue graduate education, most graduate programs require a minimum GPA of 3.0 for entrance.

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BIB 103 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation 3 credits

A practical introduction to the study of the Bible. The course provides an overview of fundamental issues of interpretation, inspiration, manuscripts, and translation. Emphasis is on basic approaches to Bible study and appropriate use of biblical reference tools. Only required for non-ministry majors.

COM 123 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3 credits

A basic course in public speaking designed to provide both theory and practice in principles of effective speech composition and communication.

ENG 123 College Writing and Research 3 credits

This course stresses the writing process and introduces the skills necessary to conduct college-level research. Emphasis is placed on argumentative and analytical writing supported by research. A passing grade of C- or higher is required.

FNA 113 Fine Arts Appreciation 3 credits

This course is designed to develop and expand an appreciation for music, art, and aesthetics. Introduces major movements and ideas in art, music, and architecture. Examines historical time periods and major figures including their philosophy, style, and view of aesthetics. Requires participation in cultural excursions. $90 lab fee.

NWT 113 New Testament Survey 3 credits

A panoramic view of the chief events, prominent characters, main themes and salient teachings of each New Testament book in relation to its historical, geographical and cultural contexts.

OLT 123 Old Testament Survey 3 credits

A study of the historical settings, literary features, authorship, theological teachings, and general content of the books of the Hebrew Bible. This survey provides a factual and practical groundwork for further studies in the Old Testament.

PHL 113 Worldviews 3 credits

This course will examine and apply principles involved in the development of a worldview. The course will emphasize the development and application of a Christian worldview. Special emphasis will be given to critical, creative, and Christian thinking skills.

PSY 223 Introduction to Psychology 3 credits

An introduction to the basic concepts of human behavior, motivation, emotion and personality, and a survey of the contemporary psychological field.

SOC 103 Life Formation 3 credits

A practical study of the classic spiritual disciplines that are essential to lifelong spiritual formation from a Pentecostal perspective. The course will emphasize intentional and holistic applications in daily living.

BUS 200 Explorations in Business 3 credits

An introduction to functions of business, including business organization and accounting, management of financial resources, management of human resources, marketing of goods and services, and principles of economic decision making. Open to all students.

PHL 213 Introduction to Philosophy 3 credits

A survey of the fundamentals of philosophy, including essential terminology and major thinkers. An overview of metaphysics, epistemology, deductive and inductive logic, ethics and philosophy of religion.