What will I learn with a Biblical Studies Associate Degree?

The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies is designed to provide a two year course for students not desiring or able to complete a four year degree, but wishing to have training in Bible and related courses in order to render competent service as lay persons in a local church. Students who are interested in gaining a solid foundation in Christian and biblical studies before transferring to complete a degree not offered at Barclay College will also benefit from the program.

Why should I come to Barclay College for a Biblical Studies Associate Degree?

When you study at Barclay College you will become equipped to use your diverse gifts, and you will have the flexibility to explore a wide variety of ministry contexts. The program offers a number of ministry electives so you can team with your adviser to explore vocational ministry interests. This degree is also a great platform for those who want to pursue a bachelor degree but haven’t yet selected one to pursue.

 

Course Requirements

Associate of Arts: Biblical Studies

Bible and Ministry Requirements: (must earn a 2.0 GPA; no more than one D grade allowed)

27 hrs

Bible Concentration

18 hrs

BI205 Bible Study Methods

3

NT102 New Testament Survey

3

OT101 Old Testament Survey

3

TH300 Teachings of Friends

3

OT Elective (OT252, 322, 333, or 351)

3

NT Elective (NT211, 241, 362, or 356)

3

Foundations for Ministry

9 hrs

CM104 Personal Evangelism Seminar

1

MI208 Intercultural Ministry

3

SL101 Spiritual Formation I

3

WA101 Introduction to Worship

2

General Education Requirements:

33 hrs

Communication

9 hrs

EN100 College Writing

3

EN200 Research and Writing

3

SP200 Fundamentals of Speech

3

Humanities

11 hrs

LI200 Introduction to Literature

3

HU309 Interdisciplinary Studies Elective

3

PH100 Critical Thinking

2

PH205 Introduction to Philosophy

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

6 hrs

PY100 General Psychology

3

Social Science Elective

3

Science and Mathematics

7 hrs

Math Elective

3

Science Elective+Lab

4

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The Bible and Theology program at Barclay College has helped me understand the overarching story Scripture: a story of redemption and restoration. The program helped me see myself in that story and realize that I am a coauthor with God in His Divine Story.”

Aaron Kick

Youth Ministry and College Internship Director,
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist (PRS)

2020, B.A. Bible & Theology

Have questions about our Biblical Studies degree?

Tim Hawkins

Chair of Biblical Studies

M.F.A. University of Alaska Anchorage
M.A. Kansas State University
B.S. Central Christian College of McPherson