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Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies is a two-year program designed to provide the student with both knowledge of the Bible and general education knowledge and skills.

Program Director: Dr. Steven Sanchez

Program Outcomes

The student will:

  1. evidence increasing knowledge of the content of the Bible.
  2. evidence increasing understanding of Christian theology.
  3. evidence increasing ability to study the Bible independently.
  4. evidence a worldview that is distinctly Christian.
  5. evidence growth in Christian character and lifestyle.

Associate Degree Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 64 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 32 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  5. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
      • Bible/Theology (24 credits)
        • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
        • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
        • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
        • Christian Life & Bible Study Methods (BT 110)
        • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
        • Hermeneutics (BT 250)
        • Bible/Theology Electives
      • Inter-Area Studies (3 credits)
        • Transitions Seminar (IAS 101)
        • Servant Leader Training (IAS 102/3-202/3)
        • Chapel Attendance (IAS 104/5-204/5)
      • Humanities (15 credits)
        • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
        • English Composition (ENG 101)
        • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
        • Introduction to Philosophy: Christian Worldview (PH 106)
        • Humanities Elective
      • Social Sciences (9 credits)
        • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
        • Western Civilization (HIS 131/132) or American History (HIS 234)
        • Social Science Elective
      • Natural Sciences (7 credits)
        • College Math (MAT 140)
        • Introduction to Human Biology & Lab (SCI 241/242)
      • Electives (6 credits)

Award: Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies