The Associate of Science degree is a two-year degree program for students interested in pursuing a foundational education in Ministry Leadership. This program also incorporates general education requirements which prepare the student for further study toward the bachelor degree.
Graduates in this program will:
Be able to understand some of the spiritual and the practical dynamics of ministry.
Be able to contextualize Scripture for daily Christian living.
Develop a lifestyle of personal study of the Scriptures in order to promote growth, ministry to others, and a positive influence on culture.
Be able to meet the educational requirements for Assemblies of God credentialing at the certified level.
Be able to demonstrate an ability to comprehend and construct sound Christian theology.
Be able to demonstrate Christian leadership principles in a ministry position.
Be proficient in oral and written communication.
Have basic knowledge and proficiency in mathematics and a social science.
Have a basic knowledge in US history.
New at Ascent -- FlexFocus Scheduling
Two classes, two months, twice a semester.
Pace your pairings to fit your schedule with six, 8-week periods offered throughout the year.
Pursue your education every other term.
String together four back-to-back sessions then take two-off like a traditional school year.
Or, study year-round to complete a Bachelor's program in less time at an accelerated pace.
Focus your education according to the flexibility of your schedule.
The choice is yours!
|Course||General Education||25 CR|
|COM 101||Speech Communications||3|
|ENG 101||Grammar & Composition||3|
|ENG 102||Composition & Literature||3|
|ENG 201||Academic Writing||2|
|MAT 115||Elements of Math||3|
|GEN 100||Freshman Seminar||1|
|GEN 101||Library Resources||0|
|HIS 201||American History I||3|
|HIS 202||American History II||3|
|PSY 200 or SOC 200||3|
|SCI 100||General Health and Wellness||1|
|BIB 105||Old Testament Survey||3|
|BIB 110||New Testament Survey||3|
|BIB 150||Principles of Bible Study I||3|
|BIB 200||Bible Review II||0|
|BIB 210||Life & Teachings of Christ||2|
|BIB 213||Book of Acts||2|
|MIN 101||Spiritual Formation I||2|
|MIN 102||Spiritual Formation II||2|
|MIN 211||Christian Ethics||2|
|MIN 240||Christian Leadership||3|
|MIN 260||Administration of Ministry||2|
|MIS 100||World Christian Perspectives||3|
|PRA 100||Practicum I*||3|
|PRA 200||Practicum II||3|
|THE 201||Theology I||3|
*Practicums are 16-week courses and require 8 hours a week serving in the church.
Statement on Transferability of Credits and Degrees
Students should be aware that transfer of credits to other institutions is solely at the discretion of the receiving institution. Students who are considering attending Ascent College and then transferring to another college should contact the receiving institution for its policy on accepting credits from another institution.
Credits earned under the Associate degree offered at Ascent College are not considered credits under a terminal degree and these credits may be transferred to institutions toward a Bachelor degree at the discretion of the receiving institution. Ascent College takes all credits earned at Ascent College from the Associate degree and applies them toward the Bachelor degree as long as the credits are compatible with the Bachelor degree plan selected.
Ascent College transfers in credit from other colleges in accordance with our Credit Policy.
Statement on Placement Services
Our college office receives many opportunities for various full-time or part-time ministry positions and will assist students in obtaining an interview with employing personnel. No guarantee for placement may be made; however, Ascent College does maintain contact with various denominational offices and may assist students with placement in ministry occupations.
Ascent College's financial aid school code is 041538. It may display as Bethel College, the former name of Ascent College.
Ascent College admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other school-administered programs.