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Biblical Studies Concentration

Bachelor’s Degree Program

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Graduates in the Biblical Studies Concentration will:

Be able to identify the unique contributions of each biblical book and recognize the purpose, style, and form of each biblical genre.

Be able to properly exegete any passage of Scripture.

Be able to contextualize Scripture for daily Christian living.

Develop a personal mission statement applying Scriptural principles.

Demonstrate an ability to apply biblical teaching in the development of Christian ethics.

Develop a lifestyle of personal study of the Scriptures in order to promote growth, ministry to others, and a positive influence on culture.

Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of core Christian theology, philosophy, and values.

Be able to demonstrate an ability to comprehend and construct sound Christian theology.

Curriculum

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 Studies 39 CR
COM 101 Speech Communications 3
ENG 101 Grammar & Composition 3
ENG 102 Composition & Literature 3
ENG 201 Academic Writing 2
GEN 100 Freshman Seminar 1
GEN 101 Library Resources 0
GEN 400 Senior Seminar 1
HIS 201 American History I 3
HIS 202 American History II 3
HUM 301 Contemporary Society 3
MAT 115 Elements of Math 3
PSY 200 or SOC 200 3
SCI 100 General Health and Wellness 1
SCI 100 Life Science Lecture 3
SCI 102 Life Science Lab 1
SOC 400 Marriage & Family 3
Behavior Science Elective 3
Course General Bible/Ministry 45 CR
BIB 105 Old Testament Survey 3
BIB 110 New Testament Survey 3
BIB 150 Principles of Bible Study I 3
BIB 400 Bible Review III 0
BIB 202 Pentateuch 2
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 110 Relational Outreach 2
MIN 211 Christian Ethics 2
MIN 240 Christian Leadership  3
MIN 260 Administration of Ministry 2
MIS 100 World Christian Perspectives 3
THE 201 Theology I 3
  Interdisciplinary Electives 11
Course Concentration Courses 46 CR
BIB 314 Pauline Epistles 2
MIN 264 Apologetics 3
THE 301 Theology II 3
BIB 214 Book of Romans 2
BIB 303 OT Historical Literature 3
BIB 305 OT Prophetic Literature 3
BIB 315 General Epistles 3
PRA 100 Practicum I* 3
PRA 200 Practicum II 3
PRA 304 Practicum III 3
PRA 306 Practicum IV 3
PRA 401 Practicum V 3
PRA 402 Practicum VI 3
BIB 304 OT Poetic Literature 3
THE 401 Theology III 3
BIB 450 Principles of Bible Study II 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.

Bachelor’s Concentration Options

Ministerial Leadership Concentration

Designed to prepare the student for leadership positions in their chosen field in ministry.

Intercultural Studies Concentration

Designed to prepare the student for a career on the mission field.

Worship and Worshipping Arts Concentration

Designed to prepare the student for a leadership position in the area of worship in a church ministry.

Christian Counseling Concentration

Designed to prepare the student for advanced studies in the Christian Counseling field or for pastoral care positions.

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PO Box 690, Gainesville, VA 20156-0690

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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.