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.
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.
|Course||General Studies||42 CR|
|GEN 102||Orientation & Library Resources||0|
|ENG 101||Grammar & Composition||3|
|ENG 102||Composition & Literature||3|
|ENG 105||Academic Writing & Critical Research||3|
|MAT 115||Elements of Math||3|
|SCI 101||Life Science||3|
|HIS 220||History of the Christian Church||3|
|COM 101||Speech Communication||3|
|COM 201||Social Media & Digital Discipleship||3|
|HUM 301||Contemporary Moral Issues||3|
|SOC 400||Marriage & Family||3|
|PSY 202||Intro to Psychology & Christian Counseling||3|
|MIN 275||Non-Profit Financial Management||3|
|MIS 303||Cross-Cultural Anthropology||3|
|LAN 201||Intro to Biblical Languages (Greek & Hebrew)||3|
|GEN 401||Senior Seminar & Career Preparedness||0|
|Course||General Bible/Ministry||42 CR|
|BIB 105||Old Testament Survey||3|
|BIB 110||New Testament Survey||3|
|BIB 400||Bible Review III||0|
|BIB 215||Luke & Acts||3|
|BIB 313||Pauline Epistles||3|
|MIN 103||Spiritual Formation I||3|
|MIN 104||Spiritual Formation II||3|
|MIN 112||Relational Outreach & Personal Evangelism||3|
|MIN 211||Personal Christian Ethics||3|
|MIN 245||Principles of Christian Leadership Development||3|
|THE 212||Theology I: Spirit-Empowered Theology||3|
|THE 301||Theology II: Word & Doctrine||3|
|MIS 220||The Biblical & Theological Basis for Missions||3|
|Course||Concentration Courses||40 CR|
|BIB 210||Life and Teachings of Christ||2|
|BIB 214||Book of Romans||2|
|BIB 303||OT Historical Literature||3|
|BIB 304||OT Poetic Literature||3|
|BIB 305||OT Prophetic Literature||3|
|BIB 315||General Epistles||3|
|BIB 320||OT & NT Apocalyptic Literature||3|
|BIB 450||Hermeneutics II||3|
|THE 401||Theology III||3|
|PRA 100||Practicum I*||3|
|PRA 200||Practicum II||3|
|PRA 304||Practicum III||3|
|PRA 306||Practicum IV||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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