Biblical Studies

Degree Name
The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies is a two year program providing an introduction to Biblical Studies, Christian Doctrine, and Theology. This major provides a foundation for various ministry and missions positions, social service, or for personal spiritual development.

The A.A. requires a total of 60 credit hours for graduation, which includes 39 credit hours of general education, 18 credit hours of Biblical Studies major coursework, and 3 semester hours of elective credit. Prior college, military, and technical credits may be used toward the A.A. degree. Students may transfer in a maximum of 45 credit hours (75% of the degree requirements). Students may take a maximum of 15 credit hours of 300 and 400 level courses in the A.A. degree program.
The 18 hours of major coursework, as well as the general education and elective credit hours, may be transferred to the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree at School of the Written Word University.

The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies requires completion of the following 60 credit hours:
General Education (39 hours)
Biblical Studies Major (18 hours)
Electives (3 hours)

Prerequisites
Course Number Require Course Name Course Description Credits

Biblical Studies (6)
1104 Introduction to College Life 3

Communication (3)
1128 Biblical Communication 3

Computer Science (3)
1038 Introduction to Computers 3

History, Behavioral, Science (3)
1127 Characteristics of People In the Bible 3

Economics (3)
215A Biblical Economy

History (3)
1123 History of the Bible 3

Political Science (3)
217A American Political Process (Relating to the Bible) 3

Psychology (9) 3 Courses will Be Assigned
PSY 101A General Education 3
PSY 201A Social Psychology 3
PSY 245A Developmental Psychology 3
PSY 301A Theories of Personality 3

Social Science
202A Marriage and Family 3

Humanities
BIB 223A Spiritual Formation 3

Natural Science
PHY105A Environmental Science 3

Foreign Language (6)
1177 Spanish I 3
1180 Spanish II 3

Core Classes (12)
Course Number Require Course Name Course Description Credits
HIS 111A Old Testament 3
HUM 114A New Testament 3
THE 201A Introduction to Theology 3
THE 203A Christian Doctrine 3

Electives Optional Electives
Course Number Require Course Name Course Description Credits
PSY 221A Interpersonal Relationships 3
1029 Research & Writing 3
BIB 223A Spiritual Formation 3
1108 Biblical Writing 3
PSY 301A Theories of Personality

Graduation Requirements for Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies Degree
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The faculty recommends students in the A.A. in Biblical Studies to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements:
1. Completion of 60 credit hours as specified in the course requirements listed above (a maximum of 15 credit hours of 300/400 level courses).
2. A letter grade of D or higher in all courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all School of the Written Word University coursework.
3. Satisfaction of the School of the Written Word University CAGS Residency requirements.
4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.