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AA in Biblical Studies

Colorado Christian University's Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies is designed to give students the foundational knowledge needed for a career in Christian ministry. Learn more about the features and potential outcomes of the associate's degree in biblical studies at Colorado Christian University.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

Those applying to an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies program should be interested in pursuing a career in Christian ministry or a related field. All applicants to Colorado Christian University must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs may have additional admissions requirements.

Program Description:

The two-year Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies program at Colorado Christian University is designed to provide a foundation in Christian doctrine and theology. The program aims to provide a liberal arts education along with an introduction to biblical studies, focusing on spiritual formation and framing each class from a Christian perspective. Students will have the opportunity to gain an overview of biblical languages. Students can also expect to learn about the Old and New Testaments in the Bible, study how they fit into the Christian faith, and research tools for studying biblical texts.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

60 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies:

The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies program includes general education core courses, major core courses, as well as 9 credits worth of elective classes. Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Core Courses (33 credits)

  • World Views
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Art Appreciation
    • Photography I
    • Creative Arts
    • Classic Christmas Films and Literature
    • C.S. Lewis in Film and Literature
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Adult Studies Seminar I
  • Adult Studies Seminar II
  • Oral Communication
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Math Concepts
    • Introduction to Research and Applied Statistics
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Biological Diversity
    • Introduction to Nutrition
    • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • History of Christianity
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Business Fundamentals
    • Macro and Micro Economics
    • Environmental Geography
    • American Political Process
    • General Psychology
    • Relational Psychology
    • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Psychology Through the Lifespan
    • Marriage and Family
    • Principles of Sociology

Major Core Courses (18 credits)

  • Old Testament Introduction
  • New Testament Introduction
  • Introduction to Systematic Theology
  • Christian Doctrine
  • Biblical Tools
  • Teaching the Bible

Elective Courses (9 credits)

  • Students must complete 9 hours of elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies program at Colorado Christian University could choose to seek further education by entering a 4-year program. A bachelor's program within this same field or in a supplementary field may result in increased responsibilities or career opportunities.

Some possible degree options include:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Applied Psychology with an emphasis in Biblical Studies
  • Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management in Christian Leadership

Career Paths:

Upon completion of CCU's AA in Biblical Studies program, graduates could be prepared to pursue careers in Christian ministry, but their options are not limited to traditional pastoral roles. With an associate's degree in this field, graduates may choose careers in missions positions or social services.

Possible career options could include:

  • Christian missionary
  • Substitute teacher
  • Social worker

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