Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

Pursue your calling to lead in a local church ministry.


The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies is designed for lay leaders and ministry personnel in the church and parachurch organization that requires foundational biblical studies. The associate’s degree in Biblical Studies also serves as the first two years of the bachelor’s degree program. Credits earned in the AA may be applied to the bachelor’s degree.

Upon graduating, the student will be equipped with:

  • a core biblical curriculum that will enable them to defend and communicate the Bible to others;
  • a foundation for ministry skills needed to carry out effective ministry;
  • a core of classes on which to build toward the bachelor’s degree.

Career Opportunities:

  • Pastor
  • Sunday School teacher
  • Lay leader


The AA in Biblical Studies gives the student a strong base in Bible and theology. Students graduate with a firm grasp on how to read, interpret, apply, and teach God’s Word. Students are also equipped with key principles in prayer, teaching, and evangelism. Anyone who wants to know God’s Word better and be better equipped to serve in the local church would benefit from our associate’s degree in biblical studies in North Carolina.


Bible/Theology Requirements

BIB111 – New Testament Survey I
BIB112 – New Testament Survey II
BIB141 – Old Testament Survey I
BIB142 – Old Testament Survey II
BIB211 – Life of Christ
BIB214 – History of the Bible
BIB261 – Biblical Study of Prayer

THE101 – Doctrine I
THE102 – Doctrine II
THE103 – Doctrine III
THE112 – Progressive Revelation
THE131 – Spiritual Life

One elective Bible/Theology Course

Professional Studies Requirements

PS101 – Introduction to Research
PS121 – How to Study the Bible
PS122 – Culture of the Bible
PS153 – Principles of Teaching
PS153L – Principles of Teaching (Lab)
PS201 – Evangelism & Discipleship
PS212 – Hermeneutics 1
PS212B – Hermeneutics 2

General Education Requirements

GE100H – World History
GE111E – English Grammar
GE111HM – Reading Skills
GE121E – Writing Skills
GE200H – American History
GE201CM – Public Speaking
GE201E – English Composition
GE101NS – Computer Skills
GE211 – General Math

  • Credentialed, experienced and effective Faculty
  • Christ-centered community of believers
  • Take as many as 4 classes on a single day, eliminating time away from work/family
  • Low tuition cost
  • Military discount
  • Each class is 11 weeks long
Admission Requirements:
  • Admissions Application ($40 application fee)
  • $40 Application Fee
  • Submit official, sealed high school or GED transcripts
  • Submit official, sealed transcript from every college attended
  • Submit government issued picture ID
  • Submit an official immunization record

  • 24 months
  • 90 credit hours (quarter system)


*Note: Our campus program runs on the quarter system, not semesters. Therefore, the 90 quarter hours is equivalent to 60 semester hours.