Study the Bible to Prepare for Christian Leadership

Helping you prepare for a variety of ministry and teaching roles.

Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

60 Credit Hours
2 Years (Average)

Prerequisites: High School Diploma or Equivalent

The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies Degree (A.A.B.S.) is a two-year degree program that will provide you with a foundation for various ministry and missions positions, social service, or personal spiritual development. The curriculum emphasizes Christian values as part of every course. A key focus is spiritual formation — developing a Christ-centered character that is visible through servanthood to God and others.

Courses You’ll Complete to Earn Your Degree

  • BOT111 Old Testament Survey I
  • BOT130 Old Testament Men and Women of Faith
  • BOT122 Old Testament Survey II
  • BTH106 Bible Doctrines
  • BNT214 New Testament Studies I
  • BNT100 New Testament Survey
  • BNT215 General Epistles
  • BTH141 Introduction to Bible Theology I
  • BTH252 Introduction to Bible Theology II
  • BPA140 Preparation for Ministry I
  • BPA250 Preparation for Ministry II
  • CED111 Life Management God’s Way
  • BPA120 Praise Life
  • BPA 260 Awareness of Church Government
  • BPA 270 God’s Principles for Biblical Prosperity
  • CCS 101 Christian Counseling 100
  • CCS 211 Christian Counseling 200
  • CED 211 An Introduction to Christian Education
  • MIS 232 Missions
  • MIS 240 World Geography for Missions

Each student will be assigned an academic advisor to help him or her throughout this program.

(Courses are subject to change at the suggestion of your academic advisor)

A total of 60 semester hours are required, with a minimum of thirty semester hours from CBIS. A 2.5 GPA is required on a scale of 4.0. Each course is worth 3 semester hours.

Class Type

100% online/correspondence, 4-week courses

Start Date

Rolling Admissions

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 50% of the degree total


Accrediting Commission for Biblical Higher Education