AA Bible & Christian Ministry

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

64 total units necessary for completion of degree

Purpose

California Christian College recognizes the need for a strong general education background as foundational for all areas of study. The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies is designed to address that need. It provides general education courses equivalent to those offered at other educational institutions but within a Christian context, taught by Christian instructors, and informed by a biblical world view. This two-year program allows students who may not sense a call into vocational ministry the opportunity to experience a Christian College environment while accumulating credits likely to transfer into a major at another institution. All of the credits accumulated in the A.A. in Liberal Studies can also be applied directly to a B.A. degree at California Christian College.

Program Objectives: Students who complete the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies should be able to:

  1. Articulate an integrated world view consistent with biblical truth and historic evangelical Christian faith.
  2. Discuss and evaluate significant historical events, prominent ideologies, and influential philosophical movements.
  3. Analyze and interpret written texts and oral presentations.
  4. Communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
  5. Display intellectual maturity by applying appropriate methods of critical thinking to problems and issues.
  6. Demonstrate competency in computer skills and information literacy.
  7. Survey the general contents of the Bible and the historical settings from which it emerged.

Requirements for completion of the Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies

   Units necessary for completion of degree:  64 (remedial courses do not count toward the total of 64 units)

 

General Education

Category

Course Name

Units

Communication: Written Communication
Oral Communication
3
3
Language Arts: College Research & Writing Introduction to Literature 3
3
Biological & Physical Science: Introduction to Biology 4
Mathematics: Algebra 3
Business & Information Technology: Introduction to Computers
Financial Management
3
3
Humanities: Critical Thinking 3
Total General Education Units 28

Core Courses

Category Course Name
Bible Old Testament Foundations
New Testament Foundations
Pentateuch
Synoptic Gospels
3
3
3
3
Ministry Ministry Foundations 3
Theology Theological Foundations 3
History Church History Foundations 3
Total Core Units: 21
Total Required Units: 49
Elective/Emphasis Units: 15
Total Units for Associate of Arts in Bible and Christian Ministry 64

 

General Education

Category

Course Name

Units

Communication: Written Communication
Oral Communication
3
3
Language Arts: College Research & Writing Introduction to Literature 3
3
Biological & Physical Science: Introduction to Biology 4
Mathematics: Algebra 3
Business & Information Technology: Introduction to Computers
Financial Management
3
3
Humanities: Critical Thinking 3
Total General Education Units 28

Core Courses

Category Course Name
Bible Old Testament Foundations
New Testament Foundations
Pentateuch
Synoptic Gospels
3
3
3
3
Ministry Ministry Foundations 3
Theology Theological Foundations 3
History Church History Foundations 3
Total Core Units: 21
Total Required Units: 49
Elective/Emphasis Units: 15
Total Units for Associate of Arts in Bible and Christian Ministry 64