Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies is for students who want to further their study in biblical ministry.  This Bible degree program is designed in the liberal arts tradition and can lead to future studies of the Bible and is a gateway to a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.

Students in the associate’s degree in biblical studies will learn the importance of ideas throughout history and will have the Christian worldview curriculum to draw on for discernment in interpreting media messages in understanding cultural trends and in everyday decisions.

The program takes approximately 28 months to complete.

  • 62 credit hours
  • Classes taught one night a week
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Small class sizes so you know your professors and classmates
  • Competitive tuition rates

Curriculum Summary

The Associate of Arts degree at Belhaven is a 62 credit hour program that offers transferable credit. The remaining credits needed to complete the Associate of Arts can be earned taking general electives.

Course # Course Name Credits
EDU 106 Foundations of Composition*
(* test out option available)
EDU 105 Learning Strategies for Adults 3
ENG 103 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG 108 Effective Research Writing 3
HIS 108 Civilization 3
HIS 205 Contemporary World History 3
BIO 125 Science & Culture II 4
ENG 203 Survey of World Literature I 3
ENG 204 Survey of World Literature II 3
MAT 202 Quantitative Reasoning 3
BIB 220 Old Testament History 3
BIB 221 New Testament History 3
WVC 301 Christian Interpretation of Life 3
Select 6 Courses from the List Below
BIB 302 Biblical Interpretation 3
BIB 303 The Books of Moses 3
BIB 307 Old Testament Historical & Poetic Books 3
BIB 308 Old Testament Prophetic Books 3
BIB 310 The Life and Teachings of Jesus 3
BIB 311 Acts and Paul 3
BIB 317 Hebrews to Revelation 3
BIB 341 Intro to Christian Doctrine 3
BIB 350 The Nature & Purpose of Church 3
BIB 360 Global Social Responsibility 3
BIB 408 Global Perspectives 3

View Course Descriptions from the University Catalogue.

These rates are for August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Degree/Certificate $405
Undergraduate Military – currently serving $250
Undergraduate Military – Veteran or Spouse $324

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