• Biblical Studies Associate Degree, Associate of Arts, A.A.
    The Biblical Studies Associate Degree prepares students to study and defend the Bible and encourages the development of Christ-centered character.

    Biblical Studies Associate Degree, Associate of Arts, A.A.

    CCU's Biblical Studies Associate Degree is a two-year program that combines a foundational liberal arts education with an introduction to biblical studies, Christian doctrine and theology. 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.

    In the Biblical Studies Associate Degree program, you will learn the basic doctrines of the Christian faith and beliefs, including revelation, the Trinity, creation, reconciliation and the church. You will explore the interpretation and provenance of the Old Testament, and examine the content, message and significance of the New Testament. Plus you'll study an overview of biblical languages and learn about research tools to study biblical text.

    Degree Quick Facts

    • 60 credit hours (18 in major, 39 in general education, 3 in electives)
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
    • Transfer up to 45 credit hours from a regionally accredited institution
    • May be completed in less than two years, even with no prior coursework
    Class Format:

    Classes are typically completed in 5-week blocks.

    Online, Colorado Springs, Denver Tech Center, Grand Junction, Lakewood, Loveland, Northglenn, Sterling

    See Tuition and Fees for details.

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  • Complete your degree in two years...or less!

    The 60-hour Biblical Studies Associate Degree program can be completed in less than two years, even without any prior coursework. However, you can complete your degree faster if you already have college, military or technical credits. You may transfer up to 45 prior credit hours toward your degree at CCU.

    What can I do with an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies?

    The Biblical Studies Associate Degree prepares you for various ministry positions, working in missions, and social service opportunities. The degree also helps you with your own personal spiritual formation which can better prepare you to serve in any environment -- Christian or secular.

    In addition, the associate degree provides a foundation for further career advancement if you continue on to complete your bachelor's degree. All 60 credit hours from your CCU Biblical Studies associate degree may be applied to our Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. Once you complete your bachelor's degree, you can even continue on to our Master of Arts in Counseling or Master of Organizational Leadership program for more advanced career options.

    Flexible options and benefits for adult learners

    • The program is specially designed for adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
    • Classes are available both online and at our Regional Centers.
    • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
    • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
    • Students take one class at a time with classroom-based courses meeting one night a week for five weeks.

    Contact an Enrollment Counselor at the College of Adult and Graduate Studies Center nearest you if you have questions or would like to talk to someone about admission to Colorado Christian University.

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