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Biblical Studies Associate Degree, A.A.

CCU's Biblical Studies Associate Degree is a two-year degree program that will provide you with a foundation for various ministry and mission 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 with a Christian worldview that is visible through servanthood to God and others.

Program Focus

Biblical studies, Christian doctrine, and theology

In the Biblical Studies A.A. degree program, you will learn the basic doctrines of the Christian faith and beliefs, including revelation, the Trinity, creation, reconciliation, and the church through Bible study. You will explore both the Old and New Testaments; specifically, the interpretation and provenance of the Old Testament, and the examination of 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 and scripture.

    • 60 total credit hours (18 in major core)
    • Courses are taken one at a time and are completed 100% online in five-week blocks
    • CCU's generous transfer credit policies help you accelerate your degree
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Admissions for Adult Undergraduate and Degree Completion Students

    For adult students interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate degree, the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers a variety of flexible educational opportunities. These include bachelor's degree programs that open new doors for your career, associate degree programs to help you build a strong foundation, and certificate programs to give you that extra edge.

    Admission Requirements

    • Complete the adult undergraduate application online.
    • Provide your enrollment counselor with a copy of your state-issued driver's license or a state-issued identification card. This ID must include your photo and be within the expiration date. If you are an international student, visit our international student admissions page for more information or contact your enrollment counselor with any questions.
    • Submit proof of your high school graduation or completion. This must be your high school transcript with graduation date, a copy of your high school diploma, or a copy of your high school equivalent certificate (GED).

    Submit Related Application Materials To:

    To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to or mail to:

    Colorado Christian University
    Attn: Registrar's Office/Transcripts
    8787 W. Alameda Ave.
    Lakewood, CO 80226

    Admission to Licensure Programs

    Admission to a licensure program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee licensure at the completion of the program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they meet all licensure requirements, which often includes a background check.

    For students who may wish to seek licensure, CCU has provided professional licensure disclosures to aid students in determining specific state requirements for professional licensure. Each state makes the final determination if an individual is eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations of that state at the time a student applies for licensure.

    Admission Timelines

    Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers accelerated degree completion programs for adult students. Courses are typically offered in five-week blocks. You can enter CCU at the beginning of any adult studies course. This gives you the flexibility to start at virtually any time during the year. CCU operates on a standard semester time frame. Semesters include spring, summer, and fall.

    Non-degree Seeking Students

    If you wish to take courses in Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies without working toward a degree, you must apply for a Non-Degree Seeking program on CCU's Adult Undergraduate Admission Application. Please see the Non-Degree Seeking Students website for details

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      If you have questions, contact an Enrollment Counselor by calling 303-963-3311. Our experienced, professional enrollment counselors are here to guide you as you consider going back to college and are equipped to serve the enrollment needs of adult students.

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Complete your degree in Biblical Studies within two years!

The 60-hour Biblical Studies associate degree program can be completed in less than two years, even without any prior coursework. However, you can earn an associate degree in Biblical Studies faster if you already have college, military, or technical credits. Find out how many transfer credits you may be able to receive!

What can you do with a Biblical Studies degree?

The Associate of Arts degree in Biblical Studies prepares you for various ministry positions, working in missions, and social service opportunities. The degree also helps you with your spiritual formation, biblical interpretation and discipleship, and a solid general education foundation, including critical thinking, which can better prepare you to serve in any environment.

In addition, this associate of Biblical Studies degree provides a foundation for further career advancement if you plan on pursuing higher education in a bachelor's program or master's program. Pursuing CCU’s bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies after your associate degree completion may allow all 60 credit hours from your CCU Biblical Studies associate degree to be applied to our Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies. Once you complete your bachelor's degree, you can even continue to our Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Master of Organizational Leadership program for more advanced career options.

Flexible options and benefits for adult learners

  • The 100% online program is specially designed for adult students who are busy with part-time or full-time work and family commitments.
  • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
  • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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