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Associate of Biblical Studies English or Spanish

ASSOCIATE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES ENGLISH OR SPANISH

Program Coordinator: (English) Israel Loken, Ph.D.; (Spanish) Sergio Estrada, Ph.D.

Purpose and Objectives: The 60-hour program leading to the Associate of Biblical Studies degree is designed for lay leaders and ministry support personnel in the church and parachurch organizations who require only foundational biblical studies. It may also be used as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program. Credits earned in this program may be applied to the bachelor’s degree programs offered at the College or, when appropriate, may be transferable to other institutions. Upon completion of the program, successful students will be able to:

1.Categorize the literary forms of biblical books.

2.Learn and apply principles of Christian ministry.

Graduation Requirements:

1. Successful completion of all admissions requirements including completion of high school diploma or GED

2. Satisfactory completion of all requirements on Official Degree Plan within a maximum of eight years

3. Cumulative 2.0 grade point average

4. Satisfactory completion of 2 units in Christian Service Learning Program and 2 Spiritual Formation units. 

5. Academic advising sessions including pre and post testing/measurements

6. Intent to Graduate Form filed by submitted deadline

7. Graduation/Diploma fee

8. No unresolved disciplinary matter, including but not limited to, student code of conduct violations, library, or financial obligation

9. Completion of exit counseling for students with Stafford or PLUS loans

10. Approval by CBS faculty

11. See Graduation Requirements for additional requirement(s) for all academic programs

English Curriculum

GENERAL STUDIES

HRS

ADDITIONAL COURSES

HRS

ENGLISH 6 hours

 

BIBLE 21 hours

 

ENGL 1301 English Composition 1

3

BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

3

ENGL 1302 English Composition 2

3

BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

3

SCIENCE/COMPUTER 6 hours

 

BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

2

COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

3

BIBL 1414 Prophets

4

BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology1

3

BIBL 1321 Gospels

3

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES 6 hours

 

BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

3

ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech2

3

BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

3

PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

3

THEOLOGY 3 hours

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 hours

 

 THEO 3341 Apologetics

3

HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1 or

HIST 2322 Western Civilization 2

3

MINISTRY SKILLS 9 hours

 

MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

3

COLLEGE PREPAREDNESS 3 hours

 

MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

3

GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience

3

MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

3

FREE ELECTIVES 3 hours

 

CHRISTIAN SERVICE 2 units

 

Free Elective

3

MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

1u

 

 

MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

1u

 

 

SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2 units

 

 

 

MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1

1u

 

 

MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2

1u

 

ASSOCIATE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES DEGREE

Suggested Sequence: English

(Students taking 2 courses per semester) 

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

1

GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience

COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

ENGL 1301 English Composition 1

ENGL 1302 English Composition 2

MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation

2

BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech

BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

HIST 2321 or HIST 2322 Western Civilization 1 or 2

BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

MCSP 2011 Christian Service

3

BIBL 1414 Prophets

BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

BIBL 1321 Gospels

MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

MCSP 2011 Christian Service

4

BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

THEO 3347 Apologetics

PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation

Elective

(Full-time Students)

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

1

GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience

HIST 2321 or HIST 2322 Western Civilization 1 or 2

ENGL 1301 English Composition 1

COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

ENGL 1302 English Composition 2

MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

BIBL 1321 Gospels

MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation

BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

MCSP 2011 Christian Service

2

ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech

BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

BIBL 1414 Prophets

MCSP 2011 Christian Service

BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

Elective

BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

THEO 3347 Apologetics

MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation


Spanish Curriculum

GENERAL STUDIES

HRS

ADDITIONAL COURSES

HRS

SPANISH 6 hours

 

BIBLE 21 hours

 

SPAN 2307 Spanish Composition for Hispanic Heritage Learners 1

3

BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

3

BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

3

SPAN 2308 Spanish Composition for Hispanic Heritage Learners 2

3

BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

2

BIBL 1414 Prophets

4

SCIENCE/COMPUTER 6 hours

 

BIBL 1321 Gospels

3

COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

3

BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

3

BIOL 2301 Anatomy andPhysiology1

3

BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

3

FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES 6 hours

 

THEOLOGY 3 hours

 

SPAN 3307 Public Speaking in Spanish2

3

THEO 3341 Apologetics

3

PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

3

MINISTRY SKILLS 9 hours

 

SOCIAL SCIENCE 3 hours

 

MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

3

HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1 or

HIST 2322 Western Civilization 23

3

MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

3

MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

3

COLLEGE PREPAREDNESS 3 hours

 

CHRISTIAN SERVICE 2 units

 

GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience

3

MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 1

1u

FREE ELECTIVES 3 hours

 

MCSP 2011 Christian Service, 2

1u

Free Electives

3

SPIRITUAL FORMATION 2 units

 

 

 

MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation, 1

1u

 

 

MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation, 2

1u

1 ASTR 2301 Astronomy may substitute for BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology.

2 MSMN 1303 Principles of Biblical Teaching, Expository Preaching classes, MSPM 3300-3305, and MSWM 3323 Women Teaching Women may substitute for ENGL 1311 Fundamentals of Speech. Expository Preaching classes, MSPM 3300-3305, are for men only. MSWM 3323 Women Teaching Women is for women only.

3 HIST 2318 History and Geography of the Ancient Near East or GOVT 2301 Principles of American Politics may substitute for HIST 2321 Western Civilization 1 or HIST 2322 Western Civilization 2.

 

ASSOCIATE OF BIBLICAL STUDIES DEGREE

Suggested Sequence: Spanish

(Students taking 2 courses per semester)

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

1

GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience

COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

MSMN 1301 Bible Study Methods

SPAN 2307 Spanish Composition for Hispanic Heritage Learners 1

SPAN 2308 Spanish Composition for Hispanic Heritage Learners 2

MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation

2

BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

SPAN 3307 Public Speaking in Spanish

BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

HIST 2321 or HIST 2322 Western Civilization 1 or 2

BIOL 2301 Anatomy and Physiology

MCSP 2011 Christian Service

3

BIBL 1414 Prophets

BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

BIBL 1321 Gospels

MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

MCSP 2011 Christian Service

4

BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

THEO 3347 Apologetics

PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation

Elective


(Full-time Students)

Year

Fall

Spring

Summer

1

GNED 1301 Steward Your College Experience

HIST 2321 or HIST 2322 Western Civilization 1 or 2

SPAN 2307 Spanish Composition for Hispanic Heritage Learners 1

BIBL 1311 Pentateuch

SPAN 2308 Spanish Composition for Hispanic Heritage Learners 2

BIBL 1321 Gospels

COSC 1317 Introduction to Computing

BIBL 1312 Historical Literature

MSMN 1302 Principles of Biblical Teaching

MSSF 3011 Spiritual Formation

2

SPAN 3307 Public Speaking in Spanish

BIBL 1213 Wisdom Literature

BIBL 1414 Prophets

MCSP 2011 Christian Service

BIBL 1322 Acts and Pauline Epistles

PHIL 2304 Introduction to Philosophy

MSMN 2302 Foundations of Spiritual Life

MCSP 2011 Christian Service

BIBL 1323 General Epistles and Revelation

Elective

THEO 3347 Apologetics

MSSF 3012 Spiritual Formation