Associate of Science

Objectives

All Associate of Science degrees are designed to help you achieve several goals:

  1. As a student, you will achieve a measure of confidence and proficiency in the ability read, write, think, research, and speak.
  2. As a Christian, you will also achieve a basic understanding of the content of the Bible, with particular attention paid to essential truths and their implications for conduct, to the life of Jesus, and to how the Church began and spread in the first century. You will also increasingly know God and grow in Christ-likeness.
  3. As a leader, you will demonstrate servanthood, be able to handle basic tasks in evangelistic, worship, and teaching programs of the local church, and embrace the importance of trying to shape the contemporary church around the New Testament model.

Description

The Associate of Science is a college degree which can be completed in two years. While not intended to prepare you for vocational church work, it is designed to build a student’s ability to work effectively in a church, to set a solid Christian foundation before entering the work force, or to lead into cooperative programs at other colleges.

An Associate of Science degree has three components:

  1. General Education Core, a 23-credit series of courses which covers a broad range of languages, humanities, social sciences, and other general studies.
  2. Bible Core, a 16-credit series of courses which covers introductory studies in theology and the Bible.
  3. Concentration, a 25-credit series of courses based on the specific field of ministry you choose as a student to pursue. The concentrations available at BBC are explained in detail on pages 63-69.

General Education Core (23 credits)

General Studies (1 credit)

GENL 1010

Bible College Navigator

1

Language and Communication (9 credits)

COMM 1010

Public Speaking

3

ENGL 1010

English Grammar & Composition

3

ENGL 1020

Research & Writing

3

Social Science (choose 3 credits*)

ANTH 2110

Cultural Anthropology

3

PSYCH 2110

General Psychology

3

SOCI 2110

Sociology

3

Philosophy (5 credits)

PHIL 1010

Christian Ethics

2

PHIL 2010

Christian Apologetics

3

Guided Electives (choose 3 credits*)

ASLA 1110/20

American Sign Language 1/2

3/3

HIST 2010

Survey of Church History

3

HIST 2110

Recent American History

3

FINA 2110

Personal Finances

3

LITR 2110

Introduction to Literature

3

LITR 2120

American Literature

3

LITR 2130

Classics of Christian Literature

3

NSCI 2110

Theory of Intelligent Design

3

MUSI 3110

Music History and Appreciation

3

PHIL 3110

Introduction to Philosophy

3

PHIL 3120

Logic

3

PHIL 3130

Worldviews

3

Electives (2 credits)

Open Electives (may include any course offered)

2

*Specific courses may be required in certain concentrations.

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Bible Core (16 credits)

Bible (10 credits)

BBLE 1010

Journey Through the Bible

3

BBNT 1010

New Testament Introduction

2

BBOT 1010

Old Testament Introduction

2

BBNT 1110

Acts of the Apostles

3

Theology (6 credits)

BBTH 1010

Survey of Bible Doctrine

3

BBTH 2010

Biblical Interpretation and Resources

3

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Concentration (25 credits)

See pages 63-69 for program descriptions.

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Associate of Science Degree (64 credits)