Associate Of Arts In Biblical Studies (A.A.B.S.)


Program Description and Objectives

This program is designed to equip students to study more effectively the scriptures of the Old and New Testament as well as offering training in general studies areas. The students will develop a solid biblical and theological foundation and identify the values necessary to guide ethical conduct and social responsibility.

Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies (A.A.B.S.) program is based on 96 quarter credits, which consists of 48 quarter credits of major courses, 36quarter credits of General Education courses and 12quarter credits of elective (business major)courses. The program lasts two academic years.

Student Learning Outcomes

At the successful completion of the Associate Degree program the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the Scriptures, as evidenced by successful completion of the coursework within the program and improved scores on a standardized Bible test.
2. Define and systematically summarize one’s theological understanding as evidenced by a comprehensive, personal statement of faith.
3. Present a reasoned defense of one’s beliefs that is intellectually and rationally sound.
4. Apply biblical principles in his lifestyle and ministry internship.
5. Communicate effectively the Gospel through sermons, Bible studies, and/or witnessing, in the context of his gifts and calling, whether at home or on the mission field.

Method of Education

Classes incorporate lectures, instructional work in class, demonstrations, one-on-one tutorials, library research, and comprehensive examinations on the Bible. Instruction for courses is conducted on campus in a classroom setting as well as online.

Graduation Requirements

The College confers an Associate Degree on those students who have fulfilled the following conditions:
1. Completion of one of the programs offered by the College with a grade point average of a 2.0 or above. A minimum of 45 credits must have been taken at ICC.
2. Evidence of dependability and progress in Christian ministry as mutually evaluated by the directors of student ministries and of the candidate’s chosen program.
3. Evidence of approved Christian character
4. Approval of the faculty and board of trustees


Program Outline (96 Credits)

General Education Courses (36 Credits)

Communication Courses:
CE 100 Introduction to English Composition 4 Credits
CE 101 Introduction to English Writing & Research 4 Credits
CE 102 Speech Communication 4 Credits
CE 103 Introduction to Literature 4 Credits
Humanities and Fine Arts Courses:
HA 100 World Literature 4 Credits
HA 101 U.S. History 4 Credits
HA 102 World History 4 Credits
HA 103 History of World Religions 4 Credits
HA 104 Introduction to Philosophy 4 Credits
HA 105 Introduction to Ethics 4 Credits
HA 106 Greek I 4 Credits
HA 108 Introduction to Archaeology 4 Credits
Behavior and Social Science Courses:
SB 100 Introduction to Business 4 Credits
SB 101 Introduction to Law 4 Credits
SB 102 Introduction to Sociology 4 Credits
SB 103 Introduction to Psychology 4 Credits
SB 104 U.S. Government 4 Credits
SB 105 Introduction to International Relations 4 Credits
SB 106 Critical Thinking 4 Credits
SB 109 Introduction to Economics 4 Credits
SB 110 Introduction to Personal Finance 4 Credits
SB 111 Introduction to Law II 4 Credits
SB 112 Introduction to Administration 4 Credits
Science and Mathematics Courses:
SM 101 College Algebra 4 Credits
SM 102 College Statistics I 4 Credits
SM 103 College Calculus 4 Credits
SM 104 Introduction to Health Science 4 Credits
SM 106 Introduction to Alternative Medicine 4 Credits
SM 107 Biology 4 Credits
SM 108 Chemistry 4 Credits

Major Courses (48 Credits)

NT 101Introduction to the New Testament4
NT 102New Testament History4
NT 104Synoptic Gospel4
NT 105Pauline Epistles I4
NT 201Pauline Epistles II4
OT 101Introduction to the Old Testament4
OT 115Introduction to the O.T. Prophets4
OT 202Old Testament History4
OT 205Pentateuch4
OT 215Minor Prophets4
TH 201Systematic Theology I4
TH 202Systematic Theology II4

Elective Courses (12 Credits)

BI 301Romans4
BI 302Hermeneutics4
BI 303History of the Christian Church4
BI 310Homiletics4
BI 311Introduction to Mission4
BI 312Evangelism4

OR Choose 3 courses from the Business Administration major. Please see the course list of Business Administration for more information.