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.
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)
|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 101||Introduction to the New Testament||4|
|NT 102||New Testament History||4|
|NT 104||Synoptic Gospel||4|
|NT 105||Pauline Epistles I||4|
|NT 201||Pauline Epistles II||4|
|OT 101||Introduction to the Old Testament||4|
|OT 115||Introduction to the O.T. Prophets||4|
|OT 202||Old Testament History||4|
|OT 215||Minor Prophets||4|
|TH 201||Systematic Theology I||4|
|TH 202||Systematic Theology II||4|
Elective Courses (12 Credits)
|BI 303||History of the Christian Church||4|
|BI 311||Introduction to Mission||4|
OR Choose 3 courses from the Business Administration major. Please see the course list of Business Administration for more information.