Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (B.A.B.S.)


Program Description and Objectives

This program focuses more on depth when exploring the historical geography and relevant ancient cultural contexts in the interpretation of the Old and New Testaments. The student will develop written research works and evaluate modern cultural trends. The objective of the program is to help the student attain a fundamental grounding in Biblical Studies, including an introduction to the theory, major Christian doctrines and practice of Church ministry. The program allows students to master skills for autonomous learning and develop a deep understanding in a specific area of knowledge.

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (B.A.B.S.) program is based on 180 quarter credits, which consists of 80 quarter credits of major courses, 68 quarter credits of General Education courses and 32 quarter credits of elective (business major)courses. The program lasts four academic years.

Student Learning Outcomes
At the successful completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (B.A.B.S.) program the student will be able to:
1. Explain the canonical and theological significance of select biblical books.
2. Evaluate the exegetical and theological soundness of recent perspectives.
3. Analyze the development of central biblical-theological themes.
4. Be proficient in biblical exposition for teaching/preaching in professional.

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 90 quarter 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.

In addition to the course work, the student must be examined on his/her knowledge of the Bible by a written examination. To pass, a student must correctly answer a minimum of 100 out of 150 questions (75 from the Old Testament and 75 from the New Testament).


Program Outline (180 Credits)

General Education Courses (68 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 (80 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
BI 201Introduction to Christian Education4
BI 202Church Administration4
BI 301Romans4
BI 302Hermeneutics4
BI 303History of the Christian Church4
BI 310Homiletics4
BI 311Introduction to Mission4
BI 312Evangelism4

Elective Courses (32 Credits):

Choose 8 courses from the Business Administration major. See the course list of Business Administration for more information.