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.
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)
|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 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|
|BI 201||Introduction to Christian Education||4|
|BI 202||Church Administration||4|
|BI 303||History of the Christian Church||4|
|BI 311||Introduction to Mission||4|
Elective Courses (32 Credits):
Choose 8 courses from the Business Administration major. See the course list of Business Administration for more information.