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Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry (AACM) — 60 units

The curriculum leading to the Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry (AACM) degree is a 60-unit course of instruction designed to give students a basic biblical and theological foundation in preparation for a wide variety of Christian ministries. By taking 12 units each trimester, the program can be completed in about two years. The AACM degree is not available to international students in the Korean and Spanish languages.

Biblical Studies – 6 units

  • BI-103 Biblical Interpretation
  • NT-245 Analysis of Romans

Theology – 6 units

  • TH-204 Doctrine of the Bible
  • TH-220 Systems of Theology

Interdisciplinary Studies – 6 units

  • PM-100 Spiritual Disciplines
  • AP-201 Apologetics & Evangelism

Communication Skills – 9 units

  • RS-100 Critical Thinking and Writing
  • EN-101 English Composition 1
  • CM-101 Communication Skills

Arts & Humanities – 6 units

  • FA-101 Introduction to Fine Arts
  • PH-101 Introduction to Philosophy

Natural Science and Mathematics – 9 units

  • MA-120 Mathematics for General Education
  • NS-110 Introduction to Natural Sciences
  • NS-203 Scientific Models of Origins

Social and Behavioral Sciences – 6 units

  • HI-210 U.S. History
  • HI-220 U.S. Government, Church & State

Electives – 12 units

Elective 1: _______________
Elective 2: _______________
Elective 3: _______________
Elective 4: _______________

AACM Program Details

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Program Objectives

The purpose of the AACM program is achieved by enabling students to:
 

  1. Communicate a foundational knowledge of the Bible, including key biblical themes such as: creation, fall, judgment, redemption, and eternal destiny;
  2. Demonstrate a developing proficiency in language arts, humanities, and the sciences within a Christian worldview;
  3. Manifest the Christian faith within a contemporary cultural setting, having developed a biblical worldview and apologetic for Christian values and conduct;
  4. Pursue further development of their knowledge, talents, and unique spiritual gifting, with a view to their ongoing relatedness to both the church and society at-large.
Graduation Requirements

Candidates for the AACM degree must meet the general graduation requirements and:
 

  1. Complete 60 units of undergraduate level courses including a minimum of 18 units of Biblical and interdisciplinary, and 30 units of general education.
  2. Complete at least 15 units within the AACM program at SCS.
  3. Complete the program curriculum with no less than a 2.0 GPA.
  4. Submit a petition to graduate to the Registrar by the deadline in the Academic Calendar.
  5. Settle all financial obligations to SCS.
  6. Be recommended by the faculty based on demonstrated moral integrity.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (BABS) — 120 units

The curriculum leading to the BABS degree is a 120-unit course of instruction designed to develop Christian character, a sound knowledge of the English Bible, and the skills appropriate for ministry in a local church, mission field, or other Christian ministry. By taking 12 units each trimester, the program can be completed in four years. Students who have earned an Associates degree may request to have their transcript reviewed to see if they qualify for the AA/AS to Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.

A minor provides a structured selection of courses to augment or complement the student’s major by broadening a student’s academic experience or serving as preparation for a specific career.

Biblical Studies – 30 units

  • BH–103 Biblical Interpretation
  • BH–207 Inductive Bible Study
  • OT–203 OT Survey 1: Pentateuch
  • OT–205 OT Survey 2: Historical Books
  • OT–207 OT Survey 3: Poetical Books
  • OT–209 OT Survey 4: Prophetical Books
  • NT–218 NT Survey 1: Gospels and Acts
  • NT–219 NT Survey 2: Pauline Epistles and Hebrews
  • NT–220 NT Survey 3: General Epistles and Revelation
  • NT–245 Analysis of Romans

Theology – 13 units

  • TH–204 Doctrine of the Bible
  • TH–220 Systems of Theology
  • TH–300 Christian Theology
  • RS–451 Doctrinal Summary 1 (Trimester)
  • RS–452 Doctrinal Summary 2 (Trimester)

Interdisciplinary Studies – 17 units

  • PM–100 Spiritual Disciplines
  • AP–201 Apologetics and Evangelism
  • PM–201 Biblical Discipleship
  • PM–451 Ministry Internship 1 (Trimester)
  • PM–452 Ministry Internship 2 (Trimester)
  • Plus Any Two Ministry Skill Courses:

                                     __________

                                          _______

Communication Skills – 12 units

  • RS–100 Critical Thinking and Writing
  • EN–101 English Composition 1
  • EN–102 English Composition 2
  • CM–101 Communication Skills

Arts & Humanities – 15 units

  • FA–101 Introduction to Fine Art
  • Plus Any Two Arts and Humanities Courses:

                                                                  

                                                                  
 
Plus Two Languages Courses:

  • BL–301 Elementary Greek 1 and BL–302 Elementary Greek 2
  • or BL–351 Elementary Hebrew 1 and BL–352 Elementary Hebrew 2

Natural Science and Mathematics – 9 units

  • NS–110 Introduction to Natural Science
  • NS–203 Scientific Models of Origins
  • MA–120 Mathematics for General Education

Social and Behavioral Sciences – 12 units

  • HI–210 U.S. History
  • HI–220 U.S. Government: Church and State
  • Plus Any Two Social/Behavioral Science Courses:

                                                                   

                                                                   

Open Electives – 12 units

Elective 1: _______________
Elective 2: _______________
Elective 3: _______________
Elective 4: _______________

 

*Electives allow the student to broaden the scope of studies and to study more thoroughly a particular subject. The student may take as an elective any course that is offered.

The Theology Minor is designed to provide students with the perfect complement to a Biblical Studies Major, as it builds upon the student’s knowledge of the Old and New Testaments by connecting this understanding to historical views held by the Christian Church in order to better understand the Christian tradition as it is expressed in evangelical Christianity today.
 

  • TH-311 Theology 1: God and Angels
  • TH-312 Theology 2: Man, Sin, and Salvation
  • TH-313 Theology 3: Christ, and the Holy Spirit
  • TH-314 Theology 4: The Church, and Last Things

The Apologetics Minor is a fitting counterpart to a Biblical Studies Major, as it is designed to prepare students to defend the robust Christian worldview from challenges in this age of unbelief and attack. Students will be prepared biblically, scientifically, and philosophically to confront objections and defend the faith.
 

  • AP-311 Apologetics 1: Logic
  • AP-312 Apologetics 2: Philosophy of Religion
  • AP-313 Apologetics 3: Epistemology
  • AP-314 Apologetics 4: Ethics

The Human Growth and Development Minor is designed to give students a biblically-based understanding of the biological, familial, environmental, social, cultural, and spiritual influences on healthy development, and to offer basic communication and counseling skills in helping people through developmental milestones across the lifespan.
 

  • PY-101 General Psychology
  • SS-301 Marriage and Family
  • SS-321 Interpersonal Conflict Resolution
  • SS-330 Human Growth and Development

Plus Three of the Following Electives:

  • SS-203 Cultural Anthropology
  • CO-331 Counseling Theories and Techniques
  • CO-332 Legal and Professional Issues in Counseling
  • PY-405 Abnormal Psychology
BABS Program Details

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Program Objectives

The purpose of the BABS program is achieved by enabling students to:
 

  1. Explain and summarize the Bible, including a comprehensive understanding of the major books.
  2. Defend a theological position based on a grammatical-historical hermeneutic and apply it to contemporary issues.
  3. Present an increasing likeness to Christ as manifested in love for God, love for others, and the fruit of the Spirit.
  4. Become more involved in a local church, global missions, and/or other ministries with which they are associated by means of leadership and communication skills, evangelism, and Christian service.
Graduation Requirements

Each candidate for the BABS degree must meet the general graduation requirements and:
 

  1. Complete all 120 units of undergraduate level courses.
  2. Complete at least 33 units at SCS.
  3. Complete the program curriculum with not less than a 2.0 GPA.
  4. Submit a petition to graduate to the Registrar by the deadline in the Academic Calendar.
  5. Settle all financial obligations to SCS.
  6. Be recommended for the BABS degree by the faculty based on demonstrated moral integrity.

AA/AS to BABS — 66 units

This transfer policy is designed for students who have already completed an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) from an accredited institution. Students who have earned an Associates degree may request to have their transcript reviewed to see if they qualify for this transfer policy. The transferring Associates degree must have no fewer than 60 units of academic course work including 45 units of general education units and may not be a vocational or specialized degree. The transfer degree GPA must be a minimum of 2.0. The AA/AS to Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies includes 66-units of course-work that leads to the completion of the BABS program. By taking 12 units each trimester, students can typically complete the AA/AS to BABS in two years.

Biblical Studies – 30 units

  • BH–103 Biblical Interpretation
  • BH–207 Inductive Bible Study
  • OT–203 OT Survey 1: Pentateuch
  • OT–205 OT Survey 2: Historical Books
  • OT–207 OT Survey 3: Poetical Books
  • OT–209 OT Survey 4: Prophetical Books
  • NT Survey 1: Gospels and Acts NT–219
  • NT Survey 2: Pauline Epistles and Hebrews
  • NT–220 NT Survey 3: General Epistles and Revelation
  • NT–245 Analysis of Romans

Theology – 13 units

  • TH–204 Doctrine of the Bible
  • TH–220 Systems of Theology
  • TH–300 Christian Theology
  • RS–451 Doctrinal Summary 1 (Trimester)
  • RS–452 Doctrinal Summary 2 (Trimester)

Interdisciplinary Studies – 23 units

  • RS–100 Critical Thinking and Writing
  • PM–100 Spiritual Disciplines
  • AP–201 Apologetics and Evangelism
  • NS–203 Scientific Models of Origin
  • PM–451 Ministry Internship 1 (Trimester)
  • PM-452 Ministry Internship 2 (Trimester)
  • Plus Two Language Courses: (BL-301 and BL-302 or BL351 and BL352)
BABS Program Details

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Program Objectives

The purpose of the BABS program is achieved by enabling students to:
 

  1. Explain and summarize the Bible, including a comprehensive understanding of the major books.
  2. Defend a theological position based on a grammatical-historical hermeneutic and apply it to contemporary issues.
  3. Present an increasing likeness to Christ as manifested in love for God, love for others, and the fruit of the Spirit.
  4. Become more involved in a local church, global missions, and/or other ministries with which they are associated by means of leadership and communication skills, evangelism, and Christian service.
Graduation Requirements

Each candidate for the BABS degree must meet the general graduation requirements and:
 

  1. Complete all 130 units of undergraduate level courses.
  2. Complete at least 33 units at SCS.
  3. Complete the program curriculum with not less than a 2.0 GPA.
  4. Submit a petition to graduate to the Registrar by the deadline in the Academic Calendar.
  5. Settle all financial obligations to SCS.
  6. Be recommended for the BABS degree by the faculty based on demonstrated moral integrity.

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