Associate of Arts in

Christian Ministry

Associate of Arts in
Christian Ministry (AACM)
60 units

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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 a full-time load of 12 units each trimester, the program can be completed in two years. Course availability, student load, adherence to student advisement, and other factors may extend or shorten the anticipated completion timeline.

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 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 by the faculty based on demonstrated moral integrity.

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Southern California Seminary is more than just another Bible seminary, offering generic degrees in Ministry and Theology. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of biblical study and truth. Our distinctives cumulatively make our institution unique among biblical seminaries in a day and age where the Word of God is not taken at face value, and core doctrines are being diluted.

You have goals. Southern California Seminary can help you achieve them. Do you need a bachelor’s degree to help fulfill God’s call on your life? Do you need a master’s or doctoral degree to take the next step in your ministry or career? SCS has a program—either Online or On-Campus—designed to renew your mind and deepen your faith in Jesus Christ.

 SCS is seeking students with a hunger for learning about God and a desire to dig deeper into the Bible. From your first visit until your graduation, we will strive to support you in your spiritual growth, and prepare you to minister in the 21st century.

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Core Curriculum

BIBLICAL STUDIES – 6 UNITS

  • BH-103 BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION
  • NT-245 ANALYSIS OF ROMANS

THEOLOGY – 6 UNITS

  • TH-204 DOCTRINE OF THE BIBLE
  • TH-220 SYSTEMS OF THEOLOGY

INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES – 8 UNITS

  • AP-100 BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW
  • PM-100 SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES
  • AP-201 APOLOGETICS AND EVANGELISM

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 AND HUMANITIES – 6 UNITS

  • FA-101 INTRODUCTION TO FINE ART
  • PH-101 INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY

NATURAL SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS – 9 UNITS

  • MA-120 MATHEMATICS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION
  • NS-110 INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCE
  • NS-203 SCIENTIFIC MODELS OF ORIGINS

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES – 6 UNITS

  • HI-210 U.S. HISTORY
  • HI-220 U.S. GOVERNMENT, CHURCH & STATE

OPEN ELECTIVES – 6 UNITS

Our Distinctives

Southern California Seminary is more than just another Bible seminary — more than just another Christian College or Christian University. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of biblical study and truth. Our distinctives cumulatively make our institution unique among biblical seminaries in a day and age where the Word of God is not taken at face value, and core doctrines are being diluted.

Our Mission

Southern California Seminary’s mission is to bring glory to God by assisting local churches to equip believers of various cultures and languages to live and minister biblically based on the inerrant Word of God. This equipping includes building biblical knowledge, Christian character, and ministry skills—all at modest tuition.

Our Purpose

Southern California Seminary is a private institution of higher education dedicated to teaching from the inerrant Word of God. Here you will learn about God from His book – the Bible. As a ministry of Shadow Mountain Community Church, under the leadership of Dr. David Jeremiah, SCS offers the highest quality of biblical education with a tuition that is refreshingly affordable.

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