AA/AS to

BA in Biblical Studies

AA/AS to Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Transfer Program (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.

AA/AS to Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Transfer Program (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.

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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AA/AS to BABS Core Curriculum

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)

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)

Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry 1
Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry 2

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.