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

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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 (businessmajor)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. apply research methodologies to identified topics related to biblical studies
2. communicate the message of the Scriptures to identified audiences
3. utilize historical geography and relevant ancient cultural contexts in the interpretation of the Old Testament and New Testament.
4. create action plans to impact personal, familial, or ecclesiastical life through the interpretation of Scripture
5. implement a strategy for enhancing your spiritual life

Method of Education

Classes incorporate lectures, instructional work in class, demonstrations, one-on-one tutorials, library research, and comprehensive examinations on the Bible. All instruction is conducted in a classroom setting.

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 “C”or above. A minimum of 45 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).