Program Description and Objectives
This program focuses more depth on historical geography and relevant ancient cultural contexts in the interpretation of the Old and New Testaments. The students 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 enabling skills for autonomous learning and to develop a deep understanding in a specific area of knowledge.
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. 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. All instruction is conducted in a classroom setting.
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).