Associate of Arts: General Studies
Barclay College offers an Associate of Arts in General Studies degree for students who are interested in utilizing the time they spend earning an Associate Degree to learn about a wide variety of core subjects before they specialize their degree into any one field. The benefit of a general studies degree is that they are typically universally accepted as the basis for future bachelor education in a variety of subjects in liberal arts, science, math, business, and other fields.
The program consists of classroom courses which emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education which will be applicable on the job. Those classes include computer applications, survey of Bible and theology, Bible study methods, new testament survey, the gospels, survey in foundations ministry, intercultural ministry, spiritual formation, college writing, research and writing, fundamentals of speech, humanities, introduction to philosophy, general psychology, introduction to sociology, math elective, science elective, general studies, social and behavioral studies, marriage and family, personal finance management, and personal evangelism.
Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate that the student has been able to apply the principles they have learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional in their field. These qualifications include but are not limited to the ability to demonstrate acquired skills and knowledge in general education areas that are the foundation to life skills and further education, to demonstrate basic knowledge in bible and ministry which will provide the basis for further study, to demonstrate a basic knowledge in several areas of liberal studies, and to develop a broad understanding of the Bible.
Degree Level: Associate
Delivery Format: 100% Online
Accreditation & Licensing
Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation
Quaker settlers established the Kansas Central Bible Training School in Haviland, Kansas in 1917, and for most of the twentieth century, the school operated as Friends Bible College. Then in 1990, recognizing the achievements of the first Quaker theologian, Robert Barclay, the college was renamed Barclay College. Though transitions and name changes have occurred, Barclay College remains true to its Christian-based heritage and resides on about seventeen acres in the small town of Haviland, Kansas. Barclay College also maintains an online campus for distance learners.
With a focus on Christianity, Barclay College strongly encourages all students to devote a portion of their academic career to service. Service is measured in units, and Barclay expects students to earn at least one unit of service per semester. To facilitate a service connection, Barclay College’s website links students to Christian service opportunities extending from the Haviland community to distant locations as far away as China and Brazil.
Barclay College acknowledges the needs of learners by sponsoring diverse learning programs. Undergraduate students at Barclay can choose from bachelor’s and ssociate’s degrees, along with a host of minor options and two certificate programs. Furthermore, students can complete personal enrichment courses or opt to enroll in an adult degree completion program.
This program has not been ranked.
Be the first to write a review. Click the link below.