Program Overview

Ecclesia College's Associate Degree in Biblical Studies provides students with a convenient, time-efficient track to a career in ministry. The program is designed to improve the depth of students' biblical knowledge and practical understanding of the scriptures. Students acquire demonstrable skills through witnessing effective contexts of ministry and biblical teaching. Earning an associate degree can present many opportunities to students over the course of their lives. According to the Census Bureau, individuals with associate's degrees earn an average of $400,000 more over there lifetimes than those who hold only a high school diploma. An associate degree in biblical studies can also open up doors to a variety of fulfilling and meaningful career positions in various ministry contexts.

The Associate Degree in Biblical Studies consists of 64 credit hours that may be completed entirely online. This format provides a great deal of flexibility to adult learners who have family, job, and community responsibilities to fulfill along with their pursuit of an education. The curriculum contains a number of fascinating Biblical and Theological courses such as Life of Christ, Old and New Testament Survey, Christian Foundations, and Apologetics: Evidence for Faith. The program also includes a minimum of 21 credit hours in general studies core classes that are intended to cultivate a well-rounded foundation of knowledge and experiences. For individuals interested in increased earning potential and a career in ministry, Ecclesia College offers an ideal option for associate education.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Association for Biblical Higher Education, Commission on Accreditation

    School Overview

    Ecclesia College is a small, four-year, private Christian college situated in Springdale, Arkansas. Founded in 1975, Ecclesia has strong ties with the Christian community and retains a mission that “mentors effective leaders to strengthen the foundations of society through the life and values of Christ.”

    Students at Ecclesia pursue a liberal arts education and can earn associate's degrees and bachelor's degrees. Students who wish to participate in Ecclesia’s education programs from a distance may also do so. Several degrees are offered completely through distance learning. This institution is a “work college,” therefore students will work as a part of the education process through a work learning program. All students are required to work, no matter if they have financial need, or are in a special academic program. Work varies from helping in the on-campus clinic to having a teaching assistantship. In exchange for participating in the student work program, students receive credit towards their tuition costs.

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