Program Overview

Ecclesia College's Bachelor in Biblical Studies program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive foundation of knowledge of the biblical record. This degree is ideal for those who desire greater depth and breadth of biblical study for personal enrichment and who wish to prepare for a future in preaching and/or teaching ministry. Students become involved in practical experiences to develop competency in communicating the Gospel in a variety of contexts. Graduates of this program should be able to demonstrate essential knowledge of the New Testament Greek (Koine) language and be able to use skillfully contemporary Biblical study aids. The curriculum is intended to broaden students' understanding of the local Church ("ecclesia") and its world mission in fulfillment of the Great Commission.

The Bachelor in Biblical Studies program consists of 128 credit hours that can be completed entirely online. This delivery format is used to provide busy students with a convenient track to their bachelor degree. 55 credit hours are spent to increase depth of Biblical and theoretical knowledge, including interpreting the Bible (hermeneutics), Biblical preaching (homiletics), a minimum of nine hours in theological studies, and a course in Church History. An additional 42 credit hours are earned through General Studies core courses, providing students with a well-rounded education. Ecclesia College's Bachelor program in Biblical Studies can be a meaningful, challenging, and convenient degree for those looking to increase Biblical knowledge and to work in ministry.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    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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