Associate of Arts & Bible

The Associate of Arts & Bible is designed to prepare the graduate for transfer to an upper-level degree program at Northwestern or another institution.

This program is offered through an online format so you can learn and study when and where it's convenient for you. The Associate of Arts & Bible is granted upon completion of 60 credits as specified below.

General education and elective credit information is listed after Biblical Studies requirements below. For complete course descriptions see the catalog.

Course Information

Foundation Courses15 credits

Foundations of a Biblical Worldview6 credits

  • BIB1005 – Progress of Redemption – 2 credits
  • BIA1005 – Spiritual Formation – 2 credits
  • Old Testament or New Testament History & Literature – 2 credits

Foundations of Communication9 credits

  • ENG1105 – Composition – 4 credits
  • ENG2205 –Critical Thinking and Writing – 2 credits
  • SPE1075 – Public Speaking – 3 credits

Exploration Courses27 credits

Examining the Human Condition9 credits

  • HIS1005 – History of Western Civilization – 4 credits
  • Social Sciences – 4 credits
  • Fitness & Wellness –1 credit

Reflecting God's Image: Fine Arts & Literature4-6 credits

  • Fine Arts – 2-4 credits
  • Literature – 2-4 credits

Engaging Communities & Cultures4-6 credits

  • BIA2026 – Christianity & Culture – 2
  • Cross Cultural or Modern World Language – 2-4 credits

Understanding the Natural World: Science & Mathematics8 credits

  • Mathematics – 4 credits
  • Lab Science – 4 credits

Immersion Courses10 credits

Biblical Worldview: Texts & Applications4-8 credits

  • Exposition – 2-4 credits
  • Spiritual Formation & Integration – 2-4 credits

Biblical Worldview: Theory & Contexts2-6 credits

  • Theological Philosophy – 2-4 credits

Open Elective Courses8 credits

  • Select any courses to bring the total credits earned up to at least 60 credits.