BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (BABS):
The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (BABS) is a 120 credit undergraduate degree offering a comprehensive curriculum in the different aspects of the Bible including the Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels. Students of biblical studies will learn how to interpret the bible within a historical context and look at the philosophical aspects of religion and practical aspects of ministry.
The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies may qualify graduates to become ministers, missionaries, evangelists, youth leaders, worship coordinators, or in other ministerial capacities normally considered “professional” church ministry.
BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (BATS):
The Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies is a 120 credit undergraduate degree and is designed for students who wish to enter into vocational careers within the ministry. Students who have completed this degree program will have gained a mastery of the important concepts of the Bible and should be able to clearly express these concepts through teaching, preaching and writing.
MASTER OF ARTS IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (MATS):
The Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) satisfies a variety of broad academic and vocational purposes. It can be appropriate to the minister, layman or beginning academic as an entry level Master’s Degree in theology. It is often geared toward individuals seeking an introductory graduate degree in religion for service in a supportive role in their local congregation.