Undergraduate Degree Programs

Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES – AABS:

Pre-requisite: High School Diploma or GED
Requirements: Completion of 60 credits
Format: Textbook, Research and Exams

This Associates of Arts in Biblical Studies (AABS) program of study will provide the student with a Major in Biblical Studies. Upon completion of the program the student will have a firm foundation in the Scriptures, and an understanding of the principle Biblical doctrines. One will also gain an understanding of the nature, mission and ministry of the local church, in addition to the global mission thereof. He/she will have a good comprehension of God’s plan for the world and for man, and have acquired the necessary skills to effectively witness and minister the Gospel within one’s own ministry, and gain an understanding of their calling.

Course Requirements:

In order to graduate with an Associates of Arts in Biblical Studies (AABS), the student must have satisfactorily completed the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 60 credits total requirement
  2. Completion of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum
  3. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0
  4. All financial obligations with MCU settled
  5. Recommendation of the Faculty for graduation

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES – BABS:

Pre-requisite: High School Diploma or GED
Requirements: Completion of 120 credits
Format: Textbook, Research and Exams

Objectives: This Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (BABS) program of study will provide the student with a Major in Biblical Studies. Upon completion of the program the student will have a firm foundation in the Scriptures, and an understanding of the principle Biblical doctrines. One will also gain an understanding of the nature, mission and ministry of the local church, in addition to the global mission thereof. He/she will have a good comprehension of God’s plan for the world and for man, and have acquired the necessary skills to effectively witness and minister the Gospel within one’s own ministry, and gain an understanding of their calling.

Course Requirements:

In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (BABS), the student must have satisfactorily completed the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 120 credits total requirement
  2. Completion of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum
  3. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0
  4. All financial obligations with MCU settled
  5. Recommendation of the Faculty for graduation

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION – BACE:

Pre-requisite: High School Diploma or GED
Requirements: Completion of 120 credits
Format: Textbook, Research and Exams

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to serve in the teaching ministry of the local church. While this degree is not an educator certification program, the successful completion of this curriculum will allow students to interpret the Bible properly, demonstrate a working knowledge of the history and application of Christian theology, preach and teach the gospel in a local cultural setting, conduct programs in their local churches that will facilitate the ongoing vitality of the Christian faith, teach courses in schools and/or administer programs in education, and pursue advanced academic studies.

Course Requirements:

In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education (BACE), the student must have satisfactorily completed the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 120 credits total requirement
  2. Completion of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum
  3. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0
  4. All financial obligations with MCU settled
  5. Recommendation of the Faculty for graduation

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP – BACL:

Pre-requisite: High School Diploma or GED
Requirements: Completion of 120 credits
Format: Textbook, Research and Exams

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education equips students to learn and apply sound Biblical leadership training such as values, vision, planning, motivation, and organizational development to embrace, understand, and live as an effective ministry leader. In addition to the 120 credit hours of academic studies, students are required to fulfill the Leadership in Action requirement.

Objectives

  • Identify and develop a Christ-centered personal image with a strong leadership foundation to change the world by advancing the Kingdom of God.
  • Develop leaders to reach their potential in service, including mentoring, diverse teams, understanding and communicating the Word of God.
  • Provide practical ministry opportunities that transform individuals and/or organizations.

Course Requirements:

In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Leadership (BACL), the student must have satisfactorily completed the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 120 credits total requirement
  2. Completion of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum
  3. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0
  4. All financial obligations with MCU settled
  5. Recommendation of the Faculty for graduation

Bachelor of Divinity

BACHELOR OF DIVINITY – BDIV:

Pre-requisite: High School Diploma or GED
Requirements: Completion of 120 credits
Format: Textbook, Research and Exams

The Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) is the first of its kind in the United States. Currently the Bachelor of Divinity degree is a degree previously only offered in England and a few other countries overseas.  Usually a student only has the option for a divinity degree at the graduate level – Master of Divinity (MDiv). However, MCU has identified the need and created this degree at the Baccalaureate level.  The academic department has intertwined the Bachelor of Divinity’s (BDiv) curriculum to prepare students for a Divinity degree at the Graduate level.  You will thoroughly enjoy the carefully selected courses in this program that includes introduction to the Hebrew and Greek languages.

The courses in the Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div.) program are focused on Christian Theology, Interpretation, and Biblical Languages within interpretation.  They entail the study of Christian scriptures, historical development, world religions, doctrines, and practices. They offer a formation of learning for students preparing for ordained ministry.

Course Requirements:

In order to graduate with a Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv), the student must have satisfactorily completed the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 120 credits total requirement
  2. Completion of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum
  3. A minimum overall GPA of 2.0
  4. All financial obligations with MCU settled
  5. Recommendation of the Faculty for graduation

Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies

MASTER OF ARTS IN BIBLICAL STUDIES – MABS:

Pre-requisite: Baccalaureate or equivalent from a recognized and accredited institution
Requirements: Completion of 36 credits
Format: Textbook, Research and Exams

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) program provides students with an in-depth, graduate-level understanding of the Old and New testaments, as well as the Hebrew Bible. When you complete the program, you will be ready to continue your educational journey or begin an exciting career of service.

The degree program requires 36 credit hours, including a 21-hour core curriculum consisting of courses with a strong biblical emphasis. The seven courses that make up this core include:

  • Introduction to Graduate Biblical Studies
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Advanced Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Old Testament Theology
  • Studies in Biblical Backgrounds
  • Advanced Introduction to the New Testament
  • New Testament Theology

Course Requirements:

In order to graduate with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS), the student must have satisfactorily completed the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 36 credits total requirement
  2. A minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  3. All financial obligations with MCU settled

Recommendation of the Faculty for graduation

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

MASTER OF ARTS IN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP – MACL:

Pre-requisite: Baccalaureate or equivalent from a recognized and accredited institution
Requirements: Completion of 36 credits
Format: Textbook, Research and Exams

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL) prepares students for organizational leadership roles in church, parachurch, missions, and marketplace contexts. The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership offers a balance of ministry, Bible and theology courses to give you the preparation you need in theological understanding, biblical truth and practical ministry experience.

Course Requirements:

In order to graduate with a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership (MACL), the student must have satisfactorily completed the following requirements:

  1. Completion of 36 credits total requirement
  2. A minimum overall GPA of 2.5
  3. All financial obligations with MCU settled
  4. Recommendation of the Faculty for graduation