Prerequisites: Associate Degree or Equivalent

 The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies provides the student with an understanding of the doctrines used     throughout the bible.

 Bachelor of Biblical Studies Track - 120 credit hours

Year 1 Courses of the Bachelor's Program without the Associate's Degree

BIB - 4023 Origins of the Bible – (3 credit hours) - Historically tracing and references of the original of the biblical canon. Students will gain insight and a great respect on the process of selecting the books of the bible (canon).

BIB - 4024 Doctrine of Man - 3 credit hours - This doctrine is not just restricted to Christianity but other religions recognize that because of this act of disobedience, man was  separated from God, his creator.   

BIB - 4025 Doctrine of Repentance 3 credit hours - This course notes the significance of Godly repentance (turning from sin) and provides evidence that this act of submission and humility must happen before anyone can successfully move forward in a relationship with God. Without repentance there is still a separation between God and His creation.

BIB - 4026 Doctrine of Faith - I.- 3 credit hours - The Importance of the doctrine, it’s definition, in the Word of God, and in Prayer.

BIB - 4027 Doctrine of Regeneration - 3 credit hours - Regeneration/New Birth -. Its’ nature.

BIB - 4028 Doctrine of Justification 3 credit hours - meaning, scripturally, pardon, and methods.

BIB - 4029 Doctrine of Adoption - 3 credit hours - The meaning of adoption – etymologically, scripturally, the time of adoption, and eternal. 

BIB - 4030 Doctrine of Sanctification - 3 credit hours - Sanctification - its meaning, when it takes place, dedication unto God, used of the divine nature, instant, progressive, and complete.

BIB - 4031 Doctrine of Prayer - 3 credit hours - Scriptures reveal the large and important place which the doctrine of Prayer. The Christian life cannot be sustained without it; it is the Christian's vital breath. Its importance is seen when we recall: That the neglect of prayer is grievous to the Lord (Isa. 43:21, 22; 64:6, 7, R. V.). That many evils in life are to be attributed to the lack of prayer (Zeph. 1:4-6; Dan. 9:13, 14, cf. Hosea 7:13, 14; 8:13, 14).

BIB - 4032 Doctrine of the Scripture – 3 credit hours - I. NAMES AND TITLES. II. INSPIRATION,  3. VIEWS, 4. The claims of the scriptures. 5. THE CHARACTER (OR DEGREES) OF INSPIRATION.

BIB - 4033  Doctrine of the Church - 3 credit hours - I.  Definitions/Distinctions  II. the Founding of the Church,  III.  Membership in the Church, IV.  The Church is Presented, V.  The Ordinances of the Church, VI. 

BIB - 4034 Doctrine of Pneumatology (The Holy Spirit) - 3 credit hours - The characteristics of the Holy Spirit and exactly who He is.

Year 2 Courses of the Bachelor's Program without Associate's Degree to include courses (4043 - 5401)

BIB - 4035 Christology - Study Jesus Christ - 3 credit hours - his course presents the person and work of Jesus Christ from His pre-existence to His Second Coming. Thus, acquainting the students with the major doctrines of Jesus Christ, while focusing on the centrality of Jesus Christ in all that Christianity teaches, believes, and practices.

BIB - 4036 Doctrine of Eschatology Christology - Last things - 3 credit hours - Eschatology is the study of the doctrine r teachings in the Bible concerning the end times, the return of Christ and the events that follow.

BIB - 4037 Old Testament Survey Part 1 - 3 credit hours - Explores the exciting times of ancient Israel. It includes topics such as the patriarchs, Israel’s trek to the Promised Land, David’s reign, Solomon’s kingdom, the kingdom of Judah, the exile, and the return from captivity.

BIB - 4038 Old Testament Survey Part 2 - 3 credit hours – Explores Job - Malachi

BIB - 4039 New Testament Survey - 3 credit hours - central theme-the person of Christ. Divisions are the synoptic Gospels, the Gospel of John, the Book of Acts, the Pauline Epistles in chronological order, the General Epistles, and the Book of Revelation.

BIB - 4040 Living the Christ-like Life - 3 credit hours - Taking Off & Putting On - central theme is the basis for Paul's practical   Instructions in his letter to the Colossians.

BIB - 4041 The Blood Covenant – (Author David Chapman)   3 credit hours - This courses teaches about blood covenant rituals and how God revealed His covenant Adam, Abraham, Moses, and the prophets as a picture of the blood of the everlasting covenant He made for us with the Lord Jesus Christ.

BIB - 4042 Homiletics - Interpreting and Applying the Bible.  - 3 credit hours - This course introduces you to the principles and processes of biblical interpretation and application. Emphasis will be placed on both theory and practice.  Within the framework of an exegetical method, you will learn to apply basic principles to selected passages from the Old and New Testaments.

Year 2 Courses of the Bachelor's Program with the Associate's Degree

BIB - 4043 Paul’s Letters -3 credit hours -  This course presents how to be right with God, yourself, and others.

BIB – 4044 -  All the Prophets  – (3 cr. Hours) - An introduction of nine different translations of the Bible. None of the translations differ on content communicated nor affect the accompanying commentary.  John R. Cross- Good Seed International. Kindle Edition.

BIB – 4045 -  Romans – (3 cr. Hours) - Paul’s letter to the Romans is an inspired masterpiece of doctrine highlighting God’s grace, truth, and redemption. Within its pages, the apostle shares his message of good news and eternal salvation with the church, advises believers on theological truths, gives practical applications for living the Christian life, and shows how God’s righteousness comes by grace alone through faith in Christ. The book of Romans underscores that Christianity is far more than just a doctrine—it is an essential road map for daily living. John McArthur – Kindle Edition

BIB – 4046 – Written Communication – (3 cr. Hours) -  This course teaches how to write reports, sermons, and reviews thesis and dissertation preparation.

BIB – 4047 – The Parable of Jesus – (3 cr. Hours) – This course is an indebt study of the parables of Jesus.

BIB – 4048 -  Biblical Beliefs – (3 cr. Hours)- The course teaches what lead to the early church's success. Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

BIB – 4049 – Growing Toward Spiritual Maturity - (3 cr. Hours) - Through identifying and understanding how we grow spiritually, this course will help you become more intentional in Bible study, prayer, lifestyle choices, evangelism, and spiritual gifts.  Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

BIB – 4050 – Church History (3 cr. Hours) - This course covers four major periods of church history: The Ancient Church, The Medieval Church, The Reformation Church, and The Modern Church. The focus of this study is to gain perspective, both comforting and challenging, to many current issues faced today. Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

BIB – 4051 – Christian Ethics – (3 cr. Hours) - This book explores a synthesis, viewed through the lens of Scripture, to formulate a strategy for today to distinguish between ethics and morals.

BIB – 4052 – Understanding Music & Worship - (3 cr. Hours) - The Understanding Music & Worship course focuses on the important role of music and worship in the life of the church. It provides a historical overview of music and worship, biblical foundations for both, and practical instruction on how to renew both in the local church.   Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

BIB – 4053 – Understanding Teaching - (3 cr. Hours) - Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

BIB – 4055 – Your Ministry of Evangelism - (3 cr. Hours) – This course covers the biblical foundations of evangelism, conversion and regeneration, how to lead a person to a decision for Christ, age-specific techniques, team efforts, visitation, disciple new believers, and the importance of prayer in the entire process of evangelism. Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition

CHT  5503 - Creation Therapy -  18 credit hours – See perquisite description

DOMV - 5401 -  6 credit hours - See perquisite description


BIB – 4054 – World Missions - (3 cr. Hours) – This course provides an overview of missions which will inspire you to pray for, work for, and give to missions as well as compel others to do the same.  Evangelical Training Association - Kindle Edition


Prerequisites: Associate Degree or Equivalent

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling is designed to provide the student with a better understanding of Christian counseling. Courses in this program are designed to equip ministry leaders with necessary skills to counsel using biblical perspectives for Christians. Upon completion of this program students receive credentials from the  National Christian Counseling Association (NCCA) in the form of certification and or licensure.  This faith-based licensure is not to be confused with state-based licensure. The NCCA faith-based licensure, however, does allow students to counsel professionally under the umbrella of the local church. For more information on the benefits of the NCCA licensure, please contact us @

Bachelor Christian Counseling 

Requirements - 

  • High School diploma, associate degree, and are experienced Christian.   

  • The requirements for completion include completing 13 Courses. 

  • APS Reports (10)

Basic Christian Counseling - (4 credits)  Author: R.G. Arno, Ph.D. 

The student is provided an overview of the "Big Eight" (types of secular counseling/therapeutic  methods).  In addition, the student is taught the difference between Christian and secular counseling, goals, techniques, and several other important topicssuch as the dangers and pitfalls of counseling. 

Temperament Theory - (4 credits)  Author: R.G. Arno, Ph.D.  

The candidate will be provided with an in-depth background of the theory of temperament and provided with the scientific and biblical basis for this theory. This course introduces a fifth temperament and the behavioral patterns of each temperament. The student is required to complete a Personal Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) Response Form prior to  beginning this course.

 Testing/Measurements - (4 credits)  Author: R.G. Arno, Ph.D. 

 This course is provided on a one-hour DVD. The instructors will introduce the student to the primary tests used by the  N.C.C.A.  

 Samples of "Jane Doe" reports will be provided for the student’s review. After reviewing the training tape, the student is required to 

  return a Verification Statement to their instructor, for course credit. Upon receipt of this statement, the student will continue to the

  next course. 

 DOMV - 5401 -  Domestic Violence – (Grace Roscoe) (6 cr. hours) – taken as a Pre-requisite 

 Students will gain insight on the love of God while discovering attributes of Domestic Violence within the Christian


 Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament - (4 credits Rev. John W. Luton, M.A.,                                               Richard G. Arno, Ph.D. & Phyllis J. Arno, Ph.D.

 The student will be provided with specific information regarding stress, anger and guilt with the emphasis on the need to develop     family relationships. This course utilizes the N.C.C.A.'s counseling model, Temperament Therapy.                                                                                                                           

 Temperament Case Studies (4 creditsCompiled by Phyllis J. Arno, Ph.D.

The student will learn first-hand the counseling model with which the N.C.C.A. members and graduates counsel. These case studies utilize the counseling model taught by the N.C.C.A. and they also incorporate other testing instruments with this model.  

Counseling The Codependent:  A Christian Perspective Utilizing Temperament   (4 credits)  Jean M. LaCour, Ph.D. 

The student will be provided with specialized training regarding codependency  which incorporates the counseling taught by the N.C.C.A.  

Christian Psychology and Counseling (4 credits) 

 This course introduces the student to the theory and practice of psychology and to provide a biblically based theology of Christian



The Christian Counselor - Nouthetic Counseling– (4 credits) Author J. E. Adams purchased from Kindle Edition.

Nouthetic” counseling is biblical counseling—it gets its name from the Greek work noutheteo which is usually translated “admonish” (Romans 15:14, NKJV).  It means “to confront as a friend” and was the normal method of counseling before modernists invented secular psychology in the early 1900s. 

Counseling Through Your Bible (4 credits) Author June Hunt 

This course teaches how to use biblical truth to change minds, hearts, and lives. 

Training Christians to Counsel (6 credits) Norman Wright – A training model for Christians. 

Sin and Grace in Christian Counseling (6 credits) - Mark R. McMinn 

A Theology of Christian Counseling: More Than Redemption (6 credits) - Jay Adams Library A Theology of Christian Counseling connects biblical doctrine with practical living.  

BIB - 4041 The Blood Covenant – (Author David Chapman) (3 credit) - This courses teaches about blood covenant rituals and how God revealed His covenant Adam, Abraham, Moses, and the prophets as a picture of the blood of the everlasting covenant He made for us with the Lord Jesus Christ.

APS Reports (10) - (20 credits) – Temperament analysis of 10 clients