Bible

Purpose and Objectives

For those who desire to obtain a basic understanding of the Bible, the principles of Bible interpretation, and essential skills and background. Many students continue their education in other academic and professional fields.

Objectives

  • Evidence of a basic understanding of the Bible's content
  • Utilize correctly standard principles of Bible interpretation
  • Demonstrate a meaningful engagement with a local church

Completion Requirements

  • A minimum 60 total semester hours of credit.
  • A minimum 12 semester hours of Bible/theology.
  • A minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA at the time of graduation.
  • Complete 80 clock hours of Christian Service Learning.
  • Residence requirement: Complete a minimum of 15 semester hours of coursework through CIU.
  • Satisfactory evidence of sound Christian character and doctrinal views. A student will not be accepted as a candidate for a degree who denies any of the doctrines as stated in the Doctrinal Standard, who affirms error in Scripture, or who believes in the ultimate salvation of all people. (Exception: A candidate does not have to affirm the premillennial position expressed in section 8 of the Doctrinal Standard.)
  • Read the Bible in its entirety at least once during time at CIU. This reading may be done in conjunction with class assignments. Bible reading completed in conjunction with courses transferred in from another school is accepted.

Exceptions

Due to the unique nature of the A.A. program at Kirkland, Prison Initiative students may earn the necessary fifteen (15) hours of General Education by taking any of the general education courses listed as part of the Undergraduate Core or ICS 3140 Cultural Anthropology; SOC 3740 Marriage and Family; or HIS 3110 History of the Christian Church.

Locations Offered
On Campus
Curriculum
60 credit hours

Because the Associate of Arts degree also includes core academic courses in General Education, it lays the foundation for a bachelor’s degree or advancement in a variety of professional fields or ministry.


Course of Study (60)

Bible and Theology (12)

  • BIB 1116 - Old Testament Survey Credits: 3
  • BIB 1120 - New Testament Survey Credits: 3
  • BIB 3420 - Principles of Bible Interpretation Credits: 3
  • BIB 3616 - Romans Credits: 3

General Education (15)

  • COM 2110 - Public Speaking Credits: 3
  • ENG 1110 - Composition and Research Credits: 3
  • ENG 1111 - Literature and Research Credits: 3
  • MAT 1110 - College Algebra Credits: 3
  • PSY 2110 - General Psychology Credits: 3


Leadership Development & Spiritual Formation (6)

  • CSL 0101 - Christian Service Learning I Credits: 0 [2nd Semester, First Year]
  • CSL 0201 - Christian Service Learning II Credits: 0 [1st Semester, Second Year]
  • CSL 0202 - Christian Service Learning III Credits: 0 [2nd Semester, Second Year]
  • ICS 1210 - Discovering the Mission of God Credits: 3
  • MSD 1110 - Encountering Spiritual Formation Credits: 3


Open Electives (27)


Suggested Program of Study

Year 1 - Fall

  • BIB 1116 - Old Testament Survey Credits: 3
  • CHL 1000 - Undergraduate Chapel Credits: 0
  • ENG 1110 - Composition and Research Credits: 3
  • ICS 1210 - Discovering the Mission of God Credits: 3
  • MSD 1110 - Encountering Spiritual Formation Credits: 3
  • XXX xxxx - Open Elective Credits: 3

Year 1 - Spring

  • BIB 1120 - New Testament Survey Credits: 3
  • CHL 1000 - Undergraduate Chapel Credits: 0
  • CSL 0101 - Christian Service Learning I Credits: 0
  • ENG 1111 - Literature and Research Credits: 3
  • PSY 2110 - General Psychology Credits: 3
  • XXX xxxx - Open Elective Credits: 3
  • XXX xxxx - Open Elective Credits: 3

Year 2 - Fall

  • BIB 3420 - Principles of Bible Interpretation Credits: 3
  • CHL 1000 - Undergraduate Chapel Credits: 0
  • COM 2110 - Public Speaking Credits: 3
  • CSL 0201 - Christian Service Learning II Credits: 0
  • MAT 1110 - College Algebra Credits: 3
  • XXX xxxx - Open Elective Credits: 3
  • XXX xxxx - Open Elective Credits: 3

Year 2 - Spring

  • BIB 3616 - Romans Credits: 3
  • CHL 1000 - Undergraduate Chapel Credits: 0
  • CSL 0202 - Christian Service Learning III Credits: 0
  • XXX xxxx - Open Elective Credits: 3
  • XXX xxxx - Open Elective Credits: 3
  • XXX xxxx - Open Elective Credits: 3
  • XXX xxxx - Open Elective Credits: 3