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Theological Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we're dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.

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Associate of Science in Biblical Studies

Experience personal enrichment and pursue a role in ministry. Be prepared to take the next step toward your calling with a program built to improve your confidence, professional skills and ability to understand and apply Scripture.

Program Learning Outcomes

The Associate of Science in Biblical Studies program reflects our commitment to develop your knowledge, skills and experience in five distinct yet interconnected areas: specialized knowledge; applied knowledge and collaborative learning; intellectual skills; civic and global learning; and biblical worldview integration.

01

Proficiency in Terminology, Theories, Concepts, Practices and Skills

Demonstrate proficiency in the terminology, theories, concepts, practices and skills specific to the field of biblical studies. In accomplishing this objective, you will be able to:

  • Describe the core theories and major terminology relevant to the study of biblical studies.
  • Apply principles of biblical interpretation in understanding Scripture.
  • Articulate the current issues related to the field of biblical studies.
02

Competency in Applying Knowledge to Address Real-Life Problems

Exhibit competency in applying your knowledge to address real-life problems through both individual and group effort. At the end of this program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professional skills appropriate to the degree program.
  • Analyze at least one concept from the field of biblical studies in light of a problem outside of the classroom.
  • Provide evidence of the ability to collaborate with others in achieving shared objectives.
  • Exhibit communication skills including written, oral and digital technology forms.
03

Integration of Traditional and Non-Traditional Cognitive Skills

Demonstrate your ability to integrate traditional and non-traditional cognitive skills including analytical inquiry, information literacy, quantitative fluency and communication fluency.

04

Intercultural Competence

Demonstrate intercultural competence in addressing civic, social, environmental and economic issues with the 21st-century business workplace. This will include issues related to understanding diversity and developing cultural awareness in nonprofit or ministry settings.

05

Articulation of a Christ-Centered Worldview

Articulate a Christ-centered worldview to include its personal, professional and communal embodiment through Christian virtues.

Cornerstone University was a life-changing experience. The people I have met became like family and everything I studied gave me a firm foundation to build upon and discern my calling into ministry.

Sheri Harris (B.S. ’15)

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Looking for other associate degrees or to pursue a bachelor’s degree? Cornerstone offers two other associate degree programs and four bachelor’s degree programs for adults. Here are a couple of options that might interest you.

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Undergraduate

At Cornerstone University, you’ll get the full college experience with a Christ-centered worldview. Learn more about the undergraduate experience below.

Adult

Persevere in what you know you’re capable of. Our programs for adults provide a creative approach to learning anchored in Christ-centered virtues as you follow your unwavering purpose.

Graduate

Go further as an influencer in your work and community. Our graduate programs prepare you to open new doors as you reach your God-given potential.

Seminary

At Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, we’re dedicated to learning, serving and leading through rigorous scholarship and a humble approach to Scripture.