The Bachelor of Science in Ministry/Bible is a comprehensive professional program with a practitioner’s focus to prepare students for service in the church as pulpit ministers, elders, deacons, missionaries, and Bible teachers.  Also, this program helps prepare students for allied Christian leadership positions in youth services or as ministers of education at large congregations or chaplains in hospitals, the armed forces, universities, and correctional institutions.  This program also provides a solid foundation for students who wish to pursue advanced degrees in religious studies such as the Master of Science degrees in Ministry, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Ministerial Leadership, all of which are offered by Amridge University.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Ministry/ Bible program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate skills and knowledge in general education areas that are foundation to life skills and further education;
  2. Impart  knowledge of the Old Testament and the New Testament;
  3. Implement basic skills required for the ministry; and
  4. Utilize leadership skills

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MINISTRY/BIBLE

Before being graduated with the Bachelor of Science in Ministry/Bible, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    Complete at least 128 semester hours of which at least 40 semester hours must be taken at Amridge University;

2.    Complete all required coursework for the respective degree;

3.    Pass the program capstone course and the Program Exit Examination that is given as part of the capstone course;

4.    Pass the General Competency Test (GCT);

5.    Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and

6.    Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.

The Course Requirements of 128 semester credit hours for the degree program includes general education courses (40 semester hours), program specific courses (56 semester hours), elective courses (28 semester hours), and a capstone course (4 semester hours).

General Education Courses
Communication
EH 1401 English Composition I
EH 1402 English Composition II
8
Humanities/Fine Arts
HM 2410 Introduction to Ethics
PH 3420 Survey of the Bible
4
Mathematics
MH 1403 College Algebra
MH 1404 Finite Math
4
Natural Science
HE 1401 Health
HE 1405 Human Nutrition
SC 1410 Introduction to Life Sciences
BY 2401 Biology I
4
Social Science/Behavioral Science
PG 2401 General Psychology
SY 2401 Introductory Sociology
HY 2403 Western Civilization I
HY 2404 Western Civilization II
GT 2405 Your American Government
HY 1401 United States History I
HY 1402 United States History II
EC 3403 Microeconomics
EC 3405 Macroeconomics
4
Electives
Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Social/Behavioral Sciences
16
Total General Education Course Hours 40
Required Courses
FD 1412 Management Intervention (required at the beginning of the student’s program) 4
NT 3403 Introduction and Survey of the New Testament 4
NT 3406 Life and Teachings of Christ 4
OT 3401 Introduction and Survey of the Old Testament 4
PH 4401 World Views: Islam, Humanism, Marxism, Christianity 4
PS 3401 Life and Work of a Minister 4
PS 4401 Homiletics 4
PS 4414 Leadership for Christian Service 4
– OR –
HD 4426 Fundamentals of Effective Leadership 4
TH 4405 Systematic Theology 4
Total Required Courses 36
Elective Courses (select from 1000-4000 level courses) 48
Capstone Course
FD 3401 Hermeneutics 4
Capstone Course Hours 4
Total Hours for Bachelor’s Degree   128

Common Titles:

  • Pulpit Minister
  • Elder
  • Youth Minister
  • Missionary
  • Christian School Teacher
  • Chaplain
  • Minister of Education

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