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The Associate of Arts (AA) in Biblical studies degree program is an initial undergraduate degree which is designed to equip ministers and other Christian workers with the skills and Biblical knowledge needed in effective Christian service in the various areas of their calling.

The AA degree program requires completion of a core of foundational general education and Biblical studies. Additionally, mandatory studies in education, evangelism, missions and computers act to achieve a well-rounded and practical skill level in ministry. The AA, as in all undergraduate and masters level programs, requires the completion of PCM designated courses. Elective studies in major emphasis areas for ministry focus are available.

On Campus, e-Courses and External Studies
The Associate of Arts (AA) Degree Program may be completed while residing anywhere in the world, without interruption of your present ministry responsibilities. The AA Degree Program may also be completed in the traditional classroom setting on the campus of CTU in Jacksonville, Florida.

Transfer Credit
Students who have attended other qualified colleges or seminaries may receive up to thirty two (32) semester hours credit* toward a CTU AA Degree for courses comparable in content and quality.

Prior Learning Experience Credit (PLE)
.....Students who have significant professional and/or Ministry experience may secure semester hour credit* toward a CTU AA Degree by satisfactorily completing up to 2 of the 3 prior learning experience opportunities after application acceptance, by CTU guidelines, and with advisor guidance.

Curriculum Design

Associate of Arts-62 Semester hours Credit

Undergraduate Workshop (MS101)
General Education
.....Social Studies


.....Old Testament Survey
.....New Testament Survey
.....Theology Survey I
.....Theology Survey II
Professional Core

General Electives
(Note: Subject To CTU approval)
Practical Christian Ministry


62 Credits
A maximum of thirty two (32) semester hours credit is possible between transfer and PLE credit. Thirty semester hours credit must be taken directly with CTU in regular course work.
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