Associate of Science with a concentration in Christian Studies

The Associate of Science with a concentration in Christian Studies at Shorter University equips graduates with the essential foundations in Christian theology. This program is designed to prepare students who desire to enter ministry and related vocational fields with scholarly study and a Biblical approach. Our courses provide a solid foundation for students who want to expand their current ministry field or continue their education in Christian studies or theology. Additionally, students seeking to expand their education in the area of Christian Studies will be well-equipped to pursue additional degrees after obtaining the Associate of Science.

Program benefits
Earning a quality degree from Shorter University is now easier than ever. The associate degree in Christian studies is offered fully online and allows students to retrieve assignments, submit work and take quizzes whenever or wherever their schedules allow.

Accelerated pace
Shorter’s accelerated eight-week terms mean you can earn your degree faster. Typically, the 60-hour associate degree in Christian studies can be completed in as little as 18 months.

Quality instructors
The majority of Shorter University faculty members hold a terminal degree in their field. Our small class sizes ensure that each student receives a substantial level of personal attention from professors.

History of excellence
Shorter has a long history of academic excellence. Over the last 137 years, the school has crafted a strong reputation in the community for providing quality higher education.

Common Core: 39 hours

  • Introduction to Online Learning
  • Freshman English I
  • Freshman English II
  • Oral Communications
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Survey of the Old Testament
  • Survey of the New Testament

Historical Perspective
Choose one of the following:

  • Modern Civilizations Since 1648
  • American History II

Choose one of the following:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • American Government
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Intro to Sociology

Choose one not taken above: 3 credits
Artistic Expression
Choose one of the following:

  • Art, Culture and Values
  • Theatre Appreciation

Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning

Choose one of the following**:

  • Survey of Natural Sciences
  • Intro to Geology

Choose one of the following:

  • Liberal Arts Math
  • College Algebra

**4 credit hour lab science courses may be considered for this requirement

Christian Studies Concentration

  • Survey of the Old Testament — Foundations
  • Survey of the New Testament — Foundations
  • Evangelism
  • Intro to Christian Leadership
  • World Religions
  • Church History Survey
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Systematic Theology II

Electives: 3 hours

Minimum Semester Hours in Degree: 60

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