Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies
Gain new perspectives and insights, challenge your own beliefs, and grow your understanding of God and His Word!
The Associates in Biblical Studies is ideal for those who want to deepen their personal relationship with the Lord and engage with Scripture more profoundly. This program aims to equip you with the skills to delve into Scripture and connect with it intellectually, spiritually, and personally. Your Christian experience and readiness for service will be deepened and enhanced.
High-Quality Instruction & Mentorship
Our faculty members come from diverse and impressive academic and professional backgrounds. They include accomplished ministers, pastors, coaches, counselors, researchers, and published authors that can mentor you along your spiritual and professional journey.
NEBCS is committed to making high-quality biblical education affordable and accessible to everyone who desires it.
We offer low-cost tuition as well as generous financial aid and merit scholarships to make sure that no student is excluded from attending due to financial constraints.
We provide flexible options for students with busy schedules to balance work, personal commitments and education.
Choose how you want to attend classes, in-person or online, and take courses at your own pace. Check the learning formats section for more details.
Small Class Size
Small classes provide excellent interaction with faculty and ministry professionals.
Our students experience individualized attention, greater participation and collaboration, improved academic performance, and a supportive learning environment.
"I am gaining the knowledge I need by being taught by top notch professors without the burden of debt.
Whether I enter the mission field here or abroad, I know I'll have the confidence and knowledge to share God's Word with others."
To develop a Christ-centered character, world-view, and discipleship
To demonstrate a fundamental understanding of key biblical and theological concepts
To gain foundational knowledge of Christian faith and practice.
To develop a thoughtful and analytical mindset that can be used to examine the Bible's texts and interpretations, as well as applied to other areas of life.
To be able to conduct essential research and analysis to understand Scripture in context
Deepen your Christian faith by studying Scripture in a structured and meaningful way.
FLEXIBLE LEARNING FORMATS
FOR BUSY STUDENTS AND WORKING PROFESSINALS
Many courses are offered in-person, fostering an interactive learning environment and hands-on learning experience.
INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES
Our independent study courses allow students to work one-on-one with a professor to complete a course at an agreed pace.
All courses are also available synchronously via Zoom meetings for added convenience. Fully asynchronous online classes coming soon!
Students can also take courses one at a time without full-time enrollment requirements, allowing for a lighter workload
Advance your education while maintaining your commitments and schedule.
WHAT CAN I DO WITH THIS DEGREE?
With an Associate’s degree in Biblical Studies you’ll learn to press deeply into Scripture and apply God’s Word to real-life scenarios and ministry work. It will serve as a foundation for sharing your love of Christ with others in a more effective manner and prepare you for many entry-level positions or further education if you so desire.
Some options of what you can do with this degree include:
Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following for admission:
Non-refundable application fee of $25.00
Minimum of two references, one of which must be from the applicant’s pastor, the other(s) from an employer, teacher, or mentor mailed directly to NEBC/GES. All references must be from non-family members.
Applicants may be asked to submit high school or college transcripts and/or test scores.
Applicants may be invited to interview prior to admission.
NEBCS has rolling admissions.
The recommended application submission date for all degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is August 1 for the Fall Semester, and December 15 for the Spring Semester.
TUITION, FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS
We offer low-cost tuition at $6,000 for associate's degree programs.
We also offer generous financial aid and merit scholarships to ensure all students can attend, regardless of personal finances. If you sincerely desire to attend but are worried about the cost, please talk to one of our advisors.