Biblical Studies - Arizona Christian University


Every four-year student at ACU, takes 18 credits of biblical studies as a central, supporting component of our vision to transform culture with truth. The Bible provides a fundamental source of truth in developing a robust Christian worldview.

While most students take the 18 required credits and receive a minor in Biblical Studies, you can also pursue Biblical Studies as a major.

Transfer (campus and online) and adult evening students who begin their studies at ACU with at least 30 credits take 9 Bible credits.

Bible Courses

Course ID Course Name Credits
BIB 100 Introduction to the Bible 3
BIB 221 The Relational God – A Study of the Divine Covenants 3
BIB 222 Image Bearers – Humanity’s Story 3
BIB 321 Dwelling in God’s Presence 3
BIB 322 The King and His Kingdom 3
BIB ___ Upper Division Bible Elective (300-400) 3

First-Time College Students

Students with no college credits or less than 30 credits when they enroll at ACU, take 18 credits or 6 courses in Bible. Five courses are required and the sixth may be selected from upper level Bible electives. All upper division electives are listed in the catalog.

Each Bible course must be taken concurrently with the matching Humanities course as indicated below:

    • HUM 201 – BIB 221
    • HUM 202 – BIB 222
    • HUM 301 – BIB 321
    • HUM 302 – BIB 322

Transfer and Online Students

Students beginning with at least 30 credits are only required to take 9 Bible credits or 3 courses, which include BIB 100 taken concurrently with LIA 105 and two additional BIB courses taken concurrently with the matching HUM courses.

What if I have questions?

If you have reviewed the descriptions above and still have questions regarding what courses are required for you to earn your degree, your Enrollment Management Specialist is available help you plan out your schedule.