Certificate in Biblical Studies

Overview

ACU’s bachelor of arts in Biblical Studies compliments the unique liberal arts curriculum (the CORE) by offering a contemporary, academic study of the Bible. The Bible is studied using the literal-grammatical-historical method of interpretation. Courses provide foundational knowledge of the Old and New Testament, which affords a basis on which to construct well-reasoned theological principles and personal applications. In addition, you will develop an understanding of other worldviews, religions, and contemporary issues. All faculty are conservative evangelical Christians but realize that intellectual honesty demands to expose the students to differing points of view in order to prepare them for contemporary life.

Why Biblical Studies at ACU?

In addition to a faculty to student ratio of 17:1 and a rigorous and biblically-integrated curriculum, ACU’s Biblical Studies program offers several unique advantages:

  • ACU’S Biblical Studies program equips graduates with a working knowledge of the historical, literary, and theological content of the Bible.
  • At ACU, you will learn to apply the principles of biblical interpretation to the Word of God.
  • Develop doctrinal positions consistent with conservative Evangelicalism on key theological issues.
  • This in-depth study of the Bible will enable you to deal with complex and sometimes contentious issues that can function as excellent preparation for many professions and vocational ministry.

What will I study?

The Biblical Studies program provides a biblical liberal arts foundation with an innovative approach to general studies that reclaims a Christian conception of the Liberal Arts, preparing students to be influential thinkers. Career-related focus areas will include:

  • In-depth look into the contexts of the Old and New Testament
  • Approaches for how to study, interpret, and apply Scripture in your life, ministry, and professional work
  • Hebrew and Greek grammar and linguistics
  • Research, writing, and presentation methods

Career Paths

With a Biblical Studies degree you can pursue a career as:

  • Pastor
  • Missionary
  • Counselor
  • Chaplain
  • Social worker
  • Graduate programs including:
    • Seminary, Law, and various
    • Master’s degrees

School of Biblical and Theological Studies

Arizona Christian University
Building 2000
1 W. Firestorm Way
Glendale, AZ 85306

  Phone:
(602) 386-4111

  Email:
[email protected]

Certificate Courses

In order for student to complete program, student must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours.

CourseCourse NameCredits
BIB 100Introduction to the Bible and Biblical Interpretation3
LIA 105ACU Foundations & Biblical Worldview3
BIB 221The Relational God3
BIB 222Image Bearers3
BIB 320Life and Teaching of Jesus3
BIB 321Dwelling in God's Presence3
 

Checksheets

At Arizona Christian, we structure our programs to effectively prepare students to transform culture in their workplace. Our checksheets are annual guides that support students along the path toward graduation.

Certificate

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Faculty

Our professors are experts in their respective fields and passionate about the subjects they teach; they challenge, and stretch their students to reach their goals. Students are encouraged to think critically and analyze what they learn in the classroom thoroughly. These are some of the professors you will work closely with:

Steve Adamson, Ph.D.

Provost and Chief Operating Officer

Interim Chair of the Department of Biblical and Theological Studies

Dr. Steve Adamson, a seasoned corporate and academic manager with global experience, is the Provost and Chief Operating Officer of Arizona Christian University. Steve’s academic career includes previous positions as a seminary Provost, Executive Director for an accrediting organization, distance education dean for a start-up Bible college, professor, and online instructor. In addition to being an academic, Steve has a Master of Divinity, and along with his wife Von, enjoyed serving as a supply minister for numerous churches in the Scottish Highlands and Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Kyle DiRoberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Jeff Phillips, M.Div.

Assistant Professor

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After serving in Christian ministry for 12 years, including helping to plant churches in New Zealand and Florida, Jeff Phillips returned to Arizona to earn his Master of Divinity from Phoenix Seminary. After graduating, Phillips brought his passion for teaching to ACU, where he has taught Greek, Theology, Old Testament, New Testament, and various Bible intensive classes, and he continues to work in pastoral ministry. Phillips is married and has four children.

Steven Rutt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Rev. Dr. Steven Rutt is an Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies at Arizona Christian University. Dr. Rutt has 42 years of international ministry experience within 14 countries—such as, New Zealand, various countries in Eastern and Western Europe, Canada, England, Scotland—where he served as a missionary teacher, church planter, principal, seminary professor and basketball coach.

Joseph Triolo, M.A.

Assistant Professor

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