Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies Program 

This is 124-128 credit hours program leading to a Bachelor of Biblical Studies Degree in Biblical Studies (BIS.B.)., which requires no Thesis Project. 

The purpose Biblical Studies (BIS.B.) program is to provide the candidate with an advanced competencies and biblical insights through in the helping profession, preparation and observation for those actively involved in vocational Christian ministry of counseling. Cornerstone focuses on knowledge and understanding rather the actual degree itself. For this purpose, CCU’s requirements and standards are slightly higher without any additional cost to you. CCU’s cost per credit hour is at $90.00 per credit. From the start of your first course up to your graduation you’ll know your interest, perception, and desire are biblically oriented and intellectually stimulated and you’ll be humbly proud of your education and the degree up on your wall.

Contextually speaking, individual Graduated from the Biblical Studies will be prepared to: 

  • Demonstrate an advanced understanding and integration of ministry in relation to the ministry studies, academic, and educational disciplines.
  • Articulate and apply a comprehensive and critical philosophy of ministry.
  • Demonstrate advanced competencies in the areas of critical thinking, Research and Writing, Biblical studies, Biblical Communication, Administration/Education Leadership, and Great Commission Strategies.
  • Plan, implement, and critically evaluate major undertakings in ministry toward the fulfillment of the Great Commission and the Great Commandment.
  • Evaluate personal, spiritual, and professional development and design a plan for lifelong learning. 

Course descriptions for Biblical Studies degree

Note: there are more courses than what is required. This gives you as a student the flexibility to design your own curriculum by choosing the course of your interest.

Bachelor Degree              Total Credits 120-128
General Education                                                 45
Core                                                                     63
Electives                                                               15
Total Credits                                                      123
English Composition I and II                                   6
Humanities                                                            9
Speech
Philosophy
Literature
Foreign Language
Mathematics                                                         6
College Algebra
Science                                                                9
General Chemistry I
Biology
Physical Science
Social Sciences                                                     12
US History
Government
 Psychology
 Sociology
Anthropology
Computer Literacy                                                  3
 
1. Course: Foundation of Faith I                              3
Course Number: BIS103
This course is a continuation of the Foundation of Faith, which explores the foundation of faith for Christian life. Faith is the foundation of Christian belief.
 
2. Course: Prayer I                                                   3
Course Number: PRY113
This course Prayer I is an introduction to different types of payers and necessity. The student will be exposed to very profound and fundamental aspects of prayers. This course is designed to be practical and in-depth. Words of advice: You are not alone! You may tend to get frustrated once you y get online and found just you and the screen and online class is new to you and you’ve left school a long time. Please don’t! Just pick up the phone and call your advisor or the school.
 
3. Course: The New Testament Studies                       3
Course Number:
The New Testament Studies is an eye opener for Biblical students. It provides a clear understanding the  key factors surrounding the Son of God, his existence, the mature of his mission, and his redemptive plan
of salvation.  After completing this course students should have biblical knowledge of how God works in  various stages in the New Testament History, using average men and women to carry his message
 
4. Course: Old Testament Studies                               3
Course Number: BIS213
This course explores the entire Old Testament in a practical way. Every book is analyzed based on the principle, the concept, and personages involved.
 
5. Course:  Historical Books                                       3
Course Number: BIS293
Description: This course deals with the twelve books of the Bible from Joshua through Esther. The historical books are fundamental to the Christian beliefs and practice. Students will find this class very enriching to their personal life and ministry.
 

6. Course: Psalms: The Bible’s Heartbeat                   3

Course Number: BIS303
The Bible’s Heartbeat is a textbook-commentary on the book of Psalms.
This book will be useful to all who study, teach, or simply read and enjoy this remarkable portion of Scripture.
 

7. Course: Exploring the Pentateuch                          3

Course Number: BIS313
The Pentateuch is a study manual, a reference source, and a textbook-commentary on the first five books of the Bible
 
8. Course: The Book of Romans                                 3
Course Number: BIS323
This course presents Romans in a way that best helps those understand the way to salvation. It answers the great question, “How can a man be righteous before God?”
 
9. Course: Pauline Epistle                                         3
Course Number: BIS333
This course is a continuation of the Foundation of Faith, which explores the foundation of faith for Christian life. Faith is the foundation of Christian belief.
 
10. Course:  General Epistles                                    3      
Course Number: BIS343
This course is fundamental to Bible students because it details many keys issues of the Christian Faith. Students will enjoy and learn from the church forefather the key principles to the effectiveness of their ministry.
 
12. Course: Ephesians                                               3
Course Number: BIS353
Description: The study on the Epistle to the Ephesians is a contribution to The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Prepared by some of the world’s leading scholars, the series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and fully abreast of modern scholarship yet faithful to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God.
 
13. Course: The Four Gospels                                    3
Course Number: BIS373
All four gospels will be covered in-depth exploring the unique aspects of each. A comparison will be made between them accordingly.
 
14. Biblical Principles for Christian Maturity              3
Course Number: BIS383
This course will provide the student with a framework of Biblical principles upon which to grow and mature in the Spirit.
 
15. Course: Hebrews                                                   3
Course Number: BIS393
Description: The study on the Epistle to the Hebrews is a contribution to The New International Commentary on the New Testament. Prepared by some of the world’s leading scholars, the series provides an exposition of the New Testament books that is thorough and fully abreast of modern scholarship yet faithful to the Scriptures as the infallible Word of God.
 
16. Bible Prophecy                                                     3
Course Number: BIS403
Bible Prophecy is an open eyes course for Bible students.  Many of the prophecies seem to be irrelevant to many churchgoers but their significant are inescapable. After completing these courses, student will be able to identify different covenants and their purpose.
 
17. BIS413 Homiletic I                                                 3  
Description: John MacArthur and other distinguished teachers of preachers respond to the apostle’s mandate in this comprehensive treatment of expository preaching. Dr. MacArthur’s well-known passion for the Scriptures is combined with the vision and expertise of other faculty members at The Master’s Seminary to produce a definitive statement on how to unfold the meaning of God’s Word effectively to today’s congregation
 
18. Course : Homiletics II                                             3 
Course Number: BIS423
Description: Award-winning author Sidney Greidanus offers an essential guide to preaching Christ from the Old Testament. Arguing for the need both to preach Christ in every sermon and to preach regularly from the Old Testament, Greidanus develops a christocentric method that will help preachers to do both simultaneously. This volume combines contemporary hermeneutical principles with numerous practical suggestions for preaching, making it a fundamental text for both seminary students and established pastors.
 
19. The Major Prophets                                              3  
Course Number BIS433
Course Description: This course starts with an informative introduction and brings to students a clear understanding and comprehensive study of the Prophets of Israel, their call, and their functions as related to the office of the prophets.
 
20. The Minor Prophets                                              3  
Course Number BIS443
Course Description: This course starts with an informative introduction and brings to students a clear understanding and comprehensive study of the Prophets of Israel, their call, and their functions as related to the office of the prophets.
 
21. Course: The Holy Spirit                                        3
Course Number: BIS453
An extensive treatment of the entire doctrine of the Holy Spirit, this course covers the key points of the character, work and ministry of the Holy Spirit.
 
22. Course: Christology                                             3
Course Number:BIS463
This book presents one of the most thorough and passionate studies of Christology. It covers all components of the eternal existence of Christ, life of Christ, atoning work of Christ, and future work of Christ, as well as other topics. This book’s approach is dispensational and premelliennial and he offers cogent defenses of his views. This work is both scholarly, reverent, and at times devotional.
 
23. Course: Introduction to Hermeneutics                 3
Course Number: HRM473
This course is a basic study introducing the student to the science of interpreting the Scriptures. Various phases and methods of understanding interpretation are examined and explored.
 
24. Course: Biblical Hermeneutics                            3
Course Number: BIS483
This course is a basic study introducing the student to the science of interpreting the Scriptures. Various phases and methods of understanding interpretation are examined and explored.
 
25. Course: Christian Apologetics                              3
Course Number: BIS493
This is a study of Christian Apologetics for the purpose of equipping the pastor, minister, or lay leader in the defense of the Truths of God.  This study is in three parts: 1) deals with various tests for truth in order to lay a foundation for testing the “truths” of various world views, 2) applies the test for truth to those views, and 3) works within the theistic view to verify the deity of Jesus and the authority of the Bible.
 
Total credits: 124-128           Tuition: $11.0800.00 including administrative and technology fee with a minimum of 10% initial payment is required upfront
The balance will be divided into X # of monthly payments
 
Books:  e-book/PDF textbooks are free on most cases. Printed copies are extra at the expenses of the students.
Students are suggested to order their books for each class with ample time prior to the start of their class. Duration of the program: 3-4years depending on the student’s ability to complete classes in timely manner.
 
Note: Courses and or course numbers may be changed without notice