Online Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biblical Studies
INSTITUTION INFORMATION Institutional Accreditation: Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Program Accreditation: Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Institutional Membership(s): SOC
PROGRAM DETAILS Program Information: Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor's
Enrollment: 250 seats total Application Deadline: Open How Students and
Instructors Communicate: E-mail, Postal, Voice Subject: Philosophy and
Religious Studies METHOD OF COURSE INSTRUCTION
- The program is delivered primarily through
Supplemental delivery formats include internet
SPECIAL ENROLLMENT ISSUES
- This program is designed to provide students with intensive
studies in the Bible and related studies for individuals who are, or
plan to be, active in their church leadership positions. Also, this
program of study is for individuals interested in the professions
dedicated to providing support and services for the well-being of
individuals, family, and society.
Additionally, the BA in Biblical Studies Degree provides students
with the broad knowledge and intellectual skills required to pursue
advanced degrees in religious and Biblical studies such as the
Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Divinity, and Doctor of
Ministry. Often, the advanced degrees provide students with
opportunities to serve in the church or serve as a faculty member at
institutions of higher education including Christian colleges and
universities. As SCU is a leader in Christian higher education in
traditional classroom instruction and instruction via distance
learning, SCU students can continue their college education while
continuing to serve in the church in their home community and work
in their chosen profession.
ACCESS TO LEARNING RESOURCES
- Recommended requirements:
Hardware: Minimum requirements for Windows: 200 MHz (400 MHz
preferred) Pentium R processor or equivalent, 32-64 MB of RAM (64MB
RAM preferred), V.90-56Kbps modem
SCU will work with students to help determine if their computer,
etc. is adequate.
ACCESS TO FINANCIAL AID RESOURCES
- SCU's learning resources is available through its online
catalog. Students may view SCU's holdings and request resources via
the Internet. First Search program is available online to registered
students. First Search and ProQuest Database give students access to
65 databases, including the Library of Congress, and the ATLA index.
These databases include abstracts and full texts of many sources. In
addition to SCU's monograph collection which exceeds 70,000 volumes,
there are over 275 subscriptions in either print form or through
full-text databases, along with another one hundred subscriptions of
general religious interest. Back files of these titles and others
are also available, along with the proper indexes to facilitate
The University Resource Center has protocol agreements with a number
of institutions, allowing its students full or limited use of their
facilities. These agreements allow its students to expand their
research process through access to other collections.
The interlibrary loan program supplements local holdings. SCU is a
member of the American Theological Users Group (ATUG), which allows
access to the collections of 150 theological schools through an
The University of Alabama in Huntsville has issued a letter of
intent to SCU stating that it will provide Library and Research
Services to Southern Christian University for its Distance Learning
programs beginning the Fall 2001.
Students can request materials from SCU's library by calling
1-800-351-4040, ext. 120. Students are provided with a textbook and
publishers list so that they can order their textbooks directly from
the publishers, thereby avoiding any markups.
- All students making application to the program receive a
financial aid packet. The packet includes information on how
students can complete their Application for Financial Aid online.
Also included is an institutional scholarship application, whereby
students can apply for need-based and academic-merit scholarships.
Also, students enrolling in the program on a full time basis receive
a 50% scholarship on tuition.
SCU is in the process of web-enabling the entire Financial Aid