Curriculum Overview

First-year students have the opportunity to learn in these areas:

  • Bible
  • Theology
  • Ethics: Contemporary Views
  • Speech & Communication
  • English Grammar and Composition
  • Worldview Formation
  • History of Worship & Music
  • Personal Planning & Management
  • Travel in Israel

The normal academic program consists of 34 hours of classroom instruction, of which a minimum of 30 hours is required for the Certificate in Biblical Studies. The courses meet the ordinary standards of Bible and Christian liberal arts colleges for transfer credit.

Academic Catalog

Click here to check out the 2019-2020 Academic Catalog, which contains helpful academic information and policies.

Academic Program

The following is our current course lineup for the Certificate of Biblical Studies:

 

FALL SEMESTER (15 weeks)

BIB

105

Survey of the Old Testament

THE

107

Survey of Biblical Theology I

BIB

112-A

Bible Lands Seminar [Section A]

ENG

117

English Grammar and Composition

PHI

210

Worldview Apologetics

DIS

159

Biblical Stewardship for All of Life

DIS

151-A

Discipleship Seminar

  

SPRING SEMESTER (15 weeks)

BIB

106

Survey of the New Testament

BIB

112-B

Bible Lands Seminar [Section B]

THE

108

Survey of Biblical Theology II

BIB

201

Biblical Interpretation for Life

COM

129

Basic Skills in Communication  

PHI

229

Ethics : Contemporary Views

DIS

151-B

Discipleship Seminar

Extracurricular Studies

Occasionally one may wish to continue with further study beyond the Certificate in Biblical Studies; or, in some cases, to substitute a tutorial course for one of the certificate courses that is very similar to one he has taken elsewhere. Arrangements may be made with the Administration. The faculty of the Institute has a broad and rich experience in college-level teaching of a number of courses besides those scheduled in the program above.

Additional Courses

In addition a wide selection of courses is offered locally by qualified institutions. The following is a sampling of courses in areas previously taught by the BICS’ faculty and others that have drawn interest in the past.

THE 110 Advent Christian History, Polity, and Doctrine
ENG 220 Selections from English Literature
MUS 140 Hymnology,
MUS 148 Choral Conducting,
MUS 227-A Music Theory I, MUS 227-B Music Theory I

Colleges which have accepted transfer credit from the Institute:

The Antioch School, Ames, IA
Houghton College, Houghton, NY
Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI
Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA
Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC

Montreat-Anderson College, Montreat, NC
Columbia Bible College, Columbia, SC
Nyack College, Nyack, NY
Eastern College, St. David, PA
Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy, MA

Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, GA
Gordon College, Wenham, MA
University of Massachusetts
Thomas College, Waterville ME