Associate of Arts Biblical Studies

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Why earn an Associate Degree from a Bible college? Earning your AA from a Bible college not only gives you the foundational course requirements for your education-it gives you the biblical knowledge and application you need for life! An AA is the first two years of a four year degree. Once you have completed your AA degree, you will have earned the first two years of a four year bachelor degree. Some students’ professional goals only require an AA degree, others earn an AA before entering college as a junior on campus to save money. What’s your reason? Chase the Calling.

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Program Director

As the Program Director for Bible and Theology Department, Dr. Parsons will be available to you and will be your academic advisor throughout your entire program for Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies.

Education

Stuart E. Parsons (MDiv, Western Seminary; S.T.M. and PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) has taught Bible, ancient Greek, church history, and theology at Trinity College of Florida since 2006.

Purpose

The Associate of Arts degree at Trinity College is a two-year degree offered to students for the purpose of providing a foundational program in Biblical studies.
Students successfully completing this program will demonstrate:

  • General knowledge of the content of Scripture, and
  • Knowledge and skills for accurate Biblical interpretation and application to life situations

Graduation Requirements

All of the following requirements must be met in order to graduate and receive an Associate of Arts degree in Biblical Studies from Trinity College:

  • Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average including completion of the Associate of Arts curriculum, Chapel, and Christian Service requirements. The final 30 credit hours and at least 50% of all major course credit hours must be completed in residence at Trinity College.
  • Satisfactory completion of all Trinity College assessment procedures.
  • Continued evidence of a consistent, genuine, Christian testimony.
  • Continued essential agreement with the Doctrinal Statement of the College.
  • Satisfactory fulfillment of all financial obligations to the College. No degree will be granted or transcript provided to a student with an outstanding financial obligation to the College.
  • Affirmative recommendation for graduation by the faculty, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Board of Trustees.

Answers to Your Questions About The AA in Biblical Studies

Is the Biblical Studies AA the right Option Right for Me?

Earning your AA (Associate in Arts in Biblical Studies) is a great place to begin your educational journey. Learning and applying the Bible will give you the greatest advantage in life. 

Is financial aid available for Trinity College of Florida students?

Yes! Although many people think they can’t afford to go to college, a large percentage of students receive some type of financial assistance, including our degree completion students. Our financial aid representatives are ready to help you sort through the different types of financial aid and show you how to get the assistance available to you.

Is Trinity College of Florida Accredited?

Yes. Trinity College of Florida is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Association for Biblical Higher Education, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs (U.S. Department of Education database)

APPROVALS:
– Licensed by the Commission for Independent Education, Florida Department of Education. Additional information regarding this institution may be obtained by contacting the Commission at 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 1414, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400, toll-free telephone number (888) 224-6684.
– Trinity College is authorized under Federal law to enroll nonimmigrant alien students, and
– United States Department of Education for Federal Pell Grants and other Federal financial aid programs, and
– Approved to enable the certified veteran to gain financial supplement for education.

MEMBERSHIPS:
– American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
– Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges (ABACC)
– Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
– Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
– Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)
– Florida Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (FACCS)
– Florida Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (FASFAA)
– National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU)
– National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA)
– Tampa Bay Library Consortium (TBLC)

Where Will My Trinity College Credits Transfer?

Every college and university has the right to decide what credits they will transfer in their programs. Trinity College uses the (SCNS) Numbering System. This numbering system is used by all public postsecondary institutions in Florida and by participating non-public institutions. The major purpose of this system is to facilitate the transfer of courses between participating institutions. Students and administrators can use the online SCNS to obtain course descriptions and specific information about course transfer between participating Florida institutions. This information is at the SCNS website at Florida Department of Education.

What can I expect from an A.A. in Biblical Studies?

The Associate of Arts degree at Trinity College is a two-year degree offered to students for the purpose of providing a foundational program in Biblical studies.

Students successfully completing this program will demonstrate:

1. General knowledge of the content of Scripture, and
2. Knowledge and skills for accurate Biblical interpretation and application to life situations

Here’s what to expect from successfully completing this program:

  • General knowledge of the content of Scripture;
  • College-level competence in the general skills that form the foundation for all learning: reading, writing/ composition, and critical thinking; and
  • Introductory knowledge of Western culture integrating themes from history, science, philosophy, or literature.

What are the graduation requirements for an A.A. in Biblical Studies?

All of the following requirements must be met in order to graduate and receive an Associate of Arts degree in General Studies from Trinity College:

  • Satisfactory completion of a minimum of 60 semester credit hours with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average including completion of the Associate of Arts curriculum, Chapel, and Christian Service requirements. The final 30 credit hours and at least 50% of all major courses credit hours must be completed at Trinity College, meaning the maximum credits transferred in is 50% of the 60 credit hour requirements.
  • Satisfactory completion of all Trinity College assessment procedures.
  • Continued evidence of a consistent, genuine, Christian testimony.
  • Continued essential agreement with the Doctrinal Statement of the College.
  • Satisfactory fulfillment of all financial obligations to the College. No degree will be granted or transcript provided to a student with an outstanding financial obligation to the College.
  • Affirmative recommendation for graduation by the faculty, Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the Board of Trustees.

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