Advanced skills in biblical studies, translation, interpretation and biblical Greek.
Advanced Theological Studies
The Advanced Theological Studies major is designed for students who are seeking an intensive undergraduate theological and biblical studies education. This major would be appropriate preparation for those interested in studying theology or biblical studies at the graduate level, for those interested in graduate-level studies in any one of the humanities, or for individuals anticipating attending seminary.
The Unique Value
Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree receive a double major in Bible and Theology along with their major. There is an energizing momentum that builds as you pursue your education here, and you leave equipped to act on God’s calling to advance the Gospel wherever you may go. The TCF advantage, advance into your career and life ministry to make disciples.
Meet Your Academic Advisor
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.
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.
Students successfully completing the Advanced Theological Studies B.A. program will demonstrate:
1. Advanced knowledge of biblical studies.
2. Knowledge of the history of Christian thought.
3. Advanced skills in translation and interpretation of biblical Greek.
I. General Studies Courses – 39 Credits
II. Bible and Theology Foundational Courses – 54 Credits
III. Major – 30 Credits
Total Required Credits – 123 Credits
Choose one: Fundamental Issues in Worship, Sacred Actions and Sacramentality, Music and the Arts in Christian Worship, Philosophy and Theology of Worship, The Church Year, Art and Architecture in Christian Worship, Images of Christ: The History & Christology of Religious Art & Film or History of Worship in the Church.
- Church History
- Daniel and Revelation: Exegesis and Theology
- Elementary Greek I
- Elementary Greek II
- Advanced Greek I
- Foundations of the Broader Christian Theological Tradition (Patristics)
- Major Electives* (6 credit hours)
See the suggested course schedule below
First Year Fall Semester – 12 credits
First Year Spring Semester – 15 credits
Answers to Your Questions About the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Advanced Theological Studies
This major is appropriate preparation for those interested in studying theology or biblical studies at the graduate level, for those interested in graduate-level studies in any one of the humanities, or for individuals anticipating attending seminary.
We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood, and adopted into God’s family as His beloved children.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by whom the Church is empowered to carry out Christ’s Great Commission.
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in “that blessed hope,” the personal, premillennial and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting bliss of the saved, and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.
Trinity College believes and teaches the essential doctrines of the Christian faith that are commonly held to be the historic, Biblical, conservative, and evangelical position. The doctrinal statement above is applied within the academic and spiritual understanding of the interdenominational character of our student body and faculty.
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.
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– 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.
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– 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)
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. The list of participating institutions is at the SCNS website at Florida Department of Education.
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