Certificate of Biblical Studies

Biblical training that allows the gospel to inform your life.

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Foundational Courses.

Biblical Perspective.

Flexible Options.

The Certificate of Biblical Studies is for students who want a Biblical foundation prior to pursuing education or training at a non-Christian institution or for those who already have a degree but are seeking additional instruction in Biblical studies. The Certificate is also appropriate for lay workers in local churches who sense a need for Biblical education. This program may also help a student to meet the requirements of various mission boards.

Meet Your Academic Advisor

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.

Dr. Stuart E. Parsons

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 30 semester credit hours with at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average including completion of the Certificate of Biblical Studies curriculum, Chapel, and Christian Service requirements.
  • The final 26 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 Certificate in Biblical Studies

Is the Certificate of Biblical Studies right Option Right for Me?

There are many reasons the certificate may be the right choice for you.

  • This program may also help a student to meet the requirements of various mission boards.
  • The certificate is also appropriate for lay workers in local churches who are aware of their need for formal Biblical education.
  • The certificate in Biblical Studies is a great place to begin your educational journey prior to military service, or entering the workforce.
  • You already have a degree but are seeking additional instruction on Biblical studies.
  • The certificate is also appropriate for lay workers in local churches who are aware of their need for formal Biblical education.
  • Learning and applying the Bible will give you the greatest advantage in life.

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.

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