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Academic Programs

Associate of Arts
Bible and Theology

Bachelor of Arts
General Studies
General Studies (Business Administration Concentration)
General Studies (Biology and Physical Education Concentration)
General Studies (Bible, Theology and Christian Education Concentration)
General Studies (Bible and Pastoral Ministry Concentration)

Master of Arts
Bible and Pastoral Ministry
Bible and Christian Education

Associate of Arts

THE ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE IN BIBLE AND THEOLOGY

The Associate of Arts degree in Bible and Theology requires the completion of sixty (60) semester hours of work.

Introduction

The Associate of Arts degree is designed to give an individual some basic knowledge on the Bible and in theology. The integrated courses of this degree can serve as two years of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Pastoral ministry.

Objectives

The objectives of the Associate of Arts degree are:

  • The student will gain some basic knowledge of the Bible and Theology.
  • The student will learn to build sermons.
  • The student will gain confidence to enter the Bachelor of Arts program.

Program Summary

The Associate of Arts degree requirements include a minimum of 60 semester hours. The degree requirements include a minimum of:

18 hours of General Education Requirements
30 hours of Bible and Theology Requirements
12 hours of Professional Requirements

NOTE: Thirty (30) semester hours of applicable course credit may be transferred from other similar institutions toward the Associate of Arts degree upon the approval of the Division Chairperson and the Academic Dean.

Bachelor of Arts

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN GENERAL STUDIES

Introduction

This program is designed to equip student its with a well-rounded education in the Biblical, general and liberal arts areas. Students are equipped to work for social agencies, state, county, city or anywhere a Bachelor of Arts degree is required other than in a specified area. This program will also provide the undergraduate basis for further graduate studies.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program the student will be able to perform the following skills:

  • Develop and lead a church ministry with a great understanding of the Bible.
  • Enter politics as a servant of Jesus Christ.
  • To use skills as a social scientist.
  • To administrate effectively in any job situation.
Program Summary

This four-year program gives students a broad introduction into ministry of a local church or the secular work force.

A minimum of 126 semester hours is required for graduation. Following is the program requirements and course sequences.

The degree requirements include a minimum of:

18 semester hours of Bible
15 semester hours of Theology
3 semester hours of Christian Education
3 semester hours of Church History
3 semester hours of Philosophy
9 semester hours of free electives

Integrated with the biblical training are 76 semester hours of carefully selected general education liberal arts subjects to provide a balanced background for Christian service and work in the secular world.

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN GENERAL STUDIES

(BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION)

Introduction

This program is designed to prepare students to assume responsible leadership roles in business or pursue graduate studies.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program the student will be able to perform the following skills:

  • Use oral, analytical, and theoretical training for management and business leadership.
  • Properly teach and apply the Word of God in business practices.
  • Participate in the business world with a philosophy built on Jesus Christ.

Program Summary

This four-year program gives students a broad introduction into the business world. A minimum of 126 semester hours is required for graduation.

The degree requirements include a minimum of:

18 hours of Bible
12 hours of Theology
33 hours of Business
15 hours of Electives

Integrated with the biblical and business training are approximately 50 semester hours of general education liberal arts subjects to provide a balanced background for operating in Christian service and the business world.

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN GENERAL STUDIES

BIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONCENTRATION
(BIOLOGY MAJOR)

Introduction

This program is designed to prepare students to work in the area of research or hospital and clinic laboratories.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program the student will be able to perform the following skills:

  • Develop and teach Bible studies
  • Work in a hospital as a laboratory technician
  • Work as a Researcher
  • Enter into an educational program and become a teacher.

Program Summary

This four-year program gives students a broad introduction into the world of biology and research. A minimum of 126 semester hours is required for graduation.

The degree requirements include a minimum of:

18 hours of Bible
12 hours of Theology
44 hours of Biology

Integrated with the Biblical and Biology training are approximately 50 semester hours of general education liberal arts subjects to provide a balanced background for operating in Christian service and the world of research.

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN GENERAL STUDIES

BIOLOGY AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CONCENTRATION
(PHYSICAL EDUCATION MAJOR)

Introduction

This program is designed to prepare students to work in the area of physical fitness or sports.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program the student will be able to perform the following skills :

  • Develop and teach Bible studies
  • Perform First Aid
  • Officiate basketball and baseball games
  • Develop Recreation programs
  • Conduct Physical Fitness programs
  • Serve as a coach

Program Summary

This four-year program gives students a broad introduction into the world of sport activities and physical fitness. A minimum of 126 semester hours is required for graduation.

The degree requirements include a minimum of:

18 hours of Bible
12 hours of Theology
31 hours of Biology and Physical Education
15 hours of Electives

Integrated with the Biblical and Biology and Physical Education training are approximately 50 semester hours of general education liberal arts subjects to provide a balanced background for operating in Christian service and the world of physical fitness.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN GENERAL STUDIES

(BIBLE, THEOLOGY AND CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CONCENTRATION)

Introduction

The program is designed to prepare students to be Christian Education directors, superintendent of church school and youth ministers.

Objectives

Upon completion of this program the student will be able to perform the following skills:

  • Develop and teach Bible study.
  • Organize and direct a Christian education program.
  • Organize a Sunday school program.
  • Exercise leadership in the local church.

Program Summary

This four-year program gives students a broad introduction into the world of Christian education. A minimum of 126 semester hours is required for graduation.

The degree requirements include a minimum of:

24 hours of Bible
18 hours of Theology
12 hours of Church History
9 hours of Christian Education
6 hours of Electives

Integrated with Bible, Theology and Christian Education and 57 hours of general liberal arts subjects to provide a balanced background for operating in Christian service.

NOTE: A student who holds an Associate of Arts degree or above from an accredited school can enter this program and only complete the 63 hours in Bible, Theology, Christian Education and Church History.

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE

(BIBLE AND PASTORAL MINISTRY)
Introduction

The Bible and Pastoral Ministry program seeks to produce preachers able to exhibit high degrees of proficiency in exegesis, interpretation, sermon preparation and delivery. The program places special emphasis upon local church leadership in such areas as evangelism, and education.

Objective

The objective of this program is to provide individualized instruction, which will enable a student to exhibit the following skills:

  • Develop and deliver sermons.
  • Minister proficiently in all the ministries of the local church.
  • Function effectively in a pastoral role.
  • Exercise leadership in the local church.
Program Summary

The Bible and Pastoral Ministry Degree requirements include a minimum of 126 semester hours. The degree requirements include a minimum of:

21 hours of Bible
27 hours of Theology
3 hours of Christian Education
12 hours of Church History
51 hours of General or Liberal Arts Courses
12 hours of Electives

Pollard-Carter
Graduate Program of Religion

MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE 

  • Admission
  • Course Requirements
  • Bible and Pastoral Ministry
  • Bible and Christian Education

Admission

The course of study leading to the Master of Arts degree is opened to all persons holding the baccalaureate degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university.

Graduates from non-accredited colleges are admitted conditionally. This condition is removed once the student demonstrates the ability to pursue graduate work successfully. Every student who enters must prove to be of sound moral character and worthy of the Christian ministry.

Course Requirements

A total of thirty (30) semester hours are required for the Master's degree. A thesis is not required for this degree. At the completion of the thirty (30) semester hours a student must pass a comprehensive examination.

    Master of Arts Degree in Bible and Pastoral Ministry Concentration

Distribution of credit hours as follows:

1. Bible (OT 501 & NT 501) 6 hours
2. Theology (CT 501 & CT 502) 6 hours
3. Pastoral Theology (PT 501, 502 & 503) 9 hours
4. Church History (CH 501) 3 hours
5. Electives for Christian Education 6 hours
6. Electives for Pastoral Ministry 3 hours
7. The candidate for graduation must complete at least nine (9) hours of courses in residence at Selma University .
8. Twenty-one (21) hours of applicable course credits may be transferred from an accredited institution toward the degree upon the approval of the Division Chairperson and the Academic Dean.

Master of Arts Degree in Bible and Christian Education Concentration

1. Bible (OT 501 & NT 501) 6 hours
2. Theology (CT 501 & CT 502) 6 hours
3. Church History (CH 501) 3 hours
4. Christian Education (CE 501, 502, & 504) 9 hours
5. Electives 6 hours
6. The candidate for graduation must complete at least nine (9) hours of courses in residence at Selma University.
7. Twenty-one (21) hours of application course credit may be transferred from an accredited institution toward the degree upon the approval of the Division Chairperson and the Academic Dean.

For more information please contact the Office of Admissions and Records at (334) 872-2533, Ext. 18.

 

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