Adult Education

Biblical Studies

Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

Build your education on the firm foundation of scripture.

Earn your Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies at LBC

Deepen Your Faith

Ready to further your education by studying the Bible? We can help. Whether you’re preparing to enter into ministry, missions, or simply desire to have a deeper knowledge of God’s word, our adult education associate’s degree in biblical studies could be just what you’re looking.

This degree option is designed for students who want two years of biblical education, along with the opportunity to add specific concentrations with the addition of 12 elective credits.

Why Should You Earn Your Associate’s Degree in Biblical Studies at LBC?

  • Earn college credits for your life experience.
  • Study completely online, in class or do a combination of both through our degree completion program, concentrating on one 6-week course at a time.
  • This program is perfect for those looking to get a biblical education in conjunction with professional training in another field.
  • Get equipped with foundational knowledge of the Bible and Christian history.
  • Learn from experienced pastors, ministers and scholars who have dedicated their lives to teaching the truths of the scriptures.
  • Earn your Bible degree from an accredited Bible college in PA.

Adult Education

Your Journey

Program Credits: 60

Locations: Online, Lancaster, Washington DC, Philadelphia,


Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies
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Accept Previously Earned Credits: Yes

Cost per credit: $440 starting fall 2019

Average course = 3 credits
(average is $1,320 per course)

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness…” – 2 Timothy 3:16


Associates in Biblical Studies (60 Credits)

Biblical Studies Major:  21 Credits
General Education: 18 Credits
Electives: 21 Credits
  • LBC 101 – Engaging Faith & Life
  • BIB 105 – Biblical Hermeneutics
  • THE 105 – Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies
  • BIB 103 – Creation & Covenants: OT I
  • BIB 104 – Israel’s Life & Literature: OT II
  • BIB 203 – Life of Christ: NT I
  • THE 223 – Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall
  • BIB 204 – Early Church: NT II

View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

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Careers and Jobs in Biblical Studies

  • Ministry Leader
  • Missions
  • Social Service Opportunities

How Does the Adult Education Course Schedule Work?

The adult program consists of THREE terms:

  • Fall: July–December
  • Spring: January–June
  • Summer: June-August

The fall and spring terms are comprised of 3 course sessions and the summer is comprised of 2 course sessions. A course session runs for SIX weeks or classes and runs back-to-back across all the weeks of the year. Exact dates for each term are available through the Adult Education Office

Students may choose to take their courses either in class, online, or both.

  • In class
    Students taking on-site classes come once a week for five weeks per course. Our courses typically meet on Tuesday* nights from 6 to 10 PM. During the sixth week of the course, the class does not meet so that students can complete their course work.
    (*Philadelphia classes meets Monday through Thursday.)
  • Online classes
    Students taking online courses are not required to attend class at any time. Instead, they engage in collaborative learning through our learning management system. Learn more about studying online.

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Determining What Courses To Take

Each student’s path to completion is unique, depending upon the courses you are transferring into the program. The curriculum plan above gives a broad picture of the required credits. If your transfer credits come from mostly one of those areas, you will need to take credits in the other areas. The remaining courses you need for graduation can best be determined after reviewing your transcripts. With flexible electives, Bible and Theology requirements, and General Education requirements, most students are able to transfer to LBC the maximum number of credits.

Credits for Prior Learning. Students can earn up to 30 life experience credits, through the Credits for Prior Learning evaluation process, which will often reduce the time to complete a degree. The life experience credit evaluation process is done after a student begins a program.

When Can I Start?

As soon as you are ready. LBC has 8 entry points per year meaning you are only ever a few weeks away till the next course starts.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Degree?

Our LBC Financial Aid Office can help you navigate through the process. Learn more

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