4th
4th
Ranked 4th among online Christian colleges
OCU ranks 4th among the “Top 8 online Christian Colleges and Universities in 2017” according to www.thebestcolleges.org. Ranking is by graduation, retention and acceptance rates, student-teacher ratios, tuition costs, years of accreditation, reputation, awards, and job placement records.

AA in Religious Studies

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts in Religious Studies program is designed for students seeking to work in local church ministry. This degree will prepare the student for a variety of ministries in the church immediately after graduation, such as preaching, and evangelistic work. It will not prepare the student for pastoral ordination in most denominations without further study.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the importance of the Bible in the Church’s life and faith.
  • Summarize biblical history and literature.
  • Trace the development of the major themes through the Bible.
  • Demonstrate basic skills for interpreting biblical literature.

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE - 38 Hours

 

or

RELIGIOUS STUDIES MAJOR - 19 hOURS

or

ELECTIVES - 3 Hours

Any credit-bearing course, 100-level or above

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