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Associate of Arts & Bible
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Department of Biblical & Theological Studies

Associate of Arts & Bible

  • Associate Degree
  • Undergraduate

60 credits

required for program

Available online

60 credits

60 credits

required for program

Available online

Expand your biblical knowledge while exploring general topics through a biblical worldview. This associate’s degree will introduce you to undergraduate coursework with a foundation of biblical studies, general liberal arts, and elective courses that you choose.


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Why pursue an associate's degree at Northwestern?

This degree is designed to prepare you for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at Northwestern or another institution.

Our small classes allow our experienced professors to guide and mentor you while you grow in your faith and expand your knowledge in a focused area. You will improve your communication skills, explore the liberal arts, and immerse yourself in Scripture while taking courses in a specific discipline.

If you want to prepare for a bachelor’s degree and have a passion to study the Bible, this might be the right degree for you.

What will you learn?

You will learn to analyze, think critically, and grow spiritually.

Some classes include:

  • Bible Exposition
  • Spiritual Formation
  • New Testament History and Literature
  • Old Testament History and Literature
  • Progress of Redemption

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The professors, staff, and my fellow students are strong followers of Christ, enhancing my education and experience in every way possible. I have made so many friendships through classes and different activities on campus, and I am so thankful to share my college experience with these great people.
Abbie Payne


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Professors at Northwestern are focused on their students first. Our faculty include experts in their respective fields who want to help you grow in your faith while you earn your degree.

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Randy W. Nelson, Ph.D.

Department Chair of Biblical & Theological Studies
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Randy Nelson has been teaching full-time at University of Northwestern for 25 years. Nelson, a graduate of...

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Melissa Larson, MATS
Adjunct Instructor
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Nazareth Hall, N3226
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113

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