Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate degree programs are available which recognize the following levels of academic achievement:

 

Associate Degree  -

An associate degree may be conferred upon students who have completed

a minimum of 60 semester hours of academic credit with an acceptable GPA.

 

Bachelor Degree (w/major) -

A bachelor degree may be conferred upon students who have completed

a minimum of 120 semester hours of academic credit with an acceptable GPA.

 

Undergraduate degrees are available with concentrations that include:

 

Ancient-Future Studies

Biblical Studies

Christian Counseling

Christian Education

Leadership and Organization

Theological Studies

 

Please download the Aidan University catalog for a full description of undergraduate programs, course listings and course descriptions.

Ancient-Future Studies

 

The academic concentration of Ancient-Future Studies focuses upon the foundational elements of unity in diversity that were found in the church at its inception.  It strikes a deliberate balance between the three historical elements of our Christian heritage: the liturgical/sacramental, the evangelical, and the charismatic/pentecostal.  Ancient-Future Studies challenge Christians to find the balance of these three elements and restore the priority of the divinely inspired biblical story of God’s acts in history in each of these areas.

 

This view of God’s Kingdom builds its foundation:

  • On a deliberate embrace of the primacy of the biblical narrative
  • On the Church, the continuation of God’s narrative
  • On the Church’s theological reflection on God’s narrative
  • On the Church’s Worship as Telling and Enacting God’s narrative
  • On Spiritual Formation in the Church as Embodiment of God’s narrative
  • On the Church’s Embodied Life in the World

 

 

Biblical Studies

 

The academic concentration of Biblical Studies is an excellent degree to help individuals lay a solid foundation for the ministry skills and biblical knowledge one requires in a pastoral or teaching ministry.  The goal of this concentration is not so much to master the Bible as it is to be mastered by the Bible; training you to live as a servant of God. The Biblical Studies concentration provides a foundation for various ministry positions (such as chaplaincy, local church ministry, or missions service), as well as for graduate studies at Aidan University.

 

It will prepare you to guide, teach and impart information to congregations you serve.  Whether you have been serving in ministry and are interested in more formal training, or you simply desire to prepare yourself to enter ministry for the first time, the biblical studies concentration, our program will teach you how to correctly read, interpret, and apply the Bible in your personal life and your ministry.

 

The Biblical Studies concentration includes a focus upon:

  • A balanced history of the Christian Church
  • Utilizing technological tools while working with scripture to enhance your spiritual growth and lead others in theirs.
  • Foundational skills for the theological interpretation of scripture, equipping you to rightly interpret historical perspectives.
  • The development of core skills in ministry, preparing you to serve in your calling.

Christian Counseling

 

The academic concentration of Christian Counseling is designed to lay a foundation of understanding individuals, their needs, issues that affect their lives, and how to assist them as they seek to break cycles of unhealthy behavior.  It will prepare you teaching those you counsel how to work towards living a full and productive life.  This concentration will deliver a wealth information about human behavior and development, preparing you for service as a Christian Counselor.

 

Among other areas of study, this concentration will include a focus upon:

  • Human emotional development
  • Personal and social interactions
  • Christian Counseling for Marriage and Family
  • Behavioral patterns and personality styles
  • Counseling theory and procedural studies
  • Interactions and correlations between psychology and Christianity

Christian Education

 

The academic concentration of Christian Education is designed to lay a foundation of understanding that will prepare you for a position in Christian Education.  The Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Christian Education might be a good entry point for an individual considering a career in education.  Students should be aware that a career in Christian Education may require a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree. Often, those who wish to teach at the elementary, middle school or high school levels are only required to hold a bachelor's degree, while directors of religious education at any level  typically are required to hold a master's degree. Seminary professors are required to have a doctoral degree.

 

Please note that the Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Christian Education is designed solely for religious vocations pursuant to FL Statute 246.084(1)(i). This degree will not qualify you to sit for the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) to obtain your Professional Certificate in Florida. It will prepare you to fill an unlicensed teaching position in a private Christian school.

Leadership and Organization

 

The academic concentration of Leadership and Organization is designed to build a skill set of organizational leadership upon a foundation of biblical understanding.  This concentration will help you to acquire biblically informed leadership skills preparing you for entry-level leadership positions in churches and ministries. You'll be equipped to develop organizational structures in different types of organizations, such as church or parachurch ministries; community-based initiatives; non-governmental organizations (NGOs). You'll also become familiar with biblical principles and practices for leading others in ministry.

 

The program combines principles of organizational behavior with biblical standards of leadership, with the overall goal of developing practical management skills and critical leadership abilities in the organization you serve. Students will learn foundational practices of leadership theory and practice, team dynamics, conflict resolution and negotiation, and project management from instructors with experience applying these skills from the perspective of a Christian world view.

 

Among other areas of study, this concentration will include a focus upon:

  • Project Planning, Design  and Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leadership Theory and Practice
  • Team Dynamics

 

 

Theological Studies

 

The academic concentration of Theological Studies is an excellent degree to help individuals lay a solid foundation for the ministry skills and biblical knowledge one requires in a pastoral or teaching ministry, while including introductions to biblical languages, archaeological studies and historic settings.  Students will learn how to think theologically as they read the Bible, examining and applying past and present theology to help develop discernment and understanding about what you believe and how to articulate it.

 

The Theological Studies concentration provides a foundation not just for ministry positions (such as chaplaincy, local church ministry, or missions service), but as preparation for either a Master of Divinity or a Master of Theology at Aidan University.

 

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