Oakland City University offers an online Associate of Arts in Religious Studies (AARS) degree program that prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of rewarding ministry-related career paths such as church ministry, denominational service, missions or Christian education.
Online students develop an appreciation for their Christian calling as well as the impact of the Bible and Christianity on Western civilization. Through the associate in Religious Studies online program, learners gain both the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the challenges of contemporary ministry.
Oakland City University, founded in 1885 by General Baptists, stands firmly on a rich history of promoting the gospel of Jesus Christ through education. We honor our values and our mission: to empower Christian leaders with high morals, focused values and ethical standards. We are committed to providing the academic excellence sought by Christian minds, and to the spiritual formation of our students.
Though Oakland City University is deeply rooted in the faith of the General Baptist denomination and the church universal, we offer a warm and encouraging Christian learning environment for students of all faiths. We welcome all those seeking an online degree in religious studies to join us in their pursuit of their educational goals. Oakland City University stands by its motto: “Enter to learn, go forth to serve.”
The online Associate of Arts in religious studies degree is a 60 credit hour program that can be completed in as little as 24 months. Many of Oakland City University associate graduates also go on to pursue the full bachelor degree and graduate level theological studies. Whichever path they choose, upon completion of their religious studies associate degree program online, Oakland City University graduates are equipped with both the intellectual and moral strength to go forth on their Christian journey through the world.
To join us in your course of study, apply online using our simple online application form, or request more information by contacting us today.
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