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Department of Biblical & Theological Studies

Associate of Arts & Bible

  • Associate Degree
  • Undergraduate
60 credits
Required for Program
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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in a specific field of interest

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.


There are a variety of career and academic pathways that begin with an associate's degree with a biblical worldview.

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Meet your professors

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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Portrait of Randy Nelson

Randy W. Nelson, Ph.D.

Department Chair of Biblical & Theological Studies (on Sabbatical)
Professor of New Testament Studies

Randy Nelson has been teaching at University of Northwestern for 18 years.  He is a licensed minister with pastoral experience and enjoys engaging his students in discussion about the Bible and...

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Portrait of Melissa Larson

Melissa Larson, MATS

Adjunct Instructor

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Department of Biblical & Theological Studies
Nazareth Hall, N3226
3003 Snelling Avenue North
St. Paul, MN 55113
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