APOSTOLIC CHRISTIAN
 
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

ACUC

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Academic Programs


Course Descriptions


APOLOGETICS

Apologetics is the study of the tenants of the defense and proofs of the Christian faith from a practical perspective. Other areas examined are the authority of the Scriptures, the existence of God, miracles, the incarnation, and the various philosophy and methodology in the Scriptures.

 

   BIBLICAL STUDIES

The field of Biblical studies examines the major Scriptural themes and the main topics of the Sacred Scriptures. Also examined are the various doctrines of the Word of God; that which is devoted to the fundamental beliefs of the Holy Bible.

 

   CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

Christian counseling examines the use of Christian and Biblical truths in counseling. The goals and techniques used to reach those goals are examined, as well as the differences between secular and Christian counseling.

 

   CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

The study of Christian education examines the theory and practice of providing educational services to members of the Christian community. Emphasis is placed on training in the teachings of Jesus Christ and the development of Christian Character.

 

   CHRISTIAN PHILOSOPHY

The study of Christian philosophy is an examination of the field of philosophy from a Christian perspective. The works of various Christian philosophers are examined, both secular and Christian, along with the different views of reality, death, right and wrong, the concept of God, and the existence of God, among others.

 

   CHURCH ADMINISTRATION

Church administration examines the various ways that a church, ministry, or other nonprofit organization keeps and maintains its records. It examines how to determine which programs are best for an organization and how to develop new programs. Also examined are the legal aspects that are faced by all nonprofit organizations.

 

   DIVINITY

Divinity is the study of the one and only Deity. It examines the supreme, infinite, and eternal qualities of the Almighty; pertaining to the Divine Godhead, the Holy Trinity. Also examined is that which is inspired by God.

 

   MINISTRY

The study of the ministry pertains to the work of the Lord and the service of God. Also covered is the training in the performance, duties, and responsibilities that come with being a member of the clergy.

 

   PASTORAL COUNSELING

Pastoral counseling deals with the pastor, or other member of the clergy, in the role of counselor. Examined are the various Biblical truths, and how they relate to counseling today.


   RELIGIOUS LITERATURE

The field of religious literature examines the various writings of and about Christianity and the religions of the world, both past and present. These writings come from both religious and secular sources, giving a complete look at all of the writings on religion.

 

   SACRED MUSIC

Sacred Music is the study of music as it pertains to the worship of the Lord. The ways music can not only be used for worship, but for evangelism, cross-cultural ministry work, etc., will be examined. Also covered will be the history and development of spiritual music, hymnology, and the historical and contemporary traditions of music in the evangelical church.

 

   THEOLOGY

Theology is the study of God and the expanding of Christology; the relationship between God and man. Also examined is the cultivation of the theological virtues of faith, hope, and charity.

 

Preparing You For Ministry
* 6 month Effective Soul Winning & Evangelism (certificate course)
* 6 Year Diploma In Evangelism

Certificate In Christian Marriage Counseling (Cert.C.M.C.)

  • CC-243 Christian Marriage Counseling 1
  • CC-244 Christian Marriage Counseling 2
  • CC-445 Christian Marriage Counseling 3
  • CC-446 Christian Marriage Counseling 4

DIPLOMA IN BIBLICAL STUDIES (Dip.B.S.)


BI-102   New Testament Survey 1
BI-103   Old Testament Survey 1
BI-122   Biblical Hermeneutics
BI-123   Tabernacle Typology
BI-217   Prayer and Fasting
BI-223   Full Gospel Fundamentals 1
BI-224   Full Gospel Fundamentals 2
BI-226   Bible 1
BI-227   Bible 2
EV-131  Personal Evangelism


DIPLOMA IN THEOLOGY STUDIES (Dip.T.S.)


BI-122   Biblical Hermeneutics
TH-101  Introduction to Theology
TH-105  Bible Doctrines 1
TH-121  The Fruit and Gifts of the Holy Spirit
TH-122  Dispensational Truths
TH-211  Survey of the Cults
TH-206  Bible Doctrines 2
TH-223  Full Gospel Fundamentals 1
TH-224  Full Gospel Fundamentals 2
TH-226  Eschatology 1


DIPLOMA IN MINISTRY (Dip.Min.)


BI-122   Biblical Hermeneutics
BI-223   Full Gospel Fundamentals 1
BI-226   Bible 1
MIN-101   Introduction to the Ministry
MIN-265   Dealing with Persecution Preaching the Gospel
MIN-238   Homiletics 1
MIN-240   Ministry 1
MIN-241   Ministry 2
PC-201  Introduction to Pastoral Counseling
PC-221 Spiritual Warfare Against Demons


DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN COUNSELING (Dip.C.C.)


BI-223    Full Gospel Fundamentals 1
BI-226    Bible 1
CC-101  Introduction to Christian Counseling
PC-247  The Pastoral Counseling Process
CC-236  Cult Exit Counseling 1
CC-212  Biblical Counseling 1
CC-221  Spiritual Warfare Against Demons
CC-222  Counseling and the Law
CC-243  Christian Marriage Counseling 1
CC-244  Christian Marriage Counseling 2


Associate Degree Programs
Programs Available:
  • Associate of Biblical Studies (A.B.S.)
  • Associate of Christian Counseling (A.C.C.)
  • Associate of Ministry (A.Min.)
  • Associate of Pastoral Counseling (A.P.C.)
  • Associate of Theology Studies (A.T.S.)


Requirements:

All Associate Degree Programs require the following courses:

BI-102 New Testament Survey 1
BI-103 Old Testament Survey 1
BI-226 Bible 1
HIS-101 History of Christianity 1
TH-101 Introduction to Theology

15 credits of elective courses
30 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 60 credits


BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMS
Programs Available:
  • Bachelor of Apologetics (B.Apol.)
  • Bachelor of Biblical Studies (B.B.S.)
  • Bachelor of Christian Counseling (B.C.C.)
  • Bachelor of Christian Education (B.C.E.)
  • Bachelor of Christian Administration (B.C.A.)
  • Bachelor of Ministry (B.Min.)
  • Bachelor of Pastoral Counseling (B.P.C.)
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Ph.B.)
  • Bachelor of Religious Literature (B.R.L.)
  • Bachelor of Sacred Music (B.S.M.)
  • Bachelor of Theology (Th.B.)

Requirements:

All Bachelor Degree Programs require the same courses as required in the Associate's Program and the following courses. The required total amount of credits listed is inclusive of the credits from the Associate's Degree. All Bachelor Degree candidates are required to do a Senior Paper.

BI-202 New Testament Survey 2
BI-203 Old Testament Survey 2
BI-423 Full Gospel Fundamentals 1
EV-131 Personal Evangelism
TH-105 Bible Doctrines 1

15 credits of elective courses
30 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 120 credits


MASTER DEGREE PROGRAMS
Requirements:  All Master degree candidates are required to do a Masters Thesis.

Master of Apologetics [M.Apol.]

10 credits of elective courses
20 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 30 credits

Master of Biblical Studies (M.B.S.)

10 credits of elective courses
15 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 30 credits

Master of Christian Counseling (M.C.C.)

10 credits of elective courses
20 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 30 credits

Master of Christian Education (M.C.E.)

10 credits of Biblical Studies
20 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 30 credits

Master of Church Administration (M.C.A.)

10 credits of elective courses
20 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 30 credits

Master of Divinity (M.Div.)

10 credits of Apologetics
10 credits of Biblical Studies
10 credits of Ministry
10 credits of Theology
20 credits of elective courses
Required Total: 60 credits

Master of Ministry (M.Min.)

10 credits of Biblical Studies
10 credits of elective courses
10 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 30 credits

Master of Pastoral Counseling (M.P.C.)

10 credits of Christian Counseling
10 credits of elective courses
10 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 30 credits

Master of Philosophy (Ph.M.)

10 credits of Apologetics
10 credits of electives
25 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 45 credits

Master of Religious Literature (M.R.L.)

10 credits of Biblical Studies
20 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 30 credits

Master of Sacred Music (M.S.M.)

10 credits of elective courses
20 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 30 credits

Master of Theology (Th.M.)

10 credits of Apologetics
10 credits of Biblical Studies
25 credits of degree major courses
Required Total: 45 credits


DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS
Requirements:
The required total amount of credits listed here is inclusive of credits from the Masters degree.
All Doctoral degree candidates are required to do a Doctoral Dissertation.


      Doctor of Apologetics (D.Apol.) 

10 credits of Christian Philosophy

50 credits of degree major courses

Required Total: 90 credits


      Doctor of Biblical Studies (D.B.S.) 

60 credits of degree major courses

Required Total: 90 credits


      Doctor of Christian Counseling (D.C.C.)

40 credits of degree major courses

200 hour Christian Counseling Practicum (20 credits)

Required Total: 90 credits


      Doctor of Christian Education (D.C.E.) 

60 credits of degree major courses

Required Total: 90 credits


      Doctor of Christian Administration (D.C.A.) 

60 credits of degree major courses

Required Total: 90 credits


      Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)

60 credits of elective or degree major courses

Required Total: 90 credits


      Doctor of Pastoral Counseling (D.P.C.) 

40 credits of degree major courses

200 hour Pastoral Counseling Practicum (20 credits)

Required Total: 90 credits


      Doctor of Religious Literature (D.R.L.) 

60 credits of degree major courses

Required Total: 90 credits


      Doctor Sacred Music (D.S.M.) 

60 credits of degree major courses

Required Total: 90 credits


      Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)

60 credits of degree major courses

Required Total: 105 credits


DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHD) DEGREE PROGRAMS
Programs Available:
  • APOLOGETICS
  • BIBLICAL STUDIES
  • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
  • CHRISTIAN COUNSELING
  • CHRISTIAN EDUCATION
  • CHURCH ADMINISTRATION
  • MINISTRY
  • PASTORAL COUNSELING
  • RELIGIOUS LITERATURE
  • SACRED MUSIC
  • THEOLOGY
Requirements:

The required amount of credits for a Doctor of Philosophy degree is 115 credits.

All credits earned above the Masters Degree level must be in the degree major.

All credits are inclusive of credits from the Masters degree.

All Doctor of Philosophy degree candidates are required to do a Doctoral Dissertation.

All those majoring in Christian/Pastoral Counseling must do a 200 hour Counseling Practicum worth 20 credits of those required for this degree. 
 


HONORARY DEGREE PROGRAMS

Apostolic Christian University College (ACUC) as with most institutions of higher education, does award Honorary Degrees. Unlike some other institutions, ACUC does not sell its Honorary Degrees, however to offset evaluation, processing and shipment costs there is a $110 non-refundable Administration fee.  *Due to issues with international mailing, please review the information below for special mailing options.  These options will provide delivery and tracking information.  Additional shipping fees will apply. 

Serious inquiries only.  All Honorary Degrees are awarded solely for the accomplishments and contributions that a person has made.          


NOTICE - When submitting your honorary request you must comply with the Honorary Doctorate Procedures. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!
How to apply for an Honorary Degree

  1. Which Honorary Degree you are applying for.
  2. Write a one to two page statement listing your qualifications and why you believe you should be awarded an Honorary Degree.
  3. Send us copies of all of your degrees, credentials, licenses, or other documentation.
  4. Send us a reference from your Pastor or an ordained minister that has known you for at least one to three years.  Reference must provide contact information and preferably not a relative, unless he or she is your Pastor.
  5. Send us a recent photo.
  6. Send the required fee of $310.
Payable by postal money order or cashier’s check to: ACUC, Apostolic Christian University College..

Ministerial Licensing


Ministerial Licensing is for students who are entering full-time ministry as a vocational goal. These students must be sure of their calling and willing to invest the extra time necessary in the life of the local church and its ministries (your own home church) in order to fulfill the call of God on their lives.

At the end of your required classes, there is a separate process for applying for a ministerial license through (ACUC)

In order to receive a license through  ACUC, the following requirements must be met:

* The total number of Required Courses offered in Bible Theology and Practical Ministry must be completed with the letter grade 'C' or above.

* A minimum of 36 credit hours is to be  completed with a letter grade of ;C; or above.


* Participation in at least one overseas or stateside missions endeavor, USA, Europe, Asia,Africa etc.