Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies


This degree offers strong foundational preparation for any of the four bachelor’s degrees in ministry at Nyack College.  It also offers strong liberal arts preparation for the transition to a four-year degree program at any academic institution.  Additionally, this degree program offers preliminary training in biblical preaching and teaching.

Why Study Biblical Studies at Nyack?

Nyack offers advanced courses in biblical study that are taught by world class scholars who have a heart for the ministry of the local Christian church.

What Will I Study?

You will take one survey and one advanced course in the Old Testament as well as one survey and one advanced course in the New Testament.  You will also take one course in hermeneutics, the science of biblical interpretation, and one course in the history of theology.

Career Opportunities

This degree program provides strong liberal arts preparation for a bachelor’s degree as well as preliminary preparation for church work (e.g., preaching and teaching).  

Our Graduates

Graduates of this Biblical Studies program smoothly transition to the ministerial bachelor’s degrees at Nyack College.  

Key Faculty

Dr. Stephen Bennett

Professor of Bible
Phone: 4517
Bachelor of Commerce Auckland University; M.Div., M.A. Nazarene Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Manchester University

Dr. Amy Davis

Associate Professor of Bible
Phone: 4515
B.A. Grove City College; M.Div. Alliance Theological Seminary; Ph.D. Drew University

Dr. David Emanuel

Assistant Professor of Bible
Phone: 6126
MSc. University of London; M.A, Ph.D. Hebrew University Jerusalem


Credits:  60
Standard Completion Time:  2  years
Specialized Accreditation: Middle States Commission on Higher Education