PROGRAMS OFFERED:
ANBS offers many optional programs to match the need of students who have higher education needs. The seminary does allow for the transfer of credit from other post secondary institutions. However, it is required that the student complete at least 1/3 of all credit hours through ANBS.

ANBS offers 6 programs of higher learning:

1. Diploma- 30 undergraduate semester hours

2. Associate of Arts- 60 undergraduate semester hours

3. Bachelor of Arts- 120 undergraduate semester hours

4. Master of Arts- Bachelors Degree and 30 graduate level hours

5. Master of Divinity- Bachelors Degree and 45 graduate level hours

6. Doctor of Philosophy- Masters Degree and 60 graduate level hours

Diploma
ANBS offers a Diploma for the student who is interested in receiving a foundational education in a selected area of instruction without necessarily pursuing a degree in that field of study. The program consists of 30 course credits in the selected area of interest. The courses should be chosen within the 100-200 academic levels but may choose higher level courses if approved by the faculty advisor. If the student desires in the future to pursue a degree then the hours can be applied to the appropriate degree they are pursuing as long as it meets the requirements of that pursued degree.

Associate of Arts Degree
ANBS offers an Associate of Arts Degree for the student who either wants to continue study past the Diploma program and/ or wishes to pursue a bachelor degree. The program consists of 60 course credits. The courses should be chosen within the 100-200 academic levels but may choose higher level courses if approved by the faculty advisor. If the student desires in the future to pursue a bachelor degree then the hours can be applied to the degree they are pursuing as long as it meets the requirements of that pursued degree.

Bachelor of Arts Degree
ANBS offers a Bachelor of Arts Degree for the student who wants to continue study past the associate degree. The program consists of 120 course credits. The first 60 course credits should be chosen within the 100-200 academic levels. The last 60 course credits should be chosen within the 300-400 academic levels. Approval can be sought to allow the student to choose graduate level courses if needed to enhance the student’s field of study. However, if the student pursues a Masters Degree through ANBS, the graduate level courses used to obtain the bachelor degree cannot be used again to meet the master degree requirements.

Master of Arts / Masters of Divinity Degrees
ANBS offers a Master of Arts and a Masters of Divinity Degree for the student who wants to continue study past the bachelor degree. A bachelor degree is required before admittance into the master degree program is allowed. The program consists of 30 graduate level course credits for the MA degree and 45 course credits for the MDiv.

For the MA, a minimum of 21 course credits is required first, and then one of the following three tracks must be chosen: (1) nine hours of course credit, (2) completion of a nine hour course credit thesis, or (3) completion of a nine hour course credit ministry project.

For the MDiv, a minimum of 30 course credits is required first, and then one of the following three tracks must be chosen: (1) fifteen hours of course credit, (2) completion of a fifteen hour course credit thesis, or (3) completion of a fifteen hour course credit ministry project.

The courses should be chosen within the 500-600 academic levels. The faculty advisor will review any requests for courses outside of the recommended levels. The master degree student is required to maintain a 3.00 grade-point average (based on a 4.00 scale) while completing graduate studies.

Thesis- The candidate who chooses to prepare a thesis will show competence in a chosen subject area. The completed work should be around 50 pages in length. The format of the thesis will either be in APA, MLA, or Turabian. The faculty advisor will assist the student in choosing the right technical form and correct grammatical style for the subject matter. The thesis should reflect high quality research and knowledge expected of a graduate level student.

Ministry Project- The student who chooses to present a ministry project at the completion of the master degree will show competence in a chosen area of ministry. A project synopsis will be presented orally and in writing to the faculty advisor. The synopsis will be written in APA, MLA, or Turabian format. The faculty advisor will assist the student in choosing the right technical form and correct grammatical style for the subject matter. The length of the synopsis will be according to the faculty advisor’s discretion and must be thorough in its final format. The project should reflect high quality research techniques and a knowledge base expected of a graduate student. The student will have to document at minimum 200 hours of verifiable ministry with the project. The project must be one that was initiated, developed, and performed by the student. In addition, the student will be required to get 12 ANBS Authentification Certificates signed by individuals that can verify that the project was initiated, developed, and performed by the candidate. The following areas of study are available:

Doctor of Philosophy Degree
ANBS offers a Doctor of Philosophy Degree for the serious academic student who wants to continue study past the masters. A bachelor or master degree is required before admittance into the doctoral program is allowed. Students choose graduate level courses based upon their chosen field of study. Your faculty advisor will work closely with you to help develop your program of study and research. A doctoral student is required to maintain a 3.00 grade-point average (based on a 4.00 scale) while completing graduate studies.

Doctoral Students with a Bachelor Degree:
The doctoral program consists of 90 graduate level course credits beyond the bachelor degree. The courses should be chosen within the 500-800 academic levels. The faculty advisor will review any requests for courses outside of the recommended levels. For example, if a requested course falls in the 300-400 level then additional work can be added to bring the study requirements up to a graduate level.

Doctoral Students with a Master Degree:
The doctoral program consists of 60 graduate level course credits beyond the master degree. The program will utilize a combination of standardized and self-study research courses. The courses should be chosen within the 500-800 academic levels. A minimum of forty hours of course credit is required and then one of the following three tracks must be chosen: (1) twenty hours of course credit, (2) completion of a 20 hour dissertation, or (3) completion of a 20 hour ministry project.

Dissertation- The candidate who chooses to prepare and present a dissertation will show competence in a chosen subject area. It is necessary that the work be of publishable quality. The completed work should be around 200 pages in length. The dissertation must exhibit originality and thoroughness of research and must be an exhaustive treatment of the subject. The format of the dissertation will either be in APA, MLA, or Turabian. The faculty advisor will assist the student in choosing the right technical form and correct grammatical style for the subject matter. The dissertation should reflect high quality research and knowledge expected of a Doctor of Philosophy degree candidate. The serious candidate should expect to complete their dissertation within a year. Research, study, and documentation time varies but should be around 700 hours. Ministry Project- The candidate who chooses to present a ministry project at the completion of the doctoral program of studies will show competence in a chosen area of ministry. A project synopsis will be presented orally and in writing to the faculty advisor. The synopsis will be written in APA, MLA, or Turabian format. The faculty advisor will assist the student in choosing the right technical form and correct grammatical style for the subject matter. The length of the synopsis will be according to the faculty advisor’s discretion and must be thorough in its final format. The project should reflect high quality research techniques and a knowledge base expected of a Doctor of Philosophy candidate. The candidate will have to document at minimum 700 hours of verifiable ministry with the project. The project must be one that was initiated, developed, and performed by the candidate. In addition, the candidate will be required to get 12 ANBS Authentification Certificates signed by individuals that can verify that the project was initiated, developed, and performed by the candidate.

MAJORS OFFERED:

Biblical Studies– The student will complete a foundational background of courses that will enhance Bible study techniques. Upon completion the student will be able to prepare sermons and lessons with greater confidence.

Christian Education– The student will complete courses that will enhance the Christian teacher in the church as well as Christian School environment.

Evangelism Studies– The student will receive a background of courses to assist them in being an effective evangelist that will reach the world while working through the local church.

Missional Studies– The student will gain insight into God’s teaching in the area of missions locally and globally.

Pastoral Studies– The student will receive a background of courses to assist them in being an effective pastor in the local church.

Theological Studies– The student will receive a background of courses to assist them in being an effective pastor or teacher in the local church.