General Education (A.A.) - Clarks Summit University

General Education (Associate of Arts)

Two-Year General Education

Like many students, you may be approaching your college career with a measure of uncertainty. You may be wondering if God is calling you into full-time ministry or into an alternative career. Perhaps you are committed to lifelong ministry, but you are unsure of exactly where or how you can best serve.

At Clarks Summit University, we understand the importance of the decisions you are facing at this critical time in your life. That’s why we’ve designed a two-year General Education Program that allows you to move forward in your academic career while still granting the flexibility to remain open to wherever God may lead you.

Core courses…

Our 61-credit General Education program offers you courses that will both instruct you in biblical truth and allow you to understand the world in which you will minister that truth. You will gain broad exposure to the arts and sciences along with a critical foundation in Bible study, theology and history.

You will benefit from an education that is administered by godly faculty members—men and women who are dedicated to helping you achieve your academic goals, develop your intellectual abilities and grow more like Christ.

  • Building a Biblical Lifestyle
  • English Composition
  • General Psychology
  • History of Western Civilization
  • Introduction to Fine Arts
  • New Testament Survey
  • Old Testament History
  • Old Testament Poetry
  • Old Testament Prophets
  • Principles of Bible Study
  • Romans
  • Speech
  • The Church’s Ministry
  • Theology I
  • Understanding Science

Making the program your own…

You will develop a biblical worldview in the classroom and have opportunities to apply your knowledge and passion for God in real-life ministry settings. The General Education program requires the completion of at least three ministry units. These units can be completed through involvement in local church ministries such as Sunday school, AWANA, youth work, children’s church, visitation, music ministries and preaching.

Other organizations that offer opportunities for ministry include nursing homes, county jails, the state hospital, a home for the mentally handicapped, and nearby college campuses. Students with musical abilities will enjoy involvement with the Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and other gospel teams that frequently minister in local churches. Many students find that these hands-on experiences play a key role in determining God’s future direction for their lives.

Many options after graduation…

Upon completing the General Education Program, you will be awarded an Associate of Arts Degree. Your strong academic and spiritual foundation will prove invaluable as you move forward in reaching your academic and career goals.

Graduates of our General Education Program have had great success in transferring their courses into four-year programs at Clarks Summit University and other Christian colleges or public schools.

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