Academics

One Year Certificate of Biblical Studies

32 Credit Hours

We believe that there are many people, that never completed their high school education, and now after being saved, they see their need for an education and they now have a desire to conduct a more in-depth study of God’s Word. The Rock of Ages Bible Institute is the way for this to take place.

We believe that it is well pleasing unto the Lord for His children to apply themselves to the study of His Word. The presentation of the One Year Biblical Studies Certificate will be through Rock of Ages Bible Institute. 

Tuition

Course Number

Course Name

$185 Enrollment fee

$480.00 Tuition

110

111

113

114

116

117

118

119

120

121

122

125

126

127

128

Life of Paul 

Bible Doctrines

New Testament Survey 

Israel’s History

Manners and Customs of Bible Times 

Studies in Acts 

Final Authority 

God’s Comfort

Science and the Bible 

Teachings of Jesus 

Chemistry of the Blood

Failing Forward (overcoming failures) 

On Being a Servant of God

How to Pray and Study Your Bible 

God’s Approval on Your Ministry

Associate of Biblical Studies

64 Credit Hours

The Associate Degree we offer will be earned in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Rock of Ages College of Biblical Studies catalog/handbook, and the instruction sheet that accompanies each course.  

The academic requirements of the Associates program are more rigorous than the One Year Biblical Studies Certificate, and do require a High School Diploma or G.E.D. These requirements must also be met before enrollment will be permitted.

The presentation of the Associate Degree will be through the College of Biblical Studies. 

First Year

Tuition

Course Number

Course Name

$185 Enrollment fee

$480.00 Tuition

110

111

113

114

116

117

118

119

120

121

122

125

126

127

128

Life of Paul 

Bible Doctrines

New Testament Survey 

Israel’s History

Manners and Customs of Bible Times 

Studies in Acts 

Final Authority 

God’s Comfort

Science and the Bible 

Teachings of Jesus 

Chemistry of the Blood

Failing Forward (overcoming failures) 

On Being a Servant of God

How to Pray and Study Your Bible 

God’s Approval on Your Ministry

Second Year

Tuition

Course Number

Course Name

$185 Enrollment fee

$480.00 Tuition

200

211

212

213

216

217

218

219

220

221

222

223

224

225

226

227

228

229

230

231

Keeping the Mission in the Missionary

Old Testament Survey

Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah 

Church History

The Tabernacle 

Balancing the Christian Life 

Fall Feasts of Israel 

Christian Finances 

Women of the Bible 

Men of the Bible 

Promises of the Bible 

Parables of the Bible 

Treasures in the Psalms 

A Glorious Church 

By Their Blood 

The Perfect Bible 

To the Golden Shore (Missions) 

One Nation Under God 

How Could a Loving God 

With Christ in the School of Prayer 

Interchangeable Courses from other years 

Course Number

Course Name

327 

Revealing Islam (End Times)

Bachelor's Degrees

128 Credit Hours

The College of Biblical Studies currently offers a Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Religious Education, and Bachelor of Theology.

The Bachelor's Degrees we offer will be earned in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Rock of Ages College of Biblical Studies catalog/handbook, and the instruction sheet that accompanies each course. 

The academic requirements of the Bachelor's programs are more rigorous than the One Year Biblical Studies Certificate, and do require a High School Diploma or G.E.D. These requirements must also be met before enrollment will be permitted.

The presentation of a Bachelor's Degree will be through the College of Biblical Studies. 

First Year

Tuition

Course Number

Course Name

$185 Enrollment fee

$480.00 Tuition

110

111

113

114

116

117

118

119

120

121

122

125

126

127

128

Life of Paul 

Bible Doctrines

New Testament Survey 

Israel’s History

Manners and Customs of Bible Times 

Studies in Acts 

Final Authority 

God’s Comfort

Science and the Bible 

Teachings of Jesus 

Chemistry of the Blood

Failing Forward (overcoming failures) 

On Being a Servant of God

How to Pray and Study Your Bible 

God’s Approval on Your Ministry

Second Year

Tuition

Course Number

Course Name

$185 Enrollment fee

$480.00 Tuition

200

211

212

213

216

217

218

219

220

221

222

223

224

225

226

227

228

229

230

231

Keeping the Mission in the Missionary

Old Testament Survey

Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah 

Church History

The Tabernacle 

Balancing the Christian Life 

Fall Feasts of Israel 

Christian Finances 

Women of the Bible 

Men of the Bible 

Promises of the Bible 

Parables of the Bible 

Treasures in the Psalms 

A Glorious Church 

By Their Blood 

The Perfect Bible 

To the Golden Shore (Missions) 

One Nation Under God 

How Could a Loving God 

With Christ in the School of Prayer 

Interchangeable Courses from other years 

Course Number

Course Name

327 

Revealing Islam (End Times)

Third Year

Tuition

Course Number

Course Name

$185 Enrollment fee

$480.00 Tuition

301

311

312

313

314

315

317

318

319

320

321

322

323

324

325

326

327

328

329

Music of the Bible

Prophets of Israel 

Kingdom of the Cults

Christian Counseling I 

Homiletics (Men’s)

Hermeneutics

Beatitudes

Developing the Leader Within You

Studies in Elijah 

Studies in Ruth

Studies in Daniel

Studies in Joseph

Biblical Creationism

Miracles of the Bible

Foxes Book of Martyrs

Understanding the Constitution

Revealing Islam (End Times)

Leadership Devotions

Remarkable "Journey of Jonah" and "Record of Job"

Fourth Year

Tuition

Course Name

Course Number

$210 Enrollment fee

$480.00 Tuition

400

411

412

414

415

416

417

418

419

420

421

422

424

425

435

436

From Jerusalem to Irian Jaya (Missions)

411 English Skills

Holy Spirit

Major Bible Prophecies

Major Bible Themes

Studies in Romans

David His Life and Times

Christian Counseling II

The Second Coming 

Divine Names & Titles of the Bible

Embraced by the Cross

Prayers of the Bible 

Genesis of a Legacy 

Apostles of the Bible 

Studies in I & II Thessalonians

Bible History Old Testament 

Interchangeable Courses from other years 

Course Number

Course Name

216

217

327

328 

The Tabernacle

Balancing the Christian Life

Revealing Islam (End Times)

Leadership Devotions

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Master of Biblical Studies, Master of Religious Education, Master of Theology

36 Credit Hour Postgraduate Degrees

Rock of Ages Theological Seminary currently offers a Master of Biblical Studies, a Master of Religious Education, and a Master of Theology.

The Rock of Ages Theological Seminary offers postgraduate Master's degree programs. These degrees will be earned in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Rock of Ages Theological Seminary catalog/handbook, and the instruction sheet that accompanies each course. The presentation of these degrees will be through Rock of Ages Theological Seminary. Due to the higher academic level of these degrees, the requirements are naturally higher as well. Postgraduate degree programs require a minimum number of credit hours of undergraduate studies, before enrollment will be permitted.

Master’s Degrees will be issued after the completion of all required work is approved by the Rock of Ages Theological Seminary Staff and the Board of Regents. Rock of Ages Theological Seminary Staff and the Board of Regents will meet twice per year for the final approval of all submitted work and to issue degrees. The Diplomas will be mailed to the student. 

Master’s Thesis Approval Process 

Thesis work will be approved in accordance with the requirements set forth in the catalog/handbook . The Rock of Ages College of Biblical Studies and Theological Seminary Staff and the Board of Regents will have to approve each step in the process.

The presentation of the Master’s Degrees will be through Rock of Ages Theological Seminary.

The Master of Theology degree requires the completion of 7 courses and a 25,000 word thesis.

The Biblical Studies and Religious Education degrees require the completion of 9 courses, but have no thesis.

Tuition

Course Number

Course Name

$230 Enrollment fee

$900.00 Tuition

500

501

510

511

512

513

514

515

517

518

519

521

522

523

524

526

527

Biblical Theology of Missions

Feeding and Leading

Minor Prophets

New Manners & Customs of the Bible

Words and Works of Jesus Christ

Eschatology (Things to Come)

Dispensationalism

Christian Education II

Jesus Christ our Lord

Christian Apologetics 

Quality Research Papers (Book) (25,000 Word Thesis required for completion Th.M.)

Team Leadership in Christian Ministry

The Temple

Sketches of Jewish Social Life

The Chronology of the Old Testament

How do We Know the Bible is True

The Long War Against God

Interchangeable Courses from other years 

Course Number

Course Name

311

327

328

435 

Prophets of Israel 

Revealing Islam (End Times) 

Leadership Devotions

Studies in I & II Thessalonians

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Doctor of Biblical Studies, Doctor of Religious Education, Doctor of Ministry

36 Credit Hour Postgraduate Degrees

Doctor of Theology

40 Credit Hour Postgraduate Degrees

Rock of Ages Theological Seminary currently offers a Doctor of Biblical Studies, a Doctor of Religious Education, a Doctor of Ministry, and a Doctor of Theology.

The Rock of Ages Theological Seminary offers postgraduate Doctoral programs. Doctoral Degrees will be issued after the completion of all required work is approved by the Rock of Ages Theological Seminary Staff and the Board of Regents. Rock of Ages Theological Seminary Staff and the Board of Regents will meet twice per year for the final approval of all submitted work and to issue degrees. The Diplomas will be mailed to the student.

Due to the higher academic level of these degrees, postgraduate Doctoral programs require a minimum number of credit hours of undergraduate and graduate studies, before enrollment will be permitted.

Doctoral Thesis Approval Process

Thesis work will be approved in accordance with the requirements set forth in the catalog/handbook . The Rock of Ages College of Biblical Studies and Theological Seminary Staff and the Board of Regents will have to approve each step in the process. 

DOCTOR OF BIBLICAL STUDIES 

Requirements 

     36 Credit Hours

     7 courses and a 25,000 word thesis, or 9 courses and no thesis.

Tuition

Course Number

Course Name

$215 Enrollment fee

$1440.00 Tuition

611

612

613

614

615

617

622

623

626

610

Old Testament Ethics

Baptist History in America

End Times Prophecy

Revelation of Jesus Christ

Emblems of the Holy Spirit

Defending the Faith

Genesis Record

Majesty of God in Old Testament

For Time and Forever

Quality Research Papers (Book) plus 25,000 Word Thesis for D.B.S. 

Interchangeable Courses from other years 

Course Number

Course Name

616

620

621

624

Scientific Creationism

Preaching & Teaching Old Testament

Daniel

Christian Educator’s Handbook 

DOCTOR OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 

Requirements 

     36 Credit Hours

     7 courses and a 25,000 word thesis.

 

Assignments will be made after review of previous studies.

Tuition

Course Number

Course Name

$200 Enrollment fee

$1440.00 Tuition

611

612

613

614

615

616

617

618

Old Testament Ethics

Baptist History in America

End Times Prophecy

Revelation of Jesus Christ

Emblems of the Holy Spirit

Scientific Creationism

Defending the Faith

Quality Research Papers (Book) plus 25,000 Word Thesis for D.R.E.

Interchangeable Courses from other years 

Course Number

Course Name

620

621

622

623

624

626

Preaching & Teaching Old Testament

Daniel

Genesis Record

Majesty of God in Old Testament

Christian Educator’s Handbook

For Time and Forever 

DOCTOR OF MINISTRY 

Requirements 

     36 Credit Hours

     7 courses and a 25,000 word thesis.

 

Assignments will be made after review of previous studies. 

Tuition

Course Number

Course Name

$200 Enrollment fee

$1440.00 Tuition

611 

620

621

622

623

624

626

619

Old Testament Ethics

Preaching & Teaching Old Testament 

Daniel

Genesis Record 

Majesty of God in Old Testament 

Christian Educator’s Handbook 

For Time and Forever 

Quality Research Papers (Book) plus 25,000 Word Thesis for D.Min. 

Interchangeable Courses from other years 

Course Number

Course Name

612

613

614

615

616

617

Baptist History in America

End Times Prophecy

Revelation of Jesus Christ

Emblems of the Holy Spirit

Scientific Creationism

Defending the Faith

DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY 

Requirements 

     40 Credit Hours

     6 courses and a 50,000 word thesis that is equal to 4 courses.

 

Assignments will be made after review of previous studies.

Tuition

Course Number

Course Name

$180 Enrollment fee

$1600.00 Tuition

701

702

703

704

705 

706

707

708

Basic Theology

Biblical Theology New Testament

Biblical Theology Old Testament

Systematic Theology

Exegetical Theology

Wisdom of Solomon 

The Moody Handbook of Theology 

Quality Research Papers (Book) plus 50,000 Word Thesis for Th.D.

Interchangeable Courses from other years 

Course Number

Course Name

611

614

616

620

622

623

Old Testament Ethics

Revelation of Jesus Christ

Scientific Creationism

Preaching & Teaching Old Testament

Genesis Record

Majesty of God in Old Testament

Administration and Faculty

Ellis

Dr. Terry Ellis

President

Dunsford

Dr. Ricky Dunsford

Vice President

Robert Keeton

Dr. Robert Keeton

Director of Education

Dr_Russell

Dr. Fred Russell

Asst. Director of Education

Debbie Keeton1

Dr. Deborah Keeton

Registrar

Mrs_Russell

Mrs. Barbara Russell

Administrative Staff

Hooker

Dr. Gene Hooker

Board of Regents

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