Majors and Concentrations

Our academic programs are structured to prepare Christian workers for ministerial, missionary, music ministry, and Christian education labors.  It is also our purpose to prepare Christian laypersons so they may better serve Christ and the Church.

Pastoral Ministries

The Pastoral Ministries Program is designed to prepare students to perform the duties of the local church. The students will develop the techniques and tools for effective Bible study and will be assisted in acquiring the personal qualifications for the pastoral office. Those who complete the Pastoral Ministries Program will have met the academic requirements for ordination in The Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection.

Cross-Cultural Missions

The Cross-Cultural Missions Program is designed to prepare students to serve in the missionary outreach of the Christian faith. Courses are chosen to provide foundational knowledge in Bible, theology, general education, pastoral and Christian ministries, cross-cultural communication, and linguistics. Those who complete the Cross-Cultural Missions major with the Ministerial Concentration will have met the academic requirements for ordination in The Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection.

Elementary Education

The Elementary Education Program, in addition to the emphasis in Bible, theology, and general education concentrates in elementary education with the purpose of helping to prepare the student for the ministry of teaching in private Christian schools and academies. The AWC Elementary Education program is not designed to lead to state certification.

Music Ministry

The Music Ministry Program focuses on equipping and training musicians for the church and other ministries through worship, service, mentoring, and proclaiming the Biblical message of full salvation through and in Christian music for all age levels.

Religious Studies

The Religious Studies Program permits flexibility to students desiring college- level study of the Word of God but do not necessarily have a call on their hearts to serve as a pastor or teacher in the local church. Students may choose two concentrations to form their professional studies.

One Year Bible/Theology Certificate

The one-year Bible and theology certificate is designed for persons who desire to give one year toward preparation for Christian leadership and service. It is recommended for lay leaders prior to enrollment in a secular degree program elsewhere. It requires completion of twenty-four hours with a concentration in Bible and theology.

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The student will . . . 

1. Exhibit a familiarity with the chief events, prominent characters, and main themes of each Old Testament and New testament book in relation to its historical, geographical, and cultural context. 

2. Enunciate clearly the core Bible doctrines of God, man, salvation, and holiness.

Academic policies and regulations are administrated by the Office of the Academic Dean of the College.