Why study biblical studies and ministry at Oak Hills?

The Associate in Biblical Studies and Ministry will provide you with a broadly-based program of biblical studies, choices in ministry studies that match your interests, and a foundation in general education studies.

Online courses are intensive short courses that can be taken one at a time from the convenience of your home. You will develop an individual graduation plan according to your needs, and at a pace and intensity that fits your lifestyle.

Who Should Apply?
You may be in ministry. You may be an older adult in a second

63 credits required

  • Biblical Studies (24 credits)
  • General Education (18 credits)
  • Christian Ministry (18 credits)
  • Free Electives (3 credits)

Required Courses and Course Descriptions

or “finisher” career. You may be a young adult who wants to finish a degree and build toward further education. If you want to deepen your knowledge of the Bible and sharpen your ministry skills, this program is for you!

What Careers Will I Be Prepared For?

You’ll be prepared to serve or lead ministries in churches, Christian nonprofits or service organizations. The Associate degree may be a stepping stone for continuing on to a Bachelor degree.


Meet Your Director

Dr. Sue Glidden

Program Director: Intercultural Studies and Online Education
Instructor: Biblical Studies, Leadership and Ministry, and Intercultural Studies

B.A. in Bible and Theology
Bethel College, St. Paul, MN
M.A. in Linguistics
University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
Ph.D. in Education
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Sue Glidden
OHCC Admissions Office, 1600 Oak Hills Road SW, Bemidji, MN 56601 local: 218-751-8670, ext. 1285, toll-free: 866-307-OHCC admissions@oakhills.edu