Adult Degree Programs


Online Core Courses

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ADP Core and Elective Course Offerings are offered in fully online and hybrid online formats. Typically the first and last sessions of the hybrid online ADP Core and Elective courses will be held in a classroom setting at the time and place designated on the schedule.

For Geneva College’s fully online courses you will need:

  • A computer that runs Windows operating system XP or newer or Macintosh OS X.
  • Internet access
  • A web browser including Internet Explorer 9, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari.


Session A Fall 2015 (Aug. 10 - Oct. 14)

Session B Fall 2015 (Oct. 14 - Dec. 9)

Course IDCourse NameCredits

ACE 150

Fundamentals of Accounting

3 Accounting Core or elective credits

This course provides an overview of accounting from the perspective of a non-accounting manager. It helps to develop the tools to understand the essentials of how finance functions within an organization. This includes internal controls, the function of accounting, historical accounting data and financial planning. The course also provides an overview of how to manage a business by God's principles.

ACE 155

Faith & Money

3 elective credits

This class will teach the students what God says about handling money and possessions with a goal of the student learning to be financially free and spiritually free. A practical method of budgeting is included. It will also cover God’s principles of living honestly, being accountable, dealing with debt, giving, work, and eternity.

BIB 112

Old Testament Survey

3 Old Testament Core or elective credits

This course introduces adult students to the history, doctrine and background features of the books of the Bible that were written prior to the incarnation of Jesus Christ. Our primary goal in this course is to help students become better readers of the Old Testament.

BIB 113

New Testament Survey

3 CORE or elective credits

A survey of the New Testament including events in the life of Christ, the development of the early church, the work of the followers of Christ, and the influence on organizations and people in the first century and beyond. This knowledge and understanding is extended into applications in the life and personal devotions of the learner.

BBL 135

Wisdom Literature

3 CORE or elective credits

A study of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs that emphasizes the genius of Hebrew poetry and the doctrinal depth, spiritual value and ethical implications of these books.

BBL 200

How to Read the Bible

3 elective credits

A study of the process that led to the creation of the English Bible and its authority, a survey of the principles and practice of independent Bible study, including an emphasis on the grammatical historical approach to biblical interpretation. The student will study methods of application leading to the development of theme, proposition and finally the lesson itself.

BBL 251

Church History I

3 CORE or elective credits

A study of the history of the Christian Church from its founding on the day of Pentecost to the beginning of the Reformation with special emphasis upon the people, events and doctrinal controversies that were significant in the growth of Christianity.

BBL 252

Church History II

3 CORE or elective credits

A study of the history of the Christian Church from the dawning of the Reformation to the present time with special emphasis upon the people, events and doctrinal controversies that were significant in the growth of Christianity.

BBL 303

Old Testament Pentateuch

3 CORE or elective credits

A study of the five books of Moses with emphasis upon Genesis, Exodus, the institutions of Israel and the history of the nation in its formative period. It will consider God's redemptive plan as it is expressed in His covenants with Israel. Special emphasis will be made to help the student understand the geography of the Near East.

BBL 315


3 CORE or elective credits

A study of the Acts of the Apostles that specifically follows the historical expansion of the church through doctrinal development, growth in understanding, evangelism and geographical expansion through the missionary activities of its members. We will become acquainted with the activities of the great church leaders of the first century, e.g., Peter, James and Paul.

BSS 217


3 elective credits

This course covers the various disciplines, activities and skill sets required to be successful as an entrepreneur.  It explains the physiological and analytical aspects of successful entrepreneurship as well as skill sets needed in the disciplines of management, marketing, accounting, operations and law.

EGL 101

College Composition and Grammar

3 CORE or elective credits

This course provides argumentative writing, critical reading, research, and documentation methodologies.  Course includes composition skill building, along with an intensive review of grammar and mechanical skills for academic writing.

HUM 118

Classical & Christian Cultures

3 Humanities Core or elective credits

Human achievement in philosophy, theology, literature, and art is examined in historical context from ancient times to the Renaissance.

HUM 119

Humanities From The Renaissance To The Present

3 Humanities Core or elective credits

This is a survey course of the historical, cultural, social, economic, and religious developments in western civilization.  This course will examine, through reading, writing, and discussion, the dominant ideas in western culture as expressed in the philosophy, art, literature, and music from a Christian perspective.

LDP 421

Case Studies in Leadership

3 elective credits

Case studies will be selected for in-depth study of the application of leadership concepts with particular reference to those concepts found in Scripture.  Students will develop a written analysis of their style of leadership.  Related issues are introduced through readings.

PSS 105

Priorities, Goals, & Attitudes

3 elective credits

The setting of goals, as well as priorities among those goals, with an emphasis upon how those goals and priorities relate to the realities and aspirations of life. The attitude of the individual including other aspects of psychological makeup and how it impacts upon the ability and willingness to set goals and priorities. An emphasis upon how goals, priorities and attitudes can lead to effective Christian personal management.

PSS 201

Introduction To Psychology

3 Social Science Core or elective credits

Problems, principles and methods in general psychology prepare for a number of professional fields.  Topics include human development, motivation, emotion, learning, personality and abnormal behavior. The course also provides an overview of how to manage a business by God's principles

SCS 105

Environmental Science

3 natural science CORE or elective credits

This course introduces principles of environmental science with a purposefully Christian perspective.  Course topics include understanding our environment, evolution, species interactions, human populations, biomes, environmental conservation, environmental health, pollution, energy and environmental policy, and sustainability.  An important goal is to gain an understanding of the environment and our place in it.  Underlying this course will be the concept of biological stewardship and the idea that all humans are required by God to be careful and thoughtful in our usage of Earth's limited resources.  There are many voices saying how we can best live on Earth, it is necessary to personally evaluate and understand what God says also. 

SCS 215

Earth & Space Science

3 natural science CORE or elective credits

This course incorporates the disciplines of geology, meteorology and astronomy into a holistic study of planet earth.  A major goal of the course is to give the student an understanding of the mechanics of God’s creation

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