Upcoming courses

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At AMBS, students may take up to two courses for credit without having been admitted to one of our degree or certificate programs, with a limit of one course per term.

If you are not an admitted student at AMBS and are not enrolled at another seminary, college or university, your first AMBS course for credit is 50% off regular tuition rates. (Grebel and CMU students, see this exception.)

Semester One, 2021–22

The courses listed below are entry-level courses without prerequisites. See also courses with prerequisites and courses for admitted students only.

If you’d like to take a course, choose the registration form that best applies to you at this link.

Campus or blended courses that are open to auditors are designated below either with “Open to auditors” or “Auditors: consult with instructor.” (Unfortunately, online and hybrid courses cannot be audited.) See also FAQ: Auditing courses.

Questions? Contact the Registrar’s Office, or download the current course list and block schedule for details.

Courses available at a distance (online or campus/blended)

Aug. 31 – Dec. 10, 2021
Tuition due: Aug. 23, 2021

For online courses, students can do their online coursework at different times that suit their individual schedules and needs. (Some courses may require synchronous learning sessions during which students need to be online at the same time; this is noted in the course information.) All course activities are mediated through an online course management system (Moodle). Students interact with professors and peers through course discussion boards, email, video chats, Google Hangouts or other means. Please note: Online courses cannot be audited.

Face-to-face campus courses meet on the AMBS campus in Elkhart, Indiana. Classroom sessions have accompanying assignments outside of each class session. While these courses have online requirements, classroom learning is a central element of the course.

Blended courses are campus courses that students can join via videoconference during posted class times.

COVID-19 update: In light of the pandemic, we will evaluate the delivery format for the campus courses and make changes as needed for the safety of students and instructors. (See also our COVID-19 Update Center for more information.)

Please note audit designations in each course description.

Courses requiring presence on campus for all or part of the course

Hybrid course

Aug. 2 – Dec. 10, 2021 (online portion)
Hybrid Week on campus: Aug. 16–21, 2021

Tuition due: July 26, 2021

Hybrid courses begin and end with online assignments and interactions. Students are expected to be on campus for one scheduled week during the course for face-to-face interactions with other students and faculty; this allows students to meet the residency requirements of AMBS’s accrediting agency.

COVID-19 update: We are currently planning for students to be on campus for Hybrid Week. However, we will follow the latest COVID-19 numbers and make changes if needed for the safety of students and instructors. (See our COVID-19 Update Center for more information.) For ease of our system and record-keeping, the H will remain as part of the course designation regardless of the meeting format during Hybrid Week.

Please note: Hybrid courses cannot be audited.

Campus courses

Aug. 31 – Dec. 10, 2021
Tuition due: Aug. 23, 2021

Face-to-face campus courses meet on the AMBS campus in Elkhart, Indiana. Classroom sessions have accompanying assignments outside of each class session. While these courses have online requirements, classroom learning is a central element of the course.

Blended courses are campus courses that students can join via videoconference during posted class times.

COVID-19 update: In light of the pandemic, we will evaluate the delivery format for the campus courses and make changes as needed for the safety of students and instructors. (See also our COVID-19 Update Center for more information.)

Please note audit designations in each course description.

Courses above do not have prerequisites. View Semester One courses with prerequisites.

Questions? Contact the Registrar’s Office, or download the current course list and block schedule for details.