Course credit earned through SCS classes can be applied toward a Diploma in Christian studies, an Associate of Arts degree, or a Bachelor of Arts degree from OBU. General education courses required in the A.A. and B.A. degrees are not offered through SCS study. Students may complete those courses on OBU's Shawnee campus or transfer them from another accredited college or university. (See the OBU catalog for restrictions on transfer credit.) Course substitutions must be approved in writing by the Dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry. To successfully complete the diploma, A.A. or B.A. program, one must have an overall grade point average of 2.0 with no grade lower than C in all religion and applied ministry courses.