All bachelor programs consist of a total of 180 ECTS credits, corresponding to three years of studies, i.e., one full academic year consists of 60 ECTS credits. All BA programs includes a 20 ECTS credits preparatory course, named Examen Philosophicum and Examen Facultatum, requires a minimum of 60 ECTS credits in the given subject area on level 100, and a minimum of 20 ECTS credits on a deeper 200 level in the same subject area.
In addition to the required 100 ECTS credits mentioned above, the remaining 80 ECTS credits are electives and may partly be taken in the same subject area or among the different courses offered in another subject area at AHS, or other accredited colleges or universities, domestic or abroad. The accreditations of the programs at AHS, as well as the structure, grading and regulations of the programs, are designed in accordance with the Bologna agreement between European countries both inside and outside the European Community.
The BA in Music meets the teaching requirements for the subject in public schools from Primary school to Lower and Upper Secondary School. The BA in Theology with includes additional electives on both 100 and 200 level, as well as Practical Theology (60 ECTS credits).
The BA in Music and the BA in Intercultural understanding consist of the required 100 study ECTS credits in respective programs and of several additional elective courses on the respective 100 and 200 levels, as well as electives which may be taken from other subject areas at AHS, or from other University Colleges or Universities.
A completed BA program at AHS gives admission to further studies on the Master level in respective subject areas of Christianity and Theology, Music, Intercultural understanding and Psychology at University Colleges or Universities in Norway or abroad.
The MA program in Christianity is offered either with emphasis on Biblical Studies or Practical Theology. Biblical Studies has two focal points: Greek and the New Testament or Hebrew and the Old Testament. MA students are required to write a major project encompassing either 30 ECTS credits (half a year) or 60 ECTS credits (one full academic year).