Associates (Undergraduate)

This area of study comprises one half of the Whole Bible Course in a manner representative of the entire body of Scriptures.

Assignments: 33 exams and various summaries
Semester credit hours earned: 60

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Bachelors (Undergraduate)

"The Whole Bible Course" constitutes the Bachelor's program as a treatment of each of the sixty-six books of Scripture specifically, according to the unique features and doctrines of each, and according to their respective relations to the eight major divisions of the Bible. The eight major divisions are: Law, History, Poetry and Wisdom, Prophets, Gospels, Acts, Epistles and Revelation.

Assignments: 66 exams and various summaries
Semester credit hours earned: 120

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Masters (Graduate Level)

Achievement of the Masters degree is attained through advanced Biblical Studies in the form of summary examination of the ten principal divisions of the Scriptures.

This program directs the candidate to particular Concentrations (optional) under topics such as the following:

  1. "The Christian Progress Series" is a study of Old and New Testament Scriptures showing Christ at work in the Believer through seven significant developments of "Redemption, Separation, Sanctification, Fruitfulness, Heavenlies, Service and Royalty."
  2. "How Christ is Revealed in Each Book Division of the Bible" is a study of the character of Christ demonstrated in person, type and work as seen historically, prophectically and currently.
  3. "Epistles of Romans and Hebrews Comparison" is an exegetical study of the two Gospels identified in Galatians, as historically found in the teachings of John Wesley and John Calvin and as found in all principal Christian denominations.

Assignment: Biblical Studies — A thesis of 5,000
words will determine the final grade
Assignment: Theology — A thesis of 7,000 words will
determine the final grade
Semester credit hours earned: Biblical Studies — 30 above
the Bachelor's level
Semester credit hours earned: Theology — 45 credit hours
above the Bachelor's level

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Doctoral (Post-Graduate Level)

The Doctor's degree is first pursued by completing a structured assignment emphasizing the educational importance of the Bible; it is then pursued by consultation with faculty and the candidate's research, with a view to writing a dissertation in book form on an assigned or optional subject in the field of Biblical Studies or Theology.

In the avenues of Theology and Biblical Studies, the candidate will focus on Concentration areas as listed above (optional).

The dissertation for the Biblical Studies program is 7,000 words.
The dissertation for the Theology program is 10,000 words

Credit hours earned: Biblical Studies — 30 credit hours
above the Masters level
Credit hours earned: Theology — 45 credit hours
above the Masters level

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Previous Credit and Bible Reading/Study

Academic credits in Bible and Christian Theology together with H.C.B. approved Christian related subjects, from other colleges, institutes, seminaries and universities, by official transcript, shall be accepted at par value for up to 20% of Bachelor requirements, 10% of Master course work and thesis requirements, and 10% of Doctoral course work and dissertation requirements.

These credits are applied toward the end of the student's chosen Course, by elimination of final assignments of commensurate credit, or if appropriate, applied to the entrance requirements qualifying the applicant for the higher academic level.

Knowledge of the Bible which has been previously gained by personal and/or family reading/study for over five years is acceptable for credit. This is receivable here by applicant's personal description in terms of actual time involved in such reading/study; and upon our assessment and evaluation is given the highest priority in determining the amount transferable for academic credit. This credit is accorded the student after a minimum of two year's academic work with H.C.B.

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