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DEGREE PROGRAMS

B.C.B.C. offers the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in Biblical Studies and the Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Biblical Studies.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Biblical Studies has optional areas of concentration in Pastoral Ministry and Christian Education.  Students pursuing the Bachelor’s degree are classified as undergraduate students.  The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree requires the completion of 186 quarter units of course work, which include the Bible/Theology Core (54 units), General Education Requirement (54 units), Student Ministry Requirement (normally 6 non-academic student ministry credits) and an optional Concentration Core (27 units).  The remaining units needed to graduate are to be supplied through additional courses offered by BCBC or through transfer credit from other educational sources.

Graduate Degree Programs

The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Biblical Studies is available for graduate level students with an undergraduate Biblical degree. To earn the masters degree, they must complete at least 57 quarter units as follows: 15 graduate level core courses for 45 quarter units, prepare and defend an acceptable thesis/project for 6 quarter units, compete 3 quarters of Student Ministry (1 unit per five academic courses at BCBC, requiring active involvement in Christian service under the mentorship of a local pastor for a minimum of 30 hours of service/quarter.  Students without undergraduate Hebrew or Greek must make up the Hebrew and/or Greek requirements as a prerequisite to entering the graduate program.

A Master of Arts (M.A.) degree program in Biblical Studies is also available for graduate level students with an undergraduate degree in a subject other than Biblical Studies. To earn the masters degree, they must complete at least 57 graduate quarter units as follows: 15 graduate level core courses for 45 quarter units, prepare and defend an acceptable thesis/project for 6 quarter units, compete 6 quarters of Student Ministry (1 unit per five academic courses at BCBC, requiring active involvement in Christian service under the mentorship of a local pastor for a minimum of 30 hours of service/quarter.  In addition, they must also complete 45 undergraduate quarter credits as follows: 12 quarter units in Biblical Studies (including Bible Interpretation), 9 quarter units in Systematic Theology, 9 quarter units of introductory NT Greek and 9 quarter units in introductory OT Hebrew.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Graduating students must have satisfactorily completed all of the courses required for a particular program of study, maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 for all work completed, settle all financial obligations to this school, and pay a graduation fee.  Formal graduation exercises are held in June.

The candidate must complete and submit a petition form for graduation one year before graduation.

All coursework must be completed within 9 years after being admitted into the degree program.  Students considering a leave of absence or withdrawal should first consult with their academic advisor.  In cases of extreme hardship, extensions may be given with approval from the academic dean.