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Bachelor of Religious Education

Program Overview

Bachelor of Religious Education is designed as a seminary-track curriculum with an emphasis on the study of the religious education. The studies in this degree are the foundations for those seeking to enter Christian schools to teach Bible. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be well prepared to enter a theological seminary to pursue an educational program as a preparation for a career as an ordained minister. Graduates of Bachelor of Religious Education are able to serve in the Christian Community as Christian educators, missionary workers, youth ministers, Christian counselors, or Sunday school coordinators.

Total minimum required graduation units 168 units

  • General Education Courses: Minimum 40 units
  • Lower Division Courses: Minimum 48 units
  • Upper Division Courses: Minimum 36 units
  • Elective Courses: Minimum 24 units

Standard of Student Achievement and Graduation Requirements

To graduate, a student must complete a minimum of 168 quarter units or 1680 hours of the following coursework with a cumulative GPA average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale

  1. Complete minimum 40 units of the General Education Courses.
  2. Complete minimum 48 units of the Lower Division Courses.
  3. Complete minimum 36 units of Upper Division Courses.
  4. Complete minimum 24 units of the Elective Courses.
  5. Complete minimum 168 units total, including the General Education, Lower Division, Upper Division, and Elective Courses.
  6. Successfully complete the degree requirements within the allowed program length.

Successful graduates of the program will be awarded a degree in Bachelor of Religious Education.

Program Length

Students are usually expected to complete the program in 4 years. The maximum time frame allowed for students to complete a program is 150% of the normal program length, namely 6 years for the Bachelor’s programs. An extension may be granted for special circumstances.