Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (B.A.) 
180 quarter units are required for graduation. This is considered a four-year Bachelor of Arts degree.  Up to 135 units can be transferred from recognized colleges.  A minimum of 45 quarter units in general education must be earned from a liberal arts school such as a junior college or state university.

Students who already possess a four-year Bachelor degree in another field are eligible to receive the Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies by completing 45 units (15 classes) from NCBC  By taking as little as two classes each quarter, this can be accomplished in less than two years.  The course program involves taking units in any four of the seven following categories: New Testament Writings, Old Testament Writings, Theological Studies, Practical Ministry, Interpretive Skills, Apologetics, and Counseling Skills.

Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies (A.A).
90 quarter units are required for graduation.  This is considered a two-year Associate of Arts degree.  To receive this degree, the student must earn at least 23 units in the field of general education from a private or junior college or state university.  The balance of the 67 units is taken from any four of the seven following categories:  New Testament Writings, Old Testament Writings, Theological Studies, Practical Ministry,  Interpretive Skills, Apologetics and Counseling Skills.

Certificate/Diploma in Biblical Studies
The Certificate/Diploma in Biblical Studies program is for those persons seeking formal recognition of their commitment to systematically study the Bible, yet not pursuing a formal accredited degree. The student is required to complete any 15 of the courses offered by NCBC with full participation in the assignments and exams. The completion of the Certificate/Diploma program leads to participation in the graduation ceremony while being awarded a diploma that states: “Diploma in Biblical Studies.”

The cost for this program remains significantly lower than the tuition price for accredited classes.  Students are required to also purchase all required textbooks.

A recommended course of study would include:

Life of Christ 1
Life of Christ 2
Acts
Genesis
Life of Moses
Life of David
Spirit of Man
Spirit of God
Book of Revelation
New Testament Survey
Old Testament Survey
Romans
Prison Epistles
Christian’s Mental Health
Hebrews

General Education Requirements

For a student to be granted an Associate of Arts degree in Biblical Studies, they must have completed 24 quarter units of general education. For a student to be granted a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies, they must have completed 45 quarter units of general education. Courses of general education must fall into the following categories:

American Institutions: 7-10 units
Communications and Analytical Thinking: 6 units
English Composition: 6 units
Humanities: 6 units
Mathematics: 3 units
Natural Sciences: 4 units
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 5 units
Electives: 5 units