Programs of Study

Bachelor of Biblical Studies (Four Year Program)

For the most thorough grounding in Biblical Studies, combined with practical training in the several areas of Christian ministry, a candidate for this degree must successfully complete a minimum of 128 semester hours (1600 clock hours). Graduates may enter directly into professional Christian service.

Associate of Biblical Studies (Two Year Program)

This program, requiring successful completion of a minimum of 64 semester hours (800 clock hours) includes the more essential elements of the four year program, to Biblically equip the person who is choosing to follow a career path in another discipline. It also is the program leading to the Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree for candidates who transfer to Florida Bible College with sufficient acceptable hours earned elsewhere.

“Foundations” Certificate of Biblical Studies (One Year Program)

For the student who wants a foundation in Biblical studies and the basics of ministry preparation, this 32 semester hour (400 clock hours) program may be completed in two semesters (one year).

“Elements of Biblical Studies” Evening School Certificate (Two Year Program)

This certificate is award to students who successfully complete 8 semester hours* for credit in the Florida Bible College evening institute. Evening institute courses are patterned after the day school courses, but are either one- or two- semester hours* each. (Classes meet for two fifty-minute periods one day each week for a fifteen week semester.) Note: evening school credits count as elective credits toward day school program graduation requirements, but a evening school one- or two- semester hour* version of a required three semester hour* day school course is not an acceptable substitute for the more thorough day school course.

Core Requirements

For all day school certificate or degree programs (one, two, or four years):

Course IDDescriptionSemester Hours*
BI 101John2
BI 141 or BL 142Prophetic Survey or Daniel & Revelation2
ME 111Personal Evangelism3
ME 112Cults & Religions Evangelism3
TH 111 & TH 112Bible Doctrines 1 & 26
TH 131Christian Evidences2
TH 151Spiritual Life2
TH 152 or TH 172Manhood (Men) or Values (Women)2
TH 192How We Got Our Bible2

 Total Hours24
BBS & ABS Programs (two or four years):
Course IDDescriptionSemester Hours*
BI 212Galatians2
BI 232Pastoral Epistles2
BI 312Romans2
CO 211Public Speaking2
FM 111Music Philosophy & Fundamentals1
PM 221 or PM 222Leadership for Men / for Women2
TH 121 & TH 122Hermeneutics 1 & 26
TH 312Contemporary Theology2
TH 432Apologetics2

 Total Hours21
BBS Program (four years):
Course IDDescriptionSemester Hours*
BI 213 & BI 214Major Prophets & Minor Prophets4
BI 272Acts2
BI 311Pentateuch2
BI 331 & BI 332Prophetic Survey, Daniel & Revelation2
BI 332Hebrews2
BI 351General Epistles3
BI 371 & BI 372Historical Books 1 & 24
BI 431Corinthians2
BI 451Prison Epistles2
BI 452Life of Christ3
BI 471 & BI 472Poetical Books 1 & 24
BL 211 & BL 212New Testament Greek 1 & 2**6
TH 231Bible Study Methods2
TH 411 & TH 412Systematic Theology 1 & 28
SO 311Church History2
SO 312History and Christian Philosophy of Education2
CE 102Survey of Church Ministries2
ME 411Introduction to Missions2
CO 111 & CO 112

English Grammar & Composition 1 & 2


 Total Hours59

*One semester-hour is equal to one fifty-minute class-period meeting each week for at least fifteen weeks.

**Students may substitute ME 211/212 Missionary Language

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