Bachelor Or Religious Edcation

The Bachelor of Religious Education is designed as a seminary-track curriculum with an emphasis on the study of the Religious Education. It is the foundational degree for those seeking to enter Christian schools to teach the Bible. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be well prepared to enter a theological seminary to pursue an educational program leading to the award of a Master degree in preparation for a career as an ordained minister.

Graduates of Bachelor of Religious Education are able to serve the Christian Community as Christian educators, missionary workers, youth ministers, Christian counselors, or Sunday school coordinators.

Degree Requirements

Successfully complete a minimum of 160 quarter units of the following coursework with a cumulative Grade Point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:

  • Successfully complete 40 quarter units of general education
  • Successfully complete 80 quarter units of common core classes
  • Successfully complete 40 quarter units of unrestricted electives, or 20 quarter units of unrestricted electives and 20 quarter units of concentration required courses. Students may choose from the following areas of concentration:
    • Education
    • Christian Counseling
    • Church Music
    • Mission
    • Social Welfare
    • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

Time Limit

The BA in Theology program must be completed within 6 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student, which applies to the degree requirements. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.

Bachelor of Religious Education – Suggested concentrated common core classes

*80 quarter units required


  • BBL 105 Introduction to the Old Testament (4 quarter units)
  • BBL 106 Introduction to the New Testament (4 quarter units)
  • BBL 107 Bible Study Methods (4 quarter units)
  • PHL 101 Philosophy of Religion (4 quarter units)
  • MUS 107 Church and Worship (4 quarter units)
  • PSY 101 Psychology of Religion (4 quarter units)


  • CED 203 Sunday School Ministry (4 quarter units)
  • BBL 203 The Life of Christ (4 quarter units)
  • MUS 101 Introduction to Christian Music (4 quarter units)
  • ETH 201 Introduction to Christian Ethnics (4 quarter units)
  • CED 201 Introduction to Christian Education (4 quarter units)
  • EVG 401 Introduction to Evangelism (4 quarter units)


  • CHC 301 History of the Christian Church (4 quarter units)
  • PTL 201 Pastoral Research and Writing (4 quarter units)
  • CSL 201 Introduction to Christian Counseling (4 quarter units)
  • MIS 301 Introduction to World Missions (4 quarter units)
  • CED 303 History of Christian Education (4 quarter units)
  • MUS 302 Hymnology (4 quarter units)


  • CED 401 Principles of Leadership (4 quarter units)
  • CED 405 Programming for Successful Adult Education (4 quarter units)
  • CED 407 Introduction to Principles of Teaching (4 quarter units)
  • CED 409 Seminar: Christian Education (4 quarter units)
  • BBL 501 The Doctrine of Inspiration (4 quarter units)
  • CED 411 Camp Leadership (4 quarter units)