FIRST YEAR PROGRAM
Old Testament Survey I, II, III - 9 units
Pauline Epistles I, II - 6 units
Synoptic Gospel - 3 units
Church History I, II - 6 units
General Epistles - 3 units
Library Research - 2 units
First Principles - 2 units
History of Missions - 2 units
Elective Courses - 6 units

Total First Year Units = 39


SECOND YEAR PROGRAM
New Testament Survey I, II, III - 9 units
Pneumatology - 3 units
Hermeneutics - 3 units
Psalms - 3 units
Self-Confrontation I, II - 6 units
Isaiah - 3 units
Personal Evangelism - 2 units
Romans - 2 units
Hebrews - 2 units
Elective Courses - 6 units

Total Second Year Units = 39






 

THIRD YEAR PROGRAM
Theology I, II, III - 9 units
Johannine Writings - 3 units
Wisdom Literature - 3 units
Leadership - 3 units
Creation Science Research - 2 units
Marriage and Family - 2 units
Grace, The Making of Character - 2 units
Major Courses - 9 units
Elective Courses - 6 units

Total Third Year Units = 39


FOURTH YEAR PROGRAM
Greek I, II, III - 9 units
Apologetics - 3 units
Revelation - 3 units
Daniel - 3 units
Eschatology - 3 units
Thesis (or Student Teaching) - 2 units
Field Education - 2 units
Practical Ministry - 2 units
Major Courses - 6 units
Elective Courses - 6 units

Total Fourth Year Units = 39

Credit Program

Berean Bible College offers a comprehensive curriculum aligned with vocational majors.  Students pursuing certificates or degrees must enroll as Credit Students and complete the prescribed courses required for graduation and pass them with a grade of C- or better.


Audit Program

Students who desire to take classes to grow spiritually without earning credits towards a degree or certificate may audit a class.  Whether or not a student will take the class for credit or under the audit program must be determined prior to the registration deadline, (generally aligned with the second week of the session).  Only classes taken for credit are recognized towards a certificate or degree.

Class Sequences 

Vocation Objectives

Ministerial
This major is designed to furnish the student with knowledge of the Bible and to prepare individuals for full-time service as a pastor or an evangelist. Training includes preparation in such basic functions of the ministry as homiletics, exegesis, evangelism, pastoral counseling, church administration, conducting various types of worship services, and business meetings.


Missionary
This course major is designed to furnish the student with knowledge of the Bible and prepare the individual for full time service in the mission field.  It is similar to the Ministerial course except that it is intended to prepare students for service in missions, both at home and abroad.  Special emphasis is placed on practical training on how to establish indigenous churches.


Christian Education
This course major is designed to finish the student with knowledge of the Bible, basic Christian Education principles and to prepare the individual for full-time service in the Christian Education program of a local church as an educational director and other related areas.


Biblical Counseling
This course major is designed to furnish the student with knowledge of the Bible, as well as presuppositions and methods of consistent Biblical counseling.  The student will be trained to view problems in life from God's perspective and will be encouraged to develop a methodology for change, which is in harmony with the Scriptures.

biblical education training in Christian service  ​​

The following schedules are given to show the development of a full four-year program and the progressive sequence of studies offered.  Berean Bible College may offer courses on alternate years or as needed.  A scheduled class may be withdrawn if the demand is not sufficient.

winter term course schedule

We offer courses at our Poway, California campus and distance learning options.  Our correspondence classes provide structured biblical study that is accessible anytime.  The nature of the content and faculty interaction is similar to the classroom experience with assignments that are distributed via email.  Correspondence courses are a convenient and flexible alternative.  ​


Winter Term Courses at our Poway Campus

B204 Psalms

A study of the structure of the Psalter and a survey of the contents as they point to a variety of subject matter and purpose with special attention to prophetic and devotional values.

D430  Grace:  The Making of Character

Designed to widen the student's understanding of the doctrine of grace and behavioral practices that hinder spiritual maturity.

B116  Pauline Epistles II

The course considers the life of Paul and his letters.  This is the second of a two part series.  The second quarter examines Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians.  Emphasis is on the harmony of the local church, its calling, government and God-given goals.  

B206  Isaiah

This is a study of the life and times of the prophet, his character, message and Messianic emphasis as well as the value of the book for the believer today.

B119  Synoptic Gospel, Mark

The gospel is taught with emphasis on the life and teachings of Christ.

T302 Theology II

This is the second part of a three part comprehensive study of Biblical Theology.  It covers various subjects including the authority of Scripture, Revelation, Eschatology, Anthropology, Christology, Hamartiology, Soteriology, Missiology and Ecclesiology.

D507  Priestly Garments

This course will stress the growth of the believer, ones relationship to the Lord and the type of Christ as our High Priest.

B210 Hebrews

This is an intensive book study of the new and better covenant through Jesus Christ, contrasting the Law and the Life of Christ.

B514 II Corinthians

A look at the minister in action and the details of a Spirit-led life is covered in this course.


Winter Term Correspondence Courses
B567 Kings of Judah

The monarchs of Judah form a large portion of the messianic line.  Their lives are examined and sovereignty in preserving them.

B570  Life of Christ

The life of Christ is looked at from birth to ascension in its historical context.


INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Berean Bible College is not presently enabled to accept F1 Visa students for enrollment in campus based programs.