Donate to "THE FOUNDATION FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES"
(This is the parent organization that funds SLBC.)

 

       DEGREES OFFERED

 

NOTES:
   The following are approximate time frames.
Depending on the number of courses a student takes in
1 year the time frame will increase or decrease accordingly.

Students are to scan and submit any transcripts from previous Colleges
or Institutes if they have copies of those transcripts on hand, for pre-
assessment for possible credit transfers.  Student will be notified
if credits are transferable.  At that time the student can have
the official copy of the transcript sent to us directly.

All transfer credits from previous educational institutions will
be added to the student's file when we receive an official
transcript directly from the College or Institute.

    INDEX:
        GENERAL REQUIREMENT
        CERTIFICATES
        DEGREES
        MASTER'S PROGRAM
        DOCTORATE PROGRAM
        MINORS
        SPECIAL DEGREE PROGRAMS in FOREIGN LANGUAGES
        ISSUANCE of CERTIFICATE or DEGREES


  • FEES: All courses are offered tuition-free.  All study materials are available online at no cost to the students.  (Our study materials are free for our regular courses; however, some minors may entail study-materials that we do not offer online.  Those materials will have to be obtained by the students.)
    FIRST-WORLD STUDENTS: There is an Administrative Fee of $15.00 USD per month for students from first-world countries.  Students from other than first-world countries are automatically exempt from that fee.  A waiver is available for first-world students for whom the Administrative Fee would be a financial burden.  Waivers are gladly granted to those who request them.  We do not want the fee to be a burden to anyone.  On the other hand, we do want those who can afford the fee to pay it so that all students can have access to our degree programs.
    For a list of first-world countries, CLICK HERE
    For information on the Administrative Fee for students from first-world countries, CLICK HERE

  • GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:
    1. All students are required to take enough courses from us to earn a minimum of 32 credits in order to earn a degree or a certificate of any level.  No student can earn a degree or a certificate based solely on transfer credits or Life Experience credits.
    2. All Degree students must have a US High School Diploma or GED or the equivalent in their country.
       
    For "High School" equivalency by country CLICK HERE
    3. "Certificate" students do not have to have a High School Diploma or the equivalent in their country.
    4. Monitoring Only students do not have any requirements for monitoring the courses.
        Monitored courses are not eligible for credit toward a Degree or Certificate..


        CERTIFICATES:
           
Time frames are approximate.

  • Certificate of Biblical Studies, 1 year (32 credit hours).
    This is not a degree.  It is a certificate and, thus, you do not need a High School diploma (12 year level) or a GED in order to earn it.  All of the credits for this Certificate must be earned from us.

  • Certificate of Biblical Studies, Second Level, 2 years (64 credit hours total).
    This is not a degree.  It is a certificate and, thus, you do not need a High School diploma (12 year level) or a GED in order to earn it.  All of the credits for this Certificate must be earned from us.

  • Certificate of Biblical Studies, Third Level, 3 years (96 credit hours total).
    This is not a degree.  It is a certificate and, thus, you do not need a High School diploma (12 year level) or a GED in order to earn it.  All of the credits for this Certificate must be earned from us.

  • Certificate of Biblical Studies, Fourth Level, 4 years (128 credit hours total).
    This is not a degree.  It is a certificate and, thus, you do not need a High School diploma (12 year level) or a GED in order to earn it.  All of the credits for this Certificate must be earned from us.

  • Certificate of Biblical Studies, Fifth Level, 5 years (160 credit hours total).
    This is not a degree.  It is a certificate and, thus, you do not need a High School diploma (12 year level) or a GED in order to earn it.  All of the credits for this Certificate must be earned from us.

  • Certificate of Biblical Studies, Sixth Level, 6 years (192 credit hours total).
    This is not a degree.  It is a certificate and, thus, you do not need a High School diploma (12 year level) or a GED in order to earn it.  All of the credits for this Certificate must be earned from us.

    ATTENTION: All of the credits earned for Certificates are transferable to the degree program when the student has earned a High School diploma or the equivalent in their country.  For "High School" equivalency by country CLICK HERE


    DEGREES:

    All degrees from Associate through Doctor level require a High School diploma or a GED as a prerequisite.
    For those countries that do not call it "High School," click the following link:
    For
    "High School" equivalency by country CLICK HERE

  • Associate of Christian Ministries, 2 years (64 credit hours total).

  • Degree of Christian Ministries or Theology, 3 years (96 credit hours total).

  • Bachelor of Christian Ministries or Theology, 3-4 years (128 credit hours total).

  • Master of Christian Ministries or Theology, 4+ years (160 credit hours total).

  • Doctor of Christian Ministries, Theology, Divinity, or Christian Literature, 5-6 years (192 credit hours total).

  • Bachelor, Master, and Doctor of Christian Counseling, (Chinese speaking students only)
      See SPECIAL DEGREE PROGRAMS in FOREIGN LANGUAGES below.




    ASSOCIATE PROGRAM:

  • The Associate Degree program consists of 64 credits.

  • Along with their transfer credits, all students will have to earn at least the required minimum of 32 credits through SLBC.


    DEGREE PROGRAM:

  • The Degree program consists of 96 credits.

  • Along with their transfer credits, all students will have to earn at least the required minimum of 32 credits through SLBC.


    BACHELOR PROGRAM:

  • The Bachelor program consists of 128 credits.

  • Along with their transfer credits, all students will have to earn at least the required minimum of 32 credits through SLBC.

  • All students will have to compose, submit, defend, and have accepted, a thesis of appropriate size and caliber for the Bachelor Degree.
    Bachelor Thesis requirements and formatting are accessible by clicking HERE.


    MASTER'S PROGRAM:

  • The comprehensive Master's program consists of 160 credits.

  • Along with their transfer credits, all students will have to earn at least the required minimum of 32 credits through SLBC and propose, compose, submit, defend, and have accepted, a thesis of appropriate size and caliber.  Master's theses must be of publishing quality.
    Master Thesis requirements and formatting are accessible by clicking HERE.

  • Although you will earn credits for your thesis, those credits cannot be applied toward the minimum 32 credits that must be earned from us.  The 32 credits required must be earned through course work.

  • Contact us with your specific needs and goals and we will try our best to work with you to help you attain your desired degree.


   
DOCTORATE PROGRAM:

  • The comprehensive Doctorate program consists of 192 credits.

  • Along with their transfer credits, all students will have to earn the required minimum of 32 credits through SLBC and propose, compose, submit, defend, and have accepted, a thesis of appropriate size and caliber.  Doctoral theses must be of publishing quality.
    Doctor Thesis requirements and formatting are accessible by clicking HERE.

  • Although you will earn credits for your thesis, those credits cannot be applied toward the minimum 32 credits that must be earned from us.  The 32 credits required must be earned through course work.

  •  Contact us with your specific needs and goals and we will try our best to work with you to help you attain your desired degree.


        MINORS:

  • Listed Minors - We offer minors in Christian Education, Christian Literature, and Counseling.  In contrast to the free courses that utilize public domain textbooks or textbooks for which permission from the author has been obtained for their free use by our students, some of these minors require studies utilizing textbooks that are not in the public domain or ones for which the authors have not granted permission for their free use by our students.  The student will have to have access to those textbooks and, therefore, there probably will be a textbook cost associated with some of those courses unless the student can gain access through other means, such as finding the book at a library.  There will be no tuition cost to the student.

  • Unlisted Minors - If a student has a desire to have a minor in a field not listed, it may be possible to earn that minor if the student has enough transfer credits in that particular field from an approved educational institution to add to our online course credits relating to that minor.  Please check with us to discuss details concerning any particular minor not in the regular list.


  • SPECIAL DEGREE PROGRAMS in FOREIGN LANGUAGES
        We have instituted a special program for foreign language students.  Our goal is to offer degrees to those who speak languages other than English.  This will be facilitated by means of partnering with schools that offer courses in various other languages.  Eventually we hope to have partner schools teaching in a multitude of foreign languages around the world to increase the availability of learning the Word of God for those for whom English is not their preferred language for learning.  This program is formulated so that all students will still take the required 32 credits of courses from SLBC to meet our requirements.  The remainder of the credits required for the various degrees will be transferred from the partner schools into SLBC to enable the students to earn their degrees.  The partner schools are not affiliated with SLBC in any way other than a reciprocal agreement for recognition by the partner schools of credits earned in the other partner school.

    CHINESE
    SLBC partnership with GTI in Malaysia for Chinese-speaking students worldwide via the Internet.

  • Christian Counseling Degrees - (only for Chinese-speaking students) - Bachelor, Master, and Doctor
        We have partnered with Grace Theological Institute to offer a major in Counseling for students who speak Chinese.  Dr. Chong is in charge of this special program.  Grace Theological can be accessed from GTI's website at http://gracetheologicalinstitute.org
        For this special partnership program, students will earn 32 credits from Salt Lake Bible College online, which we require of all students, and the rest of the credits will be transferred from the courses which the students take from Grace Theological Institute.  Students must read and speak Chinese fluently to qualify for this special program.  The program will be offered worldwide via the Internet.  The courses which the students take from us online for this special course of study are free, except for the cost of the textbooks.  However, Grace Theological Institute, as a separate educational institution, does charge tuition.  Our partnership with GTI is that we have agreed to a reciprocal agreement where each school will accept the transfer credits that the students earn from the other school.


ISSUANCE of CERTIFICATE or DEGREES
The question has been asked concerning, "How do I receive my degree?"
The following will answer that question along with others of a similar nature concerning degrees earned.

Credit requirement:
Each degree has a credit requirement.  These can be found on this current page along with approximate time-frames to earn those credits.  (See listings above.)

Thesis:  Each degree level from Bachelor through Doctorate requires a thesis of a required size and content on a subject appropriate for the type of degree sought.

Type of degree, (Christian Ministries, Theology, Divinity, etc.):
The type of degree you are pursuing is up to you.  All students take the basic courses.  The difference between the degrees is in some of the latter courses which will be required for certain degrees plus the thesis that you will write to earn your Bachelor, Master, or Doctorate degrees.

 
The following are issued as email attachments upon request by the students:
A Certificate of Biblical Studies (all levels) when students reach the required credit level.
An Associates in Christian Ministries at 64 credits.

The following are sent by email upon request.
Hard copies by regular mail  will be sent only upon request by the students.

A Degree of Christian Ministries or Theology at 96 credits.

The following are issued and mailed as hard-copies by regular post:
Bachelor in Christian Ministries or Theology at 128 credits and upon proposal, submission, and acceptance by SLBC of a thesis of appropriate size and quality.

Thesis requirements and formatting are accessible by clicking HERE.

The following are issued and mailed as hard-copies by regular post:
Master in Christian Ministries or Theology at 160 credits and upon proposal, submission, defense, and acceptance by SLBC of a thesis of appropriate size and quality.
Thesis requirements and formatting are accessible by clicking HERE.

The following are issued and mailed as hard-copies by regular post:
Doctor in Christian Ministries, Theology, Divinity, or *Christian Literature, at 196 credits and submission, defense, and acceptance by SLBC of a thesis of appropriate size and quality  Thesis must be of publishing quality.
Thesis requirements and formatting are accessible by clicking HERE.
* The Doctor of Christian Literature requires some external studies and may entail purchase of some textbooks which we cannot currently furnish to the students for free.  However, there will be no tuition cost associated with that degree.

How to find your Current credit level and GPA at any time:
1. You can find your current level by adding all of the credits from your Course Record forms which you were required to keep for all courses that you study.  Add all of the credits earned listed on those forms to compute your overall credit level.
2. To find your overall score/grade for each individual course, compute a simple average of all tests taken in that course, including your Final Test for that course.
3. To find your aggregate score average, compute a simple average of the overall scores/grades from your Course Record forms for all of the courses taken thus far.

WHEN STUDENT IS ELIGIBLE FOR a CERTIFICATE or a DEGREE:
When you are have reached one of the Certificate or Degree levels, please contact me for an assessment of your eligibility and we will issue the appropriate Certificate or Degree.


NEW MOODLE SITE IS IN PROGRESS of CONSTRUCTION: 
We are currently rearranging the online record-keeping system so that students can access their records online at any time.  This will take many months to effect the change-over because it will entail hundreds of hours to facilitate it.  When the change-over is completed a general email will be sent out informing students of the completion of the change-over and instructions concerning how to register for their User Name and ID so they can access their records in the new record-keeping system.

Currently, all new students from September 19, 2013 forward are on the new moodle system except for a few which asked for and were granted a Special Course of Study.