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Your time at Bible college

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Bible colleges serve as a great alternative to traditional four year universities. In addition, they provide foundational teachings in Bible, doctrine, and ministry courses, as well as grammar, history, and philosophy from a biblical worldview.

But just how long is your time at Bible college? About 4 to 4.5 years, the same amount of time as a regular four year university.

For an undergraduate degree, your time at Bible college would be about 4 years at Bible college.

At Carolina College of Biblical Studies, our Bachelor of Arts degree runs 4 years if a student takes 15 credit hours in 8 semesters. However, most students only take 12 hours a semester.

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CCBS also offers certificate courses at the undergraduate level, typically taking 1.5 to 2 years to complete. Courses include:

  • Apologetics
  • Biblical Counseling
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Biblical Studies

To earn a graduate degree, your time at Bible college is about 2 to 2.5 years.

At CCBS, full time students take 9 credit hours per semester, thus completing their degree in just 4 or 5 semesters.

Our graduate programs are:

  • Master of Arts in Bible Translation (36 hours)
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies (45 hours)

two male Bible college professors talking

Our new Master of Divinity program will be starting this fall and will range from 2 to 4 years for completion!

For students who’ve previously earned the Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) degree and already have the first 45 hours under their belt, the M.Div degree will only take about 2 years.

However, if you’ve not earned the MATS degree but still wish to receive an M.Div, it would take closer to 4.5 years.

Depending on which program you’re interested in, your time at Bible college might vary from your classmates, but it usually takes about 4 years (the same as a university).

At CCBS, your calling is our mission and we strive to disciple Christ-followers for a lifetime of effective servant leadership. To learn more about our degree programs, visit www.ccbs.edu or contact (910) 323-5614.