Academics

Multiple Class Options

  • LIVESTREAM
  • RESIDENTIAL
  • ONLINE
  • ADVANCED MODULE
  • EVENING FLEX

BJU Seminary offers courses in four convenient formats: residential, online, advanced module, and evening flex class. In addition, residential, module, and evening flex classes may be live-streamed, making it possible for students to join a class from anywhere in the world. Many of the programs that the seminary offers utilize most if not all of these modalities.

BJU Seminary residential courses extend over the fall and spring semesters with a two-week break in the middle of each semester. Classes are typically M/W/F, or T/Th for 50 minutes each day. To make these classes available to distance students, many of these will be live-streamed.

Students in online courses have the convenience of working in an asynchronous educational program. What this means on a practical level is that students do not typically meet at a prescribed time, but class discussions, lectures, activities, and requirements take place on a week by week basis. This arrangement makes it possible, for instance, to do assignments at various times of the week (e.g., evenings or on the weekend). Most BJU Seminary online courses extend for seven weeks, but some classes like Greek and Hebrew extend fourteen weeks.

BJU Seminary’s academic calendar includes two module weeks in the fall, spring, and summer terms. Each Advanced Module contains a one-week internal residency, preceded by a six-week external residency and followed by a six-week external residency. The six-week pre-module segment of the class entails readings, writing essays, online discussions, and other activities to prepare for the module week. The six-week post-module segment of the course entails the completion of assignments. To make these classes available to students who are not able to attend the module, many of these will be live-streamed.

Students who work day jobs will appreciate the opportunity to take classes on Monday and/or Thursday evening. By including one “flex” hour each week, students will meet “face to face” only one hour per week in a two-credit class, and two hours in a three-credit class. In the “flex” hour, students will view a video online or engage in an activity prescribed by the instructor at a time that is convenient to the student. Through these class offerings, students could enroll in five credits of course work on Monday evening and five credits of course work on Thursday evening. To make these classes available to distance students, many of these will be live-streamed.

Seminary Graduate Catalog

PROGRAMS

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
MASTER’S DEGREE
MASTER OF DIVINITY
  • Master of Divinity
    • Advanced Track
    • Bible Translation and Linguistics
    • Biblical Counseling
    • Biblical Languages
    • Church Planting and Urban Ministry 
    • Church Worship
    • Global Missions
    • Military Chaplaincy
    • Preaching and Pastoral Ministry
DOCTOR OF MINISTRY
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY
  • Theological Studies
    • Biblical and Systematic Theology
    • New Testament Interpretation
    • Old Testament Interpretation

Accreditation

National

Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools

Bob Jones University is a member of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (TRACS, 15939 Forest Road, Forest, VA 24551; telephone: (434) 525-9539; email: info@tracts.org), having been awarded Reaffirmation I of its Accredited Status as a Category IV institution by the TRACS Accrediting Commission on November 8, 2011.

This status is effective for a period of ten years. TRACS is recognized by the United States Department of Education, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE).

Regional

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Bob Jones University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Bob Jones University.

Faculty

Seminary is not just about classes and learning content; it’s a crucial time of discipleship and development. With one-on-one mentoring with faculty, ample ministry opportunities in local churches, and an environment to disciple undergraduate students, BJU Seminary is an experience that will connect the theology you learn to the life you live. More than half of our professors are current or former pastors, and as a faculty they are committed to helping you maximize your training, both in the classroom and in the church.


Meet Our Faculty