Distance Education programs:
Certificate in Bible
18 Credits of Bible & Theology
6 Credits of Arts & Sciences
6 Credits of electives
Estimated time to complete: 1-2 years
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Encounter: Certificate in Bible
Ground your faith through a well-rounded introductory program of biblical studies, Christian theology, spiritual formation, and arts and science courses. Our Encounter program provides a solid foundation for anyone seeking to influence this diverse world for Christ.
Who is this for?
If you are undecided on a career or ministry path or plan to pursue further education in a secular environment, the training you receive through Prairie’s Certificate in Bible program will prepare you to make wise decisions based on a solid biblical perspective. Although complete in itself, our Certificate in Bible program has also been designed as a starting point for our two and four-year programs since CB credits can be applied to most of these longer programs.
All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.
Bible & Theology (18 credits)
Note: Arts & Sciences courses include Anthropology (AN), Humanity and Fine Arts (HF), History (HI), Philosophy (PH), Psychology (PS), Science (SC), Sociology (SO), and Social Sciences (SS).
General Electives (3 credits)
*If for any reason a course required for your program is no longer offered, an acceptable substitute will be specified. In some circumstances, you may apply to have one course substituted for another on your program. Contact the Distance Education office for more information.
Timeframe & Fees
Completion of a Certificate in Bible usually takes around 1-2 years for students who are not also working. For cost estimates per program, see the Fees section of our About Distance Education page.