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For you, college may be just the beginning of an educational path leading you to answer a higher calling.
BBC’s Pre-Seminary program provides you with the training you need to successfully continue your preparation for leadership at a graduate school or seminary.
Our goal is to provide you with an excellent educational foundation as you prepare for seminary-level work and your ultimate service in the church.
Download a printable Pre-Seminary PDF here.
The Pre-Seminary program integrates the Biblical and General Studies curriculum to prepare you for ministries requiring graduate-level degrees.
In addition to 42 credits of Bible and theology courses, 60 credits of General Studies are required. These are distributed over a wide range of academic disciplines to assure a proper and balanced program for seminary studies.
The core courses of this program include the following:
Ancient and Medieval Philosophies
Modern Western Philosophy
The Church’s Ministry
Making the program your own
Twelve hours of electives allow you the opportunity to deepen and broaden your education according to your own interests. You can tailor your education to focus on a specific area or gain from a range of topics.
You will gain a working knowledge of the Bible and theology. You will be able to demonstrate an adequate mastery of biblical languages to meet the entrance requirements of most seminaries. In addition, you will be able to articulate a Christian worldview based on the integration of the Biblical and General Studies curriculum.
You will earn a Bachelor of Science with a major in Pre-Seminary. You will graduate having completed coursework equivalent to a double major in Bible and Pre-Seminary. You may elect to receive a B.S. in Bible instead.
Learn how a graduate of the Pre-Seminary program is using his BBC education.
Read more about Tim Walker here.
"What I really appreciate about the program is that in addition to the core Bible, theology, and language classes, it also gives you the opportunity to study a variety of other things, such as secular philosophy and culture. You also learn how to process through the issues with biblical discernment to minister to a wide range of people."
- Tim Walker
Upon completion of the Pre-Seminary program you will have gained the biblical and theological foundation needed to successfully take your education to the next step. You will be you well equipped for further academic study as you pursue God’s calling.
Our students have attended seminaries such as Baptist Bible Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, The Master’s Seminary, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southeastern Baptist Seminary
What they say
“BBC has broadened my thinking and has caused me to search certain things out for myself and make the knowledge imparted to me my own.”
-Jesse Morgan, BBC graduate
“The professors have had a great impact on my life. The biggest impact is seeing them live their Christian lives out from day to day. To see these men and women of God come to a teaching position everyday and express their faith and share it with many young believers has been a great encouragement.”
-Kenny Kirby, BBC Graduate
For details about the Pre-seminary program, contact Dr. Stephen Shumaker.
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