Many BBC graduates eligible for revised degree names

Many BBC graduates eligible for revised degree names

A range of graduates who earned bachelor's degrees at BBC can modify the name on their diplomas and transcripts to better reflect their primary course of study.

The option comes in the wake of a change in Pennsylvania law giving fully accredited, long-standing colleges and universities like BBC the flexibility to choose the names of the degrees they offer. The option in many cases can be extended to alumni.

BBC has long offered a wide variety of undergraduate programs -- with more than 40 now in place through on-campus and online formats. State guidelines, however, limited degrees to a single Bachelor of Science in Bible, since all students complete a major in Bible.

A change request form with eligibility requirements for each program is available at

Graduates need to know their program of study and the year they started at BBC to complete the form. Individual eligibility to change a degree name depends on the particular program and when the graduate entered. Only graduates who originally earned a Bachelor of Science in Bible degree may be eligible.

There is no charge for changing a transcript. Graduates simply need to complete the form.

The cost for a new diploma is $25 and includes the transcript change. An online form should be completed for this as well.

More details are available from the Registrar's Office at email

BBC&SSeveral new degree options
BBC gained approval for granting bachelor's degrees in Pennsylvania in 1969, shortly after its campus moved to Clarks Summit from Johnson City, NY. It carries accreditation both from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Association for Biblical Higher Education.

With the change, BBC is now offering students the following degrees:

Bachelor of Arts degree with majors in:
- Communications (emphasis in Theatre or Writing)
- Interdisciplinary Studies
- Literature
- Worldview Studies

Bachelor of Music Education degree

Bachelor of Sacred Music degree

Bachelor of Science degree with majors in:
- Camping Ministries
- Chaplaincy
- Education Pastor
- Intercultural Youth Ministries
- Missions
- Missions - Nursing
- Music Ministries
- Office Administration
- Outreach Pastor
- Pastoral Ministries
- Pre-Seminary
- Specialized Ministries
- Sports & Health Science
- Sports & Recreational Ministries
- Sports Management
- Women's Ministries
- Worship Pastor
- Youth Pastor

Bachelor of Science in Bible degree

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree

Bachelor of Science in Counseling degree

Bachelor of Science in Education degree with majors in:
- Early Childhood and Elementary Education PK-4
- Health and Physical Education
- Secondary Education -- English
- Secondary Education -- Mathematics
- Secondary Education -- Science
- Secondary Education -- Social Studies

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Posted on: 11/4/2013 8:29:43 AM

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