Harding University’s College of Bible & Ministry to launch online undergraduate degree program

The Harding University College of Bible and Ministry Center for Distance Education will offer an online Bachelor of Arts in Bible and ministry beginning fall 2018.

The program is designed for non-traditional students with some college credit who are adult learners age 24 and older. The degree functions as a two-plus-two program, meaning students may earn the equivalent of two years toward their liberal arts and some elective credits from Harding or another institution, and the remaining credits in Bible may be earned through the College of Bible and Ministry. Students may finish in as little as two years.

“Harding has been teaching online Bible classes since 2005 in an effort to provide expanded learning opportunities to students around the world seeking advanced training in ministry and Bible,” said Dr. Tim Westbrook, associate professor and director of the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry. “Our B.A. in Bible and ministry for adult students as well as our certificate programs offer quality Harding learning experiences in an affordable and accessible format.”

Structured with working professionals in mind, the online format allows for increased flexibility and maximum engagement with faculty and other participants in the online environment. Students can log on to complete coursework when it is most convenient for them. While all courses are interactive engaging learning environments, they are also taught asynchronously — meaning you do not have to be online at the same time as your professor — and may be worked into students’ busy schedules.

“It is our goal to provide training in Bible and ministry to all who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills for serving God and the church,” Westbrook said. “Harding has been educating ministers and missionaries for nearly 100 years. This program represents the evolution of ministry education and our continued commitment to equip individuals to go into all the world.”


To learn more about the programs and services offered by the Center for Distance Education and College of Bible and Ministry, visitwww.harding.edu/cde or call 501-279-5290.