Academics

Education with a lasting purpose.

We seek to equip students in the knowledge of God and His holiness, that they may glorify and enjoy Him in any career they enter.

Programs


Flagship Program

Bachelor of Arts in Theology

The B.A. in Theology is our flagship program. The curriculum provides all students with a guided tour through the Reformed classical tradition, covering everything from biblical studies and church history, to philosophy and literature. This degree lays the theological groundwork for students called to any ministry or vocation, from the pastorate and missions, to medicine and law.

Biblical Studies, Traditional Track

This major emphasizes Greek, Hebrew, ancient cultures, hermeneutics, church history, and theology.

Biblical Studies, Accelerated Track

This track offers students a direct path to a Master of Divinity at seminaries like Westminster Theological Seminary and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can earn a B.A. and M.Div. in six years while saving time and money, and without compromising the quality of your education.

Christian Thought

This major emphasizes history, philosophy, literature, logic, and writing, while building upon a rich theological core curriculum.

Specialty Programs

Foundation Year

A flexible certificate providing a solid theological foundation for a career or further education in another discipline.

We also offer this certificate program online.

Associate of Arts in Theology

A two-year associate’s degree providing a theological framework for a career or further education in another discipline.

Degree Completion

A two-year program that enables students to transfer credits from another institution and complete a bachelor’s degree, rounding out their learning with theological studies.

Dual Enrollment & Audit

Are you a high school student interested in free college classes? Ask about our Dual Enrollment program. Adults are also welcome to audit classes for a reduced rate.

Academic Calendar


Fall 2021

  • August 11

    New Student Move-In Day

  • August 12-13

    New Student Orientation

  • August 16

    First Day of Classes

  • August 20

    Tuition & Fees Due

  • August 27

    Last Day to Add/Drop Classes

  • September 6

    Labor Day (no class)

  • September 17

    Convocation

  • October 4-8

    Fall Break

  • October 15

    Final Day to Withdraw with a 'W'

  • November 7

    Final Day to Withdraw

  • November 23-26

    Thanksgiving Break

  • November 29-December 3

    Reading Days

  • December 6-10

    Final Examinations

Spring 2022

  • January 6-7

    New Student Orientation

  • January 10

    First Day of Classes

  • January 14

    Tuition & Fees Due

  • January 17

    Winter Conference

  • January 22

    Last Day to Add/Drop Classes

  • February 28-March 4

    Spring Break

  • March 11

    Final Day to Withdraw with a 'W'

  • March 24-26

    Ligonier National Conference

  • April 13-19

    Easter Break

  • April 27

    Final Day to Withdraw

  • April 29

    Final Day of Classes

  • May 2-6

    Reading Days

  • May 9-13

    Final Examinations

  • May 13

    Commencement

“You may be called to be a pastor or missionary—or even the best physicist or economist that God has ever put on the earth. But whatever you do, get the knowledge of God as the foundation for whatever God calls you to.”
Dr. R.C. Sproul, First President

Accreditation

Dr. Sproul’s founding vision for the school was that it would be faithful for generations to come. We endeavor for long-term faithfulness through keeping a small faculty and maintaining the freedom to shape our curriculum, ensuring that every student receives a true liberal arts education with a biblical and theological emphasis. Therefore, RBC is not an accredited institution.

As a testament to the quality of an RBC education, its strategic partnership with nationally accredited theological seminaries allows for students to complete their seminary degrees in six years, instead of the traditional seven, upon the completion of their degree at RBC. These seminaries include The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, Ky.), Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia, Pa.), Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Greenville, S.C.), Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary (Grand Rapids, Mich.), and Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary (Pittsburgh, Pa.).

Faculty