Young man reading a book in a at a table.

“The fear of God is the beginning of knowledge.”

Proverbs 1:7

Classical Education

Reformation Bible College’s philosophy of education is rooted in the grand tradition of classical Christian education. The cornerstone of our academics is rigorous study of God’s Word and the doctrines of the Reformed faith. From this foundation you learn the great works of art, philosophy, and music of the Western world, studying them with a critical eye from a Christian perspective.

Many colleges and universities have abandoned classical education in favor of either broad liberal arts degrees that are quite unrelated to professional development or skill-specific, technical degrees with very little focus on intellectual development — and neither of these pursuits typically account for what is defined in Scripture as true wisdom, the fear of the LORD.

It’s our belief that classical Christian education, which produced some of the finest minds in our history, prepares you to excel in life by first knowing God and understanding how to think critically from a Christian worldview. This foundation allows you to succeed no matter your chosen career path.

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Our Programs

Our curriculum is intensely focused on equipping you to fulfill the highest vocation, knowing God.

At Reformation Bible College, we study theology for life. RBC strives to give students a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures and Christian Reformed doctrine, gained through the core curriculum which includes courses in Bible, systematic theology, the great works of philosophy, literature, and music; as well as courses in

apologetics, church history, and languages.

Our degrees and majors will help students lay a firm theological foundation for whatever lies ahead. We aim to develop articulate leaders grounded in the truths of God’s Word, a generation whose vocation will be informed and infused by humanity’s chief end—to know and glorify God.



Bachelor of Arts, Biblical Studies

The Biblical Studies major is a 120-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree program designed for students who desire a biblical and theological education with an emphasis on the study of the original languages and historical context of the Bible. Following is the proposed sequence of study.

Fall 1
BIB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical method.
BTH101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
COR101 Communication
This course covers all aspects of communication including critical thinking skills, introductory logic, and written and oral communication in various genres and formats.
HIS101 Early and Medieval Church
A survey of church history from the close of the Apostolic age to the eve of the Reformation.
STH101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of holy Scripture; and canonicity.
Spring 1
BIB152 Law
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the Law: Genesis through Deuteronomy.
BTH152 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
HIS152 Reformation to the Present
A survey of church history from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day.
STH152 The Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulation of Nicea.
HUM151 Great Works of the Ancient World
An introduction to selected works of literature and art of the ancient world, including works by such figures as Plato, Herodotus, Homer, and Augustine.
Fall 2
BIB203 Prophets
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the twelve Minor Prophets.
GRE201 Greek I
A course introducing the study of the elements of biblical Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax.
HUM202 Great Works of the Middle Ages
An introduction to select works of literature, music, and art of the Middle Ages, including works by such figures as Boethius, Anselm, Aquinas, Dante, and Chaucer.
HUM304 Shakespeare
An introduction to select works of William Shakespeare.
STH203 The Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
Spring 2
BIB254 Writings
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the Writings: Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
GRE252 Greek II
A course concluding the study of the elements of biblical Greek grammar, vocabulary, and syntax, while reading portions of the New Testament. Prerequisite: Greek I.
HIS253 Ancient Near Eastern World
A survey of the languages, cultures, history, and geography of the ancient Near Eastern world from the beginning of Western civilization through the early centuries B.C.
PHI252 Modern Philosophy
STH254 The Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulation of Chalcedon.
Fall 3
BIB305 The Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
GRE303 Greek III
A course devoted to a survey of biblical Greek syntax, while building vocabulary, translating selected texts, and introducing New Testament textual criticism. Prerequisites: Greek I and II.
HEB301 Hebrew I
A course introducing the study of the elements of biblical Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax.
HIS304 Greco-Roman World
A survey of the languages, cultures, history, and geography of the Greco-Roman world from the early centuries B.C. through the early centuries A.D.
STH305 The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and Salvation
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit and a study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the basics of covenant theology and the ordo salutis.
Spring 3
BIB356 The Pauline Epistles I: Romans
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
HEB352 Hebrew II
A course concluding the study of the elements of biblical Hebrew grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. Prerequisite: Hebrew I.
HUM355 Great Works of the Rationalists and Romantics
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the Enlightenment, including works by such figures as Austen, Bach, Beethoven, Edwards, Franklin, Goethe, Shelley, and Voltaire.
STH351 Theology of Ministry
A study of the theological foundation for ministry. This course will consider the biblical, theological, and historical basis for a Reformed view of the ministry of the gospel.
Elective
Fall 4
BIB407 The Pauline Epistles II: Corinthians-Philemon
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
HEB403 Hebrew III
A course devoted to a survey of biblical Hebrew syntax, while building vocabulary, translating selected texts, and introducing Old Testament textual criticism. Prerequisites: Hebrew I and II.
HUM406 Great Works of the Later Nineteenth Century
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the modern age, including works by such figures as Conrad, Dickens, Dostoevsky, Eliot, Emerson, Hawthorne, Melville, and Tolstoy.
STH406 The Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
STH402 Practice of Ministry
Spring 4
BIB458 Hebrews to Revelation
An overview of the book of Hebrews, the General Epistles and the book of Revelation.
STH457 The Doctrine of Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final destiny of the just and the unjust.
COR452 Vocation
This capstone course addresses issues in ethics; the transition to graduate studies, professional ministry, and occupations; our work as image-bearers; and glorifying God in all of life.
BIB459 Advanced Biblical Exegesis
A study of the New Testament use of the Old Testament. This course will consider exegetical, hermeneutical, and theological aspects of how the New Testament interprets the Old Testament in light of the person and work of Christ.
Elective

Bachelor of Arts, Christian Thought

The Christian Thought major is a 120-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree program designed for students who desire a firm theological foundation for whatever vocation God has for them. 18-credit-hours of electives allow students the flexibility to tailor their major to suit their interest and future goals. Following is the proposed sequence of study.

Fall 1
BIB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical method.
BTH101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
COR101 Communication
This course covers all aspects of communication including critical thinking skills, introductory logic, and written and oral communication in various genres and formats.
HIS101 Early and Medieval Church
A survey of church history from the close of the Apostolic age to the eve of the Reformation.
STH101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of holy Scripture; and canonicity.
Spring 1
BIB152 Law
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the Law: Genesis through Deuteronomy.
BTH152 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
STH152 The Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulation of Nicea.
HIS152 Reformation to the Present
A survey of church history from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day.
HUM151 Great Works of the Ancient World
An introduction to selected works of literature and art of the ancient world, including works by such figures as Plato, Herodotus, Homer, and Augustine.
Fall 2
BIB203 Prophets
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the twelve Minor Prophets.
HUM202 Great Works of the Middle Ages
An introduction to select works of literature, music, and art of the Middle Ages, including works by such figures as Boethius, Anselm, Aquinas, Dante, and Chaucer.
STH203 The Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
PHI201 Ancient Philosophy
An examination of the philosophical ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and other philosophers of the ancient world.
Elective
Spring 2
BIB254 Writings
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the Writings: Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
PHI252 Modern Philosophy
A study of the most influential modern philosophers from Descartes through Hegel.
STH254 The Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulation of Chalcedon.
HUM253 Great Works of the Renaissance
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the Renaissance, including works by such figures as Cervantes, Donne, Machiavelli, Marlowe, Michelangelo, Milton, More, and Raphael.
Elective
Fall 3
BIB305 The Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
HUM304 Shakespeare
An introduction to select works of William Shakespeare.
HTH301 Theology of the Early and Medieval Church
A study of Christian doctrine and practice from the early church to the late Middle Ages, with an emphasis on the study of primary sources.
STH305 The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and Salvation
A study of the person and work of God the Holy Spirit and a study of the application of God’s grace to sinners, with a focus on the basics of covenant theolgy and the ordo salutis.
Elective
Spring 3
BIB356 The Pauline Epistles I: Romans
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
HUM355 Great Works of the Rationalists and Romantics
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the Enlightenment, including works by such figures as Austen, Bach, Beethoven, Edwards, Franklin, Goethe, Shelley, and Voltaire.
HTH352 Theology of the Reformation
A study of Christian doctrine and practice in the various branches of the church at the time of the Protestant Reformation, with an emphasis on reading the primary sources.
PHI353 Contemporary Philosophy
A study of the most influential philosophers since Hegel to the present day.
Elective
Fall 4
APO401 Christian Apologetics I
A course introducing the student to the history of Christian apologetics from the early church to the present day.
BIB407 The Pauline Epistles II: Corinthians-Philemon
An overview of the Apostle Paul’s epistles (excluding Romans).
HTH403 Post-Reformation Theology
A study of Christian doctrine and practice since the time of the Reformation, with an emphasis on studying the primary sources.
Elective
STH406 The Doctrine of the Church
A study of the nature and purpose of the church, including a study of the church’s worship and sacraments.
Spring 4
APO452 Christian Apologetics II: Issues and Methods
A study of the most important issues addressed by Christian apologists and a survey of the major apologetic methodologies such as classical apologetics, evidentialism, and presuppositionalism.
HUM457 Great Works of the 20th Century
An introduction to select works of literature, music, and art of the twentieth century, including works by such figures as Hemingway, Lewis, Orwell, Solzhenitsyn, and O’Connor.
STH457 The Doctrine of the Last Things
A study of personal and cosmic eschatology, focusing on death, the intermediate state, the second coming, the general resurrection, the final judgment, and the final destiny of the just and the unjust.
Elective
COR452 Vocation
This capstone course addresses issues in ethics; the transition to graduate studies, professional ministry, and occupations; our work as image-bearers; and glorifying God in all of life.

Bachelor of Arts, Sacred Music

The Sacred Music major is a 120-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree program designed for future musicians whether in the church or in the wider community. Graduates of this program will be prepared for a vocation in music while holding a Reformed world and life view. The Sacred Music major is a comprehensive curriculum in a mentoring format offered jointly through the Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music (SACM) which is located on the campus of Saint Andrew’s Chapel.

Fall 1
AM101 Applied Music I
Sixty-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BTH101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
BIB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical method.
TBD Music Ensemble
Each semester, sacred music students will participate in choir or another applicable ensemble to hone skills in group performance. Rehearsals will be arranged to avoid conflicts with the overall academic schedule. Not all ensembles are available each semester. Ensembles are required with no credit for eight semesters of study.
MT101 Music Theory
An introduction to the basic principles of notation, rhythm, key signatures, and harmonic concepts of scales, intervals, triads, and tonality.
MW101 Introduction to Sacred Music and Worship
Foundations of a biblical perspective on music to be used in worship, including introduction to Reformed and evangelical modes of thought, historical liturgies, and experience writing one’s own contemporary worship music.
COR101 Communication
This course covers all aspects of communication including critical thinking skills, introductory logic, and written and oral communication in various genres and formats.
Spring 1
AM102 Applied Music II
Sixty-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BTH152 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
BIB152 Law
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the Law: Genesis through Deuteronomy.
TBD Music Ensemble
Each semester, sacred music students will participate in choir or another applicable ensemble to hone skills in group performance. Rehearsals will be arranged to avoid conflicts with the overall academic schedule. Not all ensembles are available each semester. Ensembles are required with no credit for eight semesters of study.
MT102 Music Theory II
The general study of harmony is continued, with an emphasis on the classification of root movement, cadences, four-part writing, the use of diminished and augmented triads, seventh chords, and modulation.
MW102 Music and the Arts
Prerequisite: Introduction to Sacred Music. An exploration of biblical patterns and worship forms, exploration of current postmodern and pragmatic values in the wider church. Emphasis will be on exercising discernment in selecting and performing music for missions, worship, community, and beyond.
HUM151 Great Works of the Ancient World
An introduction to selected works of literature and art of the ancient world, including works by such figures as Plato, Herodotus, Homer, and Augustine.
Fall 2
AM203 Applied Music III
Sixty-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BIB203 Prophets
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the twelve Minor Prophets.
HIS101 Early and Medieval Church
A survey of church history from the close of the Apostolic age to the eve of the Reformation.
MT203 Music Theory III
A continuation of Music Theory II with more emphasis on four-part writing. Some introduction is given to binary, ternary, and through-composed forms.
MW203 Survey of Church Music I
A general survey of church music from antiquity (Greece, Rome) through the Reformation (1650).
STH101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of holy Scripture; and canonicity.
TBD Music Ensemble
Each semester, sacred music students will participate in choir or another applicable ensemble to hone skills in group performance. Rehearsals will be arranged to avoid conflicts with the overall academic schedule. Not all ensembles are available each semester. Ensembles are required with no credit for eight semesters of study.
Spring 2
AM204 Applied Music IV
Sixty-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor. Entry to advanced private study is by audition before the faculty after the fourth semester to determine competence.
BIB254 Writings
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the Writings: Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
HIS152 Reformation to the Present
A survey of church history from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day.
MT204 Music Theory IV
A continuation of the course content and organization of Music Theory I–III with correlated aural, written, and analytical studies.
MW204 Survey of Church Music II
A general sur vey of church music from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern periods through the present.
STH152 The Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulation of Nicea.
TBD Music Ensemble
Each semester, sacred music students will participate in choir or another applicable ensemble to hone skills in group performance. Rehearsals will be arranged to avoid conflicts with the overall academic schedule. Not all ensembles are available each semester. Ensembles are required with no credit for eight semesters of study.
Fall 3
AM305 Applied Music V
Sixty-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BIB305 The Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
MS307/6 Instrumental/Choral Conducting
MS306 The theory and practice of conducting, including beat patterns, subdivisions, principles of diction, implementation of the international phonetic alphabet, score preparation, expressive gestures, and interpretation of historical style periods. MS307 The theory and practice of conducting an instrumental ensemble, including beat patterns, subdivisions, score preparation, expressive gestures, and interpretation of historical style periods.
MW305 Hymnology
An introduction to hymns and their historic forms. Emphasis is on the use of the indexes in modern hymnals and knowledge of literary and doctrinal elements, with study of past and current hymn writers.
TBD Music Ensemble
Each semester, sacred music students will participate in choir or another applicable ensemble to hone skills in group performance. Rehearsals will be arranged to avoid conflicts with the overall academic schedule. Not all ensembles are available each semester. Ensembles are required with no credit for eight semesters of study.
TBD Music Elective
STH203 The Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
Spring 3
AM306 Applied Music VI
Sixty-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
BIB356 Pauline Epistles I: Romans
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
MS303/2 Instrumental/Vocal Pedagogy
MS302 Study of materials and methods for teaching voice, with particular attention to solo and choral methods using a focused, natural production. MS303 Based on demand, this course prepares the keyboard or other instrumental player to teach. It includes a survey of methods and techniques for successful teaching of piano or organ, and other instruments.
MS305 Composition and Arranging
Prerequisite: Music Theory I−IV. Advanced arranging of either choral or instrumental music using required software (Finale or Sibelius). Special emphasis will be placed on the practical weekly preparation of needs-based scores and parts using pretested models.
TBD Music Elective
TBD Music Ensemble
Each semester, sacred music students will participate in choir or another applicable ensemble to hone skills in group performance. Rehearsals will be arranged to avoid conflicts with the overall academic schedule. Not all ensembles are available each semester. Ensembles are required with no credit for eight semesters of study.
STH254 The Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulation of Chalcedon.
Fall 4
AM407 Applied Music VII
Sixty-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor.
HUM304 Shakespeare
An introduction to select works of William Shakespeare.
MW406 Music Ministry
Patterns for musical leadership in the local church. Emphasis is on applying biblical principles of spiritual formation, choral and instrumental organization, and articulating a biblical world and life view of vocation.
MW407/9 Internship
A supervised period of advanced experience as a developing professional musician in a local church. Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts must pass this course in order to graduate.
MS409 Advanced Composition
For students planning a vocational focus in composition of instrumental or choral music, including interaction with one ensemble to perform a completed work during the semester and strategies for publication.
APO401 Christian Apologetics I
A course introducing the student to the history of Christian apologetics from the early church to the present day.
TBD Music Elective
TBD Music Ensemble
Each semester, sacred music students will participate in choir or another applicable ensemble to hone skills in group performance. Rehearsals will be arranged to avoid conflicts with the overall academic schedule. Not all ensembles are available each semester. Ensembles are required with no credit for eight semesters of study.
Spring 4
AM408 Applied Music VIII
A Sixty-minute lesson to be arranged with private instructor. A thirty to forty-five minute recital given during this semester is applicable, but in certain cases optional. A senior project, supervised by the student’s instructor, will count as part of their final grade.
HUM355 Rationalists and Romantics
An introduction to selected works of literature, music, and art of the Enlightenment, including works by such figures as Austen, Bach, Beethoven, Edwards, Franklin, Goethe, Shelley, and Voltaire.
COR452 Vocation
This capstone course addresses issues in ethics; the transition to graduate studies, professional ministry, and occupations; our work as image-bearers; and glorifying God in all of life.
MW408 Church Music Internship cont.
A super vised period of advanced experience as a developing professional musician in a local church. Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts must pass this course in order to graduate.
TBD Music Elective
TBD Music Ensemble
Each semester, sacred music students will participate in choir or another applicable ensemble to hone skills in group performance. Rehearsals will be arranged to avoid conflicts with the overall academic schedule. Not all ensembles are available each semester. Ensembles are required with no credit for eight semesters of study.
TBD Music and Worship Topics

Associate of Arts, Theology

The Associate of Arts in Theology is a 60-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree composed of RBC’s core courses. This program is designed for students who desire a solid biblical and theological foundation before taking the next steps of their academic or career path. Following is the proposed sequence of study.

Fall 1
BIB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical method.
BIB305 The Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
BTH101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
COR101 Communication
This course covers all aspects of communication including critical thinking skills, introductory logic, and written and oral communication in various genres and formats.
STH101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of holy Scripture; and canonicity.
Spring 1
BIB152 Law
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the Law: Genesis through Deuteronomy.
BIB356 The Pauline Epistles I: Romans
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
BTH152 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
STH152 The Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulation of Nicea.
HUM151 Great Works of the Ancient World
An introduction to selected works of literature and art of the ancient world, including works by such figures as Plato, Herodotus, Homer, and Augustine.
Fall 2
BIB203 Prophets
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the twelve Minor Prophets.
HIS101 Early and Medieval Church
A survey of church history from the close of the Apostolic age to the eve of the Reformation.
HUM304 Shakespeare
An introduction to select works of William Shakespeare.
STH203 The Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
APO401 Christian Apologetics I
A course introducing the student to the history of Christian apologetics from the early church to the present day.
Spring 2
BIB254 Writings
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the Writings: Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
HIS152 Reformation to the Present
A survey of church history from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day.
PHI252 Modern Philosophy
A study of the most influential modern philosophers from Descartes through Hegel.
STH254 The Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulation of Chalcedon.
COR452 Vocation
This capstone course addresses issues in ethics; the transition to graduate studies, professional ministry, and occupations; our work as image-bearers; and glorifying God in all of life.

Bachelor of Arts, Theology (Degree Completion)

The Bachelor of Arts in Theology (Degree Completion) is a 60-credit-hour undergraduate academic degree composed of RBC’s core courses. This program is designed for students who have obtained at least 60 hours of well-rounded undergraduate cred or an Associate of Arts degree at another institution. These credits will be applied towards a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from RBC. Following is the proposed sequence of study.

Fall 1
BIB101 Biblical Hermeneutics
An introduction to the science and art of biblical interpretation, with an emphasis on the historical-grammatical method.
BIB305 The Gospels and Acts
An overview of the four Gospels (Matthew–John) and Acts in the New Testament.
BTH101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
COR101 Communication
This course covers all aspects of communication including critical thinking skills, introductory logic, and written and oral communication in various genres and formats.
STH101 Theological Prolegomena
A study of the nature, method, and sources of theology; general and special revelation, including the inspiration and authority of holy Scripture; and canonicity.
Spring 1
BIB152 Law
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the Law: Genesis through Deuteronomy.
BIB356 The Pauline Epistles I: Romans
A detailed examination of the Apostle Paul’s most influential epistle: the epistle to the Romans.
BTH152 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
STH152 The Doctrine of God
A study of the existence and attributes of the Trinitarian God revealed in Scripture, with a focus on the formulation of Nicea.
HUM151 Great Works of the Ancient World
An introduction to selected works of literature and art of the ancient world, including works by such figures as Plato, Herodotus, Homer, and Augustine.
Fall 2
BIB203 Prophets
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the twelve Minor Prophets.
HIS101 Early and Medieval Church
A survey of church history from the close of the Apostolic age to the eve of the Reformation.
HUM304 Shakespeare
An introduction to select works of William Shakespeare.
STH203 The Doctrine of Man
A study of mankind in the state of innocence, sin, and grace, including his creation, the material and immaterial aspects of his being, and his fall.
APO401 Christian Apologetics I
A course introducing the student to the history of Christian apologetics from the early church to the present day.
Spring 2
BIB254 Writings
Following the structure of the Hebrew Bible, this course surveys the books designated as the Writings: Psalms, Job, Proverbs, Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther, Daniel, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles.
HIS152 Reformation to the Present
A survey of church history from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day.
PHI252 Modern Philosophy
A study of the most influential modern philosophers from Descartes through Hegel.
STH254 The Doctrine of Christ
A study of the person and work of God the Son, with a focus on the formulation of Chalcedon.
COR452 Vocation
This capstone course addresses issues in ethics; the transition to graduate studies, professional ministry, and occupations; our work as image-bearers; and glorifying God in all of life.
Academic requirements for completion

For Bachelor of Arts in Theology Degrees:
Completion of a total of 120 credit hours is required. To graduate, a student must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a four-point scale.

For Associate of Arts in Theology Degree:
Completion of a total of 60 credit hours is required. To graduate, a student must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a four-point scale.

For Foundation Year:
Completion of a total of 24 credit hours is required. To graduate, a student must earn a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a four-point scale

Foundation Year

The Foundation Year Program is designed for students who desire to build a solid theological foundation before entering a vocation or continuing their education. It is a one-year, 24-credit-hour certificate program with an emphasis on apologetics, Biblical Theology and Church History. Following is the proposed sequence of study.

Fall
BTH101 Biblical Theology I
A study of the content of Old Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the testaments and emphasizing the “shadows” of the promised Messiah in the old covenant.
HIS101 Early and Medieval Church
A survey of church history from the close of the Apostolic age to the eve of the Reformation.
APO401 Christian Apologetics I
A course introducing the student to the history of Christian apologetics from the early church to the present day.
Elective
Spring
BTH152 Biblical Theology II
A study of the content of New Testament biblical theology, focusing on the relationship between the testaments and emphasizing the “better things” of the new covenant.
HIS152 Reformation to Present
A survey of church history from the Reformation of the sixteenth century to the present day.
PHI252 Modern Philosophy
A study of the most influential modern philosophers from Descartes through Hegel.
Elective
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Our faculty and staff

The leadership and faculty of Reformation Bible College consist of some of the most well respected Reformed scholars and educators in the United States.


R.C. Sproul
Chancellor, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology
Stephen J. Nichols
President, Professor of Historical Theology
John Tweeddale
Academic Dean, Professor of Theology
Derek W.H. Thomas
Visiting Professor of Theology
Keith A. Mathison
Professor of Systematic Theology
David E. Briones
Professor of New Testament
Terry Yount
Dean of the Saint Andrew's Conservatory of Music
Eric T. Brandt
Instructor of Church History
Kevin D. Gardner
Resident Adjunct Professor in Great Works
Heidi L. Nichols
Resident Adjunct Professor in Great Works
Robert Rothwell
Resident Adjunct Professor in Biblical Studies
J. Nicholas Reid
Adjunct Professor in Hebrew
Michael Sacasas
Adjunct Professor in Philosophy
Tracey Bailey
Student Care
Megan Brandt
Director of Student Services
Savannah Brenyo
Lead Admissions Representative
Graham Gunden
Lead Admissions Recruiter
Kristen Kenney
Business Administrator
Chelsea Stolz
Event Coordinator
Megan Taylor
Executive Assistant

Information concerning the other faculty of the Saint Andrew’s Conservatory of Music can be found online at: SaintAndrewsConservatory.org.

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