Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry

Certificates

The certificate programs for the College of Bible and Ministry provide continuing education for non-traditional, non-residential students, introducing them to biblical and ministry studies of higher education.

The Certificate of Completion in Christian Ministry recognizes 24 hours of completed course work from the College of Bible and Ministry with an emphasis on ministry.  The Certificate of Completion in Biblical Studies recognizes 18 hours of completed course work from the College of Bible and Ministry with an emphasis on textual studies.

The certificates are only available through the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry.

Course credits may be applied toward a degree. Bachelor degrees may only be earned from the College of Bible and Ministry upon completion of all requirements of the college and Harding University. Although the College of Bible and Ministry offers more than one certificate, students are limited to one certificate from the college.

Please complete this form to receive more information: Interest in Online Bible Progam

Biblical Studies

The certificate is credible.

  • All courses in the certificate program are for credit. Harding University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org; 312-263-0456, 800-621-7440).
  • All courses are taught by qualified faculty with appropriate academic credentials and professional experience.
  • All the curriculum requirements have been selected and approved by the College of Bible and Ministry.

The certificate is affordable.

  • Tuition is affordable, especially for students qualifying for the Distance Bible Scholarship (up to 50% off tuition).
  • Harding's distance Bible courses are affordable when compared to distance courses at other institutions.
  • By taking courses online or regional extension courses (in Arkansas), students save significant transportation costs.

The certificate is meaningful.

  • Collegiate studies in Bible help students develop a stronger faith and a closer walk with God.
  • Distance Bible courses allow students to apply their learning immediately in "real-world" settings.
  • The certificate is awarded upon the completion of 18 semester hours of college level training. The requirements are similar to that of a minor. See the Harding Catalog or call the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry for more details of the requirements.
  • All credit earned may be transferred to other institutions of higher learning. Students enrolled at other institutions should inquire from their registrar's office the details of how Harding's Bible courses may be accepted.

Christian Ministry

The certificate is credible.

  • All courses in the certificate program are for credit. Harding University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (www.ncahigheerlearningcommission.org; 312-263-0456, 800-621-7440).
  • All courses are taught by qualified faculty with appropriate academic credentials and professional experience.
  • All the curriculum requirements have been selected and approved by the College of Bible and Ministry.

The certificate is affordable.

  • Tuition is affordable, especially for students qualifying for the Distance Bible Scholarship (up to 50% off tuition).
  • Harding's distance Bible courses are affordable when compared to distance courses at other institutions.
  • By taking courses online, students save significant transportation costs.

The certificate is meaningful.

  • Collegiate studies in Bible help students develop a stronger faith and a closer walk with God.
  • Distance Bible courses allow students to apply their learning immediately in "real-world" settings.
  • The certificate is awarded upon the completion of 24 semester hours of college-level training. See the Harding Catalog or call the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry for more details of the requirements.
  • All credit earned may be transferred to other institutions of higher learning. Students enrolled at other institutions should inquire from their registrar's office the details of how Harding's Bible courses may be accepted.

Steps for Enrollment

  • Apply to Harding University: Complete the application, which can be faxed to 501-279-4129), mailed to Harding University, Office of Admissions Services, Box 12255, Searcy, AR  72149, or emailed to admissions@harding.edu. A nonrefundable $50 fee is required to apply. Pay by phone option: 800-477-4407.
  • Send college or high school transcripts to Harding's admissions office.
  • Once admitted to Harding, contact DormNet, 501-279-4545 for login information for Canvas (online classroom), Google Apps (Harding email), and Pipeline (student accounts and records). All official Harding correspondence will be sent via the students' Harding email address.
  • Contact the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry to initiate the registration process: 501-279-5290 or onlinebible@harding.edu.

FAQ

How much does this program cost?

Qualifying students receive a 50% Distance Bible Scholarship. For current tuition rates, check with the admissions office or call the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry, 501-279-5290.

What courses do you have?

The following list is a representation of courses offered: New Testament Story and Vision, Old Testament Story and Vision, Hermeneutics, The World Christian and Christian Families. Check with the Registrar for current semester schedules.

How long does it take to complete the certificate?

Students may select available courses at their own pace to accommodate their own needs and time considerations. It is not recommended that students take more than two classes per semester. 

What kind of computer do I need for online courses?

Harding uses the Canvas learning management system for online courses. Canvas is compatible with Microsoft operating systems as well as with Macintosh computers. A high speed internet connection is recommended. Canvas supports the Firefox browser, thus it is recommended that students use Firefox as their Internet browser.

Can I earn a Bible degree from Harding online?

Harding University offers a B.A. in Bible and Ministry (adult degree completion) online through the Center for Distance Education in Bible and Ministry. The Certificate of Completion may provide the necessary leveling for this degree as well as for graduate programs in Bible, religion or theology at Harding School of Theology or at other institutions.

Contact Us

FAX: 501-279-4281