Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of Bellwether University?

The word Bellwether means “Leader.” The purpose of Bellwether University is to train and equip Christian believers to be leaders in the world around them. Our curriculum is a combination of Theology, Church History, and practical ministry training.

What degrees does Bellwether University offer?

We currently offer a Bachelor of Biblical Studies (BBS). We will soon be offering a Master of Biblical Studies (MBS) and two Doctorl programs: Doctor of Biblical Studies (DBS) and a Doctor of Pilosophy (Ph.D) program that includes 10 days of study on-location in Israel.

What are the requirements to enroll?

In order to be eligible for enrollment, you must be a Christian and you must have a High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED). All students must be members of a local church, actively involved in volunteering and giving financially to their church.

Do I need a computer in order to complete my degree?

You will need access to a computer and printer for research and term papers. All of our degree programs require typed assignments. Our Master's and Doctoral level programs require extensive writting and research and laptop is recommended.

How often do classes meet?

Classes meet one night each week. We are currently developing online courses.

Is Bellwether University accredited?

Bellwether University is in the process of receiving VOCATIONAL accreditation, which is a different type of accreditation than secular Colleges and Universities hold. Vocational accreditation is valid for a specific vocation, in our case Christian Ministry. You will not be able to transfer credits from Bellwether University to a Liberal Arts College. The transfer of credits from BU to another Bible College or School of Ministry is at the sole discretion of the institution.

Are there required textbooks?

All of our classes require a Bible. You will also receive a list of recommended reading for further study. Some courses will require the purchase of textbooks.

What is the cost of tuition?

The current price per course is $120. Tuition is due up front when you enroll in the class.

Are there any other fees involved?

A non-refundable registration fee of $60 is due before the start of the first semester. A graduation fee of $120 is required, and is due by the date listed on the class schedule. The graduation fee covers the cost of the diploma, graduation ceremony, administrative fees, and your cap & gown. In order to be eligible for graduation, all tuition and fees must be paid in full.

Is financial aid available?

Bellwether University, as a vocational ministry school, does not participate in any Federal student aid programs. There is a limited scholarship fund established by donations, and all scholarships are considered by the Board of Directors on a case-by-cases basis.