What is The Biblical Studies Center Academic Program?
The Biblical Studies Center was built in 1973 with a vision to minister to the Boise State community. The BSC began to see many needs that could be filled by having college level accredited Bible classes in Boise. Boise students who are immersed in a secular academic environment can now take faith enriching classes for credit right on their campus. The program has also been an introduction for many young Christians who discovered a passion to go into ministry. Although the academic program is just one part of the BSC ministry, it is a very important tool that God uses to speak into the lives of students.
The Biblical Studies Center is accredited through Oklahoma Christian University. Although this is a denominational university, many evangelical Christian denominations have been represented among our students, instructors, and staff. The BSC encourages an "open Bible - open mind" atmosphere in our classes.
How much does The Biblical Studies Center program cost?
Tuition is currently $10/credit for students and young adults, and $50/credit for community members and those in ministry. Young adults and college students can audit for free, and community members can audit classes for $50 total. Please contact our office for scholarship information.
Is there a limit to how many classes I can enroll in per semester?
You can take as many or as few classes as you would like!
Can high school students enroll?
Students in their junior and senior year of high school may be eligible to enroll in our courses. For further questions, and to schedule an admissions interview, please email us at email@example.com or call 208.342.2182.
Is this program accredited though Boise State?
No. We are not affiliated with Boise State. Our classes and Certificate of Biblical studies is accredited through Oklahoma Christian University. Depending on the college or university you are transferring to, you will be able to transfer the credits you take here to that school.
Can I receive a degree from the Biblical Studies Center?
Yes. If you take 18 credits here, you will receive a Certificate of Biblical Studies.
Preparation for Class
What books and materials will I need for my class?
Usually, you can purchase your book from your instructor on the first day of class. If you need to order a book ahead of time, you will be contacted.
What's the deal with parking?
The Biblical Studies Center has a few parking spaces facing against the east side of our building. Please DO NOT park behind the building. You will get towed by the apartment complex manager. We also have a parking lot across Denver St. from our building. If you have any questions, the receptionist can help you figure out a good place to park. There will never be parking available during Boise State football home games.
Where is my class?
"The Center" is located at 1025 Belmont St. Boise, ID 83706. Your class will be upstairs and to the right. Feel free to grab some coffee, hot chocolate or tea on your way up there!