Courses Available Through the Open Learning ProgramAll courses numbered 100-399 and 400 level online courses as follows:
THL 412 Epistles of Paul I (3)
THL 413 Epistles of Paul II (3)
THL 416 General Epistles and Revelation (3)
THL 421 History of Christianity I (3)
THL 422 History of Christianity II (3)
THL 467 Historical Geography of the Bible Lands (3)
THL 473 Archaeology of the Old Testament (3)
THL 474 Archaeology of the New Testament (3)
THL 475 Ancient Egypt and the Biblical World (3)
THL 476 Archaeology of Jerusalem (3)
THL 478 Lands of the Bible (3)
THL 479 Fieldwork in Biblical Archaeology (3-6)
Through the Open Learning Program individuals may enroll as non-matriculated students in online courses numbered 100-399 and in selected 400 level online courses offered by the University. They are permitted to accumulate twenty-four (24) semester hours before having to meet regular admissions requirements. A non-matriculated student can apply a maximum of twenty-four semester hours earned through the Open Learning Program to a baccalaureate degree, eighteen to an associate degree, and fifteen to a diploma or certificate. Grades earned through the Open Learning Program become part of a student's permanent academic record.
The purpose of the Open Learning Program is to make available theology and other coursework in a distance learning format to persons not seeking completion of a credential (a certificate, diploma, or degree). Enrollments are accepted on a non-credit basis or audit for those who are not interested in academic credit but who are studying for personal satisfaction. Those seeking to enroll in these courses may register online in a simple procedure by completing the online Application for Admission. Registration may be either for the first (autumn or fall) or second (spring) semester. The Registrar assists individuals who have questions about registration in Open Learning Program courses.
Enrollment as a non-matriculated student does not constitute regular enrollment at the University nor does it entitle students to privileges accorded matriculated (regular) students. Courses in the Open University Program are taught at a college and university reading and writing level. Generally applicants should be graduates of a public or private high school or have completed the G.E.D. We recognize exceptions.