Leavell College

A COMMUNITY OF MENTORS
Leavell College provides for the educational needs of those called into ministry as both traditional and non-traditional students. Our programs range from the baccalaureate level to non-credit certificates.

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry 126 hours

  • General Education: 30 hours
  • Christian Ministry Major: 42 hours
  • Two Minors: 18 hours each
  • Free Electives: 18 hours

Bachelor of Arts in Music with an Emphasis in Worship 126 hours

  • General Education: 30 hours
  • Christian Ministry: 21 hours
  • Basic Musicianship and Church Music Education: 36 hours
  • Performance and Ensembles: 18 hours
  • Possible Minor: 18 hours
  • Free Electives: 3 hours

Associate in Christian Ministry 70 hours

  • General Education: 21 hours
  • Christian Ministry: 37 hours
  • Free Electives: 12 hours

Associate in Christian Ministry (Language Track) 70 hours

  • General Education: 24 hours
  • Christian Ministry: 37 hours
  • Free Electives: 9 hours

Associate in Music and Worship 70 hours

  • General Education: 15 hours
  • Christian Ministry: 16 hours
  • Music Concentration: 33 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Associate in Children's Ministry 70 hours

  • General Education: 21 hours
  • Christian Ministry: 25 hours
  • Children's Ministry: 18 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Associate in Women's Ministry 70 hours

  • General Education: 21 hours
  • Christian Ministry: 25 hours
  • Women's Ministry: 18 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry 126 hours

The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry degree is a fully online 126 hour degree that prepares students for ministry in a variety of settings or for further study at the Master's level. Students in this degree complete a 42 hour Christian Ministry core and choose two minors from areas like Biblical Studies, Pastoral Ministry, Christian Education, Church Ministry, or Youth Ministry. Students may also choose to take some of the classes at one of the extension centers, through workshops on campus, or hybrid offerings.

  • General Education: 30 hours
  • Christian Ministry Major: 42 hours
  • Two Minors: 18 hours each
  • Free Electives: 18 hours

Associate in Christian Ministry 70 hours

The Associate in Christian Ministry degree is a fully online 70 hour degree that prepares students for ministry in a variety of settings or for further study at the Bachelors level. Students in this degree complete a 37 hour Christian Ministry core as well as some Life Skills courses and 12 hours of free electives. Students may also choose to take some of the classes at one of the extension centers, through workshops on campus, or hybrid offerings.

  • General Education: 21 hours
  • Christian Ministry: 37 hours
  • Free Electives: 12 hours

Certificate in Christian Ministry 18 hours

The Certificate in Christian Ministry is designed to give a foundation of ministry training for a wide variety of callings. All three certificates are composed of classes that are also in the Associates and Bachelors degrees, so students completing the certificate can continue their studies without losing hours.

Certificate in Biblical Studies 18 hours

The Certificate in Biblical Studies is designed to focus on Biblical Studies courses and help students be able to rightly handle the Word of God.. All three certificates are composed of classes that are also in the Associates and Bachelors degrees, so students completing the certificate can continue their studies without losing hours.

Certificate in Christian Education 18 hours

The Certificate in in Christian Education is designed to focus on Christian Education courses helping prepare those who may be called into educational ministry. All three certificates are composed of classes that are also in the Associates and Bachelors degrees, so students completing the certificate can continue their studies without losing hours.

Diploma in Christian Ministry (English Language Track) 48 hours

  • Christian Ministry: 42 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours

Diploma in Christian Ministry (Language Track) 48 hours

  • Christian Studies Foundation: 30 hours
  • English Language Requirements: 12 hours
  • Free Electives: 6 hours
  • Only Available in South Florida

Certificates Available 12-18 hours

  • Biblical Foundations: 18 hours
  • Biblical Studies: 18 hours
  • Christian Education: 18 hours
  • Christian Ministry: 18 hours
  • Foundations for Mission Service: 12 hours
  • Ministry Foundations: 18 hours

Value Meets Affordability

  • Tuition

    Tuition at NOBTS is signifantly lower than the national average. Download our tuition and fees HERE.

  • FINANCIAL AID

    The Financial Aid Office offers a number of scholarships for full-time and part-time students at all levels of education.

  • Caskey Center for Church Excellence

    The Caskey Center provides full tuition scholarships for Baptist bivocational/ small church ministers from selected states. These scholarships apply to certificate, undergraduate, or master's students in any NOBTS delivery system.

  • Baptist College Partnership Program

    Through the BCPP, those with undergraduate hours in religion may be eligible for a head start on graduate studies. Students can test out or take seminars for up to 37 hours of master's level credit, while paying a greatly reduced cost for these courses.

  • Monthly Payment Plans

    Instead of paying for seminary up front each semester, NOBTS offers a monthly payment plan that divides tuition into more manageable installments.

  • Student Housing

    NOBTS has affordable campus housing options for single students, married couples, and families with rates that are typically half the cost of living in the city.

A Word from our Dean

Our goals at Leavell College are two-fold: to equip our students for ministry and to prepare them for further study at the graduate level. Involved in this preparation is a continued emphasis upon one's personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Ministry cannot be effective unless our lives are firmly established upon Christ. Our world needs men and women who have a heart for God. Know that we as a faculty are praying for you and your ministry. Please stop by and let us know how we can better serve you.

Dr. Thomas Strong

Dean of Leavell College

Professor of New Testament and Greek