Christian Colleges Offering Online Distance Learning Degrees

Learn about online distance learning degrees offered at Christian colleges. Get an overview of the program types, requirements and course descriptions available for this field.

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Essential Information

Hope International University, Oral Roberts University and Colorado Christian University are three Christian colleges offering distance learning. Each of these institutes makes available a variety of degree and certificate programs online.

Hope International University

Hope International University (HIU) is a private, not-for-profit Christian university. It was founded in 1928 and currently serves approximately 1,300 students. Students enrolled in HIU's distance learning programs may complete their college degrees entirely online. The school offers an online Associate of Arts program as well as several bachelor's and master's degree programs.

Programs Available

Bachelor's degree programs are available in the following subjects:

  • Business administration
  • Christian ministry
  • Human development
    • Community mental health counseling
    • Child, adolescent and family studies
  • Liberal studies / teacher preparation
    • Early childhood education
    • Elementary education
    • Secondary education

Master's degrees are available in the fields noted below:

  • Ministry
  • Management
  • Education
  • Business administration
  • Marriage and family therapy

Oral Roberts University

As of 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Oral Roberts University (ORU) 46th among regional universities in the West. This private, non-profit institution caters to more than 3,600 students annually.

Programs Available

The ORU Online Campus features an Online Bible Institute, which grants an Advanced Certificate of Theology and a Diploma of Theological Studies. Additionally, online continuing education courses are available for pastors and other Christian ministry workers. Other distance learning options available through the ORU Online Campus include bachelor's degree programs in the subjects noted below.

  • Business administration
  • Church ministries
  • Christian caregiving and counseling
  • RN to BSN completion
  • Government
  • Leadership studies
  • Communication

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Colorado Christian University

Colorado Christian University has been accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since the 1980s. The Global Online Center at Colorado Christian University (CCU) offers prospective students a multitude of distance learning choices at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including degrees, certificates and minors as well as a special education endorsement.

Programs Available

Associate's degrees are available in these subjects:

  • General studies
  • Biblical studies
  • Criminal justice
  • Healthcare administration
  • Psychology
  • Communication studies

Bachelor's degree programs are offered in the fields listed here, among others:

  • Accounting
  • Biblical studies
  • Business administration
  • Communication studies
  • Information systems management
  • Organizational management in project management
  • Psychology

In addition, master's degree programs are available in the subjects noted below:

  • Business administration
  • Curriculum and instruction
  • Organizational leadership

Certificate programs are offered in these topics, among others:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethics
  • Online teaching and learning
  • Instructional technology
  • Project management

Online degree programs are available from Christian colleges at the associate's, bachelor's and master's degree levels. These programs focus on majors such as ministry, marriage and family therapy, psychology and bible studies.

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