Elective FAQ

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  • Can my church host an elective even though we aren't yet an FBI school?
    Of course you can! FBI electives may be taken independently from or along with our full 3 year program (to earn an Advanced Diploma in Biblical Studies).
  • When / How soon can we schedule an elective?
    Electives do not follow the same schedule as our three year course. As such, they can be scheduled to start at any time, however, there are some guidelines.
    • U.S. Schools must submit their Elective Request electronically HERE, at least 8 weeks before the day you would like the class to start.
    • International Schools must submit their Elective Request electronically HERE, at least 12 weeks before the day you would like the class to start.
  • How do we schedule an elective?
    You can find full details on how to schedule an elective HERE.

    After you review the information in the guide, an elective can be scheduled using THIS FORM.
  • How Much Do the Elective Courses Cost?

    Elective Costs

    Elective Single
    (Total Cost)
    Family Members
    (Total Cost)
    The Doctrine of Angels $40 $30
    Scientific & Biblical Creation $60 $40
    Scientific Creationism II $75 $50
    Personal Evangelism $40 $30
    The Doctrine of Bible Prophecy $50 $35
    Biblical Leadership $40 $30
    Biblical Worldview 1 $50 $40
  • How Long are the Elective Courses?

    Elective Class lengths

    Elective # of
    Length of
    The Doctrine of Angels 8 36 min.
    Scientific & Biblical Creation 16 36 min.
    Scientific Creationism II 12 55 min.
    Personal Evangelism 6 50 min.
    The Doctrine of Bible Prophecy 12 50 min.
    Biblical Leadership
    *5 Classes Total
    40 min.
    1 hr.
    Biblical Worldview 1 9 50 min.

  • How many students do we need?
    A minimum of eight students are required for each elective scheduled. You do not need to know who your eight students will be when you contact us. You will have time to promote your class and enroll students later.
  • Do people signing up for electives already have to be FBI students?
    No, Elective enrollment is open to new, current, and former students. In fact, many students that wouldn't normally sign up for the three year course are far more likely to sign up for an elective!
  • Do I receive a diploma or certificate for each elective class?
    Upon completion of each elective course, a report card will be issued to each student in the course. Credit hours for the elective will only be issued if the test is taken. No credit hours are given for auditing an elective. Elective credit hours can be applied toward an Advanced Diploma in Biblical Studies.
  • How many credit hours is each Elective?

    Elective Courses

    SCIE 201 - Scientific & Biblical Creationism [2 credit hours]

    Answers your questions about the Creation/Evolution Debate, the dinosaurs, the Flood, the age of the Earth, the fossil record, the gap theory, the canopy theory and the origin of man.

    SCIE 221 - Scientific Creationism II [2 credit hours]

    Unraveling the Origins Controversy Course provides a thorough overview of the creation/evolution controversy. Dr. DeWitt exposes the underlying assumptions and evidence on both sides of this contentious debate from a consistent Biblical perspective. Using both scientific evidence and Scripture, he presents a compelling case for a creation perspective.

    THEO 223 - Doctrine of Prophecy [2 credit hours]

    A systematic study of the Rapture, the Tribulation, the Antichrist, the One World Government and the Church, the Second Coming, the Millennium, Armageddon and more! Examines the debate concerning the Pre, Mid, and Post-Tribulational Rapture views.

    THEO 233 - Doctrine of Angels [1 credit hour]

    An exciting study of Angels, their nature, origin, ministry and rank. Learn of the archangels, seraphim, cherubim, and fallen angels.

    EVAN 201 - Personal Evangelism [1 credit hour]

    A beginner's course on How to Lead a Soul to Christ. Students will learn, practice, and then go out and share their faith with unbelievers. The emphasis of this course is on doing rather than theory and classroom knowledge.

    BUSI 201 - Biblical Leadership [1 Credit hour]

    (Weekend Seminar) This 5 session course (2 - 40 Min. Sessions and 3 - 1 Hour Sessions) is a thorough Biblical and practical course that will help you to learn to lead others at church, at home and at work. You will learn the purpose, importance, the meaning, the qualifications, the influence and the dangers of leadership, as well as how to develop as a leader and how to pass on your leadership to others. This course is designed to be offered as a weekend seminar but can be offered on a weekly basis.

    Philosophy 221: Biblical Worldview I [1 credit hour]

    A Definition & Defense of a Biblical Worldview.
    An essential and foundational study of the nature and necessity of a Biblical Worldview, including a solid apologetic for the trustworthiness of a Scriptural view of our existence, purpose, & morality. This study will equip students to develop, defend and base life decisions upon a consistent worldview based upon the absolute truth of the revelation of God in Scripture.

  • How many electives do I need to take to earn the Advanced Diploma in Biblical Studies?
    The Advanced Diploma in Biblical Studies can be issued to students that earn credit for the 3-year core curriculum and 6 Elective credit hours. The Elective credits can be earned before, during, or after completion of the three year course.