Academics

Academic Overview

EBI offers minors (30 credits) and majors (60 credits) for study at a post-high school level: Bible and Theology, Apologetics, Biblical Counseling, Missions, and Christian Ministries. Sixty credit hours are required to graduate from the Institute with a major. Students can earn credits toward graduation in areas such as Bible, theology, history, apologetics, counseling, Jewish studies, and music. A minor in the above fields of study may be obtained by completing thirty credit hours. 

 

All first-time students will be required to attend a basic writing class. This evening class is designed to assist students in the development of technical and grammatical writing skills at a post-high school level. 

Credit Hours and Graduation Requirements

A normal academic load is 3-4 credit hours for a three-week term, 607 credit hours for a six-week term, and 16-17 hours for a fifteen-week term. Credit hours may be transferred to or from EBI, dependent on the criteria of the sending or receiving academic institution. 

In order to give continuity and reflection of purpose to their study, students are encouraged to choose and follow a program of study even if they do not plan to pursue a certification or diploma, although this is not required. 

A diploma will be granted upon the satisfactory completion of 60 credit hours required per the major desired. A minimum grad average of C- must be maintained in all courses required in any of the majors offered. An additional research paper of 8,000-10,000 words is required before graduation. The subject of this research paper shall be approved by the principal and one faculty member. Final credit will be granted after all assignments and requirements are me and all fees paid. 

A certificate will be granted upon the satisfactory completion of 30 credit hours required for the minor desired. A minimum grad average of C- must be maintained in all courses required in any of the minors offered. An additional research paper of 4,000-5,000 words is required before the certificate is granted. The subject of this research paper shall be approved by the principal and one faculty member. Final credit will be granted after all assignments and requirements are met and all fees paid. 

Term Prerequisites

EBI desires that students have an enjoyable and fulfilling academic experience. To facilitate this, all new students will be sent a copy of Mark Dever’s book, “What Does God Want of Us Anyway.” Students will be asked to answer questions from the book and submit their answers to the EBI secretary via email three weeks prior to their term.