Program Overview

California Baptist University offers a Bachelor of Arts completion degree in English. The curriculum is 48 units: 42 units of core courses and seven units of additional program courses. All students are to complete CST 100 and meet the Upper Christian Studies requirements. Additionally, all students must complete Composition and Intermediate Composition prior to taking the core courses. It is preferred that applicants have a minimum of 24 transferrable units. The degree can be completed in as little as 16 months.

Students are encouraged to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Students develop strong moral character while developing a strong background in English. The curriculum has a holistic approach; student are exposed to a wide variety of English language and literature, ranging from children’s literature to creative writing to literary theory and criticism. The program is specifically designed for working professionals who desire to finish their Bachelor’s degree.

Additionally, the faculty is composed of mentors and professionals from the English field who provide students with invaluable experience and knowledge. There is a high level of interaction between the professors and students, despite the classes being online. The professors foster an environment in which students can reach their potential and have an enjoyable experience; the faculty brings a wide variety of perspectives in a Christian context, which enhances the students’ learning experience.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

    Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Accredited


    Minimum GPA of 2.0
    24 transferrable units preferred

    School Overview

    California Baptist University, founded in 1950, stands on 130 plus acres in Riverside, California, and continues to promote a "Christ-centered educational experience" based on founding principles. By the 1980s, the school began conferring graduate students. Today, the private, not-for-profit four-year CBU offers undergraduate majors and concentrations, along with graduate programs.

    Students enrolling in degrees through CBU Online and Professional Studies will find necessary support mechanisms in place. Asynchronous assignments for online classes can be accessed 24/7 and professional faculty communicate with students in engaging environments delivered via platforms.


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