- World Christian University is a theologically accredited, educationally accountable institution of higher learning. Our educational programs are designed to help students grow in their faith as they prepare to follow the Lord in the work of the ministry.
- For this reason, WCU has chosen to be accredited through Florida Christian Acredittation Company. FCAC is an internationally known, non-profit, church educational organization. They handle the accreditation of Christian Theological seminaries, universities, and colleges throughout the world, providing supervision for almost 300 schools in 8 countries and in 38 states of the USA.
- Accreditation in the United States is a voluntary submission to standards of high academic quality, accurate record keeping, and ethical policies and practices. Accreditation is essentially a statement of approval. The best accrediting commissions provide on-site visits to ensure their high standards are met.
- Why Non-Governmental Accreditation?
- WCU has chosen not to seek governmental school accreditation because we believe we should not allow secular institutions to dictate the qualifications for instructors or the programs for a Spirit-filled ministerial degree. As an independent accrediting agency, FCAC helps the religious world obtain accreditation that is not government affiliated. The form of ministry accreditation provided by FCAC is recognized by most churches, ministry institutions, and ministry organizations. All FCAC member institutions around the world accept credits from other member schools, if the credits apply to their programs.
- Meeting & Exceeding State Requirements
- World Christian University has fulfilled rigorous educational requirements in our determination to acquire and maintain a quality educational program. WCU is a state-authorized school, recognized by the Florida Department of Education’s Commission for Independent Education, having fully met and exceeded the requirements of state law. Additionally, in each of the many states where WCU has campuses, we have met and exceeded the requirements of their State Departments of Education as well.
- WCU offers academic programs that are specifically designed to equip students who feel the call of God on their lives and who wish to build a ministerial career or to further their Christian education. Our academic programs are not for persons intending to build secular careers. The articulation and acceptance of credits or degrees by other institutions, including employers, must be determined by the respective institutions.
- How much time will I need to complete my WCU degree?
- That depends entirely upon how you are taking your courses. Online students take their courses at home at their own pace at times/days of their own choosing. Because of this, credit-hour accumulation times vary widely, depending upon how much time a student has to devote to his/her studies.
Students studying at one of our physical campuses attend classes just one day (or evening) per week for three hours of study, taking only one concentrated course at a time. The additional work required for the course, such as reading the text books and writing research papers as required, is done by the student at home on their own time, allowing minimum disruption of the student’s family time.
Students continue to accumulate credits, generally completing 30 semester hours of credit each year. At this rate, it would take 4 years to accumulate 120 hours of credit, which is required for a bachelor’s degree.
After receiving their bachelor’s degree, a high percentage of WCU students continue advancing their education through the master’s and doctoral levels.
Accepted transfer credits from previous universities and/or Bible institutes you have attended as well as Ministry Life Experience credits can greatly reduce the timeframe involved.