Undergraduate

At Life Pacific College, you will begin to dream the possibilities, explore your personal faith, and be equipped with a biblically-centered education that will prepare you for a successful career and effective ministry. Our accredited academics ensures that every student, on-campus or online, is being stretched in their thinking and will graduate with a degree that takes them to the next level.


Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Designed for those interested in gaining a strong biblical worldview, preparing to lead or teach in a variety of ministry contexts, or to pursue advanced studies in a multiple of disciplines.

Program Description

The purpose of our traditional undergraduate program is to equip individuals with a deep understanding of the Bible, theological synthesis, and hermeneutical practices, gain understanding of the value of the major fields of knowledge from a biblical framework, and possess the desire and foundation necessary to be a lifelong learner; students will attain the skills necessary for ministry to people inside and outside of the local church. They will learn to integrate education, spiritual life, and experience into a consistent lifestyle of personal spiritual growth and character that reflects Christian values.

Choose A Concentration

Clarify Your Focus: The faculty at Life Pacific College continues to develop ways for our students to receive an education relevant to their ministry interests. A concentration is a group of four courses that the faculty selected to provide students with a broader grounding in particular fields. The student’s concentration will appear on his or her transcript and indicates that the student has placed particular emphasis on developing knowledge and skills in that area of study.

Concentrations offered in:

  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Counseling
  • Worship Arts
  • Intercultural Studies

Click here to see what classes are offered in each concentration.

Career Opportunities

  • Ministry Leadership
  • Chaplaincy
  • Missions
  • Education
  • Scholarship
  • Research
  • Evangelism
  • Seminary

Interesting Courses

  • Biblical Exegesis Practicum
  • Romans
  • Hebrew Prophets
  • Theology I-II
  • Synoptic Gospels
  • Prison Epistles
  • Isaiah
  • History of Ancient Israel

Real World Opportunities

Ministry and Outreach: Students are provided with opportunities to volunteer at local churches, youth programs, non-profit organizations and district offices. Students also take the opportunity to Study Abroad.

Research: Students have the opportunity to work closely with the Bible and Theology faculty within and outside the classroom. Many of our students have gone on to Seminary and Graduate programs at reputable institutions, received scholarships and have become experts, innovators and professors in their fields.

Program Chair

Mark_Duzik
Mark Duzik
“Completing LPC’s Biblical Studies program leaves people equipped for an effective teaching ministry. Students—challenged to allow the Bible’s message to shape their knowledge, values, and ministry skills—not only examine the Bible’s principal themes systematically, but also explore how the Bible itself should be studied skillfully.”

Testimonies

“Graduating from LPC has prepared me with ministry tools that I can use both in and out of the traditional church model. I feel called to Medical Missions and the courses I took here left me feeling empowered to do anything the Lord calls me to do. I am ready to engage with people who understand church culture as well as people who have never heard about Jesus, and I owe a lot of that to Life Pacific College.” – Shelby Thiel ‘12

Tuition

Cost & Aid for 2014-15
Undergraduate Tuition (Per Unit)$515
Block Tuition 12-18 units (Per Semester)$6,180
Room & Board (Semester)$3,518
Student Services Fee$250
Estimated Total (Per Semester)$9,948

Scholarships and Financial Aid available, for more information visit our Financial Aid section.

FAQ

How much time should I expect to put into the program?
Students should expect to put at least 3–4 hours per unit a week into their coursework.

What is the program schedule?
Traditional on-campus programs run on a Fall/Spring semester schedule.

Who should enroll in this program?
Our Biblical Studies traditional program is designed for people who desire to be involved in one of the diverse roles existing within the Christian community. It is particularly well suited for those who see teaching the Bible as their primary ministry aim.

More information: Program Fact Sheet | Apply Now | Policies


Bachelor of Arts in Transformational Ministry

Preparing leaders to serve in church and the marketplace, students can focus on missions, counseling, student ministry, pastoral ministry, leadership and more.

Program Description

Preparing leaders to serve in church and the marketplace, students can focus on missions, counseling, student ministry, pastoral ministry, leadership, and more. BA Transformational Ministry Program Description The purpose of our traditional undergraduate program is to equip individuals with a deep understanding of the Bible, theological synthesis, and hermeneutical practices, gain understanding of the value of the major fields of knowledge from a biblical framework, and possess the desire and foundation necessary to be a lifelong learner; students will attain the skills necessary for ministry inside and outside of the local church. They will learn to integrate education, spiritual life, and experience into a consistent lifestyle of personal spiritual growth and character that reflects Christian values.

Clarify Your Focus

Concentrations: The faculty at Life Pacific College continues to develop ways for our students to receive an education relevant to their ministry interests. A concentration is a group of four courses that the faculty selected to provide students with a broader grounding in particular fields. The student’s concentration will appear on his or her transcript and indicates that the student has placed particular emphasis on developing knowledge and skills in that area of study.

Concentrations offered in:
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Counseling
  • Worship Arts
  • Intercultural Studies

Click here to see what classes are offered in each concentration.

Career Opportunities

  • Ministry Leadership
  • Counseling
  • Education
  • Worship Arts
  • Non-Profit
  • Missions
  • Church Planting
  • Children and Youth Programs

Interesting Courses

  • Multi-Cultural Evangelism
  • Ministry and Culture
  • Church/Non-Profit Administration
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Spiritual Gifts and Evangelism
  • Foundations of Ministry
  • Counseling and Advance Counseling
  • Discipleship and Spiritual Formation

Real World Opportunities

 

Ministry and Outreach: Students are provided with opportunities to volunteer at local churches, youth programs, non-profit organizations and district offices. Students also take the opportunity to Study Abroad.

Specialization:  Students have the opportunity to get involved with a ministry of their choice focused on specific interests. Whether the focus is youth ministry, counseling or missions, students get connected to the right people. Many of our students have gone on to Graduate programs and are now serving as Leaders, Pastors, Worship Leaders, Counselors and Therapists, Child Advocates, Business Owners, Entrepreneurs and much more.

Program Chair

Dan_Stewart
Dr. Dan Stewart
“The Transformational Ministry Program has its foundations rooted in Bible, with a practical focus on ministry. Students will learn about current church trends and receive hands-on training for ministry within the Church or the marketplace. This degree encourages students to engage in the world around them as they move towards the ministry God has called them to lead.”

Testimonies

“I love Life Pacific College because I am not only growing intellectually but I am also being trained to be a great leader through a biblical viewpoint.” – Jake McCracken ‘13

Tuition

Cost & Aid for 2014-2015
Undergraduate Tuition (Per Unit)$515
Block Tuition 12-18 units (Per Semester)$6,180
Room & Board (Semester)$3,518
Student Services Fee$250
Estimated Total (Per Semester)$9,948

Scholarships and Financial Aid available, for more information visit our Financial Aid section.

FAQ

What is the purpose of this program?
The purpose of the Transformational Ministry major is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for ministry not just today but in 2020 and beyond. The course curriculum develops students’ core competencies for success in ministry and leadership.

Who should enroll in this program?
It is intended for those interested in gaining a broad range of knowledge, skills, and values applicable to ministry.

What is the program schedule?
Traditional on-campus programs run on a Fall/Spring semester schedule.

How much time should I expect to put into the program?
Students should expect to put at least 3–4 hours per unit a week into their coursework.

More information: Program Fact Sheet | Apply Now | Policies


Bachelor of Arts in Human Development & Psychology

God has given you a servant’s heart, and a desire to reach people with His love. This degree will give you the necessary skills to help individuals and families cope and thrive in today’s hectic world is possible.

Program Description

The Human Development & Psychology program provides the advantage of a multidisciplinary perspective of human behavior and development with biblical integration. Graduates are not just Christian counselors or Christian social workers but rather those who see the helping professions as their field for ministry. In addition to the required human development courses, all graduates will receive a foundation (30 units) in Bible and theology.

This program of study is intended for students planning to pursue a career in the helping professions (family ministry, social work, children or adult services, those who desire to do graduate work for certification in a variety of fields: counseling; clinical, educational, or counseling psychology; marriage and family therapy; human development; or social work). Those considering careers in education may also find this a good foundation for continuing on to certification.

Career Opportunities

  • Counseling & Psychology Professions
  • Social Work
  • Family Ministry
  • Social Justice
  • Family Advocacy
  • Child Welfare

Interesting Courses

  • Introduction to the Helping Professions
  • Counseling
  • Advanced Counseling
  • Human Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Development

Founding Chair of Human Development and Psychology

Gayle_Samples
Gayle Samples, Ph.D., LMFT
Dr. Gayle M. Samples is the co-founder, Executive Director, and Lead Clinical Supervisor of Emmaus Road Christian Counseling – a counseling center located on the Life Pacific College campus. Gayle is an alumnus of Life Bible College and graduated in 2000 from Trinity College of Graduate Studies with a master’s degree in counseling psychology. She became a California state-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in 2004 and graduated with her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University in 2009. Gayle is also a CAMFT Certified Supervisor and enjoys inspiring students at Life Pacific College toward careers and ministry in the helping profession.

Tuition

Cost & Aid for 2014-2015
Undergraduate Tuition (Per Unit)$515
Block Tuition 12-18 units (Per Semester)$6,180
Room & Board (Semester)$3,518
Student Services Fee$250
Estimated Total (Per Semester)$9,948

Scholarships and Financial Aid available, for more information visit our Financial Aid section.

 



FAQ

How much time should I expect to put into the program?
Students should expect to put at least 3–4 hours per unit a week into their coursework.

What is the program schedule?
Traditional on-campus programs run on a Fall/Spring semester schedule.

Who should enroll in this program?
This program of study is intended for students planning to pursue a career in the helping professions (family ministry, social work, children or adult services, those who desire to do graduate work for certification in a variety of fields: counseling; clinical, educational, or counseling psychology; marriage and family therapy; human development; or social work). Those considering careers in education may also find this a good foundation for continuing on to certification.

More information: Program Fact Sheet | Apply Now | Policies


Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration

You want to engage in business as a force for good, transforming communities and the world. You see business as an opportunity to advance God’s kingdom in this world by bringing Christian character and values to everything you do.

Program Description

LPC’s Business Administration program is for those who see business as a means for mission. Graduates are not just Christian business people, but those who see the boardroom, the store-front, and the start-up business as their field for doing ministry. The focus is the development of principles of business and management useful for the further advancement of God’s Kingdom. In addition to the required business courses, all graduates will receive a foundation (30 units) in Bible and theology.

The program is designed to encourage graduates to seek social, economic, environmental, and spiritual transformation through engagement in business. Potential careers include work in corporations or small businesses, non-profits, church planting, and church administration.

Career Opportunities

  • Business Administration Professions
  • Non-Profits and Missions
  • Business Start-Ups
  • Financial Pastor
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Church Planting

Interesting Courses

  • Introduction to Business as Mission
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Principles of Financial Management
  • Organizational Dynamics
  • Micro/Macroeconomics
  • Accounting



Founding Chair of Business Administration


Mick_Bates
Mick Bates, D Mgt., Business Administration

Dr. Bates is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, holds an MBA from Regent University, and a Doctor of Management with George Fox UniversityOver the last 10 years of his higher education career, Dr. Mick Bates has served as an Associate Professor in Business Administration at Waynesburg University and as the Director of the Innovative Enterprises Program/Associate Professor at Taylor University. His primary charter was to imbue the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship inside and outside of campus. Over the years he has fostered student innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities within the classroom and through a host of extracurricular activities such as a statewide business plan competition, work-for-hire student consulting and an on-campus incubator.

 

Tuition

Cost & Aid for 2014-2015
Undergraduate Tuition (Per Unit)$515
Block Tuition 12-18 units (Per Semester)$6,180
Room & Board (Semester)$3,518
Student Services Fee$250
Estimated Total (Per Semester)$9,948

Scholarships and Financial Aid available, for more information visit our Financial Aid section.

 

FAQ

How much time should I expect to put into the program?
Students should expect to put at least 3–4 hours per unit a week into their coursework.

What is the program schedule?
Traditional on-campus programs run on a Fall/Spring semester schedule.

Who should enroll in this program?
The program is designed to encourage graduates to seek social, economic, environmental, and spiritual transformation through engagement in business. Potential careers include work in corporations or small businesses, non-profits, church planting, and church administration.

More information: Program Fact Sheet | Apply Now | Policies


Bachelor of Arts in Worship Arts & Media*

Program Description

Worship Arts & Media 2015 – Prepares the artist in a well-rounded manner. Ministers today need to know more than how to play their instruments and lead worship. This degree provides the basics of ministry and leadership through the arts with the use of digital media and technology. Program information coming soon.

*pending WASC approval


Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies

This 64-unit degree can be completed on campus and provides a solid biblical foundation for students. This program is comprised of the lower division curriculum for the traditional undergraduate degree.

Program Description

Designed for those interested in gaining a strong biblical worldview, preparing to lead or teach in a variety of ministry contexts, or to pursue advanced studies in a multiple of disciplines. The AA in Biblical Studies is designed for students who want a firm foundation in biblical studies to enhance their ministry, or plan on continuing on to a four year program at LPC or another school.

Course Curriculum

Bible/Theology 27 units
Bi101 PentateuchBi113 Intro. to Biblical Lit.
Bi205 History of Ancient IsraelBi216 Synoptic Gospels
Bi230 Biblical Exegesis PracticumBi305 Hebrew Prophets
Bible ElectiveTh220 Theology I
UD Theology Elective
Ministry 12 units
Ev110 Multi-Cultural Evang.Gm130 Foundations of Ministry
Ev210 Spiritual Gifts and Evang.Gm230 Discip. & Spiritual Form.
General Education 25 units
Co103 Eng. Comp & ResearchGe105 Discip. of LIFE Seminar
La131 Biblical Lang. & Exeg.So131 Cultures of Ancient Civ.
Co202 Speech and PresentationPh214 Roots of Modern Thought
Social & Behavior Science Elective 3 units
Literature Elective 3 units
Lab Science Elective 4 units

Testimonies

“The biblical foundation provided by the education at LPC is one that will last me the rest of my life. It brought me to such a place to be solid in my faith and surrounded me with wonderful people, producing friendships that will last a lifetime.” – Stewart Shoe ‘12

Tuition

Cost & Aid for 2014-2015
Undergraduate Tuition (Per Unit)$515
Block Tuition 12-18 units (Per Semester)$6,180
Room & Board (Semester)$3,518
Student Services Fee$250
Estimated Total (Per Semester)$9,948

Scholarships and Financial Aid available, for more information visit our Financial Aid section.

 

FAQ

Who should enroll in this program?
It is intended for those interested in gaining a broad range of knowledge, skills, and values applicable to ministry.

What is the program schedule?
Traditional on-campus programs run on a Fall/Spring semester schedule.

How much time should I expect to put into the program?
Students should expect to put at least 3–4 hours per unit a week into their coursework.

More information: Course Catalog | Apply Now | Policies


Associate of Arts in General Studies

This program aims at providing Christian leaders with a foundational understanding of the world in which they live and serve. The general education curriculum encourages the development of intellectual, social, and cultural maturity expected of college graduates. The program is comprised of the lower division curriculum for LPC’s traditional undergraduate degrees. The goals for this program are the same as those for the General Education Core and are expected to be met at an Associates level.

Program Description

Designed for those interested in gaining a strong biblical worldview, preparing to lead or teach in a variety of ministry contexts or to pursue advanced studies in a multiple of disciplines.

Course Curriculum

Bible/Theology 18 units
Bi101 PentateuchBi113 Intro. to Biblical Lit.
Bi205 History of Ancient IsraelBi216 Synoptic Gospels
Bi230 Biblical Exegesis PracticumTh220 Theology I
Ministry 12 units
Ev110 Multi-Cultural Evang.Gm130 Foundations of Ministry
Ev210 Spiritual Gifts and Evang.Gm230 Discip. & Spiritual Form.
General Education 34 units
Co103 Eng. Comp & ResearchGe105 Discip. of LIFE Seminar
La131 Biblical Lang. & Exeg.So131 Cultures of Ancient Civ.
Co202 Speech and PresentationPh214 Roots of Modern Thought
Social & Behavior Science Elective 3 units
History Elective 3 units
Literature Elective 3 units
Math Elective 3 units
Lab Science Elective 4 units
Humanities Elective 3 units

Testimonies

“I loved Life Pacific College because not only did I grow intellectually but I established a biblical foundation for life.” – Judi Csonka ‘11

Tuition

Cost & Aid for 2014-2015
Undergraduate Tuition (Per Unit)$515
Block Tuition 12-18 units (Per Semester)$6,180
Room & Board (Semester)$3,518
Student Services Fee$250
Estimated Total (Per Semester)$9,948

Scholarships and Financial Aid available, for more information visit our Financial Aid section.

FAQ

Who should enroll in this program?
It is intended for those interested in gaining a broad range of knowledge, skills, and values applicable to a biblical foundation.

What is the program schedule?
Traditional on-campus programs run on a Fall/Spring semester schedule.

How much time should I expect to put into the program?
Students should expect to put at least 3–4 hours per unit a week into their coursework.

More information: Course Catalog | Apply Now | Policies

Concentrations

The faculty at Life Pacific College continues to develop ways for our students to receive an education relevant to their ministry interests. As a result, beginning in the 2013-2014 academic year LPC will offer five concentrations from which students may choose as they complete their B.A. in Biblical Studies or B.A. in Transformational Ministry.

A concentration is a group of four courses that the faculty selected to provide students with a broader grounding in particular fields. The student’s concentration will appear on his or her transcript and indicates that the student has placed particular emphasis on developing knowledge and skills in that area of study.

Pastoral Ministry

Co350 Preaching PracticumGm445 Ministry Practicum
So131 CounselingBi216 Healthy Church Development or Ev334 Church Multiplication

Youth Ministry

Gm316 Foundations of Youth MinistrySo500 Ministry and Culture
Co455 Preaching PracticumSo350 Child and Adolescent Development

Counseling

So310 CounselingSo350 Child and Adolescent Development
So430 Advanced CounselingSo306 Human Sexuality

Worship Arts

Mu225 Music Theory 1Ar220 Intro to the Arts
Mu322 Principles of Music TechnologyMu252 Music and Worship Leadership

Intercultural Studies

Ev210 Spiritual Gifts and EvangelismEv415 Missionary Life
Ev322 Language and Cultural LearningSo205 Cultural Anthropology or Co215 Comparative Religions