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About the Program

Do the classes run on trimester or semester?

Our terms are in trimesters, and there are two sessions within each semester.

Term 1: Fall Trimester

  • Session A
  • Session B

Term 2: Spring Trimester

  • Session A
  • Session B

Term 3: Summer Trimester

  • Session A
  • Session B

How long will it take me to finish my degree?

The program has been designed to allow highly motivated students to complete all major and Bible courses in as little as 24 months, but it is flexible enough to allow you to work at a pace that will fit into your busy schedule. Speak to your success coach to determine your personalized pathway for successfully completing the credits you need.

How does this degree work?

This fully online bachelor's degree is composed of 120 credits, including core major, general education and biblical studies courses. Courses are generally seven weeks long and available online year-round, so you can complete your degree anytime from anywhere in the world.

What does biblical integration look like?

You will take a full 30 credits of Bible alongside your core major and general education courses. Taking the 30 credits of Bible will qualify you for a minor in Bible. 

Can my prior work, volunteer or life experience help me earn credit towards my online degree?

Through Biola’s Prior Learning Assessment (PLA), students can earn credit for work and life experiences. You can see how much you can potentially earn or learn more about the PLA program.

Financial Aid

How much will it cost to complete the public relations program?

Tuition is currently $575 per credit. Total cost will depend on the number of credits you will need to complete your degree.

Can I get financial aid for the program?

Everyone is encouraged to apply for financial aid by filling out the FAFSA form online at

What kind of financial aid is available?

Loans, grants and scholarships are available. Some students may also be eligible to receive some form of employer reimbursement for tuition costs (check with your human resources department).