Our Academics

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved,
a worker who has no need to be ashamed,
rightly handling the word of truth.   2 Timothy 2:15 ESV

Academics

 

Quality Biblical Education

With hands-on Bible training at the center of everything we do at EPIC Bible College, every program offered requires our core Bible and Ministry courses. Unlike some traditional colleges that encourage students to leave their lives behind for four years, EPIC Bible College equips Christians for ministry within the context of their everyday lives.

We also believe that students are best trained by instructors currently active in ministry, rather than theorists and academicians. That is why all the professors participate in a vital ministry, within their field, beyond the classroom walls. At EPIC Bible College you will find a personable faculty and staff that genuinely want to see you succeed.

Calendar / Current Schedule

 

Listed below is the quarter schedule for the most recent or upcoming quarter at EPIC Bible College.  These documents are subject to change at any time. Check back often for updates and changes. If you have any questions please contact us at (916) 348-4689 or info@epic.edu for more information.

For a more detailed calendar of student academic events, please view the:

2021-2022 Annual EPIC Academic Calendar.

2022-2023 Annual EPIC Academic Calendar.

For Class Schedules:

Main Campus – Sacramento, CA

Summer 2022 Undergrad AA BA

Summer 2022 Graduate MDIV DMIN

Satellite Campus – Springfield, MO

No current Classes

Catalog / Programs of Study

 

Students may enroll in as many classes as their schedule and interests allow. We have qualified, helpful academic advisors who can assist you in creating an individualized program of study that will help you achieve your educational goals at your own pace.

Catalog


Listed below is the Epic Bible College Catalog. If you have any questions please contact the main office at (916) 348-4689 or info@epic.edu for more information.
Click HERE to view a PDF version of the 2021 – 2022 EPIC Bible College Catalog.

Programs of Study
Click HERE to view a PDF version of the Programs of Study brochure.

Course Descriptions
Click HERE to view a PDF version of the Course Descriptions brochure.

Institutional Effectiveness Assessment Plan
Click HERE to view a digital version of the Institutional Effectiveness Assessment Plan.

Accredited Degree Programs

 

Doctor of Ministry

 

Master of Divinity 

 

Master of Arts available in the following fields:

  • M.A. in Christian Ministry

  • M.A. in Biblical Studies

  • M.A. in Ethical Leadership

 

B.A. in Ministerial Studies Available with the following Emphases:

  • Biblical Studies

  • Biblical Counseling

  • Cross Cultural Ministry

  • Discipleship & Biblical Instruction

  • Non-Profit Management

  • Pastoral Leadership

  • Student Ministry

  • Worship Arts

 

A.A. in Ministerial Studies Available with the following Emphases:

  • Biblical Counseling

  • Biblical Studies

  • Cross Cultural Ministry

  • Discipleship & Biblical Instruction

  • Non-Profit Management

  • Pastoral Leadership

  • Student Ministry

  • Worship Arts

 

A.A. in Christian Studies

*For further descriptions: see programs of study.

Undergraduate Petition to Graduate

 

Click HERE to view a PDF version of the Undergraduate Petition to Graduate Instructions.

Academic Policies / Handbook

 

Student Handbook

To read more about the Academic Policy and Procedures please read the current EPIC Student Handbook.

 

Classification of Students

Full-time vs. Part-time
Students will be classified according to the following criteria:

  • Full-time: 12 units or more

  • Three-quarter time: 8 to 11 units

  • Half-time: 6 to 7 units

  • Less than half-time: 1 to 5 units

 

Students enrolled in the B.A. program should take at least 17 units per quarter in order to graduate in four (4) years.

 

Enrollment Status

  • Freshman: less than 53 quarter units

  • Sophomore: 53 to 106 quarter units

  • Junior: 107 to 159 quarter units

  • Senior: above 159 quarter units

 

Audit Status
The definition of “audit” is “to attend a class as a listener receiving no credit.”

 

Grading System
Grades will be based on the measurement of student learning. Objective measurements are derived from a variety of measurable learning experience such as: class participation, reading, writing, research, and exams.

 

      100-93          A       4.0       Excellent

      92-90            A-      3.75 

      89-87            B+     3.5      Above Average

      86-83            B       3.0 

      82-80            B-      2.75 

      79-77            C+     2.5      Average

      76-73            C       2.0 

      72-70            C-      1.75 

      69-67            D+     1.5      Below Average

      66-63            D        1.0 

      62-60            D-      0.75 

      59 or below   F        0.0      Failing

   I   0.0   Incomplete

   WP   0.0   Withdraw Passing

   WF   0.0   Withdraw Failing

   S   0.0   Satisfactory

   U   0.0   Unsatisfactory

   AU   0.0   Audit

 

Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students are responsible to complete and submit assignments prior to planned activities of a personal, business or ministry nature. For example, if a student has planned to be absent from class when an assignment is due, the student should communicate the plans or circumstances to the professor as soon as the schedule conflict has become apparent. The student should complete and submit the assignment to the professor prior to the planned absence.Minimum GPA of 2.0
Academic Probation is a term used to describe the situation when a student’s Grade Point Average (GPA) falls below a 2.0 (“C” Average) after any given quarter or when a student has exceeded the allowed absences. The Vice president of Academics will automatically place a student who exceeds the allowed absences or who had a GPA below 2.0 on Academic Probation. If a student continues to be on Academic Probation for two consecutive quarters, the student is subject to dismissal for one quarter and must petition the college in order to be re-admitted.

Minimum Units
All students are required to complete at least 67% of the units they are enrolled in during a given quarter while maintaining a 2.0 GPA. For example, if a student enrolls in 12 units a particular quarter he/she must complete at least 8 units for that quarter (12 x 67% = 8). All students are required to attend at least 80% of scheduled instruction hours/classes.

Maximum Timeframe
The maximum time frame to complete all requirements of the degree or certificate program shall not exceed 150%. For example, if a student is enrolled in the B.A. for Ministerial Studies at 201 units, the student may not attempt more than 302 units (201 x 150% = 302).

Evaluation and Extenuating Circumstances:
Students will be evaluated every quarter and notified if/when he/she is being placed on Academic Probation. The student must meet with his/her advisor to develop and educational plan to improve their GPA. Students who experience extenuating circumstances may appeal the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

Please see the Financial Aid section regarding the consequences of SAP for Financial Aid.

Definition of Academic Credit

 

Definition of Academic Credit at EPIC Bible College
(5 March 2014; Approved: May 22, 2014)

EPIC Bible College (EPIC) follows a quarter-hour calendar system and schedules classes in four terms, also known as a quarter, that consist of a fall quarter, winter quarter, spring quarter, and summer quarter. EPIC’s Academic Year (AY) begins July 1 and ends June 30 of the following calendar year. An Academic Calendar is published that identifies the start and end dates for each term.

Classes that meet on campus are scheduled in the “A Term” of the quarter which is the standard 11-week quarter, 10 weeks of class sessions with finals scheduled the 11th week.

Online classes are arranged such that four-unit online classes are assigned to “B Term” with course assignments scheduled over the 11-quarter. Two-unit classes that are delivered online are scheduled in “Term C” which is the first 5 weeks of a quarter, or are scheduled in “Term D” which is the second group of 5 weeks of a quarter. Start and end dates for all terms are published in the Academic Calendar which is distributed via the website at epic.edu, published in the Catalog and Handbooks, and by paper copies available at the EPIC offices.

DEFINITION OF CREDIT HOUR:

EPIC defines an academic credit hour as: 10 hours of instruction for each (1) unit of academic credit, or the equivalent. One (1) hour of instruction consists of 50 minutes instruction/in-class learning and 10 minutes of break time (a minimum of 10 hours X 50 minutes/hr = 500 minutes of in-class course content learning experiences for each quarter unit of credit).

Academic standards also include two hours of out-of-class study/assignment for each hour of in-class instruction/learning experience.

A typical 4-unit class will hold course content instruction sessions for a total of four (4) hours per week for 10 weeks, a total of 40 “clock” hours of in-class learning and/or lecture, plus an 11th-week session in which a final exam is administered.

Contact Hours:

The contact hours for a course are the number of hours per week in which a course meets. The definition of a contact hour is a total of 50 minutes of instruction in which the student comes into contact with an instructor.

Online and Distance Education:

For online classes the same 50 minute credit and contact requirements for regular classes will be followed. The standard class time shall be one hour of class and two hours of out-of-class student work per week over a quarter. For online Terms C and D, this is doubled in order to fulfill the minimum of class contact requirements. For online (distance) education, academic engagement is defined as, but not limited to, submitting an academic assignment, taking an exam, an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction, participating in a study group that was assigned by the instructor, contributing to an academic online discussion, and initiating contact with a faculty member to ask a question about the academic subject studied in the course. Merely logging into an online class does not constitute academic engagement or attendance. Each faculty member shall maintain an accurate daily record of attendance of each student enrolled in each of the faculty member’s classes. Attendance in an online course will be defined by the professor of that course and included in the course syllabus.

Internships:

For internship experience, one credit is equal to 50 hours of supervised training or work / professional practicum experience.

Program Length:

Program length is determined by the number of credits/units required for a degree. See the EPIC Catalog for information about a specific degree and the courses and units required to earn that degree.

Learning Resource Center (LRC) / Library

 

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EPIC BIBLE COLLEGE AND GRADUATE SCHOOL
Learning Resource Center
4330 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95841 USA


Phone: (916)-348-4689, ext. 120
E-mail: library@epic.edu

 

Director of Learning Resources – Deborah McConkey
Circulation and Technical Services Manager – Ruthie Young
Library Clerk – Lani Delana

Library Clerk – Patricia Foreman

Learning Resource Center (LRC) / Library

 

The EPIC Bible College Learning Resource Center/Library endeavors to build and maintain a strong and diverse collection of library books, periodicals, media, and Internet Resources that reflect our mission of “Educating People In Christ.”  We also strive to provide an environment that will help promote learning and success.

Learning Resource Center/Library tours and information sessions are offered upon request. You may contact EPIC LRC/Library staff for individual tours or information sessions.

Every currently enrolled student, staff, alumni, and faculty member has library privileges.  Our staff is here to assist you if you need help locating an item in our collection or searching any of our research databases.  A current EPIC identification card is required for circulation of materials.

PURPOSE STATEMENT

The purpose of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) is to serve as a center of teaching and learning by providing print and electronic resources, information services, and equipment which support and enhance the academic programs and mission of Epic Bible College and Graduate School. The LRC assists in development of information literacy skills leading to a life-long habit of information inquiry. The LRC collections have particular emphases in the subject areas of biblical studies, theology, leadership, and Christian life/ministry.

LRC/Library Resources

 

On-Site Resources

The EPIC Bible College Learning Resource Center/Library (LRC/Library) has open stacks of print and media materials.  LRC/Library users are free to browse and select books or other items to read in the LRC/Library. LRC/Library staff can assist users in locating and retrieving an item if needed. Much of our materials are Circulating and may be checked out by current students, staff, alumni, and faculty who have an EPIC ID card. 

The EPIC LRC/Library has computers available for student use.  Students are able to type papers, reports, and other homework assignments, or e-mail professors from these computers.  Students are also able to search the internet for research.

Electronic Resources

In addition to print and audiovisual materials in the LRC/Library, there are electronic resources available to current students, staff, and faculty via the LRC/Library student computers as well as on the computers in the Computer Lab. Many of these resources are also available via remote access by using a login and password provided by the IT Department.

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Besides Destiny (the LRC/ Library online catalog of 40,000 in-house items), other electronic resources include an Ebsco theological e-book collection, and various full-text periodical and citation products: ATLA Religion Database/ATLASerials, Cooperative Digital Resources Initiative (CDRI), Christian Periodical Index, Research in Ministry (RIM), Readers’ Guide Full-Text Mega, Gale Contemporary Authors, Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context, and Theological Research Exchange Network (TREN).

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Other Resources

Headphones for use at computers in the LRC/Library and the Computer Lab are available at the Circulation Desk.

LRC/Library Policies

Circulation of materials

A total of ten items may be checked out at any given time. Additional limits include: three items per subject, one Bible, three audio materials (CD), and three audiovisual materials (DVD, Bluray) checked out at any given time. The loan period for books is three weeks, and the loan period for audiovisual items, periodicals, and pamphlets is one week.

Reference materials and current textbooks may be checked out for a four-hour period and used on-campus only. This means these items may be viewed anywhere on the EPIC Bible College campus (i.e. computer lab, student study area, classrooms, etc.), but are not to leave the building for any reason at any time. If the four-hour check-out ends after closing, items must be left in the book return box next to the front door.

Please return all checked out items to the LRC/Library. If the LRC/Library is closed, items may be returned to the book return box next to the front door. Reserve audiovisual items may be checked out for three days and may not be renewed. After-hours pick-up policy: Email with a list of the books you want and we will have them waiting at the reception desk.

Renewals

Items may be renewed for one time only (unless there is a hold on the item) for another three weeks. Following a two-day or 48-hour waiting period, the same item (s) may be checked out again if there are no holds or previous requests for the item. You may call or come into the LRC/Library to renew your materials. Reference items and current textbooks, may not be renewed.

Holds

Holds may be placed on items that are currently checked out to another person. If there is a hold placed on a book, it cannot be renewed. The person placing the hold will receive a call, or written notice, when the item has been returned.  A $1.00 per day fee will be assessed for each book that has been placed on hold (and not returned by the due date) if the current patron has been notified of the hold status on the book.

Overdue fines

A fine of $.25 a day per item occurs when books/items are not returned by their due date. Overdue fines for audiovisual items are $1.00 per day.

An overdue fine of $0.50 an hour per item occurs on Reference materials and current textbooks if returned even one minute late.

When the overdue fines total $5.00 per item – the unreturned item will be considered lost, and the student will be charged the cost of the item plus a $15.00 processing fee. This will automatically cancel any checkout privileges until reinstated by the Librarian as per Library policy. A copy of such action will be placed in the student’s file. Returning the item(s) in good condition will waive the outstanding charges for the item and the processing fee(s).  An overdue fine will be assessed and must be paid before person is reinstated to LRC/Library use.

Please contact the LRC/Library if you have any questions concerning these policies.

Registration

 

Students who register for courses at Epic Bible College must have completed the admission process, or are in process of applying for admission, with a minimum of having submitted a personal application form, autobiography, one reference and paid application fee.

Steps to complete Registration

  • Complete Admission forms

  • Academic Advisor

    • Meet with Academic Advisor to determine classes needed

    • Any forms completed or submitted, such as transcripts

  • Registration

    • Submit all admission forms

    • Register for classes (Registration Forms are available in the main office by request)

  • Financial Aid

    • Meet with the Financial Aid Officer, whether you believe you are eligible or not

    • Complete all necessary forms. No funds will be dispersed until all forms are complete.

 

Early registration opens one month prior to the beginning of the quarter or session. See Academic Calendar for dates. Late registration extends into the first week of classes with a $25.00 late registration fee. Registration is not complete until the student has paid all fees (unless financial aid is awarded), has completed all registration material and has turned it into the Registrar.

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