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There are three delivery methods for online courses: 16-Week Online and General Education Courses,  8-Week Accelerated Courses, and “Legacy” Directed Study (DS) Courses. 

Registration & Start Dates

Download Fall 2020 Dates and Courses:

Below are the registration dates for upcoming terms. When a registration period is open, students will see a notification banner on their Populi homepage. Clicking on the link will take you to the registration page where you can select terms and courses. If you have any questions during the registration process we are here to help! Please reach out to us by emailing or calling 951.696.5944, and ask for Nathan.

16-Week Online and General Education Courses

Registration for each term begins two Mondays before the term’s start date. 

Online Fall 2020

Course Dates
August 24–December 13
  • Registration Opens- August 10
  • Add/Drop Date- August 31

Online Spring 2021

Course Dates
January 11–April 30
  • Registration Opens- January 4
  • Add/Drop Date- January 18

Online Summer 2021

Course Dates
May 3–August 20
  • Registration Opens- April 19
  • Add/Drop Date- May 10

8-Week Accelerated Courses

8-Week Accelerated courses will be offered two times (back-to-back) in the fall and spring terms, and once during the summer term.

Online Fall 1 2020

Course Dates
August 24–October 18
  • Registration Opens- August 10
  • Add/Drop Date- August 31

Online Fall 2 2020

Course Dates
October 19–December 13
  • Registration Opens- August 10
  • Add/Drop Date- October 26

“Legacy” Directed Study (DS) Courses

Download Fall 2020 Dates and Courses:

Registration for each term begins two Mondays before the start date. Content is accessible for viewing on the first of the month, but the official start date (when teachers become active) is the first Monday of each month (unless affected by a national holiday). Courses are 16 weeks long. (There is no January 2021 enrollment.

October 2020

Course Dates
October 5–January 31
  • Registration Opens- Sept 21
  • Course is Viewable- Oct 1
  • Add/Drop Date- Oct 12

November 2020

Course Dates
Nov 2–Feb 28
  • Registration Opens- Oct 19
  • Course is Viewable- Nov 1
  • Add/Drop Date- Nov 9

December 2020

Course Dates
Dec 7–Mar 28
  • Registration Opens- Nov 16
  • Course is Viewable- Dec1
  • Add/Drop Date- Dec 14

Courses Offered

Download Fall 2020 Dates and Courses:

This is the current list of courses offered through Online Learning. Please view the Graduation Worksheet for specific degree requirements. Once your application has been accepted, you will be able to register online  for courses through Populi.

If you have questions about your application, please contact our Admissions department

After your application has been accepted, please contact our Online Learning office for registration questions.

16-Week General Education Courses

Bible Survey Courses

*Bible Survey Courses are offered during the 16-week online terms. 

OT301 Old Testament Survey I (3 cr.)

OT302 Old Testament Survey II (3 cr.)

NT301 New Testament Survey I (3 cr.)

NT302 New Testament Survey II (3 cr.)

Practical Christian Ministry

*Practical Christian Ministry courses are offered during the “Legacy” Directed Study terms. Four terms of PCM are required for graduation. These courses involve readings and evaluated field experience in Christian service, often through students’ local church, under the supervisor of a Christian leader.

CM199 Practical Christian Ministry I (1 cr. or 2 cr.)

CM199 Practical Christian Ministry II (1 cr. or 2 cr.)

CM199 Practical Christian Ministry III (1 cr. or 2 cr.)

CM199 Practical Christian Ministry IV (1 cr. or 2 cr.)

“Legacy” Directed Study (DS)

Bible Courses

OT310 Genesis (3 cr.)

OT311 Exodus (2 cr.)

OT312 Leviticus (2 cr.)

OT313 Numbers (2 cr.)

OT314 Deuteronomy (2 cr.)

OT315 Joshua (2 cr.)

OT316 Judges (2 cr.)

OT361 Ruth & Esther (2 cr.)

OT372 I & II Samuel (2 cr.)

OT362 I & II Kings (2 cr.)

OT402 I & II Chronicles (2 cr.)

OT374 Ezra & Nehemiah (2 cr.)

OT327 Job (2 cr.)

OT328 Psalms (3 cr.)

OT329 Proverbs (2 cr.)

OT370 Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon (2 cr.)

OT332 Isaiah (3 cr.)

OT333 Jeremiah (2 cr.)

OT337 Ezekiel (2 cr.)

OT336 Daniel (1 cr.)

OT359 Minor Prophets (2 cr.)

NT351 Matthew (2 cr.)

NT352 Mark (2 cr.)

NT353 Luke (3 cr.)

NT354 John (3 cr.)

NT355 Acts (3 cr.)

NT356 Romans (3 cr.)

NT357 I Corinthians (3 cr.)

NT358 II Corinthians (2 cr.)

NT359 Galatians (2 cr.)

NT360 Ephesians (3 cr.)

NT361 Philippians (2 cr.)

NT362 Colossians (2 cr.)

NT397 I & II Thessalonians  (2 cr.)

NT410 Pastoral Epistles & Philemon  (2 cr.)

NT369 Hebrews  (2 cr.)

NT370 James  (2 cr.)

NT399 I & II Peter  (2 cr.)

NT391 Epistles of John  (2 cr.)

NT376 Jude  (1 cr.)

NT377 Revelation (3 cr.)

NT412 The Life of Christ (3 cr.)

Elective & Core Courses

BC301 Biblical Counseling (2 cr.)

CH301 Church History (2 cr.)

CH305 Women in Church History (2 cr.)

CH321 Missionary Biographies (2 cr.)

CL301 Christian Living (2 cr.)

CL305 Growing in Grace (2 cr.)

CL329 Disciplines of a Godly Woman (1 cr.)

CL335 Marriage Talks (2 cr.)

CM305 Pastoral Ministry (2 cr.)

CM329 Children’s Ministry (2 cr.)

CM361 Youth Ministry (2 cr.)

CM365 Prison Ministry (2 cr.)

ET301 Christian Ethics (2 cr.)

EV301 Evangelism (2 cr.)

MI301 Missions (2 cr.)

MI331 Church Planting (2 cr.)

PT327 Homiletics (2 cr.)

TH310 Theology (2 cr.)

TH311 History of Redemption (2 cr.)

TH337 Science & the Bible (2 cr.)

TH348 Bibliology & Archaeology (2 cr.)

TH365 Apologetic Evangelism (2 cr.)

TH381 Introduction to the Cults (2 cr.)

TH387 Cults & World Religions (2 cr.)

TH391 Introduction to Islam (2 cr.)

TH401 Hermeneutics (2 cr.)

TH416 Bible Study Methods (2 cr.)

WO327 Worship Leadership (2 cr.)


Frequently Asked Questions

Students should anticipate spending 2.5 hours per week per credit on coursework. For a 2 credit course this would be an average of 5 hours per week. For a 3 credit course this would average 7.5 hours per week. 

Consider pursuing one of our degree concentrations if you want to have a focus for your studies without committing to a full degree program.

Completion times greatly depend on your chosen program, how many credits you take per term and the amount of transfer credits you may have. We offer various start dates throughout the year allowing students to tailor their programs to fit their schedule. 

16-Week Online and 8-Week Accelerated courses have weekly due dates for assignments. Assignments may require interaction with your instructor and fellow students requiring your participation at specific times. These dates are communicated at the beginning of the course and are based on Pacific Standard Time (PST). 

“Legacy” Directed Study courses are primarily self paced. They may require weekly due dates for assignments but will not require specific login times.  

Terms begin throughout the year to benefit various schedules. View the Registration Dates to learn more. 

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