Majors

majors

All degrees awarded by Golden State Baptist College will be a Bachelor of Ministry degree with a major in Bible. Students will generally have a second major, which may be selected from those listed on the related pages. GSBC offers a Bachelor of Ministry degree in the following areas:

Degrees Offered

General Studies

This major is for students who are unsure of a particular calling or who simply wants a solid, general Bible college education. Students will be equipped with a sound education and well-established principles. Those completing this prescribed course will receive a Bachelor of Ministry degree.

Elementary Education

This major is for ladies who plan to teach in the Christian school on the elementary grade level. This course of study is for female students only, and, upon completion, they will receive a Bachelor of Ministry degree.

Secondary Education

This prescribed course is for students who wish to teach on the junior high or high school level in the Christian school. Secondary Education majors are required to select two teaching fields comprised of 22 hours each. Upon completion of this course of study, the degree of Bachelor of Ministry is awarded.

Missions

Students who feel the call of God to go to the mission field should consider this course of study. It is designed to train and equip the missionary candidate with the proper tools necessary for working on the mission field. Upon completion of this course, the student will receive a Bachelor of Ministry degree with a major in Missions.

Music Education

The music department of Golden State Baptist College is designed to impart practical musical skills to dedicated musicians who will serve the Lord in independent, fundamental Baptist churches and schools. Upon completion of this course, the student will receive a Bachelor of Ministry degree with a major in Music.

Pastoral Theology

This course of study is for men who feel God has called them to preach and who are considering pastoring a church. An appropriate balance between academic, spiritual, and ministry-related courses has been put together in order to assure the student the best possible education. Add to this the example and influence of North Valley Baptist Church, and you have a tremendously effective course of study. Upon completion of this course, the degree of Bachelor of Ministry will be awarded.

Pastoral Assistant

This course is prescribed for men who want to pursue the position of an assistant pastor, youth director, bus director, music director or a similar ministry in the local church. Students who select this course of study must choose one of the following fields of specialty, requiring a minimum of 16 hours: Church Ministry, Music Ministry, or Education. Upon completion of this course, the degree of Bachelor of Ministry will be awarded with a Pastoral Assistant Major.

Secretarial Science

This course of study is designed to train ladies for full-time Christian service as secretaries. This is a full four-year program and, upon completion, a Bachelor of Ministry degree in Secretarial Science will be awarded.

Two-Year Degrees

Associate of Church Ministries Degree (Men)

This course of study is designed for men who have a desire to work in the ministry as a second man. Upon completion of this course of study, the degree Associate of Church Ministries is awarded.
To enter this program, men must be at least 20 years of age and graduating no earlier than the age of 22.

Associate of Church Ministry Degree (Men and Ladies)

This course of study is designed for those who have a desire to work in the ministry. Upon completion of this course of study, the degree Associate of Church Ministry is granted for the men, and the degree Associate of Ministry is granted for the ladies.

Associate of Ministry with an Emphasis in Business (Ladies)

This course of study is designed for ladies who want to receive practical training as a church or Christian school secretary. Upon completion of this course of study, the degree Associate of Ministry with an Emphasis in Business is granted.