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Why Online Plus?

Top 10 Reasons Why Online Learning at SBTS is a Plus


Reason #1: Flexible way to complete your degree.  The desire to complete a degree while trying to balance work, family and finances can be difficult.  At SBTS, we strive to offer you as much flexibility as our accreditation agency makes possible to assist you in seeking to fulfill God’s calling for you.

Reason #2: Ability to earn lots of credit in just a few days.  It’s possible to earn up to 13 credit hours per semester with only being on campus for six days!

Reason #3: A brief stay away from home.  You can earn 3 hours of on-campus credit while only having to stay on campus for 2 days.  Also, we schedule courses over a 8-day span so that you can take up to 13 hours each semester — and maximize your trip to the Louisville campus.

Reason #4: Meet your instructors.  You can get to know your instructors in our online courses.  But it’s nice to be able to see and meet them in 3 dimensions, too.  Integrating hybrid courses into your degree program allows you to know your instructors in a more direct and personal way.

Reason #5: Connect with other students.  One of the greatest values of an educational program is the relationships you make while in school.  Through a mix of online and hybrid courses, you will find a better opportunity to forge lasting friendships with your fellow students as you pursue your degree.

Reason #6: Experience the beauty of Southern’s campus.  The SBTS Louisville campus was designed by the same architect that created Central Park in New York City, the Biltmore House and many other architectural masterpieces.  One of the major bonuses of combining online learning with hybrid courses is that you can experience our gorgeous campus.  As soon as you see it, you’ll love it.

Reason #7: Ability to choose what to take.  With a wide array of our course catalog offered as online courses and with a 2-year, rotating schedule of hybrid courses, you have great flexibility to choose what you will take and in which format you will take it.

Reason #8: Connect with SBTS.  Too often, completing a degree online can be an impersonal, distant and lonely experience.  Through the combination of interactive online learning courses and hybrid courses that offers a face-to-face, on-campus component, you can share the same experience as a genuine, residential student — and in a way that fits your needs and schedule.

Reason #9: Mixture of learning formats.  You can take exclusively online courses, hybrid courses (which blend online learning with a 2 day on-campus experience) or other innovative course options.

Reason #10: Higher level of learning.  Whether an online or a hybrid course, our programs aim at the highest level of learning.  We aim for more than just knowledge and comprehension, and strive to help you be a person of wisdom, understanding and spiritual maturity.

There are so many good reasons why online learning at SBTS is a plus that we just had to add one more.

Reason #11: A spiritual retreat.  Our online learning courses offer you a spiritual oasis right in the comfort of your own home as you learn from a world-renown faculty.  The hybrid programs provide you with a 2 to 6-day intense spiritual retreat as you learn and grow in community.

That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.