Distance Education


8:00 am – 12:00 pm EST
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm EST




Earn your Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from the comfort of your own home.

EBIC offers the following programs online: A.A.S. in Biblical and Theological Studies, B.S. in Theology, and B.S. in Business Management. Students can also enroll in online classes without being admitted to a program. It is a great way to strengthen the spiritual foundation in your life and increase Bible knowledge without having to relocate or majorly adjust your schedule. Online courses are also an excellent way to preview the Elim experience.

Alumni, contact our admissions office at 585.582.8260 or admissions@elim.edu to discuss how you might fulfill your goals of completing your degree. Online courses are currently not available to International students and residents of California.


Virtual live classes are an easy way to join a live classroom session. By utilizing a simple webcam and a solid internet connection, you can log in from your home and virtually join the EBIC residential students on campus. The professor simultaneously teaches a physical and virtual class. This means that online students have to attend the class in real-time as if they were actually on campus. If a class is held at 8:00 am on Mon/Wed/Fri, the student must log in at that time. Attendance and class participation is essential. Virtual online students are required to fulfill the same class assignments as residential students for that class.

PLEASE NOTE: Some Virtual Live classes are very popular and might not be available to on-line students. Full-time residential students have precedence, enrollment for part-time students is done based on a first-come-first-serve basis as seats are available with a maximum of 40 students per class. Federal Financial Aid might be available contingent on the student’s eligibility and enrollment.


Asynchronous distance education classes provide an opportunity to learn without changing your location and give students the ability to access instruction at separate times. Objectives and assignments are well defined in advance. Regular and substantial communication with the professor and other classmates is required, however, there are no preset times to connect online. This format allows you to complete your work by the due date when it best fits your schedule.


  • Online or in-person orientation
  • For students enrolled in the B.S. in Theology program, at least one in-person orientation at the EBIC campus is expected.


Computer Based Workshops:

Online Resources:


  • Candidates for admissions into the distance education programs who have a dependent status are encouraged to complete at least one year on campus prior to enrolling in distance education programs. 
  • Computer literacy is also required of all distance education students. A webcam and a solid internet connection are a must.


  1. Completion of all program specific requirements (including internship) as outlined in the chosen program’s section.
  2. Faithfull attendance at a local church (pastor’s confirmation letter will be required).
  3. Fulfillment of student ministries (per program requirement – refer to Student Ministry Program
    section) under the supervision of the respective church/ministry leader, followed by that leader’s
    review at the end of each semester.
  4. Attendance in at least one in-person orientation program at the EBIC. Exceptions will be
    considered and have to be approved by the Provost.
  5. Completion of an exit counseling session if you are a borrower of federal loans.

PLEASE NOTE: A certificate, degree, or transcripts will not be released until all financial obligations to Elim Bible Institute and College are met.


BIBL1023  New Testament Literature  3 
PHIL1013  Christian Worldview and Ethics  3 
PSYC1013  Marriage and the Family  3 
THEO1033  Theology I  3 
BIBL2013  Romans and Galatians  3 
BIBL2043  John’s Writings  3 
ENGL2023  Advanced Writing  3 
COMM2013  Public Speaking and Preaching I  3 
THEO2033  Theology III  3 
THEO2043  Evangelism in a Postmodern World  3 
MNST3133  Youth Ministry I  3 
MUSC3053  Philosophy of Christian Music  3 
PHIL3033  Apologetics II  3 
THEO3043  Theology IV  3 
MUSC4013  Music Theory I  3 
BIBL1013 Old Testament Literature 3
ENGL1013 College Composition 3
EDUC1021 College Success* 1
PRTH1013 Foundations for Life 3
THEO1043 Theology II 3
BIBL2053 Acts and Paul’s Letters 3
PHIL2023 Apologetics I 3
BIBL3033 Hebrew Poetry and Wisdom Literature 3
COMM3023 Public Speaking and Preaching II 3
MNST3143 Youth Ministry II 3
MNST3023 Management for Christian Leaders 3
MNST3013 Pastoral Ministry 3
MUSC3063 Worship and Cultural Expression 3
PRTH3043 Spiritual Formation: RTF 3
BIBL4063 Book of Hebrews 3
MUSC4043 Music Theory II 3
THEO4053 Theology V 3
THEO4063 Theology VI 3
ENGL1013  College Composition  3 
THEO2043  Evangelism in a Postmodern World  3 
BIBL2023  Prophets of Israel  3 
HIST2023  History of Ancient Israel  3 
PHIL3033  Apologetics II  3