Reasons to Believe

Tuition & Credit

Reasons Institute is proud to offer courses for personal development, certificate credit, and graduate-level credit.


Audit

Anyone may audit a class for personal enrichment. Reasons Institute makes university-level courses available to anyone who has the desire to learn.

Audit students are given access to course lectures and notes, as well as to group discussions. There are no prerequisites to audit a course and no written assignments are required. Just listen to the lectures and enjoy.

Tuition

  • For 5 week courses – $125 per course + materials
  • For 8 week courses – $150 per course + materials
  • For 15 week courses – $200 per course + materials

Audit courses offer no college credit and cannot be upgraded for college credit at a later time.

Prospective audit students may also want to check out our on-demand courses.

For further information about auditing any of our courses, please contact us at (855) REASONS or learning@reasons.org.

Certificate

Students also have the option of working toward a certificate through Reasons Institute.

Students working toward a certificate are required to do the following:

  • Listen to lectures and videos,
  • Read textbooks and articles,
  • Participate in weekly threaded discussions with other students,
  • Answer all study questions,
  • Submit one short paper (e.g. video report, book review),
  • Take the final exam.

Certificate courses offer no college credit and cannot be upgraded for college credit at a later time.


Tuition

  • For 5 week courses – $125 per course + materials
  • For 8 week courses – $150 per course + materials
  • For 15 week courses – $200 per course + materials

For further information about our certificate program, please contact us at (855) REASONS or learning@reasons.org.

Northern California Bible College

Reasons Institute has partnered with Northern California Bible College to offer undergraduate Bible college credit for our courses.

Tuition:

  • $150 per course + materials

Register:

  • Students wanting to take courses for academic credit through NCBC should register as an audit student through the RTB web store. Once the course has been completed, the student should contact the Registrar at NCBC with the final course grade so that it can be recorded on the transcript.

NCBC is accredited by the California Council for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education to offer both Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biblical Studies. Students should check with their college registrar office in order to verify course transfer requirements.

For more information, contact NCBC at (925) 846-6464 or visit NCBC's website. You can also email info@ncbc.net

Hope International University

Reasons Institute has partnered with Hope International University (HIU) that allows students to receive academic credit for the following courses.

  • Critical Thinking Skills (spring term 1)
  • Creation and the Bible (spring term 2)
  • Astronomy and Design (summer term 1)
  • Advanced Seminar on Astronomy and Design (summer term 2)
  • Creation vs. Evolution (fall term 1)
  • World Religions and Science (fall term 2; 8 weeks)


Eligible students may work toward a Graduate Certificate in Apologetics through Hope International University. To receive this Certificate, students must successfully complete 12 units of courses listed above through Hope International University. This short video will introduce you to this exciting opportunity.


Tuition for Hope International University:
  • $450 per unit (3 units) + materials

For more details on HIU's tuition and costs, you may visit their website.

HIU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Students should check with their college registrar office in order to verify eligibility requirements.

Students who wish to receive credit for Reasons Institute courses must complete a short Non-Degree Application (no application fee is required). Contact Butch Ellis, Director of Christian Church Admissions at HIU at (800) 762-1294 or bellis@hiu.edu for more information.

Biola University

Reasons Institute has partnered with the Master of Arts in Science and Religion (MASR) program at Biola University to offer graduate-level credit for some of our courses.

  • Adv. Seminar on Human Origins (spring semester)
  • Adv. Seminar on the Origins of Life (fall semester)
  • World Religions and Science (fall semester)

Students who wish to receive credit for Reasons Institute courses through Biola must contact the university in order to enroll in the M.A. in Science and Religion program and complete the appropriate application process.

Tuition for Biola University:

  • $501 per unit + materials

Biola is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Students should check with their college registrar office in order to verify eligibility requirements.

For information regarding how to enroll in the M.A. in Science and Religion program, contact John Bloom at Biola University.

Southern Evangelical Seminary

Reasons Institute has partnered with Southern Evangelical Seminary (SES) as part of their Certificate in Scientific Apologetics. Reasons To Believe's scholar team are members of the faculty and teach courses on campus every other year.

Recordings of previous courses are available for purchase through the RTB web store.

2012 Academic Year

2011 Academic Year

Students who want to enroll in the Certificate in Scientific Apologetics program must complete the appropriate application process. Please contact Southern Evangelical Seminary directly for information for how to enroll.

Tozer Theological Seminary

Reasons To Believe is proud to be part of Tozer Theological Seminary. Dr. Hugh Ross is a valued member of the Tozer faculty and periodically teaches courses on campus.

Students who want to enroll or audit Dr. Ross' course at Tozer should contact Tozer Theological Seminary directly for information.

Find out how to add Reasons Institute courses to your university or seminary's course catalogue. Email us at learning@reasons.org for more information.