The educational foundation at Southwest School of Bible Studies consists of a Bible-based curriculum that is structured toward a fundamental approach to New Testament Christianity. In essence, the great teachings of the Bible are presented with a view to the student being able to master the basic concepts and doctrine which are discussed.
Although none of us will ever be “masters” in the sense that Jesus was, and is, yet we all have a responsibility to learn, grow, and apply His doctrine to our lives (John 14:15, 21, 23; 15:14). This is especially true regarding the knowledge required to teach and preach the Gospel.
Therefore, in view of the teaching of Christ as contained in the “Great Commission,” (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15,16), maximum consideration is given to the task of preparing each student to enable them to fulfill their duty to Christ in the field of evangelism and a ready defense of the faith.
Four academic quarters are provided each year.
- Each academic quarter contains approximately eleven (11) class weeks.
- Classes meet from 8:30 AM until 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
- Nine courses are offered each academic quarter.
- Each course carries the academic value of three 3 semester hours of credit.
- 36 courses are offered in the first year and 36 courses are offered in the second year.
- 72 courses are required to complete the program of study at Southwest.
- At the end of the two-year intensive program at Southwest the student will have earned 216 semester hours of credit.
The Southwest curriculum has been carefully designed to balance the scholarly study of these subjects with the necessity of making the application as practical as possible. This curriculum is not only one of the most thorough and comprehensive Bible programs, but it also is second-to-none in providing the student with expositional (verse-by-verse) Bible classes.
The Bible courses are designed to devote focused attention to individual Bible books rather than simply surveying sections of the Bible. Completion of such an intensive and unique program of study is demanding. Yet, such study results in great spiritual growth and benefit to the student who is diligent enough to graduate.