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Heritage Christian University
Established 1971
Type Private bible college
Religious affiliation Church of Christ
President Dennis Jones
Location Florence, Alabama, USA
Former names International Bible College
Affiliations ABHE

Heritage Christian University is a university in Florence, Alabama. It was founded in 1971 as International Bible College before choosing its current name in 2001. The university offers a four-year program of study the Christian biblical text and Evangelical Christianity citing its mission as train, educate and encourage.


Educational Programs

Heritage Christian University offers a 128-hour undergraduate program leading to a bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies. All students major in Bible and may choose a minor in Biblical History, Biblical Languages, Counseling, Family Life (Youth) Ministry, Missions, New Testament, Old Testament, or Religious Education. All students participate in the Christian Ministries program as well as Campaigns.

Accelerated College Education program options are available for those with accredited degrees. It is usually a 33 hour program that relies on the general education requirements of the degree already earned.

Graduate School

Heritage Christian University offers graduate degrees in the following areas:

Master of Arts (M.A) New Testament or Greek

Master of Ministry (M.Min.) in Counseling or Preaching.

Learning Formats

Graduate and undergraduate classes are offered in one of two ways: on-line or DVD learning. This option in learning permits students to fulfill other commitments while pursuing a ministry degree.


Undergraduate programs at Heritage Christian are accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education. The ABHE is a member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and is recognized as a national institutional accrediting agency for Bible colleges and universities, including all regional associations.

The Alabama State Department of Education licenses Heritage Christian University as a private university.

The United States Office of Education Register lists the university, making Heritage Christian University students eligible for grants and federal loans.

The Alabama State Approving Agency recognizes Heritage Christian University for educational benefits to veterans.

Heritage Christian University meets the U.S. Department of Immigration and Naturalization's requirements for eligibility to enroll foreign students.

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Coordinates: 34°51′38″N 87°39′46″W / 34.86054°N 87.66272°W / 34.86054; -87.66272



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