Available degree programs range
from an Associates degree through Doctor of Theology with areas of
concentration of Biblical Studies, Biblical Counseling, Church
Administration, Religious Education, and Religious Arts.
Interested parties may contact
FICU toll free at 1-800-509-7009 to speak with an Admissions
Specialist. Our admissions office will expedite enrollment
packet that contains all enrollment forms, catalog, promotional disk
and the guidelines for submitting the required information. If
you would prefer you may complete our
Specific requirements are listed
in the enrollment packet. A portfolio should include previous
education, employment, and ministry experience at a minimum.
Lifetime Learning Assessment is a
program that allows students to receive academic credit for
experiential learning, conferences, missionary work, books authored,
ministry as well as a variety of other experiences. Please contact
an Academic Advisor for specific information about this type of
Academic Advisors are available
to assist students throughout the educational process. Advisors may
be contacted at the FICU Office of University Affairs at: PO Box 3979
Merced, CA 95344-1979 or by telephone at (800) 509-7009, or by email at
FICU has a wide base of
curriculum available to our students, tailored individually for each
student's needs. Your academic advisor will establish an appropriate
degree program as well as provide curriculum information for that
FICU is accredited through the
Accrediting Commission International for Schools, Colleges &
Theological Seminaries (A.C.I.). Further information regarding this
Accrediting Commission is provided in the student catalog or
on this site. (Click her to see our
I would prefer to complete my
studies on an independent basis. Is that a possibility?
Absolutely. Many students find it difficult to
integrate classroom time with their current career and ministerial
responsibilities. FICU will gladly cater to these students,
establishing a study program that suits both the student's needs and
I would like to attend classes
at an Affiliate Center. Where is the center nearest me?
More than 50 affiliate centers
exist both in the continental U.S. and abroad. The city and state
(or country) of each center is listed in the student catalog and
on this site.
Aside from a fascinating array of
studies, the University also offers assistance through the
dissertation writing process, International Association of Christian
Clinical Counselors (IACCC) membership, and endless human resources
through the teaching faculty and fellow students.
It is the desire of the
University to offer degree programs to students who may not be able
to meet financial obligations of the traditional university. An
undergraduate degree can be completed for $3,900.00. Each graduate
level is only $3600.00, for most degree programs. Interest-free
financing is also available to qualified students. Contact an
Academic Advisor for the exact tuition costs associated with your
chosen degree program.