For students who attend a Christian or Bible college on-campus, the unique character of this type of school is very apparent. Christian colleges are considerably more conservative from a social perspective than secular schools. Students are sometimes required to sign covenants when they enter the school promising to adhere to certain standards of moral behavior, and attendance at Chapel services or meetings can be mandatory. Social clubs on campus will also tend to have a focus on religion or a religious lifestyle.
But if you’re a student who wants to get an online Christian degree, you’re likely to find the religious influence is a bit more subtle. Inclusion of religious subjects and ethical discussions in the curriculum for a science, business or other “real world” type degree program is the main way a school like Liberty University Online, for example, projects it’s mission of “training champions for Christ” on a worldwide basis through digital learning, to students never set foot on campus.
The first issue in researching Christian colleges online is often finding a school affiliated with your particular denomination, be it Evangelical, Baptist or other. It’s then critical to look into the quality of that school’s accreditation and whether or not it offers a degree that truly matches your career goals.