Military Friendly College at SCS

The College at Southern California Seminary

Supporting the U.S. Military at home and abroad

Southern California Seminary, located 20 minutes from downtown San Diego, is a private institution of higher education dedicated to teaching from the inerrant Word of God, Online & On-Campus. Here you will learn about God from His book – the Bible. SCS is a fully accredited school supported by the ministry of Shadow Mountain Community Church, under the leadership of Dr. David Jeremiah.  SCS offers the highest quality of biblical education with a tuition that is refreshingly affordable.

Our mission is to bring glory to God by assisting local churches to equip believers of various cultures and languages to live and minister biblically. This equipping includes building biblical knowledge, Christian character, and ministry skills.

Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry (AACM) — 60 units

The curriculum leading to the Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry (AACM) degree is a 60-unit course of instruction designed to give students a basic biblical and theological foundation in preparation for a wide variety of Christian ministries. By taking 12 units each trimester, the program can be completed in about two years.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (BABS) — 120 units

The curriculum leading to the BABS degree is a 120-unit course of instruction designed to develop Christian character, a sound knowledge of the English Bible, and the skills appropriate for ministry in a local church, mission field, or other Christian ministry. By taking 12 units each trimester, the program can be completed in four years.

AA/AS to BABS — 66 units

This transfer policy is designed for students who have already completed an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) from an accredited institution.

“Southern California Seminary equips you to carry God’s Word into the world. You’ll receive a solid Biblically based education and develop relationships that will serve you for a lifetime of ministry.”

Dr. David Jeremiah

Chancellor, Southern California Seminary

One of the leading seminaries in San Diego.

“Southern California Seminary is more than just another seminary. Our distinctives cumulatively make our institution unique among biblical seminaries in a day and age where the Word of God is not taken at face value, and core doctrines are being diluted.”

Degrees for Military Students

Southern California Seminary is honored to support the men and women of the U.S. Military at home and abroad. In recognition of your service, active duty military may apply for and receive a scholarship to attend courses online or on campus.

Achieve Your Goals at SCS

As an active duty service member, you will get the flexibility and support you need to earn a degree online to advance your career – no matter what military life brings your way. With our bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, along with multiple start times throughout the year, you can easily start achieving your goals.

Benefits for Attending SCS

As a top military-friendly school, SCS offers active-duty military service members and their spouses these great benefits:

Active duty scholarships that provide a 25% tuition reduction on all degree programs.
A dedicated military adviser with over twenty years of active duty service and nearly a decade of experience working with military service members, veterans, and their family members.
Approved for active duty Tuition Assistance (TA) and veteran’s education benefits.

SCS Difference

Military friendly.
Academic credit for military training and experience.
Highly experienced professors that provide real-world applications.
Dedicated staff to assist you in achieving your goals.
Multiple starting points that allow you to begin when you are ready.

What Makes SCS Right for You?

Our mission is simple; equipping you as a believer to live and minister biblically based on the inerrant Word of God through the building of biblical knowledge, Christian character, and ministry skills all to the Glory of God!

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Veterans Training

Southern California Seminary is approved to train veterans under U.S. Code, Title 38.  Veterans and dependents may be entitled to educational assistance payments from the Veterans Administration.  SCS has been designated a Military-Friendly School by G.I. Jobs and SCS is a Yellow Ribbon School.

Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium

Southern California Seminary is a member of SOC Consortium, which was created in 1972 to provide educational opportunities to servicemembers who, because they frequently moved from place to place, had trouble completing college degrees.  SOC functions in cooperation with 15 higher education associations, the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services to expand and improve voluntary postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide.

US Military Chaplains

Southern California Seminary is qualified to train eligible men and women to meet the academic requirements for service as Military Chaplains in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Department of Defense (DoD) Voluntary Education Partnership

Southern California Seminary is a member of the DoD Voluntary Education Partnership which incorporates the President’s Executive Order 13607, “Establishing Principles of Excellence for educational intuitions serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members.”

An Award Winning Educational Program


“Best Online Schools in California 2016” | Accredited Schools Online

“Top Online Master’s in Counseling 2016” | Go Grad

“Best Online Christian Graduate Schools 2015” | Christian Universities Online

“Best Online Christian Colleges Guide 2015” | Christian Universities Online


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SCS Address

SoCal Seminary
2075 E Madison Ave
El Cajon, CA 92019

Degrees that get you where you want to go

You have goals. Southern California Seminary can help you achieve them. Whether you need a bachelor’s degree to get into a career or want a master’s or doctoral degree to move up in your current career, SCS has a program for you, either Online or On-Campus

The College at SCS

Preparing college graduates who are academically and spiritually prepared to engage our world through a mature understanding of the Bible as God’s inerrant Word.

Associate of Arts in Christian Ministry (AACM) (60 units)
Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (BABS) (120 units)
AA/AS to BABS Transfer Program

Graduate Bible & Theology

Offering multiple degree programs designed to satisfy a wide range of academic and ministry goals. Students in advanced graduate degree programs, such as the Master of Divinity (MDiv) and Master of Theology (ThM), may elect to earn a Master of Arts degree on the way to completing their advanced degree. Preparing Christian Leaders for service both inside and outside the Church.

Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) (36 units)
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies (MABS) (60 units)
Master of Arts in Science and Religion (MASR) (60 units)
Masters of Divinity (MDiv) (96 units)
Masters of Theology (ThM) (121 units)
Doctor of Ministry (DMin) (36 units)

Graduate Behavioral Sciences

The Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences prepares believers to impact the world through effectively ministering to individuals and families with emotional, psychological, or relationship struggles. Our graduates excel in clinical and cultural competency and appreciate the strong biblical foundation of our faculty and programs.

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) (78 Units)
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MAMFT) (78 Units)
Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) (74 Units)
Korean Language Behavioral Science

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SCS Address

SoCal Seminary
2075 E Madison Ave
El Cajon, CA 92019

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Southern California Seminary | 2075 E Madison Ave, El Cajon, CA 92019 | (888) 389-7244