ACADEMICS

Degree Programs

The academics at SEU are top-notch and always evolving, giving you an ever-growing list of undergraduate and graduate options to choose from. Numerous programs of study are offered at the NorCal campus, while all degrees are conferred through SEU’s main campus in Lakeland, Florida.

Why study here?

  • Small class sizes allow you to connect one-on-one with some of the top professionals in their fields.
  • Our Christ-centered environment gives you Christian professors who teach every class with a biblical worldview.
  • No wait lists equal getting into the classes you need to take, when you need to take them.

Standard Programs

(All courses offered at SEU NorCal)

AA General Education

Southeastern University offers an Associate of Arts (AA) degree that includes the core learning components and competencies commonly accepted as foundational for a four-year baccalaureate degree by many colleges and universities. The AA degree is designed for students who desire recognition for completing the two-year prescribed curriculum. Because many bachelor degrees require specific prerequisites, students should verify how their AA degree and classes transfer into their intended degree. Graduates with the Associate of Arts degree will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the background, content, and themes of the biblical text
  • Demonstrate oral communication skills through research, topical development, and style-specific presentations of focused material
  • Demonstrate the ability to interpret, analyze, and evaluate statements, arguments, and evidence in order to construct well-supported, clearly articulated conclusions and positions
  • Demonstrate problem-solving skills in a broad range of significant mathematics

All courses may be taken face-to-face at the SEU NorCal campus or through the online program of Southeastern University.

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AA Education

The Associate of Arts in Education equips students with the fundamental skills and knowledge to become great teachers – those who are able to teach and assess learners of different ages and learning styles. Students will gain a strong foundation of historical perspectives, theory and teaching methods. This program serves as a foundation of the Bachelor of Science degree.

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AS Ministerial Leadership

The Associate in Ministerial Leadership allows students to build, refine, and expand their ministry skills while ensuring a broad, robust foundation in theology, the Bible, spiritual development, church ministry, leadership principles, and ecclesiastical operations. Students satisfy credentialing requirements of the Assemblies of God as part of the program. All courses are transferable into Southeastern’s Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership.

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BS Ministerial Leadership: Biblical Studies

The Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership-Biblical Studies track (BSMLB) allows students to build, refine, and expand their ministry skills while ensuring a broad, robust foundation in theology, the Bible, spiritual development, church ministry, leadership principles, and ecclesiastical operations. The final 18 hours of the BSMLB major core focuses on advanced study, interpretation, and application of the Bible in the context of the local church.

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BS Ministerial Leadership: Christian Ministry

The Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership-Christian Ministry track (BSMLM) allows students to build, refine, and expand their ministry skills while ensuring a broad, robust foundation in theology, the Bible, spiritual development, church ministry, leadership principles, and ecclesiastical operations. The final 18 hours of the BSMLM major core focuses on key pastoral competencies: sharing the Christian faith, preaching, church leadership, spiritual formation, and pastoral care.

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BS Ministerial Leadership: Pastoral Care and Counseling

The Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership – Pastoral Care and Counseling track (BSMLP) allows students to build, refine, and expand their ministry skills while ensuring a broad, robust foundation in theology, the Bible, spiritual development, church ministry, leadership principles, and ecclesiastical operations. The final 18 hours of the BSMLP major core is an interdisciplinary study in psychology, counseling, and pastoral care.

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BS Ministerial Leadership: Worship Ministries

The Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership-Worship Ministries track (BSMLW) allows students to build, refine, and expand their ministry skills while ensuring a broad, robust foundation in theology, the Bible, spiritual development, church ministry, leadership principles, and ecclesiastical operations. The final 18 hours of the BSMLW focuses on preparing students to serve as worship leaders alongside other pastoral duties, through studies in music theory, worship leadership, music composition, sound production, and music performance.

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AS Worship Ministries

The Associate in Worship Ministries (AWM) is a two-year, associate program that provides essential and foundational training for worship ministry opportunities. Student musicians are engaged in a broad and rigorous educational experience that will sharpen musical and leadership skills, while simultaneously formulating a biblical and Christian worldview. All courses are transferable into Southeastern’s Bachelor of Science in Worship Ministries.

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BS Worship Ministries

The Bachelor of Science in Worship Ministries (BSWM) is a four-year, baccalaureate program that provides essential and foundational training for worship ministry opportunities. Student musicians are engaged in a broad and rigorous educational experience that will sharpen musical, technical, and leadership skills while simultaneously formulating a biblical and Christian worldview.

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BS Business & Professional Leadership

The Bachelor of Science in Business and Professional Leadership (BSBPL) is an undergraduate degree designed for working
adults that provides a combination of basic leadership theory and business managerial concepts to enable graduates to advance
in their careers.

While similar, this program differs from a traditional business degree in that it assumes the student is seeking a general studies
degree with an emphasis in the soft-skills and decision-making aspects of business. This 37 credit-hour major scans the most
important concepts in business and organizational leadership. Students may take from 15 to 24 credit hours of practicum credit
for either the ministry or marketplace in lieu of general electives.

This is the degree normally understood in the marketplace as an adult degree completion program designed in an accelerated
format for students ready to advance in their careers. It is also suitable for students wishing to start their careers in a business
field where soft-skills, leadership potential, and experience are important.

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BS Psychology

The Bachelor of Science in Psychology is designed for students who plan to enter more directly into the career world. The
objectives of this program are expressed as follows:

1. To give students a basic foundation in psychological and integrational principles.
2. To assist students in the integration of sound psychology and their Christian faith.
3. To prepare students to serve where counseling and human relations are essential functions.
4. To prepare students for a number of paraprofessional fields requiring a psychology or behavioral science degree.
5. To prepare students for graduate programs necessary to enter their professions.

A minimum of a master’s degree is required at the entry level into the field of professional psychology and counseling, but the Bachelor of Psychology degree will prepare one for a number of paraprofessional areas.

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MA Ministerial Leadership
Program Overview

The Southeastern University Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership provides foundational biblical, theological, and practical training for those presently involved in or pursuing Christian service in different ministry contexts. The structure and curriculum of this program is designed to lead the student to:

  • Integrate the practice of leadership with biblically informed values.
  • Demonstrate collaborative and effective problem-solving skills using multidisciplinary approaches.
  • Apply acquired multidisciplinary concepts, skills and principles to actual leadership situations.
  • Analyze and synthesize knowledge of leadership models, human development, and communication theories into effective systems of praxis.
  • Research contemporary issues in leadership to provide practical solutions, and communicate results through clear, concise and appropriate media.

Career Options

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership, career opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Pastor
  • Parachurch Leader
  • Overseas Missionary
  • Church Planter
  • Campus Pastor

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ONLINE / HYBRID PROGRAMS

(A portion of the courses offered at SEU NorCal)

BS Organizational Leadership

The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership (BSOL) is a general undergraduate degree that emphasizes critical
thinking, problem-solving, communication and leadership applicable in a variety of contexts and organizations.

The curriculum is built upon a broad liberal arts foundational core and includes 36 credit hours of Leadership studies,
including the opportunity to earn internship credit.

The BSOL is understood in the marketplace as a suitable degree for graduates desiring to start or advance their career as a
leader of a non-profit or business organization.

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BS Business Administration, emphasis in Marketing Communication

Southeastern University offers a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration program that equips students with the foundational business skills that will prepare them to excel in today’s dynamic marketplace. The program includes course work in finance, accounting, marketing, management and more, preparing students with a solid foundation in business as well as skills that can easily be applied in nearly any career field.

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BS Communication & Mass Media

With course work focused on public relations, public speaking, intercultural communication, digital marketing and more, our Communication & Mass Media degree will teach you to effectively present information to the public through different mediums. This degree will prepare you for success in a variety of fields, including journalism, public relations, social media marketing, public relations, campaign management and digital marketing.

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BS Digital Media & Design

The Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Design (BSDMD) is an online communication program, which caters to working adults—regardless of age—who are seeking career advancement. The program introduces and assesses students in the following curricular categories: (1) digital media and design knowledge, (2) skills in digital media and editorial production, (3) skills in digital design and art, and (4) skills in digital marketing. The BSDMD provides students with the critical communication and digital design skills necessary for advancement in the marketplace or acceptance to graduate schools that focus on communication or design. The program supports the mission of Southeastern University by equipping future communication leaders to serve the marketplace through Spirit-empowered life, learning, and leadership.

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BS Human Services

The Bachelor of Science in Human Services is designed for students who seek an interdisciplinary education to assist them in careers that provide integrated services to individuals and families in need of assistance, or to prepare students in pursuing graduate studies in the area of human services or related fields.

The goal of this program is to prepare or enhance students’ abilities in positions that seek to improve the quality of life for those who are served, remediation of problems, meeting basic human needs, and advocating change in the systems that affect the lives of those needing assistance

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BS Criminal Justice

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice provides curriculum and practical experiences designed to help develop students and practitioners with critical and analytical skills to promote the administration of justice in a diverse and global society. This program equips students with a thorough understanding of criminal justice systems and theories, and the historical foundation of criminal justice. The undergraduate curriculum is designed to allow students to explore the various agencies, personnel roles, and career opportunities available in the criminal justice field. The Program seeks to educate students as well as promote workforce development by targeting practitioners currently working in the criminal justice field. Students who major in criminal justice have many opportunities to further their personal and professional development.

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MA Leadership

Program Overview

The Southeastern University Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership provides foundational biblical, theological, and practical training for those presently involved in or pursuing Christian service in different ministry contexts. The structure and curriculum of this program is designed to lead the student to:

  • Integrate the practice of leadership with biblically informed values.
  • Demonstrate collaborative and effective problem-solving skills using multidisciplinary approaches.
  • Apply acquired multidisciplinary concepts, skills and principles to actual leadership situations.
  • Analyze and synthesize knowledge of leadership models, human development, and communication theories into effective systems of praxis.
  • Research contemporary issues in leadership to provide practical solutions, and communicate results through clear, concise and appropriate media.

Career Options

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership, career opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Pastor
  • Parachurch Leader
  • Overseas Missionary
  • Church Planter
  • Campus Pastor

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MS Pastoral Care & Counseling

This program will focus on equipping those in ministry to help the increasing number of hurting, distressed and depressed people in our churches and beyond, who need to be helped through Bible-based counselling and pastoral care to spiritual, emotional, physical and mental wholeness. The overarching aim of this program of study is to equip and empower persons who have a passion for pastoral care and feel called to the ministry of offering emotional support and counselling, and in particular, Church leaders who are strategically placed to counsel and give support as an integral part of their ministry.

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MA Theological Studies

The Southeastern University’s Master of Arts in Theological Studies provides a broad level of understanding of the systematic, historical, biblical, ethical, and practical theologies. Students will receive a strong foundation in the various theologies from a Pentecostal perspective, and learn to interact critically with affirming and opposing theoretical constructs in the academic field of theology. Graduates will gain sound theological education for church ministry or for teaching at secondary academies or at an undergraduate college level in the field of theological studies.

Through this program students will:

  • Explore and develop a comprehensive understanding of the systematic, historical, biblical, ethical and practical theologies, preparing students for further doctoral level theological reflection and articulation and/or teaching.
  • Demonstrate the ability to draw from various theologies from a Pentecostal perspective and to interact critically with affirming and opposing theoretical constructs.
  • Contribute to the general knowledge and theological insight in the field by producing a master’s thesis and developing the necessary skills to successfully complete doctoral studies if so desired.

Career Options

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership, career opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Bible Teacher
  • Religion Writer/Editor
  • Church Administrator
  • Pastor
  • Parachurch Leader
  • Overseas Missionary
  • Church Planter
  • Campus Pastor

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Master of Divinity

Program Overview

The Southeastern University Master of Divinity degree provides a comprehensive level of understanding of the theological commitments and praxis of the church for the purpose of preparing students for ministry in professional settings. This includes, but is not limited to, pastoral work, missionary work, and chaplaincy in various fields. Students will receive a strong foundation in the various theological disciplines from a Pentecostal perspective, will learn to interact critically with affirming and opposing theoretical constructs, and will participate in engaged practice and reflection upon those commitments within various ministerial areas. The degree will also provide foundational preparation for students desiring to pursue doctoral education in certain disciplines

Through this program students will:

  • Demonstrate collaborative problem-solving skills using multidisciplinary approaches, which deal with conflict management, building bonds, & facilitating teamwork & collaboration.
  • Apply acquired multidisciplinary concepts, skills, & principles to actual leadership situations, which include accurate self-assessment, self-confidence, & the spiritual and emotional development of others.
  • Gain comprehensive understanding of the systematic, historical, biblical, ethical, and practical theologies, preparing students for further doctoral level theological reflection and articulation and/or teaching.
  • Demonstrate the ability to draw from various theologies from a Pentecostal perspective and to interact critically with affirming and opposing theoretical constructs.
  • Study the development and expression of biblical exegesis and hermeneutics in relation to the social, cultural, family, and faith issues confronting Christians and the Church in the 21st century.
  • Understand both Old Testament and New Testament theology in light of major themes found in biblical texts relevant to their historical backgrounds and social environments.

Career Options

Upon completion of the Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership, career opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Bible Teacher
  • Military Chaplain
  • Church Administrator
  • Professor
  • Pastor
  • Parachurch Leader
  • Overseas Missionary
  • Church Planter
  • Campus Pastor
  • Pastoral Counselor

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Catalog

The online catalog management system—acalog™—contains a number of features to help you quickly locate and save details about our undergraduate, graduate and unrestricted education programs. Whether you are a prospective student or already enrolled, you can easily see what Southeastern University has to offer!

Library

Students have access to Southeastern’s extensive online library, in addition to the physical collection of nearly 4,000 volumes at the NorCal campus. Study cubicles and computers are available for student use.

Practicum

What is a Practicum?

At SEU NorCal, we believe you can’t learn everything you need to learn in a classroom. Many of our undergraduate degree programs allow you to gain practical experience outside of the classroom – in your chosen field of study – while earning college credit along the way

California State Disclosures

In compliance with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, Southeastern University provides prospective students with the information below, including a School Performance Fact Sheet for each of its programs offered at its California locations. Performance Fact Sheets are provided by location and program.

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