Academic Advisors

The academic dean and the registrar are available to help students plan a schedule of courses. Be sure to review the information on this page, and keep in mind that some classes may be offered only on alternating years.

Graduation Requirement Worksheet

You may find it helpful to use a worksheet to determine which courses are required for the associate degree. Students may also view a degree audit through myRBC. Students are encouraged to complete half the requirements in each section (i.e., Bible/theology, general education, specific concentration) in each year.

Alternating Year Classes

Not every course is scheduled every year. Please see the course schedule to see what is being offered.

PDF Version

Since students are required to order their own textbooks, a great place to buy textbooks is Amazon. Following are some other online resources you may want to consider: Alibris (rental textbooks), BIGWORDS (coupon codes/deals for books), Chegg (used textbooks), eCampus (rent, sell, buy textbooks), VitalSource (ebooks).

You may ship your books to your name at RBC’s address (2270 Rosedale Rd, Irwin, OH 43029), and they’ll be waiting on you when you arrive on campus.

I Corinthians
I Corinthians: Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, by Gardner
ISBN-13: 978-0310243694

Anabaptism Today
No text to purchase.

Biblical Literature II
The NIV Biblical Theology Study Bible, D.A. Carson, ed.
ISBN-13: 978-0310450405

Business Math
Practical Business Math Procedures, 10th ed., by Slater
ISBN-13: 978-0073377537
Business Math Handbook to Accompany Practical Business Math Procedures, 10th 3d., by Slater
ISBN-13: 978-0077327996

Christian Apologetics
Mere Apologetics, by McGrath
ISBN-13: 978-0801014161
ISBN-10: 0801014166
The Reason for God, by Keller
ISBN-13: 978-1594483493
ISBN-10: 1594483493
Mere Christianity, by Lewis
ISBN-13: 978-0060652920
ISBN-10: 006052926

The Lively Art of Writing., by Payne
ISBN-13: 978-0451627124
Class Binder, compiled by Schrader
Purchased in class.

Contemporary Christianity
Class Binder, compiled by Showalter
Purchased in class.

Core Christian Beliefs II
Handbook of Basic Bible Texts: Every Key Passage for the Study of Doctrine and Theology, by Davis
ISBN-13: 978-0310437116
ISBN-10: 0310437113
Introducing Christian Doctrine, 3rd ed., by Erickson
ISBN-13: 978-0801049194
ISBN-10: 0801049199

Creative Writing
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, 10th ed., by Burroway, L. Stuckey-French, N. Stuckey-French
ISBN-13: 978-0226616698
ISBN-10: 022661669X

How to Read Genesis, by Longman III
ISBN-13: 978-0877849438
ISBN-10: 0877849439

History of Christianity
Church History in Plain Language, 5th ed., by Shelley
ISBN-13: 978-0310115960

Introduction to Humanities
Arts and Ideas, 9th ed. or newer, by Fleming
ISBN-13: 978-0155011045

Introduction to World Religions
A Short Introduction to World Religions, by Partridge
ISBN-13: 978-1506445953

Jesus & the Ethics of the Kingdom
Kingdom Ethics: Following Jesus in Contemporary Context, 2nd ed., by Gushee, Stassen
ISBN-13: 978-0802876119
Nonviolence: The Revolutionary Way of Jesus., by Sprinkle
ISBN-13: 978-0830781775

Old Testament Poetry
How to Read the Psalms, by Longman
ISBN-13: 978-0877849414
ISBN-10: 0877849412

Preaching the Biblical Text
Biblical Preaching: The Development and Delivery of Expository Messages, 3rd ed., by Robinson
ISBN-13: 978-0801049125
ISBN-10: 0801049121

Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics: A Streamlined Approach, 4th ed., by Frank, Bernanke, Antonovics, Heffetz
ISBN-13: 978-1264058815 (ebook)

Spiritual Formation
Ancient-Future Worship: Proclaiming and Enacting God’s Narrative, by Webber
ISBN-13: 978-0801066245

Registration Deadlines

Students must register for courses by the first day of the term. Changes in course registration may be made until 4:00 p.m. the first Friday of the semester or 4:00 p.m. the first Wednesday of the winter term.

Withdrawal Deadlines
Students who withdraw from a course after the normal deadline for finalizing course selection, and before the beginning of the next to last week of classes, will receive a “W” on their transcripts. After that point, students may withdraw from a class only with special permission from the academic office. Students should be aware that withdrawal from a course may cause them to no longer meet residence requirements.

Transferring credit to other schools

Our students have gone on to excel at four-year colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. Because of RBC’s accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education (see the directory of member schools), many have transferred most, if not all, of their credits to schools like Eastern Mennonite University, Wheaton College, The Ohio State University, Houghton College, and Huntington University. Articulation agreements, including articulated pathways to specific four-year degrees are in place with Indiana Wesleyan University, Bluffton University,  and Malone University and lists of course equivalents have been compiled in cooperation with the academic offices of Bethel College (Mishawaka, IN), Columbia International University, and Ohio Christian University.

Most Christian universities and colleges and many public universities accept RBC credits. The academic office has compiled a list of public and private colleges that have accepted RBC credits.

Transferring students should be aware of the distinction between acceptance and applicability of transferred credits. For example, during the enrollment process, some institutions may accept credits for transfer, but those credits may not decrease the number of courses required to complete a program if they are not applicable to program requirements. This is especially significant for technical or other programs with requirements that leave little room for electives.

NOTICE: Transferability of credits is never guaranteed. Students are encouraged to communicate with the school to which they hope to transfer credit.

To learn more about how transfer works, or to discuss options for transfer to a particular university, contact our registrar.

Transferring credit from other schools

Credits may be transferred to RBC from colleges and institutions on a case-by-case basis as approved by the academic dean and as they apply toward completing a program of study at RBC. Students desiring to transfer academic credits from other institutions must request an official transcript from the other school be sent to RBC. Credits must be at or above a grade level of “C” to be eligible for transfer. Grades for courses taken at other colleges and transferred to RBC are not included in the RBC cumulative GPA.

Credits from accredited colleges and institutions are automatically eligible for transfer (if they apply toward a program of study at RBC). To determine course equivalencies, the academic dean may consult course descriptions and syllabi.

Credits from non-accredited colleges and institutions may be transferred on a provisional basis. Course syllabi, faculty credentials, and grading standards may be reviewed to determine course equivalencies. Transfer is finalized once a student has completed 12 semester hours at RBC with a GPA of at least 2.0.

Limited credits may be accepted for validated participation in approved discipleship/missions programs of at least six months’ duration operated by approved agencies. To learn more, see the guiding policy.

To graduate from RBC with the associate degree, the student must complete at least eighteen credit hours at RBC.

Talk to Us

New Programs Coming September 2020!

Rosedale School of Business and Leadership

Preparing kingdom workers to engage the marketplace with excellence and integrity.

Training in Ministry Distance Learning

An innovative approach to using distance learning tools to equip believers and churches for more effective ministry.

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Click here to read our privacy policy or update your preferences.