It is assumed that students working through our classical Christian curriculum are not doing so in order to pursue some common, secular occupation in the end. The Classical Liberal Arts Academy is to be understood as a study program that prepares students for religious vocations. Recognizing this, the Board of Governors of the University of North Carolina has allowed us to grant a Bachelor in Classical Christian Studies (BCCS).

Degree Requirements

A total of 58 courses must be completed to earn the BCCS degree. This course of studies requires a life of classical Christian studies that begins in a student’s youth and continues into early adulthood. The studies required are too broad and the time required for their completion too great for any student to undertake as an adult, unless unique circumstances allow.

Trivium (16 Courses)

  1. Classical Grammar
  2. Latin Grammar I
  3. Latin Reading I
  4. Greek Grammar I
  5. Greek Reading I
  6. Latin Grammar II
  7. Latin Reading II
  8. Greek Grammar II
  9. Greek Reading II
  10. Latin Grammar III
  11. Classical Reasoning I
  12. Classical Reasoning II
  13. Classical Reasoning III
  14. Classical Reasoning IV
  15. Classical Reasoning V
  16. Classical Rhetoric

Quadrivium (6 courses)

  1. Modern Algebra
  2. Modern Geometry & Trigonometry
  3. Classical Arithmetic
  4. Classical Geometry
  5. Classical Music
  6. Classical Astronomy

Philosophy (9 courses)

  1. Classical Ethics
  2. Classical Physics
  3. Classical Metaphysics
  4. The Scientific Method
  5. Modern Physics
  6. Modern Biology
  7. Modern Chemistry
  8. Platonic Philosophy
  9. Stoic Philosophy

Theology (12 courses)

  1. Sacred Scripture I
  2. Sacred Scripture II
  3. Sacred Scripture III
  4. Sacred Scripture IV
  5. Sacred Scripture V
  6. Sacred Scripture VI
  7. Summa Thelogica I
  8. Summa Thelogica II
  9. Summa Thelogica III
  10. Summa Thelogica IV
  11. Liturgy of the Hours
  12. Catechism of the Catholic Church

Humanities (15 courses)

  1. English Composition
  2. Ancient History
  3. Classical History I
  4. Classical History II
  5. Classical History III
  6. Medieval History I
  7. Medieval History II
  8. Medieval History III
  9. Modern History I
  10. Modern History II
  11. Modern History III
  12. English Literature I
  13. English Literature II
  14. English Literature III
  15. English Literature IV


The BCCS degree is a merit-based degree that honors a student who completes the required courses. There is no formal admission process outside of the studies themselves. Students can begin the study of the classical liberal arts as children and continue through to the end.

Costs of Study

Courses in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy are self-paced and cost $125. Thus, the overall cost of the program is $7,250. This, of course, may change over time as influences beyond our control change, but our program will always be affordable as it is intended to serve religious vocations. There are no special costs required for this degree program.


The BCCS degree honors any student who completes the rigorous program of classical Christian studies available in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy. It shows that the student is dedicated, over a sustained period of time, to intellectual formation that seeks nobler ends than mere secular occupations. It is not intended as a means of pursuing secular higher education or occupations, but as preparation for religious vocations. Its end would include admission to a religious community, seminary or Christian college/university program, and preparation for careers in Christian ministry, education, missionary work, literature, fine arts, etc.

How to Begin

There is no special instruction required to begin the BCCS degree program. Courses can be started at any time in the Classical Liberal Arts Academy through our regular, online study program. To get started, enroll in the Academy Study Center and begin.

God bless your studies,
William C. Michael, Headmaster
Classical Liberal Arts Academy

Degree program(s) of study offered by Classical Liberal Arts College have been declared exempt from the requirements for licensure under provisions of North Carolina General Statutes (G.S.) 116-15(d) for exemption from licensure with respect to religious education. Exemption from licensure is not based upon any assessment of program quality under established licensing standards.