The outstanding characteristic of professors at FC is that they genuinely care about their students. While they truly want their students to succeed academically, the professors also display a sincere interest in connecting with their students on a more personal level. Each professor knows the names of every student in his or her class, and many know the names of students who have never taken any of their classes. Not only are the professors at FC caring, but they are also knowledgeable in their fields of study. They continually study their subject for themselves and share their love of learning with their students. Though the difficulty level varies, depending on the class and the professor, the workload at FC tends to be heavy and challenging. Most professors expect their students to work hard outside of the classroom, as well as attend class. Attendance is required; students are permitted between one and four unexcused absences per course, depending on the number of times the class meets per week. Homework often consists of large amounts of reading and writing, and the majority of students has at least one exam or paper due per week. Some form of planning is necessary in order to stay on top of tests and deadlines. Most students have breaks between classes at various intervals during the day. Taking advantage of these hours to study or catch up on homework cuts down on the amount of time spent cramming late at night and frees the evening and night hours for social activities.
All students are required to take a daily Bible class along with their other courses of study. A general plan of Bible courses is set up to cover the majority of the books of the Bible, starting with "Old and New Testament History and Geography" for freshmen and progressing to "Epistles, Evidences, and Old Testament Poetry" for sophomores. Upper-division students are given choices from a range of courses, such as the Book of Job, Hebrews, Romans, and Revelation. Most students who come to FC plan to stay for two years to obtain their Associate in Arts degree. FC also offers five bachelor degree programs—Biblical studies, business, elementary education, liberal studies, and music—which generally take four years to complete.