San Diego Christian College (SDC) exists to educate and inspire students through the truth of Scripture and the development of competencies that prepare graduates whose purpose is to impact the world.



Visit SDC

Come and experience our beautiful Christian college in southern California, located in Santee – close to San Diego beaches, vibrant downtown/Gaslamp, stunning mountains and more.


Campus Culture

SDC students are challenged to grow in a diverse group of peers. Students are given the tools to make life-long Christ-centered friendships as well as getting the opportunity to grow spiritually through service and fellowship.


About SDC

San Diego Christian College was founded in 1970 as Christian Heritage College by Drs. Tim LaHaye, Art Peters, and Henry Morris, who desired to provide students with an education that equips both mind and heart. Learn more about SDC, its values and rich history.





New Student Union on Campus

Anticipation has been building and today, we are thrilled to announce our brand new Murphy Student Union (aka “The Murf”) located in Building A!

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SDC Adds New Emphasis in Film and Media

The Department of Communication at SDC is pleased to announce the launch of a film and media emphasis fall 2016. Students will have the opportunity to learn from film and media professionals on screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, marketing, distribution, and advanced storytelling techniques.
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Josh Westermann Named SDC Interim Athletic Director

After several months of interviews, San Diego Christian College has moved to elevate Josh Westermann, Head Coach of both men’s and women’s soccer, to the position of Interim Athletic Director, effective immediately.
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Aviation Fraternity New to Campus

San Diego Christian is excited to announce its first fraternity Alpha Eta Rho (AHP) – a coed international professional aviation fraternity that has granted charters to more than 140 chapters at the most prestigious aviation colleges and universities. read more

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Dr. Tim LaHaye, founder of SDC and ‘Left Behind’ co-author, passes at 90

San Diego Christian College (SDC) mourns the loss of Dr. Tim LaHaye, the son of a Detroit autoworker who grew up to become a respected pastor, international best-seller, prominent evangelical leader, and founder of SDC (previously Christian Heritage College).
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Our Visit Day is a great opportunity for you to get a snapshot of what life on the San Diego Christian College campus is all about. Worship in chapel, sit in on classes, meet current students and faculty, and enjoy all our campus has to offer.


In academia, the word “convocation” refers to a ceremonial assembly of the members of a college or university. Traditionally, academic convocation celebrate special events such as the beginning of the academic year or the anniversary of an institution.


If you are a first year college student or a transfer, make sure that you sign up for our New Student Orientation! This is a time that the institution gathers around it’s new students and shows them all the best things about SDC and San Diego while introducing them into the community. Register here