Divinity programs of Study

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Program Description

The degrees offered in Divinity are awarded to students completing 64 credit hours for Associate of Arts; an additional 64 credit hours for Bachelor of Arts; 48 Credit hours for Master and 68 Credit Hours for Doctorate. This program is designed to combine the core classes’ electives, and special topics with the general requirement for completion of each degree study.

program objectives

The objectives of these programs are basic to the institution’s general purpose and philosophy, and are in keeping with the objectives of the particular concentration. Specifically, these programs of study enable students to:
1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including a comprehensive
understanding of the major books on Human Services
2. Develop an understanding of the underlying principles of Biblical
3. Apply correct biblical principles in decision making and personal Christian
4. Make effective use of the Bible in a particular ministry of general Christian
5. Develop a understanding of the historical application Human Services of
religion in America and elsewhere;
6. Develop a working knowledge of various manuscripts and translation of
the Bible;
7. Achieve skills in research methodology and preparation of major research

Prior Knowledge/prerequisites

The prerequisite for enrollment in the Associate of Divinity is a GED or High School Diploma. For enrollment in the Bachelor of divinity is in earned Associate of Divinity. For enrollment in the Master of Divinity is an earned degree in Bachelor of Divinity. For enrollment in the Doctor of Divinity is an earned degree in Master of Divinity. These prerequisites should include a minimum of 19 credit hours in Bible.

Course # Course Name Credit
En-131 English Grammar 3 credit hours
En-132 English Composition 3 credit hours
Bi-122 O.T Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-123 N.T. Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-134 Manners & Customs I 3 credit hours
Bi-135 Manners & Customs II 3 credit hours
Ph-122 Beginning Hermeneutics 3 credit hours
Ma-131 Basic Mathematics 3 credit hours
Bi-131 The Pentateuch 3 credit hours
Th-221 Bible Doctrine I 3 credit hours
Th-222 Bible Doctrine II 3 credit hours
Th-331 Systematic Theology I 3 credit hours
Th-332 systematic Theology II 3 credit hours
Pm-121 Biblical Research & Writing 2 credit hours
Mi-121 Evangelism 3 credit hours
Bi-132 Israel’s History 3 credit hours
Bi-136 The Gospels 3 credit hours
Di-223 Know Your Bible 3 credit hours
Di-235 A Christian Atheist Dialogue 3 credit hours
Di-239 Rediscovering the Dead Sea Scroll 3 credit hours
Di-336 Finding the Historical Christ 2 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Di-338 The case for Christ 3 credit hours
Di-420 The Challenges of Culture 3 credit hours
Di-423 Thinking Theologically about Ministry Experience 3 credit hours
Di-426 Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion 3 credit hours
Di-431 Hebrew Bible 3 credit hours
Di-435 Formation of Christian Tradition 3 credit hours
Di-442 Christianity in the Reformation Period 3 credit hours
Di-445 History of Religion in America I 3 credit hours
Di-447 History of Religion in America II 3 credit hours
Di-449 Constructive Christian Theology I 3 credit hours
Di- 455 Constructive Christian Theology II 3 credit hours
Di-457 Biblical Ethics 3 credit hours
Di-459 Supervised Ministry and Seminar 3 credit hours
Di-461 A Case for Divinity of Jesus 3 credit hours
Di-463 A Case for the Existence of God 3 credit hours
Di-465 A Case Against Accident and Self-Organization 3 credit hours
Di-467 The Case for Faith 3 credit hours
Di-469 Historical Evidence for Resurrection 4 credit hours
Di-472 Ancient Evidence for Jesus 3 credit hours
Di-474 Jesus as God 3 credit hours
Di-476 Life in Christ: Study of the Scripture 3 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Di-520 Jesus and the Identity of God 3 credit hours
Di-523 Early Christian History 4 credit hours
Di-527 Christian Dogmatic 3 credit hours
Di-529 Biblical Language 3 credit hours
Di-531 New Testament 3 credit hours
Th-619 Church and State 3 credit hours
Ph-631 Apologetics I 3 credit hours
Ph-632 Apologetics II 3 credit hours
Rel-634 Bible Archaeology 3 credit hours
Rel-635 Religion in America 1 3 credit hours
Bi-635 Expositional Methods 3 credit hours
Ph-633 Directed Reading (Philosophy) 3 credit hours
Ls-621 Computer Skills 3 credit hours
Ph-634 Reasoning and Theoretical 3 credit hours
Th-634 Old Testament Theology 3 credit hours
Ls-622 Research and Biblical Methodology 2 credit hours

Total 48 credit hours
SPT-698 Master’s Thesis 6 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Th-632 Reformation Theology 4 credit hours
Th-633 Incarnational Christology 4 credit hours
Rel-634 Advanced Bible Archaeology 3 credit hours
Ph-634 Reasoning and Theoretical 3 credit hours
Th-715 Survey of Christian Ethics 4 credit hours
Th-723 Soteriology 3 credit hours
Th-724 Ecclesiology 3 credit hours
Th-726 Pneumatology 4 credit hours
Th-807 Biblical Metaphysics 4 credit hours
Th-808 Biblical Epistemology 4 credit hours
Th-809 Biblical Ontology 4 credit hours
Th-827 Paulian Theology 4 credit hours
Th-829 Politics and Religion 4 credit hours
Ph-R-853 Philosophy and Christian Faith 3 credit hours
Ph-R-861 Redeeming Philosophy 3 credit hours
Ph-R-865 Classic of Philosophy 3 credit hours
Ph-R- 876 Nature and Limits of Human Understanding 3 credit hours
Ph-R-882 Aquinas Philosophical Theology 4 credit hours
Ph-R-887 Comparative Religion 4 credit hours

Total 68 credit hours
SPT-Dis 898 Dissertation 9 credit hours