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• All 1-year certificates require a total of 36 semester hours of credit and their requirements are listed below.
• All 2-year diplomas require a total of 60 semester hours of credit listed below for the diploma. These hours includes the major courses and the core requirements as listed below.
• All 4-year diplomas require a total of 120 semester hours of credit: 60 semester hours of credit listed below for the major, a 36 hour minor in a second area (see certificates for minor requirements of different field). As credits between major and minor overlap, you will be required to take a number of electives to complete the 120 smester hours for the diploma.
• All Master diplomas require 36 semester ours of credit as listed for the program, except the Master of Divinity which requires 75 semester hours of required courses for the program plus 15 semester hours of electives at the master's level (5000-6999 courses) for a total of 90 semester hours.
• Doctoral diplomas require 36 hours required credit as listed for each program.

Certificate in Ministry

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
BIB1002-Survey of the New Testament
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
BIB1005-Biblical Interpretation
BIB2001-Teaching the Bible
LDR2101-Leadership for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
BUS2102-Administration for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
MIN2501-Sermon Preparation
MIN2502-Sermon Delivery
SOC3201-Biblical Counseling
PHI3601-Christian Ethics

Certificate in Worship Leadership

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MUS1001-Introduction to Reading Church Music
SPC1001-Speech for Christian Service
BIB1002-Survey of the New Testament
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
BIB1005-Biblical Interpretation
COM1005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Religious Organizations
MUS2005-Survey of Religious Music
LDR2101-Leadership for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
REL2201-Worship Leadership
BIB2810-Biblical Poetry and Lyrics

Certificate in Biblical Studies

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
BIB1002-Survey of the New Testament
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
BIB1005-Biblical Interpretation
BIB1801-Genesis
BIB1901-Mark
BIB2001-Teaching the Bible
BIB2810-Biblical Poetry and Lyrics
BIB2902-John
BIB2903-Matthew
BIB2904-Luke

Certificate in Information Systems Management for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Non-Profits
BIB1002-Survey of the New Testament
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
COM1005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Religious Organizations
MUS2005-Survey of Religious Music
COM2201-Website Programming and Design for Religious Organizations
COM2205-Church Media Resources
COM3101-Graphics and Design for Religious Organizations
COM3202-Database Programming and Design for Religious Organizations

Certificate in Leadership and Administration for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations

COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Non-Profits
SPC1001-Speech for Christian Service
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
COM1005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Religious Organizations
LDR2101-Leadership for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
BUS2102-Administration for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
BUS2103-Accounting for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
BUS2901-Budget and Fiscal Planning for Religious Organizations
COM4601-Church Computer Resources Management
COM4801-Security for Churches and Religious Non-Profits

Diploma in Ministry

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Non-Profits
SCI1001-A Survey of Physics for Christian Scholars
SPC1001-Speech for Christian Service
BIB1002-Survey of the New Testament
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
BIB1005-Biblical Interpretation
BIB2001-Teaching the Bible
HIS2001-History of the Church I
HIS2002-History of the Church II
LDR2101-Leadership for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
BUS2102-Administration for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
MIN2501-Sermon Preparation
MIN2502-Sermon Delivery
REL3005-Introduction to Spiritual Formation
SOC3201-Biblical Counseling
PHI3601-Christian Ethics
MIN4201-Pastoral Ministry

Diploma in Worship Leadership

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Non-Profits
MUS1001-Introduction to Reading Church Music
SCI1001-A Survey of Physics for Christian Scholars
SPC1001-Speech for Christian Service
BIB1002-Survey of the New Testament
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
BIB1005-Biblical Interpretation
COM1005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Religious Organizations
HIS2001-History of the Church I
HIS2002-History of the Church II
MUS2005-Survey of Religious Music
LDR2101-Leadership for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
REL2201-Worship Leadership
BIB2810-Biblical Poetry and Lyrics
PHI3601-Christian Ethics
MUS4001-Conducting Church Music
MUS4801-Church Choral Music

Diploma in Biblical Studies

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Non-Profits
SCI1001-A Survey of Physics for Christian Scholars
SPC1001-Speech for Christian Service
BIB1002-Survey of the New Testament
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
BIB1005-Biblical Interpretation
BIB1801-Genesis
BIB1901-Mark
BIB2001-Teaching the Bible
HIS2001-History of the Church I
HIS2002-History of the Church II
BIB2810-Biblical Poetry and Lyrics
BIB2902-John
BIB2903-Matthew
BIB2904-Luke
BIB3905-Acts
BIB4809-Daniel

Diploma in Information Systems Management for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Non-Profits
MUS1001-Introduction to Reading Church Music
SCI1001-A Survey of Physics for Christian Scholars
SPC1001-Speech for Christian Service
BIB1002-Survey of the New Testament
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
COM1005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Religious Organizations
HIS2001-History of the Church I
HIS2002-History of the Church II
MUS2005-Survey of Religious Music
COM2201-Website Programming and Design for Religious Organizations
COM2205-Church Media Resources
COM3101-Graphics and Design for Religious Organizations
COM3202-Database Programming and Design for Religious Organizations
PHI3601-Christian Ethics
COM4601-Church Computer Resources Management
COM4801-Security for Churches and Religious Non-Profits

Diploma in Leadership and Administration for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Non-Profits
SCI1001-A Survey of Physics for Christian Scholars
SPC1001-Speech for Christian Service
BIB1002-Survey of the New Testament
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
COM1005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Religious Organizations
HIS2001-History of the Church I
HIS2002-History of the Church II
LDR2101-Leadership for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
BUS2102-Administration for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
BUS2103-Accounting for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
COM2205-Church Media Resources
BUS2901-Budget and Fiscal Planning for Religious Organizations
REL3005-Introduction to Spiritual Formation
PHI3601-Christian Ethics
COM4601-Church Computer Resources Management
COM4801-Security for Churches and Religious Non-Profits

Master of Ministry

BIB5101-Introduction to the Old Testament
BIB5102-Introduction to the New Testament
BIB5105-Hermeneutics
REL5201-Spritual Formation
SOC5201-Pastoral Counseling
MIN5601-Pastoral Ministry
PHI5601-Christian Ethics
THE6101-Systematic Theology I
THE6102-Systematic Theology II
LDR6201-Leadership for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
EVA6501-Evangelism and Apologetics
MIN6801-Sermon Preparation and Delivery

Master of Leadership and Administration for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations

COM5001-Church Media and Computer Resources
COM5005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Religious Organizations
BUS5102-Administration for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
SOC5201-Pastoral Counseling
BUS5303-Accounting for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
PHI5601-Christian Ethics
MKT6001-Marketing and Outreach for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
LDR6201-Leadership for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
COM6601-Informations Systems Management for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
COM6801-Issues in Security for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
BUS6901-Budget and Fiscal Planning for Religious Organizations
BUS6990-Administration and Leadership Project

Master of Information Systems Management for Churches and Non-Profit Organizations

COM5001-Church Media and Computer Resources
COM5005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Religious Organizations
COM5201-Graphics and Design for Religious Organizations
COM5205-Church Media Production
BUS5303-Accounting for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
PHI5601-Christian Ethics
COM6101-Website Programming and Design for Religious Organizations
LDR6201-Leadership for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
COM6212-Database Programming and Design for Religious Organizations
COM6601-Informations Systems Management for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
COM6801-Issues in Security for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
COM6990-Information Systems Management Project

Master of Divinity

BIB5001-Issues in Teaching the Bible
BIB5101-Introduction to the Old Testament
BIB5102-Introduction to the New Testament
BUS5102-Administration for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
BIB5105-Hermeneutics
REL5201-Spritual Formation
SOC5201-Pastoral Counseling
MIN5601-Pastoral Ministry
PHI5601-Christian Ethics
BIB5801-Genesis
BIB5901-Mark
BIB5902-Gospel of John
BIB5903-Matthew
BIB5904-Luke
BIB5905-Acts
THE6101-Systematic Theology I
THE6102-Systematic Theology II
THE6103-Systematic Theology III
LDR6201-Leadership for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
EVA6501-Evangelism and Apologetics
MIN6801-Sermon Preparation and Delivery
BIB6809-Daniel
BIB6810-Biblical Poetry and Lyrics
BIB6910-Revelation
MIN6990-Ministry Project and Thesis

Doctor of Ministry

ENG8000-Advanced Research and Writing
BIB8005-Issues in Biblical Interpretation
REL8201-Spiritual Formation and Spritual Warfare
SOC8201-Issues in Biblical Counseling
LDR8400-Contemporary Leadership for Churches and Religious Non-Profits
EVA8501-Contemporary Evangelism and Apologetics
MIN8801-Advance Expository Preaching
MIN8990-Doctor of Ministry Project Design
BUS9102-Advanced Church Admnistration
MIN9204-Critical Issues in Ministry
PHI9601-Contemporary Problems in Church Ethics
MIN9990-Doctor of Ministry Project and Dissertation

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