The Diploma in Biblical Studies (DBS) program requires 72 credits and is typically completed in 2-years. This program is designed to help students know God more deeply and be equipped to serve Him by means of a thorough, well-rounded, and prayerful study of His Word-the Bible. This is intended to provide students with a knowledge of God’s general will for their lives and a foundation for all aspects of their future, including their family life, vocation, ministry, employment, and future education.
Graduating students from this program will demonstrate their learning through summaries covering every passage of Scripture, comprehensive exams and papers on various topics of Christian Theology, and personal, evaluated involvement in service to others including at least one Evangelistic Outreach.
Required courses are composed primarily of eight Bible Core Classes (each representing a section of the Bible), foundational courses in Theology, Bible Survey, verse-by-verse studies of Bible books, and Practical Christian Ministry.
This program is composed of the same core requirements as the Associate of Biblical Studies with no required general studies courses. This allows students to take more Bible, theology, and ministry courses.
Program Learning Outcomes (pLOs)
Diploma in Biblical Studies (DBS) Outcomes:
1. Exhibit knowledge of the Bible, theology, and the essence of the gospel by interpreting, applying, and communicating Scripture in ways that strengthen relationship with God. (ILOs 1 and 2).
2. Apply biblical insight and Christ-like values to various aspects of Christian practice, work, human relationships, and ministry as a foundation for life (ILOs 2 and 3).
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