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Certificate/Diploma Requirements and Prerequisites

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Certificate in Ministry
Certificate in Biblical Studies
Certificate in Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits
Certificate in Leadership and Administration for Churches and Nonprofits
2 and 4 year Diploma in Ministry
2 and 4 year Diploma in Biblical Studies
2 and 4 year Diploma in Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits
2 and 4 year Diploma in Leadership and Administration for Churches and Nonprofits
Master of Ministry
Master of Biblical Studies
Master of Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits
Master of Leadership and Administration for Churches and Nonprofits
Master of Divinity
Doctor of Ministry
Doctor of Leadership and Administration for Churches and Nonprofits


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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
LDR2001-Leadership for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS2102-Administration for Churches and Nonprofits
MIN2501-Sermon Preparation
MIN2502-Sermon Delivery
SOC3201-Biblical Counseling
PHI3601-Christian Ethics
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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
COM1005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Churches and Nonprofits
BIB1801-Genesis
BIB1901-Mark
BIB2001-Teaching the Bible
BIB2810-Biblical Poetry and Lyrics
BIB2902-John
BIB2903-Matthew
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Certificate in Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits

COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches and Nonprofits
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Nonprofits
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
COM1005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Churches and Nonprofits
COM2012-Database Programming and Design for Churches and Nonprofits
COM3101-Graphics and Design for Churches and Nonprofits
COM3205-Advanced Programming for Churches and Nonprofits
COM4101-Website Programming and Design I for Churches and Nonprofits
COM4101-Website Programming and Design I for Churches and Nonprofits
COM4102-Website Programming and Design II for Churches and Nonprofits
COM4601-Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits
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Certificate in Leadership and Administration for Churches and Nonprofits

BUS1001-Management for Churches and Nonprofits
COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches and Nonprofits
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Nonprofits
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
COM1005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Churches and Nonprofits
LDR2001-Leadership for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS2003-Bookkeeping and Accounting for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS2102-Administration for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS2901-Budget and Fiscal Planning for Churches and Nonprofits
COM4601-Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits
COM4801-Security for Churches and Nonprofits
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2 and 4 year Diploma in Ministry

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches and Nonprofits
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Nonprofits
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
LDR2001-Leadership for Churches and Nonprofits
HIS2002-History of the Church II
BUS2102-Administration for Churches and Nonprofits
MIN2501-Sermon Preparation
MIN2502-Sermon Delivery
REL3005-Introduction to Spiritual Formation
SOC3201-Biblical Counseling
PHI3601-Christian Ethics
MIN4201-Pastoral Ministry
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2 and 4 year Diploma in Biblical Studies

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches and Nonprofits
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Nonprofits
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 Churches and Nonprofits
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
BIB3905-Acts
BIB4809-Daniel
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2 and 4 year Diploma in Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches and Nonprofits
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Nonprofits
SPC1001-Speech for Christian Service
BIB1002-Survey of the New Testament
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
COM1005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Churches and Nonprofits
HIS2001-History of the Church I
HIS2002-History of the Church II
MUS2005-Survey of Religious Music
COM2012-Database Programming and Design for Churches and Nonprofits
COM2205-Church Media and Computer Resources
COM3101-Graphics and Design for Churches and Nonprofits
COM3205-Advanced Programming for Churches and Nonprofits
PHI3601-Christian Ethics
COM4101-Website Programming and Design I for Churches and Nonprofits
COM4101-Website Programming and Design I for Churches and Nonprofits
COM4601-Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits
COM4801-Security for Churches and Nonprofits
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2 and 4 year Diploma in Leadership and Administration for Churches and Nonprofits

BIB1001-Survey of the Old Testament
BUS1001-Management for Churches and Nonprofits
COM1001-Computer Applications for Churches and Nonprofits
ENG1001-Written Communications for Christian Scholars I
MAT1001-Mathematics for Churches and Nonprofits
SPC1001-Speech for Christian Service
BIB1002-Survey of the New Testament
ENG1002-Written Communications for Christian Scholars II
COM1005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Churches and Nonprofits
HIS2001-History of the Church I
LDR2001-Leadership for Churches and Nonprofits
HIS2002-History of the Church II
BUS2003-Bookkeeping and Accounting for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS2102-Administration for Churches and Nonprofits
COM2205-Church Media and Computer Resources
BUS2901-Budget and Fiscal Planning for Churches and Nonprofits
REL3005-Introduction to Spiritual Formation
PHI3601-Christian Ethics
COM4601-Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits
COM4801-Security for Churches and Nonprofits
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Master of Ministry

BIB5001-Introduction to the Old Testament
BIB5002-Introduction to the New Testament
BIB5005-Hermeneutics
SOC5201-Pastoral Counseling
MIN5601-Pastoral Ministry
LDR6001-Leadership for Churches and Nonprofits
THE6101-Systematic Theology I
THE6102-Systematic Theology II
REL6201-Spiritual Formation
EVA6501-Evangelism and Apologetics
PHI6601-Christian Ethics
MIN6801-Sermon Preparation and Delivery
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Master of Biblical Studies

BIB5001-Introduction to the Old Testament
BIB5002-Introduction to the New Testament
BIB5005-Hermeneutics
COM5005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Churches and Nonprofits
BIB5801-Genesis
BIB5901-Mark
BIB5905-Acts
BIB6001-Issues in Teaching the Bible
REL6201-Spiritual Formation
BIB6809-Daniel
BIB6910-Revelation
BIB6990-Biblical Studies Project
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Master of Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits

BUS5001-Management for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS5003-Accounting for Churches and Nonprofits
COM5005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Churches and Nonprofits
COM5012-Database Programming and Design for Churches and Nonprofits
COM5201-Programming and Logic for Churches and Nonprofits
COM5205-Advanced Programming for Churches and Nonprofits
LDR6001-Leadership for Churches and Nonprofits
COM6101-Website Programming and Design I for Churches and Nonprofits
COM6102-Website Programming and Design II for Churches and Nonprofits
COM6601-Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits
COM6801-Issues in Security for Churches and Nonprofits
COM6990-Information Systems Management Project for Churches and Nonprofits
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Master of Leadership and Administration for Churches and Nonprofits

BUS5001-Management for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS5003-Accounting for Churches and Nonprofits
COM5005-Visual Presentation Preparation for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS5102-Administration for Churches and Nonprofits
SOC5201-Pastoral Counseling
LDR6001-Leadership for Churches and Nonprofits
MKT6001-Marketing and Outreach for Churches and Nonprofits
COM6601-Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits
PHI6601-Christian Ethics
COM6801-Issues in Security for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS6901-Budget and Fiscal Planning for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS6990-Administration and Leadership Project for Churches and Nonprofits
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Master of Divinity

BIB5001-Introduction to the Old Testament
BIB5002-Introduction to the New Testament
BIB5005-Hermeneutics
BUS5102-Administration for Churches and Nonprofits
SOC5201-Pastoral Counseling
MIN5601-Pastoral Ministry
BIB5801-Genesis
BIB5901-Mark
BIB5902-Gospel of John
BIB5903-Matthew
BIB5904-Luke
BIB5905-Acts
LDR6001-Leadership for Churches and Nonprofits
THE6101-Systematic Theology I
THE6102-Systematic Theology II
THE6103-Systematic Theology III
REL6201-Spiritual Formation
EVA6501-Evangelism and Apologetics
PHI6601-Christian Ethics
MIN6801-Sermon Preparation and Delivery
BIB6809-Daniel
BIB6810-Biblical Poetry and Lyrics
BIB6910-Revelation
MIN6990-Ministry Project and Thesis
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Doctor of Ministry

LDR7001-Issues in Contemporary Leadership for Churches and Nonprofits
MKT7001-Marketing and Outreach for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS7102-Issues in Church Administration
REL7201-Spiritual Formation and Spiritual Warfare
PHI7601-Contemporary Problems in Church Ethics
BIB8005-Issues in Biblical Interpretation
SOC8201-Pastoral and Biblical Counseling
MIN8204-Contemporary Issues in Ministry
EVA8501-Contemporary Evangelism and Apologetics
MIN8801-Advance Expository Preaching
MIN8880-Advanced Research and Ministry Project Development
MIN8990-Doctor of Ministry Project and Dissertation
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Doctor of Leadership and Administration for Churches and Nonprofits

BUS7001-Issues in Management for Churches and Nonprofits
LDR7001-Issues in Contemporary Leadership for Churches and Nonprofits
MKT7001-Marketing and Outreach for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS7003-Accounting for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS7102-Issues in Church Administration
PHI7601-Contemporary Problems in Church Ethics
SOC8201-Pastoral and Biblical Counseling
BUS8501-Budget and Fiscal Planning for Churches and Nonprofits
COM8601-Information Systems Management for Churches and Nonprofits
COM8801-Issues in Security for Churches and Nonprofits
BUS8880-Advanced Research and Leadership and Administration Project Development
BUS8990-Doctor of Leadership and Administration for Churches and Nonprofits Dissertation
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Certificate/Diploma Requirements and Prerequisites

Click on each course for course descriptions and prerequisites.
• 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 include 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.

• Master's degrees require 36 semester hours of graduate work as specified in the listing below, except the 90 semester hours required for the Master of Divinity. All of our master's degrees require a four-year degree of at least 120 semester hours on any major, with a 3.0 (B) grade point average for all previous college work, or a 2.5 (C+) grade point average with probation and to earn a 3.0 in all future work. All required the completion of a project thesis.

• Doctoral degrees require 36 hours of doctorate level work as specified in the listing below. Prerequisite for the Doctor of Ministry is a Master of Divinity that required a project or thesis and at least 90 semester hours of work at a 3.0 level or above. Prerequisite for the Doctor of Leadership and Administration for Churches and Nonprofits is a Master's degree of 30 semester hours or more that required a thesis or project and is related to religion, leadership, management, business or information systems management (alternative degrees may be accepted for admissions by the Dean on a case by case basis depending on related course content).
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