DIPLOMA PROGRAMS

The STS diploma program is intended to provide a basic biblical and theological foundation to students who either have limited or no undergraduate college credit, or who do not feel called to pursue a formal graduate degree. Those who go through the program will be more thoroughly equipped to build up believers and bring the gospel to the global community. The three diploma options offered are: the Diploma of Christian Ministry (DCM), the Diploma of Biblical Counseling (DBC), and the Diploma of Theological Studies (DTS).

39

Avg. Credit Hours

3

Diploma Options

3

Geographic Locations

1

Avg. Years to Complete

Diploma Curricula

View the required courses for each respective diploma option

Theological Studies

RS 500Research and Writing1
BE 501Old Testament Studies I: Pentateuch and Former Prophets3
BE 502Old Testament Studies II: Latter Prophets and Writings3
BE 504Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics3
BE 511New Testament Studies I: Matthew to Acts3
BE 512New Testament Studies II: Romans to Revelation3
BE 513*History and Geography of Israel3
BE 613Life of Christ3
TH 501Systematic Theology I3
TH 502Systematic Theology II3
TH 503Systematic Theology III3
TH 601Systematic Theology IV3
HT 501**Historical Theology I: Pentecost to the Reformation2
HT 502**Historical Theology II: Post-Reformation to the Modern Church2
PT 581/582**Ministry Preparation for Men/Women2
Elec.**Elective2
Total DTS Credits42

*If a student decides not to take advantage of the study trip to Israel, electives may be taken in place of this course. However, since electives are two credit courses, the student will need to choose two electives, increasing the total number of credits to 43.

**In the cohort programs (The WEST Institute/Shepherds Institute), students will complete HT 500 Survey of Historical Theology (3 credits) and PT 502 Hermeneutics to Exposition (3 credits) in place of HT 501, HT 502, and the open elective. In addition, PT 583/584 Foundations of Ministry I/II will replace PT 581/582.

BIBLE0%

HISTORY + THEOLOGY0%

OTHER REQUIRED COURSES0%

Christian Ministry

RS 500Research and Writing1
BE 501Old Testament Studies I: Pentateuch and Former Prophets3
BE 502Old Testament Studies II: Latter Prophets and Writings3
BE 504Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics3
BE 511New Testament Studies I: Matthew to Acts3
BE 512New Testament Studies II: Romans to Revelation3
TH 501Systematic Theology I3
TH 502Systematic Theology II3
TH 503Systematic Theology III3
TH 601Systematic Theology IV3
BE 619Exposition of 1 Timothy and Titus2
PT 607Communication Skills for Ministry2
PT 503Theology of Evangelism and Discipleship2
PT 581/582Ministry Preparation for Men/Women2
Total DCM Credits36

BIBLE0%

THEOLOGY0%

PRACTICAL THEOLOGY0%

Biblical Counseling

RS 500Research and Writing1
BE 501Old Testament Studies I: Pentateuch and Former Prophets3
BE 502Old Testament Studies II: Latter Prophets and Writings3
BE 504Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics3
BE 511New Testament Studies I: Matthew to Acts3
BE 512New Testament Studies II: Romans to Revelation3
TH 501Systematic Theology I3
TH 502Systematic Theology II3
TH 503Systematic Theology III3
TH 601Systematic Theology IV3
BC 501Foundations of Biblical Counseling2
BC 502Foundations of Biblical Marriage2
BC 515Counseling Skills and Methodologies2
BC 506Biblical Soul Care2
Total DBC Credits36

BIBLE0%

THEOLOGY0%

BIBLICAL COUNSELING0%

For more information on our Diploma Programs, please see our Academic Catalog!