Academics & Degrees

The Diploma program is designed to provide an introduction in the fields of biblical studies and theology. It is foundational and provides insight for both laity and those who wish to become involved in active ministry. Thirty credits are required with a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0. The Thirty credits must be taken from CBCS.

The Associate credit program is designed to provide further introduction in the fields of biblical studies and theology. It is foundational and provides insight for both laity and those who wish to become involved in active ministry. Sixty credits are required with a 2.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a scale of 4.0. Thirty credits must be taken from a TACI college (CBCS) and approved by CBCS.

The Advanced Associate credit program is designed to provide the beginning enrichment in the areas of biblical truths and effective ministry. Both the laity and those pursuing active ministries will benefit from this program. A total of ninety credits (this includes 60 from the Associate program) are required with a 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0. Thirty credits must be taken from a TACI college (CBCS) and approved by CBCS.

The Bachelor credit program is designed to provide enrichment in the areas of biblical truths and effective ministry. Both the laity and those pursuing active ministries will benefit from this program. A total of 120 credits (this includes 60 from the Associate program) are required with a 2.5 GPA on a scale of 4.0. Thirty credits must be taken from a TACI college (CBCS) and approved by CBCS.

The Master credit program is designed for those pursuing full-time ministry. This program requires independent research and study. Entrance into the Master’s credit program requires the candidates to have a 3.0 GPA, on a scale of 4.0 on their undergraduate transcripts. To receive a Master Degree, a total of 156 credits (which includes 120 credits from the Baccalaureate program) are required with a 3.0 GPA, on a scale of 4.0. The 36 credits (above the 120 Bachelor credits) can be accomplished in one of two ways:

1) By taking nine courses (27 credits), plus Ministry Practicum (3 credits) and a Master’s Thesis (6 credits).

2) By taking eleven courses (33 credits), plus Ministry Practicum (3 credits).

The Doctorate credit program requires in-depth research into various areas of theology and ministry. This program necessitates independent study and writing. Admission to the Doctorate credit program requires a Master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA, on a scale of 4.0 on graduate and undergraduate transcripts. “CBCS offers two Doctoral degree credit programs:

1) Doctor of Ministry requires 186 total credits which also includes a 150-page Doctoral Dissertation.

2) Doctor of Philosophy requires 201 total credits which also includes a 150-page Doctoral Dissertation.

CHRISTIAN DEGREE CREDITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR:

Covenant Bible College and Seminary offers a diploma of theology program to students who have completed one full year of CBCS Courses. General Diploma in Biblical Studies (nine months of coursework as well as ministry practicum.)

Associate in Biblical Studies, Practical Ministry, Theology, etc.

The Advanced program is a 3rd year degree. Advanced Diploma in Biblical Counseling, Biblical Studies, Practical Ministry, Theology, etc.

The Bachelor program is designed to provide enrichment in the areas of biblical truths and effective ministry. At least 60 credits above the Associates level is required. A student may obtain one of the following degrees at the Bachelor Level:

• Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
• Bachelor of Arts in Theology
• Bachelor of Arts in Ministry
• Bachelor of Arts in Counseling

At least 36 credits above the Bachelor Level is required. A student may obtain a degree in one of the following:

• Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
• Master of Arts in Theology
• Master of Arts in Ministry
• Master of Arts in Counseling
POST GRADUATE LEVEL

CBCS offers two levels of post-graduate degrees:
• Doctor of Ministry requires 186 total credits which also includes a 150-page Doctoral Dissertation.
• Doctor of Philosophy requires 201 total credits which also includes a 150-page Doctoral Dissertation.

The Doctorate credit program requires in-depth research into various areas of theology and ministry. This program necessitates independent study and writing. Admission to the Doctorate credit program requires a Master’s degree with a 3.0 GPA, on a scale of 4.0 on graduate and undergraduate transcripts. “CBCS offers two Doctoral degree credit programs:

1) Doctor of Ministry requires 186 total credits which also includes a 150-page Doctoral Dissertation.

2) Doctor of Philosophy requires 201 total credits which also includes a 150-page Doctoral Dissertation.