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Diploma of Christian Studies (DCS)

Diploma Outcomes

Graduates with the Diploma of Christian Studies will be trained to:

  1. Mature in their Christian faith while learning to engage the world.
  2. Gain understanding in biblical and theological issues.
  3. Grow in multiple areas of Christian studies and ministry skills.
  4. Become more well-rounded as they expand their knowledge in general education studies.


  • Part-time
  • Full-time

Program Description

The Diploma of Christian Studies (DCS) is designed for students who may not need a four-year baccalaureate degree to meet their educational objectives. The DCS will provide students with a solid grounding in their Christian faith preparing them to continue their studies at a university or technical college for those who seek additional training.

Requirements and Completion

  1. The prerequisite for this diploma is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  2. A total of 60 credit hours is required for the completion of the diploma.

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Diploma of Christian Studies (DCS)
Biblical & Theological Studies
1B1311Old Testament Survey3
1B2311New Testament Survey3
OT or NT Bible Book Study3
1T1311Christian Theology3
1B3301God with Us: The Story of the Bible3
Christian Studies
1T1312Christian World View3
1P2341Christian Service I3
Choose 5 courses from the following:
1P3322Principles of Leadership3
1P3331Spiritual Development3
1P3301Growing in Christlikeness3
1E2322Teaching Christ-followers3
1E1342Living & Sharing the Gospel3
1E1341Missions & Church Planting3
1T4311World Religions3
1P2151Experiencing God Life Group I 3
1P2152Experiencing God Life Group II3
General Studies
1L3311English Composition 1013
1L3313English Composition 1023
1L4311Classics of Christian Literature3
1V1311Public Speaking3
1V4301Health & Wellness3
1H3311Western Civilization 101
1H3312Western Civilization 1023
Free Electives9
Total credit hours for Diploma of Christian Studies60

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