Diploma in Biblical Studies (DBS) – 61 Credit Hours
The Diploma in Biblical Studies is a 61-credit course of instruction that focuses on the exposition of each book of the Bible, an overview of systematic theology, and selected ministry skills. The diploma is primarily designed for those who live in locations where the completion of General Education Credits is difficult for various reasons such as cost or accessibility, but would still like to be trained for practical ministry. Therefore, to receive this diploma, students are not required to complete General Education courses.
The DBS is designed for students who do not intend to continue on to a degree program. Students planning to work toward a degree should pursue the Associate or Bachelor programs as listed in this Catalog. Students who complete the DBS and then later decide to continue on to an undergraduate degree may do so by transferring in the required General Education credits and open electives. Ministry electives may also be completed at Grace. DBS credits completed will transfer into the undergraduate degree programs.
DBS Program Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the DBS Program, the student will be able to:
- Express a general knowledge of the books of the Bible, including key individuals, major events, and historical settings.
- Articulate a synthesis of every major category of systematic theology.
- Understand and articulate the grace principles of progressive sanctification in life and ministry.
|Summary of Disciplines Within Each Graduate Program|
|Discipline||Biblical Studies Certificate (BSC)||Diploma in Biblical Studies (DBS)||AA in Biblical Studies (AABS)||BA in Biblical Studies (BABS)|
To see a complete breakdown of specific courses needed for the DBS program, please click here.