Bachelor of Divinity Degree Requirements: 

Minimum of 124 credit hours and 2.0 GPA or higher

Designed for those who desire to progress further in relationship with God, gain advanced knowledge of the Bible and theology, and serve God in preaching, discipling, and other kinds of ministry. CLI’s Bachelor of Divinity combines elements of Bible college and seminary training. It equips you for ministry, and it also positions you for further study, if desired, in seminary or graduate school. The Bachelor of Divinity provides a double major: a Bible/Theology major and a Ministry major.



·       Employ sound principles of interpretation and apply Scripture to contemporary contexts

·       Defend the biblical worldview and critique other worldviews

·       Biblically assess various doctrinal claims and ministry methodologies

·       Recall past missions and revivals, and develop a personal mission plan

·       Demonstrate competence in making disciples, preaching, pastoral care, and leadership

·       Develop skills to gather information, think critically, and communicate clearly

Required Courses

*These courses are included in the Associate of Divinity degree.


Bible/Theology Studies (47 credits)

*THE 101 Christian Basics (3 credits)

*BIB 111 Old Testament Survey (3 credits)

*BIB 112 New Testament Survey (3 credits)

*THE 210 Theology I (4 credits)

THE 310 Theology II (4 credits)

BIB 311 Biblical Interpretation I: Old Testament (4 credits)

BIB 312 Biblical Interpretation II: New Testament (4 credits)

THE 320 Christian Apologetics (3 credits)

BIB 420 Hermeneutics and Exegesis (3 credits)

THE 420 Missions and Revivals (4 credits)

BIB 456 Romans (3 credits)

At least three electives in Bible/Theology (9 credits)


Ministry Studies (37 credits)

*MIN 010 Christian Leaders: Getting Started (0 credits)

*MIN 015 Christian Leaders College Admissions (0 credits)

*MIN 100 Christian Leaders Connection (3 credits)

*MIN 101 Ministry Foundations [2020] (3 credits)

*MIN 151 People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)

*MIN 210 Pastoral Care (3 credits)

*MIN 220 Church and Ministry (3 credits)

MIN 310 Evangelism: Presenting Grace (3 credits)

MIN 320 Leadership (3 credits) OR  BUS 321 Management by the Book (3 credits)

MIN 420 Sermon Construction and Presentation (4 credits)

MIN 425 Preaching, Preparation, & Presentation (3 Credits)

At least three electives in Ministry (9 credits)


General Studies (38 credits)

*COM 101 Introduction to Communication (3 credits)

*ENG 121 College Writing (3 credits)

*ENG 122 College Writing Lab (1 credit)

*INT 210 Total Fitness (3 credits)

*PHI 230 Ethics (3 credits)

*HIS 240 History of World Christianity (4 credits) [formerly called Church History]

PHI 330 Sexual Ethics (3 credits)


*Natural Science/Mathematics (choose one course; 3 credits)

MAT 121 College Algebra (3 credits)

MAT 151 Finite Mathematics (3 credits) [being revised; formerly Ministry Mathematics]

SCI 201 Astronomy (3 credits)

SCI 210 Introduction to Biology (3 credits)

*Social/Behavioral Sciences (choose one course; 3 credits)

ECN 201 Introduction to Economics (3 credits)

SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

*Philosophy (choose one course; 3 credits)

PHI 201 Logic and Critical Thinking (3 credits)

PHI 211 Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)

At least three electives in General Studies (9 credits)

Note: Pre-seminary students should take Greek I, II, and III as your General Studies electives.

GRE 201 Greek I  (4 credits)

GRE 202 Greek II (4 credits)

GRE 301 Greek III (4 credits)



*ADV 290 Capstone course for Associate of Divinity degree (1 credit)

BDV 490 Capstone course for Bachelor of Divinity Degree (1 credit)

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