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Academic Schools of biblical
studies and theology


Degrees and Course Offerings
 at Covenant Bible Seminary.

UNDERGRADUATE  SCHOOL  IN  BIBLICAL  STUDIES


  • ASSOCIATE OF THEOLOGY
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Course Descriptions 

Associate of Theology (A.Th.) Degree Program

The basic structure of this degree program is made up of lower division courses of Biblical education which may be transferred in from an approved church educational program; ministry; Bible study fellowship or institute; college or seminary, in addition to the courses offered by the Seminary, for a total of ninety (90) quarter credit hours required for graduation. A minimum of fifteen (15) quarter credit hours must be taken through the Seminary in addition to any credits transferred in toward this degree program.


An example of subjects that may be taken for the Associate of Theology (A.Th.) Degree Program, by Independent Study, is as follows:

First Year

Fall Quarter

Hrs

101 Pastoral Writing I

3

110 Biblical Inerrancy

3

115 All About the Bible

3

EIS Elective

3

EIS Elective

3

Total hrs

15

Winter Quarter

Hrs

102 Pastoral Writing II

3

117 Gos of Matthew

3

118 Gospel of Mark

3

EIS Elective

3

EIS Elective

3

Total hrs

15

Spring Quarter

Hrs

103 Pastoral Writing III

3

120 Christian Ethics

3

125 Church History

3

EIS Elective

3

EIS Elective

3

Total hrs

15

Second Year

Fall Quarter

Hrs

210 Gospel of Luke

3

215 Greek I

3

217 Gospel of John

3

EIS Elective

3

EIS Elective

3

Total hrs

15

Winter Quarter

Hrs

218 Book of Proverbs

3

220 Greek II

3

225 Book of Genesis

3

EIS Elective

3

EIS Elective

3

Total hrs

15

Spring Quarter

Hrs

230 Greek III

3

233 Book of Acts

3

235 Biblical Essay

3

EIS Elective

3

EIS Elective

3

Total hrs

15

The subjects for the A.Th. Degree Program may be substituted by Resident Study Classes or Elective Independent Study (EIS) subjects from the Curriculum for the M.Div. Degree Program, as presented in this catalog, but will remain on a 100— 200 course level.

GRADUATE  SCHOOL  IN  BIBLICAL  STUDIES  AND  THEOLOGY


  • Practicum Study in Ministry
  • Master of Biblical Studies 
  • Master of Divinity 
  • Master of Theology

Practicum Study in Ministry Program

Theological education should equip a person for real life experience. Therefore, Covenant Bible Seminary offers a practical educational program in ministry, under an approved Biblical ministry for practicum credit to students who have a baccalaureate degree or the equivalency. Upon approval by the Dean, other mature students my be admitted to this Program.

Academic credit for Practicum Study in a Biblical ministry accrue at a rate of four (4) quarter credit hours per 100 hours of practical ministry experience. No more than 1,125 hours, which equal forty-five (45) quarter credit hours, may be applied to the Undergraduate School or the Master of Divinity Degree Program, with the approval of the Academic Dean.

This Practicum Study in Ministry Program includes: chaplaincy, pastoring, parish administration, youth missions, Christian education, elder care, institutional ministries, such as prisons and mental hospitals, plus many more that may be of interest to the student in ministry. In these settings the student's activities are supervised and evaluated by an ordained minister or qualified supervisor. Please contact the Academic Dean for more information concerning this Ministry Program.


An example of subjects that may be taken for the Associate of Theology (A.Th.) Degree Program, by Independent Study, is as follows:

Departments Of Theology And Ministry 

Description of Courses and Subjects

  • Exegetical Theology
  • Historical Theology 
  • Systematic Theology
  • Practical Theology
  • BIBLICAL COUNSELING/CHAPLAINCY
  • PARISH ADMINISTRATION

This department of theology comprises all that relates to the exposition of the Holy Scriptures. It embraces Exegesis and all the branches of knowledge auxiliary to it. The purpose of Exegetical Theology is to study and interpret a word or a passage of the Holy Scriptures.


E-610 BIBLICAL HERMENEUTICS (3)

This subject is an evaluation of the history and methods of the science of Biblical interpretation. 

E-611 SELECTED PSALMS I. (3) 

E-621 SELECTED PSALMS II. (3)

These subjects are composed of a general introduction to the Psalms and the exposition of selected Psalms. 

E-620 NEW TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION I. (3) 

E-630 NEW TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION II. (3)

These subjects survey the content of the New Testament with a brief analysis of each book and a careful study of selected texts. A study of an individual book of the N.T. may be offered by Independent Study or Resident Study, subject to the approval of the Dean. 

E-631 OLD TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION I. (3) 

E-710 OLD TESTAMENT INTRODUCTION II. (3)

These subjects survey the content of the Old Testament with a brief analysis of each book and careful study of selected texts. A study of an individual book of the O.T. may be offered by Independent Study or Resident Study, subject to the approval of the Dean. 

E-711 GENESIS (3)

An in-depth study is presented with special reference to the first eleven chapters and the Messianic content of the entire book. 

E-712 MATTHEW (3)

An in-depth study is presented with emphasis on structure, background, Judaism, use of the Old Testament and the synoptic parallels. 

E-720 LUKE (3)

An in-depth study is presented with special reference to the orderly narrative of the life of Christ as seen by eyewitnesses, the parables of Jesus and the universality of the Gospel message.


E-721 JEREMIAH (3)

A general introduction to the book is given, including the study of political, moral and religious trends of the time of Jeremiah. Attention is given to his personal character, his rebukes and warnings against sin, and his Messianic hope. 

E-730 GALATIANS (3)

An in-depth study is presented with emphasis on the timeless doctrine of justification by grace through faith, the warning against Judaizers and their present-day counterparts, and the vindications of Paul's apostleship. 

E-731 PASTORAL EPISTLES (3)

The books of 1 & 2 Thessalonians, 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon are studied for their guidance and help to the pastoral ministry. 

E-732 ISAIAH (3)

This subject is a general introduction to the book, including the historical background. Attention is given to prophecies and their fulfillment, and the spiritual richness of the book. 

E-810 THE GOSPEL OF JOHN (3)

This subject is devoted to the study of the purpose and special characteristics of the fourth Gospel, its authenticity and unique value. 

E-820 ROMANS (3)

An in-depth study is presented, with emphasis on the practical applications of justification by faith, and sanctification through the work of the Holy Spirit. 

E502791-821 MINOR PROPHETS (3)

This is a general introduction and brief analysis of the books, giving careful consideration to selected passages. 

E-830 HEBREWS (3)

The unique character of the Epistle to the Hebrews is studied, with emphasis on its Christology and ethics.

POST-GRADUATE SCHOOL IN BIBLICAL STUDIES AND THEOLOGy

The Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) Degree Program


  • Admission Requirements
  • Academic Course Work 
  • Dissertation Requirements
  • Oral Examination
  • Objectives and Time Limits
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Academic Courses and Subjects

Admission Requirements:

a. The applicant must be a graduate of an approved college or university with a baccalaureate degree or equivalent and must also be a graduate of an approved seminary with a minimum of 135 quarter credits in Biblical studies, with a Master of Divinity Degree or equivalent.

b. Since the Doctor of Ministry Degree Program is a professional course of post- graduate study in ministry, the prospective D.Min. student is required to have a minimum of three (3) years of experience in a Biblical Christian ministry, such as: pastoral, chaplaincy, administration or counseling, before entering the D.Min. Program.

c. Transcripts of all previous academic work in higher education must be submitted to the Dean of the Seminary.

d. The applicant shall submit a written statement giving reasons for seeking to participate in the Doctor of Ministry Degree Program, stating anticipated goals, and in general, outlining plans for reaching intended objectives.

e. Three (3) letters of recommendation are required from other ministers. The applicant will be interviewed by a representative of the Seminary (telephone communication will suffice, if necessary).


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