Diploma in Biblical Studies

Minimum of 72 credits // Cumulative GPA of 2.0
Minimum of 25% (18 credits) directly through CCBC (balance may be transferred from other institutions).

Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Exhibit knowledge of the Bible, theology, and the essence of the gospel by interpreting, applying, and communicating Scripture in ways that strengthen relationship with God (CLOs 1 and 2).
  2. Apply biblical insight and Christ-like values to various aspects of Christian practice, work, human relationships, and ministry as a foundation for life (CLOs 2 and 3).

Bible Core Classes: Eight courses are required, one from each section of Scripture (20-24 credits. These are representative courses which serve to introduce their respective section of Scripture.)


  • Genesis or Pentateuch (3 credits)
  • One book from OT History (from Joshua—Esther) (2 or 3 credits)
  • One book from OT Poetry & Wisdom (or Ecclesiastes & Song of Songs) (2 or 3 credits)
  • One book from OT Prophets (from Isaiah—Daniel, or Minor Prophets) (2 or 3 credits)
  • One of the Four Gospels (2 or 3 credits)
  • Acts (3 credits)
  • Romans (3 credits)
  • Revelation (3 credits)

Required Courses

Foundations Core Classes: Three specific courses are required (2 or 3 credits each)


  • Bible Study Methods (or Inductive Bible Study)
  • Missions
  • Theology (or Major Bible Doctrines)



Additional Foundations Classes: Two courses of the students’ choice are required (2 or 3 credits each)


  • Prayer
  • Christian Living (or Discipleship or Christian Formation)
  • Apologetics (or Worldviews)
  • History of Redemption (or Storyline of the Bible)
  • Church History
  • Bible Study Methods 2 (or Hermeneutics)
  • Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ
  • Evangelism
  • Disciple-Making


Bible Surveys (online courses, partly comprised of “Through the Bible” w/ Chuck Smith): Four courses are required, covering the whole Bible (12 credits)


  • OT Survey 1 (3 credits)
  • OT Survey 2 (3 credits)
  • NT Survey 1 (3 credits)
  • NT Survey 2 (3 credits)



Practical Christian Ministry: Four courses are required (typically 2 credits each, 8 credits total)


  • CM199 Practical Ministry/Servanthood 1
  • CM199 Practical Ministry/Servanthood 2
  • CM199 Practical Ministry/Servanthood 3
  • CM199 Practical Ministry/Servanthood

Undefined Electives: 18-24 credits


Evangelistic Outreach: One required (Pass/Fail, not for credit)