BIB 104 Introduction to Old Testament

This course is a basic overview of the Old Testament. Special attention will be paid to the geographical and historical contexts in which the Jewish scriptures arose, their social settings, political biases, and theological message. The aim is to acquaint the student with the content, message, and personal application of each book, and to study the unity of the books in the progress of revelation and redemption. (3 Credit Hours) 

BIB 118 Introduction to New Testament

This course is a basic overview of the New Testament. Special attention will be paid to the geography, history, and content of the books of the New Testament. Application of the New Testament’s teachings to our individual and corporate lives as believers is maintained throughout. (3 Credit Hours)

 BIB 218 Gospels/Life of Christ

This course is a parallel study of the “Synoptic Gospels” and the Book of John. It includes: a survey of the historical and religious developments of the inter-testamental period; the distinctive characteristics of each Gospel; tracing the depiction of the birth, life, teaching, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ through a harmony of the Gospels. The purpose is to enhance understanding and appreciation of the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ as presented in the Gospels in order to love, worship, serve, glorify and proclaim Christ more effectively. (3 Credit Hours) Prerequisite: BIB 118 New Testament Introduction

BIB 225 Introduction to principles of Bible Interpretation

This course gives an introduction to the hermeneutical principles basic to interpreting Scripture. The student will become acquainted with the history of interpretation and a defense of the literal-historical-grammatical approach. Hermeneutical strategies will be used to interpret various literary genres, analyze structural relationships, perform word studies, and develop principles for accurate practical application. (3 Credit Hours)

BIB 245 The Pentateuch and Historical Books

This course explores and analyzes the five books of Moses and the historical books of the Old Testament in light of theological, historic, cultural, political and geographic backgrounds. Their theological and practical message in relation to the unfolding divine plan of redemption is examined. Critical questions regarding inspiration, canonization, interpretation and authorship will also be introduced. (3 Credit Hours)Prerequisite: BIB 104 Introduction to Old Testament

BIB 320 The Book of Romans

This course provides a detailed study of the book of Romans with special emphasis on the background and the theological issues of the book such as justification, sanctification and perseverance. Students will be encouraged to apply principles of this book to their Christian lives (3 Credit Hours)

BIB 385 The Prophets and Wisdom Literature

Students will survey the books of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon and Lamentations. The nature and styles of Hebrew poetry in the poetic books will introduce Hebrew parallelism, which is used extensively in the prophetic books. The second part of the course will be an introduction and overview of the prophetic books with special consideration given to the historic occasions, them, structure and general content of each book. Special hermeneutical issues are introduced with a focus on how these books apply today. (3 Credit Hours) Prerequisite: BIB 245 The Pentateuch and Historical Books

BIB 390 Acts of the Apostles and Pauline Epistles

This course offer a detailed examination of the book of Acts and Pauline letters focusing on the historical background of each letter and the general content of each. The books are studied chronologically using the book of Acts as the framework. Special attention is given to Paul’s Apostolic mission, his role as the primary theologian of New Testament Christianity, and his views of such doctrines as grace, justification by faith, sanctification, baptism in the spirit, and spiritual gifts. (3 Credit Hours) Prerequisite: BIB 218 Gospels/Life of Christ 

BIB 430 General Epistles & Apocalypse (Revelation)

A study of general epistles and Revelation, focusing on their background, content, dates of composition and audience. Particular attention will be paid to the application of specific truths within each book. (3 Credit Hours)Prerequisites: BIB 390 Acts of the Apostles and Pauline Epistles, and BIB 218 Gospels/Life of Christ


THE 110 Bible­-Apostolic Doctrine

This course surveys the doctrinal truths of Scripture, focusing on the basic doctrine necessary for a Christian world view: nature of theology, revelation, Scripture, the triune God, creation, providence, humanity, sin, the person and work of Christ, the person and work of the Holy Spirit, salvation, the church, the church and Israel, the last thing. (3 Credit Hours)

THE 275 Theology of the Holy Spirit

This course examines the person and work of the Holy Spirit. It specifically emphasizes the Spirit’s role in the lives of individuals in the Old Testament as well as in the Church at large. This is a course for all serious Christian workers today. (3 Credit Hours)

THE 420 Biblical Ethics

This course gives a review of God’s revelation of proper conduct and behavior in personal and social relationships, of God’s plan and provision for reaching that ideal, and man’s responsibility in appropriating God’s provision. Contemporary issues relating to ethical problems and Christian living will be discussed (3 Credit Hours).

THE 450 Systematic Theology

This course examines in-depth the theological truths in a systematic way. Focus is on Prolegomena, Theology Proper, Anthropology, Hamartiology, Christology, Soteriology, Pneumatology, Ecclesiology, and Eschatology. The study also includes the development and importance of theological systems, as means of discovering and interpreting the major themes of the Scripture. These systems include Calvinism, Arminianism, Covenant Theology, Dispensationalism, Historical Theology, Radical Theology, and Liberation Theology. Emphasis will be given to the student’s own system of theology and interpretation, as well. (3 Credit Hours) Prerequisite: THE 110 Bible/Apostolic Doctrine.

Biblical Languages

GRE 300 Introduction to Greek New Testament I

This course gives a thorough study of the fundamental elements of New Testament Greek grammar, culminating in the reading of selected portions from the Greek New Testament. Students will commit to memory the various paradigms of Greek verbs, nouns, adjectives, etc. (3 Credit Hours)

GRE 301 Introduction to Greek New Testament II

This is the second half of a thorough study of the fundamental elements of New Testament Greek grammar, culminating in the reading of selected portions from the Greek New Testament. (3 Credit Hours) Prerequisite: GRE 300 Introduction to Greek New Testament I



Church History

 CHS 301 Church and Pentecostal History

This is a study of Pentecostal history, beginning with the birth of the Church and bridging between gaps that led to the Pentecostal Movement, beginning in 1901 in the United States. The course also surveys the history of the Christian Church from New Testament times, to the modern era, divided into four periods: Early church history from the First Advent of Christ to the collapse of the Roman Empire (5 B.C. to A. D. 590); Medieval Church history from the rise of Roman Catholic Church to the beginning of the Reformation (A.D. 590-1517); Reformation Church history from the Protestant Reformation to the Roman Catholic Counter-Reformation (1517-1648); and modern Church history.

 (3 Credit Hours)

Fine Arts

MUS 200 Music Appreciation

Music is looked at from the Biblical perspective and compared to composers, writers, forms and lyrics of the modern age. Students will listen to and compare modern forms of music to include “Spirituals”, “Gospel”, and hymns associated with American Christianity and the African American experience. Musical instruments, voice, and song writing will be studied from a historical and Biblical perspective. (3 Credit Hours)


COM 101 Speech Communications

This course introduces a study of the theory and practice of communication. Students will prepare assignments that will enable skill and development in public speaking and small group communication in laboratory sessions. (3 Credit Hours)

COM 400 Writing and Research

A survey of writing and research methods with emphasis on creating thesis statements, writing a thesis and term papers, collecting a bibliography, etc. Prerequisites: ENG 101 Basic Grammar and ENG 110 Written Composition (3 Credit Hours)

CPT 101 Introduction to Computers

This course provides students with the basic instruction for the use of computers, including various applications of personal computing, hands-on experience with word-processing programs, spreadsheets, file-management systems, and educational programs. (3 Credit Hours)

ENG 101 Basic Grammar

This course gives instruction in basic writing skills and concepts of grammar. It is designed to prepare the student with a working knowledge of the English language, both in oral and written form. Particular emphasis is placed on paragraph organization, sentence structure, and grammar and usage skills. (3 Credit Hours)

ENG 110 Written Composition

A course to develop the student’s writing and research skills: Prewriting, writing, revision, editing, paraphrase, summary, and analysis. (3 Credit Hours)

HIS 221 Western Civilization I

The purpose of this course is to interpret the character of Western civilization and its worldwide explosive effect, particularly in the present revolutionary stage of technocracy, which is creating an unprecedented crisis for all religions, Christianity included. The importance lies in the analysis of Western civilization as a unique phenomenon. (3 Credit Hours)

HIS 222 Western Civilization II

A continuation of HIS 221 in which a survey will be provided showing humanity’s struggle from early periods to the late 1900s. (3 Credit Hours)

MATH 103 Basic Concepts of Mathematics

This course will be both conceptual and practical. Students will review basic mathematical concepts as well as learn general mathematics as applied in the church environment. Key topics include stewardship, budgets, banking, payroll, taxes, insurance, financial statements, and statistics. (3 Credit Hours)

ORN 100 Introduction to the Higher Education Experience

The purpose of this course is to improve students’ academic performance and increase their level of commitment to succeeding in college. (3 Credit Hours)

PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy

This course examines basic terms and concept s in philosophy (e.g. epistemology, revelation, empiricism, idealism, metaphysics, ethics, etc.) and surveys influential ideas and schools of philosophical thought from ancient Greece to the contemporary era. Emphasis is placed on the historical encounter of Christian faith and philosophy, both past and present. The Judeo-Christian worldview is presented as an effective framework for critically interpreting and evaluating diverse philosophical claims. (3 Credit Hours)

 PHI 200 Introduction to World Religions

This course is an introduction to the basic tenets and doctrines of major world religions. Special emphasis will be given to historical development, philosophical structures and world views of the religions. (3 Credit Hours)

PSY 300 General Psychology/Sociology

This course is a survey of scientific psychology including the historical roots, human development, and physiological basis of behavior, learning, motivation, perception, emotions, personality, socialization and pathology. Biblical principles will be integrated with psychological data, and practical application will be made within both Christian and non-Christian environments. (3 Credit Hours)


Ministry Development

APO 330 Introduction to Apologetics

An introduction and brief historical survey of apologetics and apologetic method, for the purpose of equipping the student to better understand, defend and communicate the truth of the Christian faith. The course will focus on contemporary issues faced by the twenty-first century Christian community. (3 Credit Hours)

CNS 210 Introduction to Counseling and Crisis Intervention

This course is designed to give students a foundational understanding of helping relationships, counseling, and crisis intervention from a Christian perspective. Students are introduced to counseling theories and methodology, combined with a brief overview of the techniques derived from various schools of thought. Students will develop a practical understanding of the integration of psychological and theological concepts. This course will provide a solid foundation needed for applying the principles of Christian Counseling and Biblical principles to the issues of life. (3 Credit Hours)

CNS 330 Principles on Church and Family Law

This course introduces the Bible’s teaching regarding appropriate Christ-centered relationships within families that exist between husbands and wives, and parents and children, and integrates an understanding of evangelism from this perspective. There is also an introduction to the nature and regulation of family associations, which addresses moral, legal, and biblical issues relating to marriage, divorce, and custody, including modern-day issues in international and American developments involving same-sex unions. (3 Credit Hours)

EVA 101 Introduction to Evangelism

This course is theologically-based and traces the biblical basis for evangelizing the nations. An introduction to the biblical models, paradigms and practice of personal and group evangelism is given. Special emphasis is also given to the practical implications of evangelism in the world today. (3 Credit Hours)

FED 120 Field Education in Evangelism

Student receives hands-on training with local churches, youth centers, and other settings for weekly sharing of the Gospel, prayer and other evangelistic activities. Students meet three hours per month in a lab for training, prayer, and reflection under the supervision of an instructor. (1Credit Hour)

FED 200 Field Education in Teaching

Students receive training and instruction in preparing and presenting lessons, applying their knowledge of the Bible, principles of Bible interpretation, and teaching skills by presenting the word of God in Sunday School, Bible Study, nursing homes, youth detention centers, prisons, etc. Students are observed and evaluated by the instructor and their peers. (1Credit Hour)

FED 200 Foundations of Ministry

This course introduces the field of Christian ministry, focusing upon Christian conversion, discovery of one’s spiritual gifts and services. The course also emphasizes the importance of developing ministry skills and total life training. The course is required of all degree students and. (1 credit hour)

FED 308 Field Education in Educational ministries

Advanced training for students who anticipate teaching in Church or formal institutions (1Credit Hour)


 CHM 340 Introduction to Church Planting Strategies

This course introduces the student to the urgent necessity of church planting in order to fulfill the Great Commission as well as to maintain the growth and vitality of the Church in the 21st century. The study focuses on contemporary models of church planting, stages in the church planting process and he gifts, abilities, and personality traits needed by church planters. Emphasis is also given to the development of practical skills for church planters. (3 Credit Hours)

 CHM 480

This course explores issues that better equip students for responsible ministry positions, covering a biblical philosophy of leadership roles within local, district, state, national, and international assemblies, duties relating to planning, administration, management, and assessment of effectiveness within congregational settings, and laws that govern Church operations and practices.


EDU 215 Principles of Teaching

This course gives a detailed analysis of the principles, strategies and challenges of effective teaching in the church setting. (3 Credit Hours)

EDU 300 Foundations of Education

A study of the historical, social and philosophical foundations of education, designed for those preparing to become professional educators. Emphasis is given to enabling students to articulate a personal philosophy of education to the social context of urban schools, and to an understanding of biblical principles as they impact schools and classrooms. Attention is given to both the private and public school setting. (3 Credit Hours)

EDU 308 The Educational Ministry of the Church

This course provides a study of the educational ministries of churches and Para-Churches. Instruction will be given in methodology for teaching children, youth and adults. Students will also learn how to develop educational programs for local Churches. (3 Credit Hours)

EDU 322 Christian Message Principles and Preparation

A study of the theology of teaching, as well as the mechanics of message preparation for the purpose of enabling the student to communicate God’s Word effectively and correctly in this twenty-first century. Students will teach and deliver messages from planned lesson outlines. (3 Credit Hours)


INT 400 Foundations of Internships

The course provides basic preparation for all professional degree students contemplating an internship during the summer or in the spring. Students are guided through a series of reflective writing exercise in that preparation. (1Credit Hour)

INT422 Biblical Studies Internship

This course is designed to help the student apply the theoretical and factual knowledge gained in the classroom to specific ministry settings. As such, the course serves to integrate the student’s academic knowledge with practical situations to develop an understanding of the nature of the task of ministry. Ideally, the student should have completed enough academic training in biblical studies to appreciate the application process. (5 Credit Hours)