High School graduates or the equivalent, many choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree. If a student wants to pursue further education, this level of degree is typically the preliminary achievement before earning a master’s or doctoral degree.

What is a Bachelor in Divinity?

In the Bachelor in Divinity program, candidates learn the essential skills for becoming part of the ministry. Areas of study include theological, historical, linguistic and philosophical studies. Through practical and theoretical learning, students usually learn how to become spiritual leaders within the Christian faith. Students in general learn cross-cultural traditions and methodologies to expand their denominational worldview.

A Bachelor in Divinity degree provides the recipient thereof with vital and viable skills in leadership, communication and critical thinking, which may be used in the pursuit of a career in ministry. After receiving a degree, students are eligible to pursue a Masters of Divinity, which are customary for most religious leadership positions.

The Bachelor of Divinity program is a 120 credit hour requirement. Metropolitan Christian University requires all students enrolled in any of the Undergraduate Degree Programs to complete the following core curriculum:

BS100

Introduction to the Bible

3 credits

BS101

Old Testament Survey

3 credits

BS102

New Testament Survey

3 credits

CM201

Introduction to Homiletics

3 credits

EN101

English Composition I

3 credits

SS101

Western Civilizations I

3 credits

TH100

Introduction to Theology

3 credits

CM101

New Testament Church & Its Ministries

3 credits

TH201

Christology

3 credits

EN201

English Composition II

3 credits

Total Credits:

30 credits