Our Curriculum

Degree Programs

The degree programs offered by Divine Hope Seminary are:

  1. Certificate of Christian Studies (any 9 courses)
  2. Associate Diploma in Christian Studies (any 18 courses)
  3. Christian Studies Diploma (the 36 core courses)

Class List

Apologetic Studies

  1. AS 101 Apologetics
  2. AS 102 Missions (History and Theology of Missions)

Church History

  1. CH 101 Ancient & Medieval Church History
  2. CH 102 Reformation Church History
  3. CH 103 Modern and American Church History
  4. CH 104 The Heidelberg Catechism OR Westminster Shorter Catechism (part 1) [formerly CH301]
  5. CH 105 The Canons of Dort/ Doctrines of Grace OR Westminster Shorter Catechism (part 2) [formerly CH302]

Doctrinal Studies

  1. DS 101 Theology (Doctrine of God)
  2. DS 102 Anthropology (Doctrine of Man)
  3. DS 103 Christology (Doctrine of Christ)
  4. DS 104 Soteriology (Doctrine of Salvation)
  5. DS 105 Ecclesiology (Doctrine of Church)
  6. DS 106 Eschatology (Doctrine of Last Things)

General Studies

  1. *GS 101 English Grammar for Theological Composition
  2. *GS 102 Adult Sunday School
  3. *GS 103 Restorative Justice/ Social Justice from a Reformed perspective

Ministerial Studies

  1. MS 101 How People Change
  2. MS 102 Helping Others Change
  3. *MS 103 Developing Christian Character
  4. MS 104 The Christian Family
  5. MS 105 Battling Addictions
  6. *MS 106 Christian Communication/ Conflict Resolution (The Peacemaker)
  7. *MS 107 Issues in Pastoral Counseling
  8. MS 108 Christian Worship (Private & Corporate) [formerly CW 101]

New Testament

  1. *NT 101 New Testament History: The Gospels
  2. *NT 102 New Testament History: Acts
  3. NT 103 Romans [formerly NT 301]
  4. *NT 104 General Epistles
  5. *NT 105 Pauline Epistles
  6. NT 201 Hermeneutics (and Exegesis)

Old Testament

  1. OT 101 Creation through the Exodus [formerly OT401]
  2. OT 102 From the Red Sea through Ruth [formerly OT402]
  3. OT 103 Samuel through Josiah (including prophets of this time period ā€“ Isaiah, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum) [formerly OT403]
  4. OT 104 Josiah’s sons through Post-Exile (including prophets of this time period ā€“ Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi) [formerly OT404]
  5. *OT 105 Poetic Books (Psalms)
  6. *OT 106 Poetic Books (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon)

Electives

  1. AS 201 Apologetics
  2. CH 303 English Reformation
  3. CH 304 Swiss Reformation
  4. MS 206 Christian Ethics

Honor Courses

  1. MS 400 Gospel Communication (Preparing & Presenting Chapel Messages)
  2. NT 400 Greek language
  3. OT 400 Hebrew language

Abbreviation Key

AS = Apologetic Studies
CH = Church History
CW = Christian Worship
DS = Doctrinal Studies
GS = General Studies
MS = Ministerial Studies
NT = New Testament
OT = Old Testament

* = New classes being added to the catalog