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Bachelor of Divinity

An Opportunity for Qualified Students without a Bachelor's Degree to Pursue Graduate Theological Studies

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Degree Details

48 Hours

A student may earn the BDiv by completing forty-eight course hours. The BDiv can be completed in 2 years of full-time study.


The BDiv is an excellent opportunity for qualifying students to receive graduate-level education without the prerequisite of a bachelor’s degree. BDiv graduates may continue their education with Grimké’s Master of Sacred Theology (STM).

Core Courses

  • BIBL 610: Old Testament Survey
  • BIBL 620: New Testament Survey
  • BIBL 630: Hermeneutics & Exposition
  • PMIN 630: Pastoral Leadership
  • LANG 610: Intro to Biblical Greek
  • CHIS 600: Church History Survey
  • THEO 610: Theology I
  • THEO 620: Theology II

Available Electives

  • PLNT 710: Planting in Post-Christian Contexts
  • PLNT 740: Stages of Church Growth
  • URMN 710: Urban Missiology
  • URMN 720: Urban Anthropology
  • URMN 730: Preaching in Urban Contexts
  • URMN 740: Urban Apologetics
  • PMIN 720: Biblical Counseling
  • PMIN 740: Contemporary Theological Issues
  • PRCH 710: Christ-Centered Preaching
  • PRCH 720: Preaching Practicum
  • PRCH 730: The History of Preaching
  • PRCH 740: Contemporary Issues in Preaching
  • ELEC 710: Biblical Counseling Practicum
  • ELEC 720: Spiritual Formation: Prayer
  • ELEC 740: God’s Call and the Man of God


We offer classes at the competitive rate of $232/credit hour—about half the cost of most seminaries.

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