The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is a 128-hour program that notifies the world at large that the graduate has successfully completed the work that prepares a person for effective evangelistic ministry. Bachelor of Arts graduates have a doctrinal, historical, and systematic perspective of Christianity and its worldwide mission. They apply a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible to their personal lives. They reason critically and logically, communicate effectively, and connect scholarly excellence with spiritual growth.

Course Requirements for B.A. in Biblical Studies (128 hrs)


General Education (36 hrs)

  • EG 101 English Composition A
  • EG 102 English Composition B
  • EG 201 World Literature A
  • EG 202 World Literature B
  • FI 102 Personal Finance
  • HY 101 World History A
  • HY 102 World History B
  • HY 201 U.S. History to 1877 or HY 211 U.S. History, 1877 to the Present
  • MH 202 Survey of Mathematics
  • PH 201 Ethics
  • PS 201 Psychology
  • PY 201 Physical Science

Biblical and Theological Studies (45 hrs)

  • NT 102 New Testament Letters and Apocalypse
  • NT 201 The Gospels
  • NT 202 Acts
  • NT/OT 322 Biblical Interpretation
  • NT 332 Revelation
  • NT 342 Romans
  • NT 422 Critical Introduction to the New Testament
  • OT 101 The Story of Israel
  • OT 201 Israel’s Prophets and Poets
  • OT 301 Torah
  • OT 351 Ezekiel
  • OT 421 Critical Introduction to the Old Testament
  • TH 102 Theology of Scripture
  • TH 301 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • TH 411 Current Religious Teachings

Professional Studies (27 hrs)

  • BL 301 Elementary Greek A
  • BL 302 Elementary Greek B
  • CH 201 Church History
  • CH 212 Restoration Movement
  • CN 301 Fundamentals of Counseling
  • MN 102 Practical Evangelism (2 hrs)
  • MN 112 Homiletics
  • MN 322 Preparation for Missions
  • MN 401 Ministry in the Local Church

Field education (8 hrs)

  • MN 150 Field Education 1 (1 hr)
  • MN 250 Field Education 2 (1 hr)
  • MN 350 Field Education 3 (1 hr)
  • MN 450 Field Education 4 (1 hr)
  • MN 160 Missions Practicum 1 (1 hr)
  • MN 260 Missions Practicum 2 (1 hr)
  • MN 360 Missions Practicum 3 (1 hr)
  • MN 460 Missions Practicum 4 (1 hr)

Concentrations: Choose 1 of 3 Options

Option 1: Preaching Ministry (12 hrs) – Choose 4 of 5

  • CM 302 Interpersonal Communication
  • CN 412 Crisis Counseling
  • HY 302 History of American Preaching
  • MN 311 Advanced Preaching
  • MN 422 Preaching Scripture

Option 2: Family Life Ministry (23 hrs) – Choose 4 of 5

  • CN 302 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • MN 302 Fundamentals of Youth Ministry
  • MN 312 Nurturing Families and Teenagers
  • MN 332 Marriage and the Home
  • PS 312 Human Development

Option 3: Electives (12 hrs)

Total hours for Course Requirements for B.A. in Biblical Studies – 128 hours