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. Students apply a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible to their personal lives, reason critically and logically, communicate effectively, and connect scholarly excellence with spiritual growth.

Course Requirements for BA in Biblical Studies (128 hrs)


General Education (44 hrs)

  • Area 1: Written Composition (6 hrs)
    • EG 101 English Composition A
    • EG 102 English Composition B
  • Area 2: Humanities and Fine Arts (12 hrs)
    • CM 110 Public Speaking
    • EG 203 World Literature
    • MU 141 Musica Appreciation
  • 3 hrs from:
    • TH 211 World Religions, OT 101 Story of Israel, NT 201 Gospels
  • Area 3: Natural Sciences and Mathematics (7 hrs)
    • MA 110 Finite Mathematics
    • BIO 201 Introduction to Biology 1(4)
  • Area 4: History, Social, and Behavioral Science (9 hrs)
    • HY 101 World History 1
    • HY 102 World History 2
    • HY 201 US History to 1877
    • HY 211 US History since 1877
    • PS 201 Psychology
  • Area 5: Foreign Language (6 hrs of 1 sequence)
    • GK 201 Elementary Greek A
    • GK 202Elementary Greek B
    • HB 211 Elementary Hebrew A
    • HB 222Elementary Hebrew B
  • Area 6: Information Literacy (4 hrs)
    • IL 111 University Life (1)
    • IL 222 Research Methods (1)
    • IL 333 Vocation: Goals, Service, Leadership (1)
    • IL 444 Capstone Portfolio (1)

Biblical and Theological Studies (30 hrs)

Take 13 of these 15 courses (offered every other year)

  • NT 102 New Testament Letters and Apocalypse
  • NT 201 The Gospels
  • NT 202 Acts
  • NT 332 Revelation
  • NT 342 Romans
  • NT 422 Critical Introduction to the New Testament
  • NT/OT 322 Biblical Interpretation
  • 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 211 World Religions
  • TH 301 Introduction to Christian Theology

Professional Studies (27 hrs)

  • CH 201 Church History
  • CH 212 Restoration Movement
  • CN 301 Fundamentals of Counseling
  • CN 302 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • CN 401 Theories of Counseling
  • FI 101 Personal Finance
  • HY 302 History of American Preaching
  • HY 372 Bible Geography and Archaeology
  • MN 102 Practical Evangelism
  • MN 112 Homiletics
  • MN 248 Fundamentals of Youth Minsitry
  • MN 342 Advanced Preaching
  • MN 322 Preparation for Missions
  • MN 401 Ministry in the Local Church

Field education (6 hrs)

  • MN 150 Field Education 1
  • MN 250 Field Education 2
  • MN 350 Field Education 3
  • MN 160 Missions Practicum 1
  • MN 260 Missions Practicum 2
  • MN 360 Missions Practicum 3

Electives (21 hrs)

 

Total hours for Course Requirements for BA in Biblical Studies: 128 Hours