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
  • MH 202 Survey of Mathematics
  • PH 201 Ethics
  • PS 201 Psychology
  • PY 201 Physical Science

Take 1 of these 2 courses (offered every other year)

  • HY 201 US History to 1877
  • HY 211 US History since 1877

Biblical and Theological Studies (39 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 301 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • TH 411 Current Religious Teachings

Professional Studies (33 hrs)

Take these 4 courses (offered every year):

  • BL 301 Elementary Greek A
  • BL 302 Elementary Greek B
  • CH 201 Church History
  • CH 212 Restoration Movement

Take 7 of these 9 courses (offered every other year):

  • CN 301 Fundamentals of Counseling
  • CN 302 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • CN 401 Theories of Counseling
  • HY 302 History of American Preaching
  • MN 102 Practical Evangelism
  • MN 112 Homiletics
  • MN 311 Advanced Preaching
  • MN 322 Preparation for Missions
  • MN 401 Ministry in the Local Church

Field education (8 hrs)

  • MN 152 Field Education 1 Fundamentals of Song Leading (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)

Electives – 12 Hours
or Concentrations 12 hours:

Choose 1 of the 2 options below instead of electives

Students who enter HCU without an previous university credit may choose a concentration in Preaching Ministry or Family Life Ministry in place of the 12-hour elective requirement. The 12 hours for the concentration must be taken in addition to the 33 hours of professional studies (e.g., CN302 may not be used to fulfill a Family Life Ministry requirement and a Professional Studies requirement).

Option 1: Preaching Ministry Concentration (12 hrs) – Choose 4 of 6

  • CN 412 Crisis Counseling
  • HY 302 History of American Preaching
  • MN 311 Advanced Preaching
  • MN 422 Preaching Scripture
  • MN 49X Guided Research in Ministry
  • MN Elective (3 Hours)

Option 2: Family Life Ministry Concentration (12 hrs) – Choose 4 of 6

  • CN 302 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • CN 401 Theories of Counseling
  • MN 302 Fundamentals of Youth Ministry
  • MN 312 Nurturing Families and Teenagers
  • MN 49X Guided Research in Ministry
  • PS 31X Human Development

 

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