Biblical Interpretation Major

Bible & Theology Department

The Biblical Interpretation major provides academic preparation in the study of selected books of the Old and New Testaments. The major also offers spiritual preparation through personal and practical applications of the principles found in biblical and devotional literature. Students are prepared professionally and develop skills needed to progress to graduate level work and beyond in the areas of pastoral ministry, teaching, and other Christian ministries.

** Please note: This program description is for students entering Toccoa Falls College in the 2013-2014 catalog year.

GENERAL EDUCATION – 69 hours

BIBLE & THEOLOGY – 30 hours

BIB 213 Hermeneutics
BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation
NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament
NTE ___ New Testament Elective
OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament
OTE ___ Old Testament Elective
THE 303 Introduction to Theology
THE ___ Theology Elective
6 hours of Bible/Theology Electives not already taken for the major from any BIB, BMI, GRK 223, 333, 343, HEB 223, 333, 343, NTE, OTE, or THE

HUMANITIES – 18 hours

COM 113 Introduction to Communication
ENG 113 Freshman Composition I
ENG 123 Freshman Composition II
HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture
PHY 113 Introduction to Philosophy
3 hours Literature Elective from AML or ENG

SOCIAL SCIENCES – 12 hours

HIS 353 Church History
HIS 363 American Church History
3 hours Psychology Elective from PSY 113 or PSY 243
3 hours Social Science Elective from ANT, CSG, ECO, HIS, SOC

COMPUTER, SCIENCE, & MATHEMATICS – 9 hours

SCI 113 Scientific Literacy or other science elective
3 hours Mathematics Elective
3-4 hours Computer, Science or Mathematics Elective prefixed BIO, CHM, CSC, MAT, PHS or SCI

MAJOR – 39 hours

BIB 313 Advanced Hermeneutics: Selected Topics
BIB 443 Daniel & Revelation
NTE ___ Gospel of John or Gospel of Matthew
NTE 323 Acts
NTE 473 Romans & Galatians
OTE 233 Psalms and Proverbs
OTE ___ Isaiah, Minor Prophets or Writings of Jeremiah
OTE 473 Genesis
PAM 313 Sermon Preparation
___ ___ Denom. Distinctives & History or REL Elective1
THE 423 Critical Issues in Theology
THE 353 Biblical Apologetics
THE 473 Theological Research Seminar2

1Candidates for Alliance service complete REL 483. Baptist candidates complete REL 473. Students who do not anticipate church ministries in a Baptist or Alliance church take an REL elective.
2Students taking a Greek or Hebrew minor cannot substitute the Greek or Hebrew exegesis paper for the Theological Research Project.

MINOR or OPEN ELECTIVES – 18 hours

TOTAL = 126 hours

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