The Biblical Studies 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. You will prepare professionally and
develop skills needed to progress to graduate level work and
beyond in the areas of pastoral ministry, teaching, and other
The BIBLICAL LANGUAGES and BIBLICAL STUDIES majors work directly with the biblical texts. The former is focused on learning the original languages in order to support proper exegesis and interpretation. The latter focuses on the content and meaning of the biblical texts. Both help to produce a deeper understanding of the Bible and biblical truth.
- Learn to translate original languages
- Tools for proper interpretation of Scripture
- Understand more deeply the teachings of the Bible
- Seminary or graduate school in biblical and theological studies
- Graduate school in the Humanities
- Church and Para church-related vocations/ministries
- Teach Bible at a Private school
- Pastor or Ministry Leader
- Professional Educator (professor/teacher)
- Bible Translator
The learning objectives for this major include:
- Gaining detailed factual knowledge of Biblical Literature beyond the general knowledge provided by the core.
- Developing skills in expressing oneself orally or in writing and presenting material appropriate to the student’s professional goals.
- Developing a clearer understanding of and commitment to biblical values.
- Learning to analyze and critically evaluate ideas and arguments relevant to the major and advanced biblical knowledge.
This page is for informational purposes only and is not intended for official academic purposes. Please refer to the official college catalog for detailed information regarding all courses of study.
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