B.S. in Biblical Studies

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. 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.

Biblical Studies Curriculum

Bible & Theology (Lower Level)– 18 hours

 BIB 213 Hermeneutics 3 Hours
 BSF 103 Foundations of Spiritual Formation 3 Hours
 NTE 103 Introduction to the New Testament 3 Hours
 NTE ___ New Testament Elective 3 Hours
 OTE 103 Introduction to the Old Testament 3 Hours
 OTE ___ Old Testament Elective 3 Hours

 

Humanities – 18 hours

 ENG 113 Freshmen Composition I 3 Hours
 ENG 123 Freshmen Composition II 3 Hours
 HUM 103 Western Thought & Culture 3 Hours
 COM 113 Introduction to Communication 3 Hours
 PHY 113 Introduction to Philosophy 3 Hours
 ___ ___ Literature Elective 3 Hours

 

Social Sciences – 15 hours

 HIS 353 Church History 3 Hours
 HIS 363 American Church History 3 Hours
 PSY ___ Psychology Elective 3 Hours
 ___ ___ Social Science Elective 3 Hours
 ___ ___ Social Science Elective 3 Hours

Computers, Math, & Science – 9 hours

 SCI 113 Scientific Literacy 3 Hours
 MAT ___ Math Elective 3 Hours
 ___ ___ Computer, Science, or Math Elective 3 Hours

Bible & Theology (Upper Level)– 12 Hours

 THE 303 Introduction to Theology 3 Hours
 THE ___ Theology Elective 3 Hours
 ___ ___ *Bible & Theology Elective 3 Hours
 ___ ___ *Bible & Theology Elective 3 Hours

*Any of the following: BIB, BMI, NTE, OTE, or THE
 

Biblical Studies Major – 39 hours

 BIB 313 Advanced Hermeneutics 3 Hours
 BIB 443 Daniel & Revelation 3 Hours
 NTE ___ Gospel of John or Matthew 3 Hours
 NTE 323 Acts 3 Hours
 NTE 473 Romans & Galatians 3 Hours
 OTE 233 Psalms & Proverbs 3 Hours
 OTE 323 Isaiah 3 Hours
 OTE 473 Genesis 3 Hours
 PAM 313 Sermon Preparation 3 Hours
 REL ___ Denom. Distinctives & History 3 Hours
 THE 423 Critical Issues in Theology 3 Hours
 THE 353 Biblical Apologetics 3 Hours
 THE 473 Theological Research Seminar 3 Hours
 THE 493 Senior Seminar 3 Hours

Open Electives – 18 Hours

Total Hours-126 Hours