2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Biblical Studies Major (BABS)

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Major: Biblical Studies

Major Mission: The Biblical Studies major exists to utilize an interdisciplinary approach whereby students may design a course of study that coincides with their academic interests and ministry preparation.

Major Outcomes - Students will:

  1. Evidence a solid overview of ministry in conjunction with their biblical studies major.
  2. Articulate their personal philosophy of ministry in accord with a biblical worldview.
  3. Demonstrate godly character within the framework of a servant style of leadership.

The goal of the Biblical Studies major is to provide students with flexibility in selecting their 39 credits of Major Electives. The Bible and Arts & Science requirements are the same as the other Bachelor degrees. Courses should be selected in consultation with the academic advisor since not every Major Elective is available to the Biblical Studies student. Students need to be cautioned that while a broad approach is attractive, it does not provide an in-depth ministry preparation in any one area. The major is good for transfer students who have already taken a variety of major electives at another higher education institution. Students are required to focus a minimum of 12 Major Electives in a minor. Students must choose a minor in one of the following programs:

  • Children & Family Ministry
  • Communication
  • Human Services
  • Intercultural Studies
  • Music Performance
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Sport Management
  • TESOL
  • Women in Ministry Leadership
  • Youth & Young Adult Ministry

See the individual curriculum sheets for each program for the requirements of the minors.

Biblical Studies Major Curriculum

Freshman Year

Fall Semester

LBC 101Engaging Faith & Life

3

THE 105Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

3

LAN 101College Composition and Research

3

SOC 101General Psychology

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BIB 105Biblical Hermeneutics

3

LAN 104Public Speaking

3

LIT ____LIT Core (100/200 Level)

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

CSV 201Christian Service I

0

BIB 103Creation & Covenants: OT I

3

MAT ____MAT Core

3

PHE ____PHE Elective

1

PHI 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Spring Semester

CSV 202Christian Service II

0

BIB 104Israel's Life & Literature: OT II

3

THE 223Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

3

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

HIS ____HIS Core (100/200 Level)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

Total Credit Hours:18

Junior Year

Fall Semester

BIB 203Life of Christ: NT I

3

THE 224Christian Narrative II: Redemption

3

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

BSI 301Bible Ministry Internship I

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BIB 204Early Church: NT II

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

SCI ____SCI____ Science with Lab 4 credits

4

____ ____Major Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

BSI 302Bible Ministry Internship II

0

Total Credit Hours:16

Senior Year

Fall Semester

BNT ____ Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

3

____ ____Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

3

____ ____Arts & Sciences Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

BST 400Cross-Cultural Experience

0

BSI 401Bible Ministry Internship III

0

Total Credit Hours:15

Spring Semester

BOT ____Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

3

THE 320

HUM 422Christian Perspectives

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

____ ____Major Elective

3

BSI 402Bible Ministry Internship IV

0

Total Credit Hours:15