The Biblical Studies major is designed to prepare students to interpret the Bible accurately and to apply the Bible wisely in a wide variety of settings. The major prepares students for graduate study at a seminary or university, for positions of leadership in the church, or for a variety of other ministry positions at home or abroad. Students also pursue the Biblical Studies major to provide them with a firm biblical foundation for any vocation. 

Program Outcomes:

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies will be able to:

  • analyze biblical texts in their historical, grammatical, and theological context and interpret the Scriptures faithfully by applying linguistic, historical, theological, and philosophical methods (Biblical Interpretation)
  • identify the basic elements of Christian ethics, exhibit Christian maturity and professionalism (integrity, responsibility, etc.), and be able to describe their responsibilities in the context of ministry or other vocations (Biblical Living)  
  • develop a Christian worldview that describes how biblical truths apply to contemporary settings in order to be culturally relevant (Biblical Contextualization)
  • explain the major doctrines of Christianity and articulate his or her own theological convictions by integrating scriptural interpretation, biblical philosophy, and critical thinking (Theological Integration)​
Core Requirements
BI 210Biblical Interpretation3
BI 275Teaching the Bible3
BI 302Pentateuch3
BI 304Old Testament Prophetic Books3
BI 306Old Testament Poetic Books3
BI 308Old Testament Historical Books3
BI 312Life of Christ3
BI 335Theology of the General Epistles3
BI 336Theology of the Pauline Epistles3
BI 430Theological Issues3
Choose three of the following courses:9
Biblical Theology
History of Christianity
Theology: Prolegomena, Scripture, Theology Proper
Theology: Christ, Humanity, Sin, Salvation
Theology: Holy Spirit, Church, Last Things
Choose three of the following courses:9
Theology and Practice of Pastoral Ministry
Theology and Practice of Evangelism
Foundations of Christian Counseling
Theology and Practice of Discipleship
Theology and Practice of Leadership
Introduction to Apologetics
Christian Evidences
Total Hours48