Aug 08, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 Archived Catalog

Biblical and Theological Studies, B.A.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs

The major in Biblical and Theological Studies provides students with rigorous training in biblical studies, theology, church history, and related disciplines. While the major prepares students for vocational ministry or further studies in seminary or graduate school, it also provides those pursuing other careers with an integrated program of learning emphasizing skills in the study and critical analysis of texts and ideas, focusing on scripture and the Christian tradition. Majors in Biblical and Theological Studies must complete 12 hours of language studies, including at least two semesters of New Testament Greek.

Student Learning Outcomes: 

Cognitive Outcomes: We would specifically desire that students:

  1. Develop the ability to use biblical languages
  2. Understand how to use standard theological tools and methods
  3. Practice theological reflection
  4. Understand the Bible in its literary, historical, and theological contexts
  5. Understand the scriptural, historical, and philosophical foundations of Christian theology
  6. Become historically rooted in the great tradition of the Christian faith

Affective Outcomes: We would specifically desire that students:

  1. Grow in love for God and his global Church
  2. Desire Christ-like formation in all areas of life for the Glory of God
  3. Develop concern for biblical justice and embrace the obligation to serve others

Vocational Outcomes: We would specifically desire that students:

  1. Read biblical and theological texts critically and thoughtfully
  2. Teach the broad contours of both biblical content and historical theology
  3. Develop the skills needed in seminary or graduate school
  4. Serve in a local church, ministry, or other organization
  5. Communicate biblical and theological ideas in culturally relevant ways

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with major in Biblical and Theological Studies

University Core Curriculum - 42 hours

Program requirements satisfy 6 of the 48 hours in the Core Curriculum.


Courses Specified by the Department - 9 hours

Required Major Field Courses - 18 hours

Select one of the following options:

Option C:

Six hours of LS-1000, LS-2000 level courses in one of Latin or French

Minor field or electives as necessary to complete minimum total hours

Minimum total semester hours - 120

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Academic Programs