May 26, 2019
The Biblical Studies major is designed to prepare students to understand the major theological themes in the Bible including: creation, sin, reconciliation and hope. Understanding and application of the Bible are fostered through historical and contextual exploration of scripture. The program seeks to prepare students to interpret the Bible for themselves and for others. The goal for Biblical Studies majors is NOT to master the Bible, but rather to be mastered by the Bible and to be servants of God to those with whom they come in contact. This major provides a foundation for seminary, various ministry and missions positions, social service, or for personal spiritual development. .
The Bachelor of Arts Biblical Studies degree requires completion of the following 120 credit hours:
General Education (45 hours)
Major Core (36 hours)
Electives (39 hours)
General Education Requirements (45 credit hours)
Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)
Biblical Studies (9 credit hours)
Communication (9 credit hours)
Additional Written Communication (choose one)
Computer Science (3 credit hours)
Only courses completed within the past 5 years will be accepted to complete the General Education core requirement.
History, Behavioral & Social Sciences (9 credit hours)
In addition to the required history courses (HIS 111A and HIS 211A ), choose 1 other course from another (non-history) behavioral/social science category:
Mathematics (3 credit hours)
Natural Sciences (3 credit hours)
Choose one 3 hour Natural Sciences course. While open to all CAGS students, a biology lab is not required for the B.A. in Biblical Studies degree.
Required Core (36 credit hours)
Elective Requirements (39 credit hours)
Complete 39 hours of additional electives.
B.A. to M.A. Option
CCU’s B.A. to M.A. degree option allows students to accelerate their education and earn both the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Master of Arts in Biblical Studies degrees. Three master’s level courses (nine credit hours) have been designated as appropriate substitutes for certain bachelor’s degree coursework. Having taken successfully these designated courses in their Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies program, and upon their acceptance into the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program, students can apply those credits (up to nine) toward their master’s degree. This degree pairing provides a head start in the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies program for select students. The courses are as follows:
The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Biblical Studies to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements:
- Completion of 120 credit hours of courses, including all general education, Biblical Studies major core courses and elective hours.
- A letter grade of D or higher with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework.
- Satisfaction of the CCU CAGS Residency requirements .
- Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
- No outstanding financial obligation to the University.