Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    
    Feb 26, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Biblical Studies with Languages Major (CUS)


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The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with Languages emphasizes understanding the Bible through a specific focus on the exegesis and interpretation of Scripture. This degree equips individuals for Christian ministry with the knowledge and skills to rightly handle and teach the Word of God. This bachelor’s degree not only will serve for personal enrichment but also as a foundation for ministry and further graduate study.

Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with Languages may apply for the Dual Degree program, earning their Biblical Studies with Languages major in their first three years at CCU, and the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies in their fourth year. Course requirements for the Dual Degree program are listed below.

The Biblical Studies with Languages Major requires completion of the following 120 credits:
General Education (45 credit hours)
Major Core (42 credit hours)
Electives (33 credit hours)

General Education Requirements (45 credit hours)


Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)


Take one course from each of the following three academic disciplines:

Biblical Studies (9 credit hours)


Take the following three courses (some courses are cross-listed and only one prefix needs to be taken):

Integrative Studies (3 credit hours)


* Please see the First-Year Integration (FYI)  page for specific information about this required course.

Mathematics (3 credit hours)


Social Sciences (12 credit hours)


Take each of the following four courses:

Biblical Studies with Languages Major (42 credit hours)


Dual Degree Track


Students accepted in the Dual Degree program complete their Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with Languages degree in three years, then complete their Master of Arts in Biblical Studies in their fourth year through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS). Included in the bachelor’s degree course requirements are nine master’s level credit hours that satisfy both undergraduate and graduate degree requirements. To satisfy CCU graduate program course requirements, students must earn a letter grade of B- or better in the master’s level courses taken in their undergraduate degree. (Cum GPA and letter grade requirements for the undergraduate degree remain the same.) All admissions requirements of the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies must be fulfilled. Information on admissions can be found on the CCU admissions page.

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with Languages Dual Degree Major requires completion of the following 120 credits.
General Education (45 credit hours)
Major Core (33 credit hours)
Master of Arts in Biblical Studies coursework (9 credit hours)
Electives (33 credit hours)

The Master of Arts in Biblical Studies  requires completion of an additional 30 credit hours.

Master of Arts in Biblical Studies Core (9 credit hours)


These courses are taken through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies and satisfy course requirements in the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies AND the Master of Arts in Biblical Studies.

Graduation Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with Languages


The faculty recommends students in the B.A. in Biblical Studies with Languages to the Board of Trustees as candidates for graduation when they have completed the following requirements.

  1. Completion of a total of 120 credits, including all general education, electives and Biblical Studies with Languages major program requirements.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework, and a GPA of 2.0 or higher for all courses specified for the major.
  3. Completion of 180 hours of ministry/community service and 180 chapel credits. Transfer students are required to complete 45 hours of ministry/community service and 45 chapel credits each year of attendance at CCU. For further details on ministry/community service, see the Life Directions Center (LDC)  section of this catalog. For further details on chapel credits, see the Student Life  section of this catalog.
  4. Meet the CCU Residency requirements 
  5. Acceptable performance on exit exams, as required by the faculty.
  6. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  7. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.

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