Academic Catalog 2008-2009 
    Aug 17, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biblical Studies Major

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Students who major in biblical studies become perceptive, critical readers who are able to interpret the Bible for themselves and for others. The major provides a foundation for seminary or graduate studies, and, based on the minor, for various entry-level ministry, missions, education, and social service opportunities.


The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies requires completion of at least 128 semester hours, including all general education requirements, a minor or electives in a field of interest, and the major courses:

General Education Requirements

Communication (9 credit hours)

Arts and Humanities (9 credit hours)

Behavioral and Social Sciences (9 credit hours)

(only 6 of the 9 credits may be from the same course prefix category)


Choose at least 3, but not more than 6 credits from among any 100 or 200 level HIS courses.

Social Science

Choose up to 3 credit hours of 100 or 200 level courses from the following categories:

ECO, GEO, GLS (except GLS 225 ), any GLS 300 Exploring World Cultures course, POL, PSY, SOC or

Integrative Studies (6 credit hours)

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

Mathematics (3 credit hours)

Natural Science (8 credit hours)

At least one lab science in one of the following: biology, chemistry, earth science, physical science, or physics and additional credits from these areas to meet a minimum of 8 credits in the sciences

Foreign Language

To earn the Bachelor of Arts, a student must demonstrate proficiency by completing a 2-semester sequence (a minimum of 6 credit hours) in one foreign language (including American Sign Language). **Biblical Studies majors must take Greek or Hebrew to fulfill this requirement.**

Additional Requirements

Students must also complete six hours of upper-division coursework in Biblical Studies, Theology, Philosophy or Youth Ministry selected with the approval of the major coordinator.

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