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

Theology Major

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Students who earn a major in theology will be equipped to explore and reflect on Christian doctrine and doctrinal development, and to bring evangelical theology to bear on issues of critical concern. Students in the major will develop abilities and virtues that enhance personal and professional life and that provide a foundation for further study at a seminary or graduate school.


The Bachelor of Arts in Theology 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). **Theology majors must take Greek, Hebrew, or Latin to fulfill this requirement.**

Additional Courses

Six hours selected from upper- division philosophy or theology courses with the approval of the major coordinator.

Six hours selected from upper-division biblical studies or youth ministry courses with the approval of the major coordinator.

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