Academic Catalog 2015-2016 (Addended) 
    May 29, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2015-2016 (Addended) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts: Biblical Studies

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 positions, missions, social service, and/or for personal spiritual development. 

This academic program has been updated from the 2015-2016 Academic Catalog, effective November 30, 2015. Students who began their academic program before November 30, 2015 will adhere to the requirements listed in the 2015-2016 Catalog as long as there is no break in enrollment. Students who began their academic program on November 30, 2015 through the end of the spring 2016 term are under the requirements of the 2015-2016 Addended Catalog, listed below.

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 (6 credit hours)

Communication (9 credit hours)

Written Communication

Oral Communication

Humanities (6 credit hours)

HUM 114A  and PHL 205A  are required.



History, Behavioral & Social Sciences (9 credit hours)

In addition to the required history courses (HIS 111A  and HIS 211A ), choose one other course from another (non-history) behavioral/social science category:

Biblical Studies (6 credit hours)

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 BA in Biblical Studies degree.

Computer Science (3 credit hours)

Only courses completed within the past 5 years will be accepted to complete the General Education core requirement. 

Elective Requirements (39 credit hours)

Complete 39 hours of additional electives.

Graduation Requirements

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

  1. Completion of 120 credit hours of courses, including all general education, Biblical studies major core courses and elective hours.
  2. A letter grade of D or better and a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in all CCU coursework.
  3. Meet the CAGS Residency requirements .
  4. Formal and timely application for graduation by the date specified by the University Registrar.
  5. No outstanding financial obligation to the University.