Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

The Bachelor of Arts provides students with the opportunity to study general education curricula, study core biblical and theological studies, and become grounded in a specific major. For students so inclined, the B.A. program is an excellent preparation for graduate studies.

Students complete all core requirements, one major consisting of 30 credit hours, and 15 hours of open elective studies. Although students do not declare minors, the equivalent of a minor may be completed by devoting all elective hours toward one discipline.

Curriculum

Minimum Degree Requirements (120 Hours)

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE STUDIES (33 Hours)

COM 202 Introduction to Speech Communication
ENG 101 Composition I
ENG 201 Composition II
HUM 201 Roman World
HUM 302 Modern World
HUM 404 Faith and Culture
PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

One of the following:
MTH 201 Elementary Statistics*
SCI 201 Natural Science

Two semesters of Foreign Language:
GRK 201 Greek I
GRK 202 Greek II
or
HEB 301 Hebrew I
HEB 302 Hebrew II

*MTH 201 is required for PPE and Psychology
majors.

BIBLE AND THEOLOGY CORE STUDIES (33 Hours)

BIB 105 Hermeneutics
BIB 110 Biblical Languages and Tools
NTS 101 New Testament Survey I
NTS 201 New Testament Survey II
OTS 101 Old Testament Survey I
OTS 201 Old Testament Survey II
THS 101 Spiritual Foundations
THS 201 Church History
THS 202 Baptist History and Distinctives
THS 203 Systematic Theology I
THS 301 Systematic Theology II

MINISTRY CORE STUDIES (9 Hours)

EMS 101 Personal Evangelism
MIN 201 Introduction to Biblical Exposition

One of the following:
EMS 417 International Mission Practicum
EMS 426 Domestic Mission Practicum

APPLIED CORE CURRICULUM

AMP 100 Applied Ministry Project (No Credit - Required each semester)

OPEN ELECTIVES (15 Hours)

BIBLICAL STUDIES MAJOR (30 Hours)

An additional year of a Biblical Language:
(One language in the core and one in the major)
GRK 201 Greek I
GRK 202 Greek II
or
HEB 301 Hebrew I
HEB 302 Hebrew II

NTS 310 New Testament Intensive
NTS 315 Topics in New Testament Studies
NTS 350 New Testament Backgrounds
NTS 380 A Theology of the New Testament
OTS 310 Old Testament Intensive
OTS 315 Topics in Old Testament Studies
OTS 350 Old Testament Backgrounds
OTS 380 A Theology of the Old Testament