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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

(B.A. in Biblical Studies)

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is designed to prepare students to serve as pastors, evangelists, missionaries, counselors or teachers. This degree program will provide students a comprehensive understanding of the Bible for ministry and graduate theological studies. The program requires 120 credit hours for graduation with required coursework in Biblical, Theological, Professional and General Studies. In addition, students have the option to choose a minor of concentration which requires 12 credit hours for its completion.

Learning Objectives

Students will...

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the Bible & Theology.
  • Gain skills in exegeting passages from various genres of Scripture.
  • Model a lifestyle of Christian character.
  • Be proficient in biblical exposition for teaching/preaching in professional or lay ministry.
  • Display competent skills for graduate level coursework by successful research and writing.
  • Complete practical ministry requirements outside the classroom.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of General Studies from a biblical perspective.
Breakdown of Credit Hours
Biblical & Theology 30 credit hours
General Studies 39 credit hours
Major Requirements: Bible & Theology 39 credit hours
Electives 12 credit hours
TOTAL 120 credit hours

Carver offers degree programs in Biblical Studies, Psychology and Business Administration that prepare students to serve in over 150 occupations:

BA Biblical Studies
BA Psychology
BS Business Administration
AA Biblical Studies
Certificate Biblical Studies

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BA in Biblical Studies Track Credit Hours

Fall Semester

1st Year

BIB 101 Bible Study Methods I 3
CFS 100 Freshman Seminar 1.5
ENG 100 Basic Research Skills 3
ENG 101 English I 3
OTB 101 Old Testament Survey 3
PTE 100 Spiritual Formation 3
Semester Credits 16.5

2nd Year

HIS 201 Ancient History 3
MAT 101 College Mathematics 3
OTB 201 Pentateuch 3
PSY 201 General Psychology 3
THE 201 Bibliology / Theology Proper 3
Semester Credits 15

3rd Year

MUS 102 Music Appreciation 3
NTB 202 Pauline Epistles I 3
OTB 301 Pre-exilic Prophets 3
THE 301 Anthropology, Hamar 3
  Elective 3
Semester Credits 15

4thYear

MIS 301 Missions 3
NTB 302 General Epistles 3
OTB 202 Historical Books 3
PTE 399 Field Education I 1.5
  Elective 3
        
Semester Credits 13.5

Spring Semester

1st Year

BIB 102 Bible Study Methods II 3
ENG 102 English II 3
NTB 101 New Testament Survey 3
PTE 101 Evangelism/Discipleship 3
SCI 101 General Science 3
     
Semester Credits 15

2nd Year

HIS 202 Modern History 3
NTB 201 Gospel and Acts 3
PED 200 Fitness for Life 3
THE 202 Christology, Pneumatology 3
  Elective 3
Semester Credits 15

3rd Year

ENG 302 Public Speaking Skills 3
HIS 304 Church History 3
NTB 301 Pauline Epistles II 3
OTB 302 Exilic/ Post-Exilic 3
THE 302 Ecclesiology / Eschatology 3
Semester Credits 15

4thYear

CSS 400 Senior Seminar 1.5
OTB 401 Poetical Books 3
NTB 401 Revelation 3
PHI 401 Philosophy 3
PTE 400 Field Education II 1.5
  Elective 3
  Semester Credits 15