Bachelor of Arts 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 & Theology30 credit hours
General Studies39 credit hours
Major Requirements: Bible & Theology39 credit hours
Electives12 credit hours
TOTAL120 credit hours

B.A. in Biblical Studies Track Credit Hours

Fall Semester
1st Year
BIB 101Bible Study Methods I3
CFS 100Freshman Seminar1.5
ENG 100Basic Research Skills3
ENG 101English I3
OTB 101Old Testament Survey3
PTE 100Spiritual Formation3
Semester Credits16.5
2nd Year
HIS 201Ancient History3
MAT 101College Mathematics3
OTB 201Pentateuch3
PSY 201General Psychology3
THE 201Bibliology / Theology Proper3
Semester Credits15
3rd Year
MUS 102Music Appreciation3
NTB 202Pauline Epistles I3
OTB 301Pre-exilic Prophets3
THE 301Anthropology, Hamar3
Semester Credits15
MIS 301Missions3
NTB 302General Epistles3
OTB 202Historical Books3
PTE 399Field Education I1.5
Semester Credits13.5
Spring Semester
1st Year
BIB 102Bible Study Methods II3
ENG 102English II3
NTB 101New Testament Survey3
PTE 101Evangelism/Discipleship3
SCI 101General Science3
Semester Credits15
2nd Year
HIS 202Modern History3
NTB 201Gospel and Acts3
PED 200Fitness for Life3
THE 202Christology, Pneumatology3
Semester Credits15
3rd Year
ENG 302Public Speaking Skills3
HIS 304Church History3
NTB 301Pauline Epistles II3
OTB 302Exilic/ Post-Exilic3
THE 302Ecclesiology / Eschatology3
Semester Credits15
CSS 400Senior Seminar1.5
OTB 401Poetical Books3
NTB 401Revelation3
PHI 401Philosophy3
PTE 400Field Education II1.5
 Semester Credits15