BS in Biblical Studies with a Minor in History – Description, Outcomes, Course List

BS in Biblical Studies with a Minor in History (120 hrs)

Description

The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies with a Minor allows the student to develop an interdisciplinary foundation for a wide range of professional and academic applications. The Biblical Studies core of courses provides the student with a robust approach to a coherent biblical worldview, as well as the essential tools needed to study the biblical text, and analyse claims made about the Bible. The Arts & Sciences core builds the foundational skills for critical thinking, effective communication with a clear understanding of society, culture and history. The history minor option allows the student to lay the foundation for specialization or deeper understanding of the subject.

Expected Outcomes

Biblical Studies Core Outcomes

  • Exegete biblical literature using basic interpretive principles.

  • Articulate coherent grasp of key theological ideas.

  • Articulate coherent understanding of the foundational narrative of Biblical Israel.

  • Articulate a coherent understanding of the foundational narrative of the life of Christ and beginnings of the Church.

 

Arts & Sciences Core Outcomes

  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms in a variety of rhetorical contexts, including Standard English

  • Adeptly utilize modern research, writing, and technological tools

  • Identify decisive events and ideas in the human experience and assess their influences on modern culture and thought

  • Employ critical and creative thinking and mathematic and scientific principles for problem solving, literary and socio-cultural analysis, intercultural understanding, and research in the sciences and humanities

  • Demonstrate the integration of academic insights and experiences by constructing and employing a personal framework in which ethical decisions can be made in light of societal values and a Christian worldview

Biblical & Theological Studies Core (30 hrs)

History & Literature of Israel (3hrs)

Jesus & The Church (3hrs)

Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3hrs)

Modern Ethical Problems (2hrs)

Basic Bible Doctrines (4hrs)

Philosophy of Religion (3hrs)

Introduction to Evangelism (3hrs)

Seminar on the Bible & Culture (3hrs)

Theological Themes in Film (3 hrs)

Bible/Theology Elective (3 hrs.)

Arts & Sciences Core (39hrs)

College English 1 (3hrs)

College English 2 (3 hrs)

Survey of Multicultural Literature (3 hrs)

History of Christianity (3 hrs)

History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs)

Public Speaking (3 hrs)

Mathematics Elective 100s or 200s (3 hrs)

Natural Science Electives 200s (6hrs)

Behavioral Science Electives (6 hrs)

Humanities Electives in ENGL, PHIL, HIST, or related fields (6 hrs)

History Minor (18 hrs)

Ancient Near Eastern History (3 hrs)

Classical Greek & Roman History (3 hrs)

US History 1 & 2 (6 hrs)

History Electives (6 hrs)

Open Electives (33 hrs)