The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies program provides students with an academic and ministerial foundation focused on biblical studies and the training necessary for graduate programs, such as M.R.E., M.C.C. or M.Div. This program offers biblical studies courses that incorporate engagement with biblical texts, theological courses that include historical, systematic and perspective views on the Bible, such as ethics and doctrines, interdisciplinary Bible-related courses that apply the Bible‘s teaching to various practical areas of study. The course content is built on biblical and theological truths which are then applied to varying subject matters, skills, principles and practices of a professional discipline.
MissionTo provide all the undergraduate students with necessary exposure to the study of the Bible as the Word of God and to equip them with biblical values and perspectives, so that they can prepare themselves for further academic pursuit and are able to live them out in their lives whether they pursue seminary or practice lay ministry after graduation.
ObjectivesStudents who successfully complete the B.A.B. curriculum will:
- Demonstrate basic knowledge of the Bible.
- Have basic knowledge of evangelical Christian theology.
- Be able to integrate basic general education courses with Christian faith and theology.
- Have the necessary skills to use the Bible effectively in ministry or in life.
- Possess competence in understanding the biblical foundations of Christian churches and in teaching the Bible in a church setting.
- Demonstrate competence in pursuing a higher degree in pastoral and missionary ministries.
- B.A.B. students must complete a minimum of 120 credits: general education (36 credits), major requirements (48 credits), Bible requirements (30 credits), and electives (6 credits).
- B.A.B. students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of C (2.0).
- Students must pass the graduation exams: Bible test and essay exams.
- Students fulfill the community service in order to learn ministry formation.
- LIL500LibraryInformation Literacy (0)
- BNT 101 New Testament Survey
- BNT 211 Life of Jesus
- BOT 101 Old Testament Survey
- BOT 314 Psalms
- BIB 351 Great Figures of the Bible
- BAC 301 Christian Arts & Culture
- FDS 101 Introduction to Christian Faith
- ETH 301 Ethics
- FDS 102 World View
- BIB 301 Creation and Evolution
Major Requirements (48)Electives (6)Total 120 Credits
- BIB 201 Bible Study Methods
- BIB 251 Inter-Testamental History
- BIB 401 Bible Teaching Methods
- BNT 205 General Epistles
- BNT 206 Pauline Epistles
- BNT 209 Gospels and Acts
- BOT 151 History and Geography of Israel
- BOT 201 Pentateuch
- BOT 202 Historical Books
- BOT 204 Wisdom Literature
- BOT 205 Prophetic Books
- EDU 411 Introduction to Christian Education
- FDS 201 Spiritual Formation
- MSS 101 Introduction to Christian Mission
- REL 421 World Religions
- THL 101 Biblical Doctrine I
- THL 102 Biblical Doctrine II
- CNS 101 Introduction to Counseling
- BOT 311 The Ten Commandments
- BNT 311 Sermon on the Mount
- BIB 432 Principles of Leadership