Biblical Studies Degree Requirements


Dr. DeLashmutt teachingBiblical Studies Major

A major in Biblical studies requires 40 credits.

General studies (prerequisites to the program)

COMM 101 Introduction to Communication& Public Speaking [4]
HIST 210 Church & Western Civilization [4]
RELI 215 Research Skills for a Digital Age (meets INFO requirement) [2]
PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy [4]
And 4 additional credits from the following:
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology [4]
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology [4]

History/ Historical Theology [4 credits]

Select 4 credits from the following:
HIST 310 Reformation History [4]
HIST 344 History of Christianity [4]

Hebrew Bible [12 credits]

RELI 310 Pentateuch (or RELI 410) [4]
RELI 323 Prophetic Literature (or RELI 423) [4]
RELI 326 The Writings (or RELI 426) [4]

New Testament [10 credits]

RELI 337 Johannine Literature (or RELI 437) [4]
RELI 332 Pauline Literature (or RELI 432) [4]
RELI 371 Book of Revelation (or RELI 471) [2]

Theology [6 credits]

RELI 490 Seminar in Biblical Hermeneutics [4]
And 2 additional credits from the following:
RELI 433 Contemporary Theology [2]
RELI 434 Contextual Theology & World Christianity [2]
RELI 435 Theology of the Cross [2]
RELI 451 Missional Theology [2]

Practicum [2 credits]

RELI 306 Biblical Studies Practicum* [1]
RELI 406 Biblical Studies Practicum* [1]

Capstone [2 credits]

RELI 499 Integrative Biblical Seminar [2]

Electives [4 credits]

Upper-division electives in Biblical Studies or Theology (RELI), or Biblical Languages (Greek or Hebrew), to make up a total of 40 credits.

Total required credits [40]

*Note: After completing RELI 106, Biblical Studies Practicum may fulfill SLP requirement, also may be repeated as an elective in the major.

Minor in Biblical Studies (24 cr)

The minor in Biblical Studies consists of the standard CRUX requirements or equivalent “Ramp Up” courses
totaling 24 credits.

Minor in Biblical Languages (22 cr)

The minor in Biblical Languages consists of two years of Classical Greek and one year of biblical Hebrew. Students who are considering seminary, graduate study, or vocation of Bible translation are encouraged to complete this minor, which consists of the following courses:
GREK 301 Greek I [4]
GREK 302 Greek II [4]
GREK 401 Greek III [3]
GREK 402 Greek IV [3]
HEBR 301 Hebrew I [4]
HEBR 302 Hebrew II [4]
Total Required Credits [22]

Minor in Classical Languages (22 cr)

The minor in Classical Languages consists of two years of Classical Greek and one year of Latin. Students who are considering graduate study in the Classics are encouraged to complete this minor, which consists of the following courses:
GREK 301 Greek I [4]
GREK 302 Greek II [4]
GREK 401 Greek III [3]
GREK 402 Greek IV [3]
LATN 301 Latin I [4]
LATN 302 Latin II [4]
Total Required Credits [22]