Biblical Studies Degree Requirements


Major in Biblical Studies (40 cr)

PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy [4]
HIST 210 Church and Western Civilization [4]
or
HIST 310 Reformation History [4]
RELI 306 Biblical Studies Practicum [1]
RELI 310 Pentateuch (or RELI 410) [2]
or
RELI 322 History of Ancient Israel (or RELI 432) [2]
RELI 323 Prophetic Literature (or RELI 423) [2]
RELI 331 Luke-Acts (or RELI 431) [2]
RELI 332 Pauline Literature (or RELI 432) [2]
RELI 343 History of Christian Thought [4]
or
ICUL 450 Biblical Theology of Mission [2]
RELI 371 Apocalyptic Literature (or RELI 471) [2]
RELI 406 Biblical Studies Practicum [1]
RELI 490 Seminar in Biblical Hermeneutics [3]
RELI 491 Integrative Biblical Seminar [3]
Sub-total [30-32]
Electives in the major [8-10]
Additional credits in Biblical Studies or Theology (RELI), or Biblical Languages (Greek or Hebrew), to make up a total of 40 credits for the major.
Total Required Credits [40]
Note: The required Philosophy and History, along with English Composition, fulfill the Humanities requirement for the B.A. degree in Biblical Studies. For the Social and Behavioral Science component, the B.A. degree in Biblical Studies requires COMM 101 and either PSYC 101 or SOCI 101.

Minor in Biblical Studies (32 cr)

The minor in Biblical Studies consists of the standard CRUX requirements plus three additional 200-level courses or 12 additional credits. A minor consists of the following courses:
RELI 111 The Bible and Worldview [4]
RELI 114 Synoptic Gospels [4]
RELI 211 Pentateuch [4]
RELI 212 Prophets [4]
RELI 213 Writings [4]
RELI 221 Johannine Literature [4]
RELI 222 Pauline Literature [4]
RELI 343/HIST 343 History of Christian Thought [4]
or RELI 312 Topics in Christian Thought [4]
Total Required Credits [32]

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]