The Theology and Biblical Studies major will prepare you for graduate and professional training that will lead to careers in pastoral and youth ministry, Christian education, missionary service, campus ministry, institutional chaplaincy, parachurch ministry and teaching.

In addition to meeting the liberal arts core requirements of the University (which include THE 140 and 240), students must take at least 36 semester hours of study.

REQUIRED MAJOR CORE

Complete the following courses.

  • - History Of Christianity (3 s.h.)
  • - Jesus & the Gospels (3 s.h.)
  • - Letters of Paul (3 s.h.)
  • - Christianity in America **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.) or
    • - Christianity and Culture **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Senior Seminar (3 s.h.)
  • - Intro to Philosophy (3 s.h.)

OLD/NEW TESTAMENT REQ

Complete two of the following courses: One must be an Old Testament course.

Old Testament Courses:

  • - Old Testament Elective (3 s.h.)
  • - Genesis (3 s.h.)
  • - Exodus (3 s.h.)
  • - Psalms and Wisdom (3 s.h.)
  • - Minor Prophets (3 s.h.)

New Testament Courses:

  • - Hebrews to Revelation (3 s.h.)
  • - New Testament Elective (3 s.h.)
  • - The Parables of Jesus (3 s.h.)
  • - Gospel of Matthew (3 s.h.)
  • - Acts of the Apostles (3 s.h.)
  • - 1 Corinthians (3 s.h.)
  • - 2 Corinthians (3 s.h.)
  • - Paul's Prison Letters (3 s.h.)
  • - Issues in Biblical Studies (3-4 s.h.)

PHIL. OR WORLD RELIGIONS

Complete one of the following courses.

  • - Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • - Philosophy of Religion (3 s.h.)
  • - Religions of the World (3 s.h.)

ELECTIVE(S) IN MAJOR

Complete 9 s.h. of elective coursework from Theology or Philosophy or HIS304.

  • - Medieval World History (3 s.h.)
  • - Introduction to Youth Ministry (3 s.h.)
  • - Cross Cultural Service in Jamaica: A Journey in Theological & Practical Service (3 s.h.)
  • - New Testament Greek I (3 s.h.)
  • - New Testament Greek II (3 s.h.)
  • - N.T. Greek Reading (1 s.h.)
  • - Religions of the World (3 s.h.)
  • - Hebrews to Revelation (3 s.h.)
  • - World Missions (3 s.h.)
  • - Sociology of Religion (3 s.h.)
  • - Christian Spiritual Formation (3 s.h.)
  • - Old Testament Elective (3 s.h.)
  • - Genesis (3 s.h.)
  • - Exodus (3 s.h.)
  • - Psalms and Wisdom (3 s.h.)
  • - Minor Prophets (3 s.h.)
  • - New Testament Elective (3 s.h.)
  • - The Parables of Jesus (3 s.h.)
  • - Gospel of Matthew (3 s.h.)
  • - Acts of the Apostles (3 s.h.)
  • - 1 Corinthians (3 s.h.)
  • - 2 Corinthians (3 s.h.)
  • - Paul's Prison Letters (3 s.h.)
  • - Yth Mnstry Discipleship & Evangl (3 s.h.)
  • - Youth Ministry Leadership & Communication (3 s.h.)
  • - Foundations of Professional Ministry (3 s.h.)
  • - The Theology of Harry Potter (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Theology (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Ministry (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Issues in Church History (3 s.h.)
  • - Issues in Theological Studies (3 s.h.)
  • - Issues in Biblical Studies (3-4 s.h.)
  • - Internship in Ministry (2-4 s.h.)
  • - Youth Ministry Internship (3-4 s.h.)
  • - Christianity in America **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Christianity and Culture **Designated Honors Course** (3 s.h.)
  • - Reformation (3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Thinking about the Arts (3 s.h.)
  • - Political Philosophy (3 s.h.)
  • - Ethics (3 s.h.)
  • - Philosophy of Religion (3 s.h.)
  • - Special Topics in Philosophy (1-4 s.h.)
  • - Digital Humanities & the Ethics of Technology (3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study in Philosophy (1-3 s.h.)
  • - Independent Study in Philosophy (1-3 s.h.)

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