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Biblical Studies Area

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Biblical Studies Area for Bachelor of Arts degree: 66 Hours

Language Requirement for Bachelor of Arts: 12 Hours
Select any two languages listed here:

Hebrew: 6 Hours

HEB 221 Beginning Hebrew I 3
HEB 222 Beginning Hebrew II 3

Greek: 6 Hours

GRK 221 Beginning Greek I 3
GRK 222 Beginning Greek II 3

Modern Language: 6 Hours

Christian Studies Core Requirements: 18 Hours

While each program of study has its own focus, each student will build a foundation of Biblical, theological, historical, pastoral, educational, and practical aspects for Christian ministry. Students pursuing a theology area, major, or minor should take the General Education Prerequisites.

CHS 211 Art of Reading the Bible 3
CHS 230 Spiritual Formation 3
CHS 365 Christian Studies Internship 3
CHS 432 Christian Theology 3
CHS 471 Church History 3
CHS Upper Level Old or New Testament Course 3

General Education Prerequisites: 6 Hours

These courses are recommended because they meet requirements for General Education and are prerequisites for required and elective courses in theology areas, majors, and minors.

CHS 111 Introduction to Old Testament Study 3
CHS 121 Introduction to New Testament Study 3

Biblical Studies Area Requirement: 36 Hours

Old Testament – Choose two courses from this list: 6 Hours
CHS 311 Wisdom and Poetic Literature 3
CHS 312 Studies in the Old Testament Prophets 3
CHS 411 Studies in the Pentateuch 3

New Testament – Choose two courses from this list: 6 Hours
CHS 323 Studies in the Gospels 3
CHS 324 Studies in Paul 3
CHS 325 Studies in John 3

Biblical Studies Electives:

Choose three courses from this list: 9 Hours
CHS 311 Wisdom and Poetic Literature 3
CHS 312 Studies in the Old Testament Prophets 3
CHS 314 Isaiah 3
CHS 323 Studies in the Gospels 3
CHS 324 Studies in Paul 3
CHS 325 Studies in John 3
CHS 328 General Letters (Hebrews-Jude) 3
CHS 380/480 Special Topics 3
CHS 390/490 Independent Study 3
CHS 411 Studies in the Pentateuch 3
CHS 412 Intertestamental Period 3
GRK 321 Greek Exegesis I 3
GRK 322 Greek Exegesis II 3
HEB 321 Hebrew Exegesis I 3
HEB 322 Hebrew Exegesis II 3

Pastoral Ministries Elective:

Choose one course from this list: 3 Hours
CHS 356, CHS 352, CHS 353, CHS 354, CHS 355, CHS 380/480, CHS 451

Educational Ministries Elective:

Choose one course from this list: 3 Hours
CHS 361, CHS 362, CHS 363, CHS 364, CHS 365, CHS 380/480, CHS 462, CHS 463

Theological, Historical and Missiological Studies Electives: 6 Hours

Choose two courses from this list:
CHS 234, CHS 354, CHS 376, CHS 378, CHS 436, PHI 241, PHI 345, PHI 361

Christian Studies Upper Division Elective: 3 Hours

Choose one Christian Studies upper division course.