Follow Christ, Lead the Way

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies equips students with the exegetical and theological knowledge and skills needed to interpret the Bible faithfully in a contemporary context.

Objectives:

Upon graduating from the program, students should be able to:
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    Interpret Scripture accurately in its literary, canonical, and historical context using the inductive Bible study method.
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    Articulate the overarching narrative and unifying themes of Scripture.
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    Address contemporary challenges and questions in light of Scripture and classic Christian teaching, particularly Wesleyan-Arminian theology.
This degree program is available in the following format:

100% Online courses in a 5-week as-you-go flexible format for busy adults featuring forum discussions and weekly assignment deadlines.

MAJOR42 Hours

Students must have 24 credit hours at the 3000-level or above to graduate.

Biblical Studies21

Biblical interpretation (e.g., Old Testament Interpretation, New Testament Interpretation) and biblical book/corpus studies (e.g., Pentateuch, Romans).

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    Biblical interpretation electives6
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    Old Testament book/corpus study3
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    New Testament book/corpus study3
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    Biblical studies electives9
Biblical Theology6

Biblical theology proper, biblical-theological approaches to select theological topics (e.g., sexuality), Christian hermeneutics.

Systematic and Historical Theology15

Systematic theology (e.g., Systematic Theology I), historical theology (e.g., Survey of Church History I), systematic and historical approaches to select theological topics (e.g., holiness).