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.
Upon graduating from the program, students should be able to:
- Interpret Scripture accurately in its literary, canonical, and historical context using the inductive Bible study method.
- Articulate the overarching narrative and unifying themes of Scripture.
- Address contemporary challenges and questions in light of Scripture and classic Christian teaching, particularly Wesleyan-Arminian theology.
Students must have 24 credit hours at the 3000-level or above to graduate.
Biblical interpretation electives6
Old Testament book/corpus study3
New Testament book/corpus study3
Biblical studies electives9
Biblical interpretation (e.g., Old Testament Interpretation, New Testament Interpretation) and biblical book/corpus studies (e.g., Pentateuch, Romans).
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).