Biblical Studies

Home > Academics > College of Christian Faith > Biblical Studies

The program of study for a major in Biblical studies is designed to prepare students for further seminary or university studies, or for a lifetime of study and service without further formal training. The College of Christian Faith encourages on-the-job training for Biblical studies majors in cooperation with local churches, hospitals, missions, and other religious institutions.

Greek is not required for a major in Biblical studies but is strongly recommended. The second year of Greek will count as part of the general studies foreign language requirement.

In accordance with the recommendations of the American Association of Theological Schools, it is anticipated that the pre-seminary student will select a substantial number of elective hours outside the major field. The following courses are especially recommended: ACCT 2302, Principles of Managerial Accounting; HIST 3312, History of Modern Europe to 1815; HIST 3313, History of Modern Europe since 1815; HIST 4305, American Cultural and Intellectual History; PSYC 1301, General Psychology; RELI 4370, European Church History; RELI 4371, American Church History; RELI 4372, Baptist History; SOCI 1301, Introduction to Sociology.

Students majoring in Biblical studies who plan to enroll in graduate theological education may be eligible for advanced placement. The student should contact the graduate institution for specific information.

Goals of the Biblical Studies Major

  • To equip the student with the ability to articulate a general knowledge of the Old Testament and New Testament.
  • To provide a foundation of high quality academic training for ministry, equipping students to serve as pastors, teachers, missionaries, and in other positions of Christian leadership.
  • To provide the academic foundation that will enable our graduates to be accepted in and graduate from graduate theological programs.
  • To enable the student to ponder the ultimate questions of life, to develop a strong, maturing, distinctively evangelical faith, and present an apologetic to competing views.
  • To lay a Biblical foundation for the student's task of integrating faith and learning.
  • To integrate the Biblical studies discipline with God's truth wherever it is found.

Go to Degree Requirements >>

[Return to Previous Page]

- Biblical Studies Degree Requirements
- Biblical Studies Course Descriptions
- Meet the Faculty
- Learn About Financial Aid

Majors in the
College of
Christian Faith:

Biblical Studies

Camp/Sport Ministry
Christian Studies

Accelerated Bachelor's and Master's Degree Programs:

BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Christian Education

BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Christian Education: Childhood Ministry

BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Christian Education: Student


BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Christian Ministry

BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Global Leadership

BA/BS Christian Studies (Applied Ministry)/MA in Worship Leadership


College Overview

Contact the College of
Christian Faith:



DBU Home | Search | Contact DBU

   © Dallas Baptist University
   See Legal Notice