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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
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
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
- 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
- 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.
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