BS in Biblical Studies Plus Professional Studies Program with Communication Arts Minor

The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies with a Minor allows the student to develop an interdisciplinary foundation for a wide range of pastoral, professional and academic applications. The Biblical Studies core of courses provides the student with a robust approach to a coherent biblical worldview, as well as the essential tools needed to study the biblical text, and analyze claims made about the Bible. The Arts & Sciences core builds the foundational skills for critical thinking, effective communication with a clear understanding of society, culture and history. The communication arts minor is a generalist program for those interested in the different aspects of the field, including creative writing, drama, journalism, and public relations.

Biblical Studies Core Outcomes:

  • Exegete biblical literature using basic interpretive principles.
  • Articulate coherent grasp of key theological ideas.
  • Articulate coherent understanding of the foundational narrative of Biblical Israel.
  • Articulate a coherent understanding of the foundational narrative of the life of Christ and beginnings of the Church.

Arts & Sciences Core Outcomes:

  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms in a variety of rhetorical contexts, including Standard English
  • Adeptly utilize modern research, writing, and technological tools
  • Identify decisive events and ideas in the human experience and assess their influences on modern culture and thought
  • Employ critical and creative thinking and mathematic and scientific principles for problem solving, literary and socio-cultural analysis, intercultural understanding, and research in the sciences and humanities
  • Demonstrate the integration of academic insights and experiences by constructing and employing a personal framework in which ethical decisions can be made in light of societal values and a Christian worldview

Biblical & Theological Studies Core (30 hrs)

History & Literature of Israel (3hrs)
Jesus & The Church (3hrs)
Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (3hrs)
Modern Ethical Problems (2hrs)
Basic Bible Doctrines (4hrs)
Philosophy of Religion (3hrs)
Introduction to Evangelism (3hrs)
Seminar on the Bible & Culture (3hrs
Theological Themes in Film (3 hrs)
Bible/Theology Elective (3 hrs.)

Arts & Sciences Core (39hrs)

College English 1 (3hrs)
College English 2 (3 hrs)
Survey of Multicultural Literature (3 hrs)
History of Christianity (3 hrs)
History of the Restoration Movement (3 hrs)
Public Speaking (3 hrs)
Mathematics Elective 100s or 200s (3 hrs)
Natural Science Electives 200s (6hrs)
Behavioral Science Electives (6 hrs)
Humanities Electives in ENGL, PHIL, HIST, or related fields (6 hrs)

Communication Arts Minor (28 hrs)

Desktop Publishing (2 hrs)
Creative Writing Elective (3 hrs)
Applied Journalism Electives (6 hrs)
Drama Production & Performance (3 hrs)
Journalism & Public Relations (3 hrs)
Communication Arts Electives (6 hrs)
Teaching Elective (3 hrs)
Communication Arts Internship (2 hrs)

Open Electives (23 hrs)