Major in Bible

Bachelor of Arts:
The B.A. in Bible is a core of fifty-five semester hours (in addition to the Bible courses required for general education) designed to prepare the student for local ministry and graduate education. 

Bachelor of Science:
The B.S. in Bible: Ministry is a core of fifty-five semester hours (in addition to the Bible courses required for general education) designed to prepare the student for work in local ministry, including the pulpit, education program, and counseling. It does not require either Greek or Hebrew, although these courses could be taken as electives.


4-Year Plans

To make your path to graduation a little easier, 4-year plans for students planning to major in Bible have been created:

2013-2014 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Bible

Bachelor of Science in Bible (Ministry)


2012-2013 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Bible

Bachelor of Science in Bible


2011-2012 4-Year Plans

Bachelor of Arts in Bible

Bachelor of Science in Bible

Degree Requirements

Course of Study for a B.A. Major in Bible

I. General Education Requirements
(Listed in the catalog under Academics:  "General Education
Display")  Limit I.  A. Biblical Values, Bible to BIB 446
Christian Evidences (not BIB 346 Foundations of Faith)
46 hours

II. Core Requirements

BIB 130 Personal Evangelism   3 hours 
BIB 161/162
New Testament Greek I & II

BIB/COM 231*  Preparation and Delivery of Sermons 
BIB 261/262
New Testament Greek Readings & Greek Exegesis
6
BIB 250
Church History OR
3
BIB 350
Restoration Theology
(3)
BIB 347  Systematic Christian Doctrine 
BIB 410 Critical Introduction to the Old Testament (W) 3
BIB 420 Critical Introduction to the New Testament (W) 3
BIB 433 Personal Counseling OR 3
FAM/PSY 408  Family and Individual Counseling  (3) 
BIB 296/396/496  Field Laboratory/Internship 
  Additional Old or New Testament Text Course 

40 hours


III.  Major Requirements

BIB 330                 Preacher and His Work                                                   3             
BIB 342  Denominational Doctrines (W) OR 
BIB 345  Contemporary Concerns  (3) 
BIB 434*  Seminar for Bible Majors (W) 
  Upper-division Text 
    15 hours 

IV. Electives (including additional Bible)                         25 hours

*Women Bible majors may substitute BIB 233W The Christian Woman, BIB 333W Teaching the Bible to Children, or BIB 235W Message Design and Delivery for Women for BIB 231 Preparation and Delivery of Sermons and BIB 434 Seminar for Bible Majors. 



Course of Study for a B.S. Major in Bible:  Ministry

I. General Education Requirements
(Listed in the catalog under Academics:  "General Education
Display")  Limit I. A. Bible to BIB 446 Christian Evidences
(not BIB 346 Foundations of Faith)
46 hours

II.  Core Requirements

BIB 130
Personal Evangelism 
3 hours
BIB 231*
Preparation and Delivery of Sermons
3
BIB 250 
Church History OR
3
BIB 350
Restoration Theology 
(3)
BIB 347  Systematic Christian Doctrine 
BIB 410 Critical Introduction to the Old
Testament (W) OR 3
BIB 420 Critical Introduction to the New Testament (W) (3)
BIB 433 Personal Counseling OR 3
FAM/PSY 408  Family and Individual Counseling (3) 
BIB 296/396/496  Field Laboratory / Internship 
  Additional Old or New Testament Text Course 
26 hours


III.  Major Requirements

BIB 232                   Missionary Principles and Practices                              3              
BIB 237  Fundamentals of Youth and Family Ministry 
BIB 241  Interpreting the Bible 
BIB 330  Preacher and His Work 
BIB 331  Organization and Administration of Bible School 
BIB 434*  Seminar for Bible Majors 
BIB/COM 435  Expository Preaching 
  Upper Division Text 
    29 hours 

IV. Elective (including additional Bible) 25 hours

*For BIB 231 Preparation and Delivery of Sermons and BIB 434 Seminar for Bible Majors, women Bible majors may substitute approved courses in Bible : BIB 233W The Christian Woman, BIB 333W Teaching the Bible to Children, or BIB 235W Message Design and Delivery for Women.