The Bible Exposition and Exegesis major is a four-year program of study designed to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the Bible and Christian theology. The program includes intensive study in three academic areas: Bible/ theology, Biblical languages, and general education. The Bible Exposition and Exegesis program is designed to provide a thorough foundation for seminary or other graduate studies.
Program Director: Dr. Steven Sanchez
The student will:
- evidence comprehensive knowledge of the content of the Bible.
- evidence comprehensive understanding of Christian theology.
- evidence advanced ability to interpret the Bible accurately.
- evidence ability to defend biblical truth and the Christian faith.
- evidence a worldview that is distinctly Christian.
- evidence growth in Christian character and lifestyle.
Program Admission Requirements
- Complete the freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
- Prior to the sophomore year, declare a major in Bible Exposition and Exegesis.
- At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Bible Exposition and Exegesis program. The application procedure includes completion of a formal application. After the application has been received, the Bible and Theology faculty will review it. Their decision will be delivered to the student by means of a formal letter.
- Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.
Bachelor of Science in Bible Exposition and Exegesis Requirements
- Complete a minimum of 127 semester credit hours.
- A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
- At least 64 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
- Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
- Meet course requirements in the following areas:
- Bible/Theology (70 credits)
- Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
- Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
- New Testament Survey (BT 106)
- Christian Life & Bible Study Methods (BT 110)
- Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
- Hermeneutics (BT 250)
- Theology 1 (BT 205)
- Theology 2 (BT 210)
- Theology 3 (BT 305)
- Theology 4 (BT 310)
- Applied Theology (BT 462)
- Christian Evidences (BT 166) or Apologetics (BT/PH 350)
- Church Leadership and Practice (BT 450)
- Old Testament Elective
- New Testament Elective
- Bible/Theology Electives**
- Greek 1 (FL 102 & 104)
- Greek 2 (FL 202 & 204)
- Educational Ministries (3 credits)
- Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
- Missions and Evangelism 1* (ICS 104)
- Inter-Area Studies (5 credits)
- Transitions Seminar (IAS 101)
- Servant Leader Training (IAS 102/3-402/3)
- Chapel Attendance (IAS 104/5-404/5)
- Senior Seminar (IAS 410)
- Humanities (15 credits)
- Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
- English Composition (ENG 101)
- Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
- Introduction to Philosophy: Christian Worldview* (PH 106)
- Humanities Elective
- Social Sciences (15 credits)
- Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
- Western Civilization 1 (HIS 131), Western Civilization 2 (HIS 132), or American History (HIS 234)
- Church History (HIS 376)
- Social Science Electives
- Natural Sciences (10 credits)
- Introduction to Human Biology & Lab (SCI 241/242)
- College Mathematics (MAT 140)
- Math or Science Elective
- Electives (6 credits)
*meets Bible-Related requirement
**at least one book study required
Award: Bachelor of Science