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Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies

The Biblical Studies 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 two academic areas; Bible/theology and general education. The Biblical Studies major includes 18 credits of open electives, which provides the opportunity to add a minor program of study.

Program Director: Dr. Steven Sanchez

Program Outcomes

The student will:

  1. evidence comprehensive knowledge of the content of the Bible.
  2. evidence comprehensive understanding of Christian theology.
  3. evidence advanced ability to interpret the Bible accurately.
  4. evidence ability to defend biblical truth and the Christian faith.
  5. evidence a worldview that is distinctly Christian.
  6. evidence growth in Christian character and lifestyle.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Complete the freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  2. Prior to the sophomore year, declare a major in Biblical Studies.
  3. At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Biblical Studies 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.
  4. 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 Biblical Studies Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 126 semester credit hours.
  2. 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 63 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  5. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
      • Bible/Theology (57 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)
        • Life of Christ (BT 247)
        • Bible Geography (BT 278)
        • Romans (BT 335)
        • Old Testament Elective
        • Bible/Theology Electives**
      • Educational Ministries (3 credits)
        • Teaching Bible (EM 221)
      • 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 (HIS 131/132) 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 Math (MAT 140)
        • Math or Science Elective
      • Electives (18 credits)

*meets Bible-Related requirement
**at least one book study required

Award: Bachelor of Science