Concentration in Pre-Professional Health Sciences

Behavioral & Health Sciences Department


Bible/Theology is a four-year program of study designed to equip graduates with thorough knowledge of the Bible and Christian theology. The concentration in Pre-Professional Health Sciences, offered through a concurrent enrollment agreement with the University of Dubuque (, provides opportunity to prepare for entrance into professional programs in health sciences while completing an undergraduate degree.

Bachelor of Science with Concentration
Time to Complete
4 Years
Program Director
Elisa Cooper
Program Learning Outcomes

The student will evidence

  1. Knowledge of the content of the Bible.
  2. Understanding of major Christian doctrines and their biblical foundations.
  3. Ability to correctly interpret and appropriately apply Biblical teaching.
  4. Commitment to growth in Christian character and lifestyle.
  5. Completion of an inter-disciplinary science curriculum to prepare for entrance into professional programs in the health science field.
Program Admission
  1. Complete the freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0.
  2. Complete BIO 111 Biological Science & Lab and MAT 162 Pre-Calculus with a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  3. Declare intent to pursue a major in Bible/Theology with a concentration in Pre-Professional Health Sciences.
  4. At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Bible/Theology with a concentration in Pre-Professional Health Sciences program.
  5. Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.
Program Requirements
  1. Complete a minimum of 120.5 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 60 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus and/or University of Dubuque.
  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 (39.5 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
  • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
  • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
  • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
  • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
  • Biblical Hermeneutics (BT 220)
  • God, Creation, and Sin (BT 221)
  • Christ, Holy Spirit, and Salvation (BT 321)
  • Church and Final Things (BT 331)
  • Biblical and Practical Theology of Transformation (BT 352)
  • Praxis of Interpretation (BT 320)
  • Bible/Theology Elective (6 credits)
  • Servant Leader Training Seminar (CCS 115)
  • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • Chapel (CCS 110)
Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
  • Missions and Evangelism* (ICS 104)

*meets Bible-Related requirement

General Studies (39 credits)
  • Biological Science & Lab (BIO 111)
  • Anatomy/Physiology 1 & Lab (BIO 211)
  • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
  • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
  • English Composition (ENG 101)
  • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
  • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
  • Senior Seminar (FND 410)
  • Western Civilization 1 or 2 (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 or 2 (HIS 235/236)
  • Christian Life and Worldview* (HUM 111)
  • Introduction to Statistics (MAT 160)
  • Pre-Calculus (MAT 162)
  • Humanities Elective
  • Social Science Elective

*meets Bible-Related requirement
Courses taken at the University of Dubuque

Pre-Professional Health Sciences (30 credits)
  • Medical Terminology (BIO 150)
  • Anatomy/Physiology 2 & Lab (BIO 212)
  • General Chemistry 1 & Lab (CHM 111)
  • General Chemistry 2 & Lab (CHM 112)
  • Science & Lab Electives

Courses taken at the University of Dubuque

Program Planner

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