Biblical Studies programs of Study

Program Description

The degrees offered in Divinity are awarded to students completing 64 credit hours for Associate of Arts; an additional 64 credit hours for Bachelor of Arts; 48 Credit hours for Master and 68 Credit Hours for Doctorate. This program is designed to combine the core classes’ electives, and special topics with the general requirement for completion of each degree study.

program objectives

The objectives of these programs are basic to the institution’s general purpose and philosophy, and are in keeping with the objectives of the particular concentration.
Specifically, these programs of study enable students to:
1. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Bible, including a comprehensive understanding of the major books on Human Services
2. Develop an understanding of the underlying principles of Biblical
3. Apply correct biblical principles in decision making and personal Christian
4. Make effective use of the Bible in a particular ministry of general Christian
5. Develop a understanding of the historical application Human Services of
religion in America and elsewhere;
6. Develop a working knowledge of various manuscripts and translation of
the Bible;
7. Achieve skills in research methodology and preparation of major research

Prior Knowledge/prerequisites

The prerequisite for enrollment in the Associate in Biblical Studies is a GED or High School Diploma. For enrollment in the Bachelor in Biblical Studies is in earned Associate in Biblical Studies. For enrollment in the Master in Biblical Studies is an earned degree in Bachelor in Biblical Studies. For enrollment in the Doctor in Biblical Studies is an earned degree in Master in Biblical Studies. These prerequisites should include a minimum of 19 credit hours in Bible.

Explore Plans of Study for Each Degree

Course # Course Name Credit
En-131 English Grammar 3 credit hours
En-132 English Composition 3 credit hours
Bi-121 Understanding the Bible 3 credit hours
Bi-122 O.T Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-123 N.T. Survey 3 credit hours
Bi-131 The Pentateuch 3 credit hours
Bi-132 Israel’s History 3 credit hours
Bi-134 Manners & Customs I 3 credit hours
Bi-135 Manners & Customs II 3 credit hours
Bi-136 The Gospels 3 credit hours
Ph-122 Beginning Hermeneutics 3 credit hours
Ma-131 Basic Mathematics 3 credit hours
Th-221 Bible Doctrine I 3 credit hours
Th-222 Bible Doctrine II 3 credit hours
Pm-121 Biblical Research & Writing 2 credit hours
Mi-121 Evangelism 3 credit hours
Di-235 A Christian Atheist Dialogue 3 credit hours
Di-239 Rediscovering the Dead Sea Scroll 3 credit hours
Bi-223 Historical Books I 3 credit hours
Bi-224 Historical Books II 3 credit hours
Bi-225 Historical Books III 3 credit hours
Th-331 Systematic Theology I 3 credit hours
Th-332 Systematic Theology II 3 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Bi-423 Jeremiah & Lamentation 4 credit hours
Bi-424 Ezekiel 4 credit hours
Bi-425 Daniel 4 credit hours
Bi-426 Revelation 4 credit hours
Bi-428 General Epistles 4 credit hours

Bi-429 Hebrews 3 credit hours
Bi-431 Poetic Books 4 credit hours
Bi-432 Heart of the New Testament 3 credit hours
Bi-433 Life of Paul 3 credit hours
Th-358 Central Themes in Biblical Theology 4 credit hours
Th-361 Institutes of the Christian Religion 4 credit hours
Th-364 Introduction to Christian Doctrine 3 credit hours
Th-366 The Doctrine of God 4 credit hours
Th-433 Facing the World: Political, Theology and Mercy 4 credit hours
Th-437 Bible and Ethics in Christian Life 4 credit hours
Th-439 Interpreting Scriptures 4 credit hours
Th-440 A Biblical Theology of the Natural World 4 credit hours

Total 64 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Bi-532 Mosaic Writings 4 credit hours
Bi-533 Romans 4 credit hours
Ph-532 Comparative Religion 3 credit hours
Th-539 Interpreting Scriptures 4 credit hours
Th-540 Biblical Phenomenology 4 credit hours
Th-541 A Biblical Theology of the Natural World 4 credit hours
Th-544 Confession 4 credit hours
Th-545 Jesus Vs Caesar 3 credit hours
Th-547 Name Above All Names 3 credit hours
Th-549 Introduction to World Religion 3 credit hours
Th-556 The Kingdom of God and the Glory of the Cross 4 credit hours
Th-558 Central Themes in Biblical Theology 4 credit hours
Th-619 Church and State 4 credit hours

Total 48 credit hours
SPT-698 Master’s Thesis 6 credit hours

Course # Course Name Credit
Th-632 Reformation Theology 4 credit hours
Th-633 Incarnational Christology 4 credit hours
Rel-634 Advanced Bible Archaeology 3 credit hours
Ph-634 Reasoning and Theoretical 3 credit hours
Th-715 Survey of Christian Ethics 3 credit hours
Th-723 Soteriology 4 credit hours
Th-724 Ecclesiology 4 credit hours
Th-726 Pneumatology 4 credit hours
Ph-R-718 Simple Spirit 3 credit hours
Ph-R-719 Speaking the Truth in Love 3 credit hours
Ph-R-723 The consequences of Idea 3 credit hours
Ph-R-739 Doing Philosophy as a Christian 3 credit hours
Ph-R-754 Thinking about God: First Step in Philosophy 4 credit hours
Ph-R-775 The Theory of Knowledge 4 credit hours
Ph-R-779 Postmodernism 4 credit hours
Ph-R-840 Personal Identity 3 credit hours
Th-807 Biblical Metaphysics 4 credit hours
Th-808 Biblical Epistemology 4 credit hours
Th-809 Biblical Ontology 4 credit hours

Total 68 credit hours
SPT-Dis 898 Dissertation 9 credit hours