Biblical Studies Major (B.S.) Courses

Required Courses for the Biblical Studies B.S. Degree

II. General Education Core – 30 Credits

III. Major Core – 36 Credits

The major core includes the 18 credits of the Christian Studies core plus the following:

IV. Electives – 59 Credits*

  • Electives (3000-4000 level) 9 Credits
  • Electives 50 Credits

A minimum of 36 credits must be at the upper (3000-4000) level for a bachelor degree.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Total – 125 Credits

1 Counts towards 3 credits of Social Science credits. Students who have successfully completed 60 credits with a GPA of at least a 2.0 may replace SOC 1510  with a Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science elective.

2 Click HERE to view options for Humanities and Social Science Electives.

Option: Accelerated Degree Programs

Qualified students in the B.S. in Biblical Studies (BSBS) program may apply for an accelerated degree program to earn their Christian Studies (M.A.)  (MACS) degree in one additional year instead of the typical two years. Students may also apply for an accelerated Master of Divinity (M.Div.)  program. Click here for more detailed information regarding the acceptance process for these options.

Course Requirements for MACS

Students who are accepted into the accelerated MACS program will substitute the following graduate level courses into the undergraduate degree to fulfill the BSBS requirements.

Undergraduate CourseGraduate Course                                                                   
CM 3520 – Spiritual Formation  MIN 6211 – Spiritual Formation for Leaders  
CM 3524 – Contextual & Missional Engagement  MIN 5218 – Social & Cultural Foundations for Ministry  
THE 3524 – Systematic Theology II  CST 5235 – Theology of Christ and the Church  (fulfills CST 5223  in the MACS)
3000-4000 ElectiveCST 5224 – History of the Church  
3000-4000 ElectiveCST 6212 – Hermeneutics & Theological Research  
3000-4000 ElectiveCST 6218 – Biblical Theology  

Click for more information about the Christian Studies (M.A.)  program.

Course Requirements for MDIV

Students who are accepted into the accelerated M.Div. program will substitute the following graduate level courses into the undergraduate degree to fulfill the BSBS requirements.


Click for more information about the Master of Divinity (M.Div.)  program.

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