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Biblical Studies Curriculum

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Beyond Bible core, the following are required for the majors in Biblical Studies:

Course Number Course Name Credit
Introductory Courses 15
BIB 201W Research Methods in Biblical Studies 3
PHI 211 Faith and Philosophy 3
THEO 240 Theological Thinking 3
THEO Two Theology electives 6
Old Testament Courses (Choose TWO Courses)
6
BIB 308 Genres of the Hebrew Bible
BIB 310 History and Historiography in Ancient Israel
BIB 312 Hebrew Prophets
BIB 350 Wisdom Literature
BIB 380 The Pentateuch
New Testament Courses (Choose TWO Courses)
6
BIB 320 Jesus and the Gospel
BIB 322 Life and Letters of Paul
BIB 324 Gospel and Letter of John
BIB 335 Early Judaism and the New Testament
BIB 390 Hebrews and General Epistles
Culminating Senior Experience (Choose ONE Course)
3
BIB 460 Biblical Texts in Context
BIB 461 Genesis in Context
BIB 463 Romans in Context
Subtotal Credit Hours for All Tracks:
30
Track One: Without Languages
THREE additional Biblical Studies (BIB) electives 9
Subtotal Credit Hours 9
Total Credit Hours: 39
Track Two: With Languages 
THREE semesters of either Hebrew (HEB) or Greek (GRE)
9
TWO additional Biblical Studies (BIB) electives 6
Subtotal Credit Hours: 15
Total Credit Hours: 45

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