The objectives for the major in biblical and theological studies are that students will:
demonstrate an understanding of the historical, literary, and theological dimensions of the Bible; an ability to apply sound methodology to the interpretation of the Bible; an awareness of major themes in biblical and systematic theology; and a knowledge of the key figures and a broad outline of the history of the Christian church (Academic);
develop the necessary skills to lead in the church, parachurch ministries, and/or any worthy vocation to which God calls them (Vocational);
engage with the biblical Story, understand their role in God’s Story, and develop Christ-like character (Christian);
be responsible Christian citizens who can thoughtfully engage culture (Patriotic);
exhibit awareness of the major thinkers, themes, and ideas that have influenced Western culture (Cultural).
Required core courses for all Biblical and Theological Studies majors: 25 credit hours