Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Major Overview

Leavell College faculty developed the Biblical Studies major based on feedback from students who desired further concentration in biblical studies. Students majoring in biblical studies will take courses related to the various canonical divisions of the Old Testament and the New Testament. Elective courses include in-depth studies of specific books of scripture as well as courses related to the study of the Bible. Students earning this major position themselves well for a smooth transition into various NOBTS graduate programs, including the Master of Divinity.

Biblical Studies Major (24 Hours)



Old Testament Studies
Choose 2 of the following:
The Five Books of Moses
Israel and the Promised Land
Israelite Prophecy
Psalms & Wisdom in Ancient Israel


New Testament Studies
Choose 2 of the following:
Life of Jesus
Paul and the Early Church
Johannine Literature
General Epistles


Biblical Studies Electives
Choose 4 of the following:
Biblical Backgrounds
Christian Scriptures
Old Testament Studies
New Testament Studies
Old Testament Interpretation
New Testament Interpretation
Special Topics in Biblical Studies
Greek I
Greek II
Hebrew I
Hebrew II
Readings from the Greek New Testament
Readings from the Hebrew Old Testament