Majors

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Degree Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (BABS) is a new degree in Leavell College. Leavell College faculty developed the degree based on feedback from students who desired further concentration in biblical studies. The degree requires 121 semester hours to complete. Included in this degree is a General Education component of 30 hours, a Christian Foundation core of 37 hours, and a 24-hour Biblical Studies major that includes courses in depth courses for those desiring to study God’s word more deeply. The student will choose one minor with this degree and will have 12 hours of free electives.

BABS Program Goals

  1. Train students to interpret and communicate the Bible accurately. (Biblical Interpretation)

  2. Prepare students to serve, lead, and equip churches through pastoral, worship, and educational ministries. (Service and Leadership)

  3. Train students to interpret and communicate theological and historical truth accurately. (Historical and Theological)

  4. Equip students with the necessary General Education to prepare them for ministry in the local church. (General Education)

BABS Student Learning Outcomes

  1. The graduate will interpret and communicate the Bible accurately.

  2. The graduate will demonstrate the ability to serve, lead, and equip churches through pastoral, worship, and educational ministries.

  3. The graduate will interpret and communicate theological and historical truth accurately.

  4. The graduate will demonstrate the necessary General Education to prepare him or her for ministry in the local church.

Biblical Studies Major (24 Hours)

course

credits

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

6

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

6

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

12