Bachelor of Arts Degree

Objectives

All Bachelor of Arts degrees are designed to help you achieve several goals:

  1. As a student, you will have a broad working knowledge of our world and be able to effectively interact it. You will also enhance your biblical studies with a working knowledge of New Testament Greek and will be prepared for graduate seminary programs which have Greek language prerequisites.
  2. As a Christian, you will be able to wrestle with complex theological issues, be able to accurately exegete the Bible, and be better able to make the appropriate applications of the Word to your personal life and in the church. You will be challenged to have a self-sustaining and growing passion to know God, to pursue personal holiness, and to promote the growth and health of Christ’s church.
  3. As a leader, you will gain a particular expertise sufficient for entry-level professional church ministries, or entry into a graduate seminary program, be able to effectively communicate God’s truth to our world, and be prepared to demonstrate servant leadership.

Description

The Bachelor of Arts is a professional degree which can be completed in four years. It is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in full-time ministry or for entry into graduate programs. The BA is for people who wish to do the fullest possible study of the New Testament in the original Greek language or those who will enter graduate seminary programs requiring Greek as a prerequisite.

A Bachelor of Arts degree has three components:

  1. General Education Core, a 40-credit series of courses which covers a broad range of languages, humanities, social sciences, and other general studies. A special feature of the BA General Education core is 8 credits of first-year Greek study.
  2. Bible Major, a 45-credit series of courses which progresses from introductory to advanced studies in theology and the Bible. A special feature of the BA Bible major is 6 credits of second-year Greek study.
  3. Ministry Program, a 43-credit series of courses based on the specific field or fields of ministry you choose as a student to pursue. The ministry programs available at BBC are explained in detail on pages 42-59.

General Education Core (40 Credits)

General Studies (1 credit)

GENL1010

Bible College Navigator

1

Language and Communications (17 credits)

COMM 1010

Public Speaking

3

ENGL 1010

English Grammar and Composition

3

ENGL 1020

Research & Writing

3

GREK 2110-20

Greek 1

4/4

Social Science (choose 3 credits *)

ANTH 2110

Cultural Anthropology

3

PSYC 2110

General Psychology

3

SOCI 2110

Sociology

3

Philosophy (8 credits)

PHIL 1010

Christian Ethics

2

PHIL 2010

Christian Apologetics

3

PHIL 3110

Introduction to Philosophy

OR

PHIL 3120

Logic

OR

PHIL 3130

Worldviews

3

History (6 credits)

HIST 2010

Survey of Church History

3

HIST 41_

Church History (choose one of three sections)

3

Guided Electives (choose 6 credits *)

ASLA 1110/20

American Sign Language 1/2

3/3

FINA 2110

Personal Finances

3

HIST 2110

Recent American history

3

LITR 2110

Introduction to Literature

3

LITR 2120

American Literature

3

LITR 2130

Classics of Christian Literature

3

NSCI 2110

Theory of Intelligent Design

3

MUSI 3110

Music History and Appreciation

3

Electives (3 credits)

Open Electives (may include any course offered)

2

*Specific courses may be required in certain majors

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Bible Major (45 Credits)

Bible (31 credits)

BBLE 1010

Journey Through the Bible

3

BBNT 1010

New Testament Introduction

2

BBOT 1010

Old Testament Introduction

2

BBNT 1110

Acts of the Apostles

3

BBNT 20__

Life of Christ (choose two of three sections)

3/3

BBNT 3010

1, 2 Timothy & Titus

3

BBOT 3010

History of Isreal

3

BBNT 3110/20

Greek 2

3/3

BBNT 4010

Romans

3

Theology (13 credits)

BBTH 1010

Survey of Bible Doctrine

3

BBTH 2010

Biblical Interpretation and Resources

3

BBth 3010

Origin and Nature of the Bible

OR

BBTH 3020

Biblical Criticism

2

BBTH 3110

Historical Theology

2

BBTH 4010

Advanced Bible Doctrine

3

Electives (1 credit)

Bible or Theology Elective

1

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Ministry Program (43 credits)

See pages 42-59 for program descriptions.

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Bachelor of Arts Degree

(128 credits)