Bachelor of Arts
in Bible Program

Objectives

The Bachelor of Arts in Bible is designed to help those students who have already earned a Bachelors Degree or a qualifying level of college credit to achieve several goals:

  1. You will gain broad working knowledge of the Bible.
  2. You will develop your ability to work more effectively in non-vocational leadership roles in the church.
  3. You will develop your personal faith and proficiency in leading others to Christ.
  4. By making strategic use of your guided electives, this program can prepare you to (more than one may apply):
    1. Succeed in graduate seminary training.
    2. Be accurate and effective in teaching or preaching God’s Word.
    3. Serve effectively in an entry-level paid ministry position.

Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Bible is a professional degrees which is designed for students who already hold a Bachelors Degree from another college or university or who have earned 60 credits of appropriate and transferable general education courses.

The Bachelor of Arts in Bible has three components:

  1. General Education Core, which includes a block of 60 general education credits which are transferred from your previous degree or college work. Your previous work must include broad experience in languages, communications, natural sciences or mathematics, social sciences, philosophy, and history. If your previous college work is lacking in any of these areas, you may be required to take additional general education courses at BBC. Also included are a mix of courses in philosophy and history which will help ground you in a biblical worldview, and also introductory courses in Biblical Greek.
  2. Bible Major, a 39-credit series of courses which progresses from introductory to advanced studies in theology and the Bible.
  3. Guided Studies, a 13-credit series of courses which will introduce you to basic ministry skills in a broad array of ministry fields

General Education Core (76 credits)

Prior College Credit (60 credits)

From previous degree or college work

60

Your previous degree or college work must include credit in the following disciplines:

  • Languages
  • Communication
  • Natural Sciences (or Mathematics)
  • Social Sciences
  • History

Additional general education courses may be required at BBC if your previous work is lacking in any of these areas

Language (8 credits)

GREK 2110/20

Greek I

4/4

Philosophy (5 credits)

PHIL 1010

Christian Ethics

2

PHIL 2010

Christian Apologetics

3

History (6 credits)

HIST 2010

Survey of Church History

3

+

Bible Major (39 credits)

Bible (28 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

GREK 3010/20

Greek 2

3/3

BBOT 3010

History of Israel

3

BBNT BBNT

Romans

3

Theology (11 credits)

BBTH 1010

Survey of Bible Doctrine

3

BBTH 2010

Biblical Interpretation and Resources

3

BBTH 3110

Historical Theology

2

BBTH 4010

Advanced Bible Doctrine

3

+

Guided Studies (13 credits)

Christian Ministries Core (13 credits)

CEDU 1010

Introduction to Christian Education

2

ICST 1010

Foundations for Mission

OR

ICST 1020

Contemporary Missions Survey

2

MINS 2110

Personal Evangelism

2

MINS 2210

Communicating Biblical Truth

OR

PRCH 2210

Introduction to Preaching (men)

3

MINS 2310

History of the Restoration Movement

3

MINS 4010

Senior Capstone

1

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Bachelor of Arts in Bible