Biblical Studies (B.A.) - Resident

Biblical Studies (B.A.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2024 through summer 2025. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
INQR 101Inquiry1
Communications Elective3
Composition Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 101Foundational Skills1
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Technology Competency 20-3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 105Introduction to Biblical Worldview 32
RSCH 201Research3
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
EVAN 101Evangelism and the Christian Life 32
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 105Old Testament Survey2
BIBL 110New Testament Survey2
THEO 201Theology Survey I 32
THEO 202Theology Survey II 32
Liberal Arts Focus 1
GREK 201Greek Grammar I3
GREK 202Greek Grammar II3
GREK 302Greek Syntax and Reading3
GREK 401Greek Exegesis3
Integrative Elective3
Total Hours62-65
1

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements

2

All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course

3

Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirements of RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview (2 c.h.)EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life (2 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirements of THEO 201 Theology Survey I (2 c.h.)THEO 202 Theology Survey II (2 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
APOL 201Apologetics and Cultural Engagement 13
APOL 250Faith, Reason, and the Search for Meaning 13
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement 13
Total Hours9
1

Course may fulfill select general education requirements.

Major Core
BIBL 350Introduction to Biblical Interpretation3
BIBL 410Genesis3
BIBL 425Romans3
BIBL 460New Testament Theology3
BIBL 461Old Testament Theology3
BIBL 462The Old Testament in Its Ancient Contexts3
BIBL 463The New Testament in Its Ancient Contexts3
CHHI 325The Church and Its Mission3
CLCM 200Spiritual Foundations for the Christian Life 3
RLST 489Religious Studies Capstone3
THEO 350Methods and Issues in Theology3
Bible Elective 13
Choose three credit hours of the following:3
Bible Elective 1
Biblical Language Elective 2
Choose three credit hours of the following:3
Bible Elective 1
Hebrew Grammar I
Choose three credit hours of the following:3
Bible Elective 1
Hebrew Grammar II
Total Hours45
1

Choose a 300-400 level BIBL course not already required in the major

2

Choose GREK 455 or HBRW 301.

Free Electives
Choose 1-13 credit hours of Free Electives1-13
Total Hours1-13

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
  • CSER All requirements must be satisfied before a degree will be awarded
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
BIBL 105 Old Testament Survey 2
ENGL 101 Composition and Rhetoric 3
INQR 101 Inquiry 1
RLGN 105 Introduction to Biblical Worldview 2
UNIV 101 Foundational Skills 1
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
Social Science Elective 1 3
CSER 0
 Hours15
Second Semester
BIBL 110 New Testament Survey 2
EVAN 101 Evangelism and the Christian Life 2
THEO 201 Theology Survey I 2
Composition Elective 1 3
Information Literacy Elective 1 3
MATH Elective 1 3
CSER 0
 Hours15
Second Year
First Semester
THEO 202 Theology Survey II 2
Critical Thinking Elective (PHIL 201) 1 3
Cultural Studies Elective (APOL 201) 1 3
Natural Science Elective 1 3
GREK 201 Greek Grammar I 3
CSER 0
 Hours14
Second Semester
RSCH 201 Research 3
Communications Elective (GLST 220) 1 3
Technology Competency 2 0-3
GREK 202 Greek Grammar II 3
BIBL 350 Introduction to Biblical Interpretation 3
Elective 3
CSER 0
 Hours15-18
Third Year
First Semester
BIBL 410 Genesis 3
BIBL 480 Hermeneutics 3
BIBL Elective 3 3
HBRW 201
or BIBL ELECTIVE
Hebrew Grammar I 4
or
3
GREK 302 Greek Syntax and Reading 3
CSER 0
 Hours15
Second Semester
BIBL 425 Romans 3
BIBL 450 Daniel-Revelation 3
BIBL Elective 3 3
HBRW 202
or BIBL ELECTIVE
Hebrew Grammar II 4
or
3
GREK 401 Greek Exegesis 3
CSER 0
 Hours15
Fourth Year
First Semester
RLST 489 Religious Studies Capstone 3
Old Testament Elective 5 3
BIBL Elective or Biblical Language Elective 4,6 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
CSER 0
 Hours15
Second Semester
Integrative Elective 1 3
New Testament Elective 7 3
THEO 350 Methods and Issues in Theology 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 1
CSER 0
 Hours16
 Total Hours120-123
1

Refer to the list of approved general education electives at www.liberty.edu/gened before enrolling foundational skills requirements.

2

All students must pass the Computer Assessment OR complete applicable INFT course; refer to www.liberty.edu/computerassessment for more information.

3

Choose from: BIBL 471, BIBL 472, or BIBL 473.

4

Choose a 300-400 level BIBL course not already required in the major.

5

Choose from: BIBL 311, BIBL 314, BIBL 316, BIBL 317, or BIBL 461.

6

Choose GREK 455 or HBRW 301.

7

Choose from: BIBL 323, BIBL 324, BIBL 330, BIBL 364, or BIBL 460.

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