Biblical Studies (B.A.) - Resident

Biblical Studies (B.A.) - Resident

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. 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

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


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


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
GLST 220Intercultural Communication and Engagement 13
PHIL 201Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas 13
Total Hours9

Course may fulfill select general education requirements.

Major Core
BIBL 350Introduction to Biblical Interpretation3
BIBL 410Genesis3
BIBL 425Romans3
BIBL 450Daniel-Revelation3
BIBL 480Hermeneutics3
RLST 489Religious Studies Capstone3
THEO 350Methods and Issues in Theology3
Choose three credit hours of the following:3
Bible Elective 1
Advanced Greek Reading
Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis
Choose three credit hours of the following:3
Bible Elective 1
Hebrew Grammar I 2
Choose three credit hours of the following:3
Bible Elective 1
Hebrew Grammar II 2
Choose three credit hours of an Old Testament Elective:3
Joshua thru Judges
Old Testament Poetical Books
Minor Prophets
Old Testament Theology
Choose three credit hours of a New Testament Elective:3
Pastoral Epistles and Leadership Development
Life of Christ
New Testament Theology
Choose six credit hours of the following:6
Biblical Archaeology
New Testament Backgrounds
Old Testament Backgrounds
Total Hours42

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


HBRW 201 and HBRW 202 are required for the Linguistics Cognate

Free Electives
Choose 4-16 credit hours of Free Electives4-16
Total Hours4-16

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
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