Religious Studies Major (B.S.)
The B.S. in Religious Studies major will provide an undergraduate degree program for students who have a particular interest in pursuing further academic studies in the various religious studies disciplines. Concentrations are offered in Biblical Languages, Global Studies, Jewish Studies, New Testament, Old Testament, and Theology and Apologetics.
The B.S. in Religious Studies seeks to provide students with a general knowledge of the Bible, church history, apologetics, and hermeneutical methodology, while allowing these students to focus on one of six concentrations: Biblical Languages; Jewish Studies; Old Testament; New Testament; Theology and Apologetics; and Global Studies. This purpose is accomplished with a view to preparing students for their chosen vocations and equipping them to engage the culture relevantly with the truth of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:
- Biblically justify essential truths of evangelical Christianity.
- Apply the principles of biblical interpretation.
- Examine religious perspectives, informed by various academic disciplines, from a conservative evangelical viewpoint.
- Understand how the Christian worldview compares and contrasts to other worldviews.
Biblical Languages Concentration
The student will be able to analyze the syntax of biblical Greek and Hebrew.
Delivery Format: Residential Only
- Biblical translator
- Christian educator
- Church administrator
- Parachurch ministries
This capstone course for all Religious Studies majors seeks to integrate the major program learning outcomes for the Concentrations in the B.S. in Religious Studies. Students will grapple with some of the most difficult questions in the Bible and theology, but they will also demonstrate how their religious education applies to real life ministry situations in national and international contexts. This course is designed for final semester seniors/graduates of the B.S. in Religious Studies program.
Registration Restrictions: Senior Status
This internship will focus on both the programming and leadership aspects of ministry. It will be a supervised field experience at an approved site. Application procedures processed through the online application.
Registration Restrictions: Junior/Senior status; 3.00 GPA; 21 hours in the major