2012-2013 Undergraduate Academic Catalog | Program Descriptions | Religion & Humanities Overview | Majors

Biblical Studies, B.A.

[Biblical Studies—1510]

The Biblical Studies major provides students with a rigorous grounding in the history, literature, and worldview of the Old and New Testaments, with an introduction to the relevant biblical languages (Hebrew and Greek).  The Biblical Studies major is recommended for students who are interested in seminary or graduate work in Old or New Testament, and related fields.


Minimum Total Hours:

Total Liberal Arts Hours: 90

General Education Requirements: Per General Education list (see General Education Division).  Exceptions: Students should take the Religion version of PHL 202; American Sign Language may not be used to meet foreign language proficiency requirement.

Minimum Requirements: GPA of 2.3 in the major and overall; no grade less than C- in the major.

Transfer Requirements: See institutional transfer policies; students transferring into the Biblical Studies major from Elim Bible Institute (EBI) should refer to the RWC/EBI transfer agreement.

Application to the Major: Special application form and requirements to be secured from the Division of Religion & Humanities or online at the Division's intranet site and submitted at the end of the sophomore year. (Note: The standard institutional major application will not be accepted.)  A minimum overall GPA of 2.3 is required for acceptance to the major.

Major Requirements: 58 hours as follows:

  • BIB 200;
  • PHL 208;
  • PHL 402;
  • THE 200;
  • THE 275;
  • THE 305;
  • At least three of the following 200-level BIB courses: 201, 202, 206, or 208;
  • At least three of the following 300-level BIB courses: 301, 304, 305, 306, or 308 (BIB 301 or 308 must be selected);
  • At least two of the following 400-level BIB courses: 402, 403, 405, or 406;
  • One of the following upper-division theology courses: THE 325, 375, or 401;
  • At least three of the following biblical languages courses (at least one in each language): GRK 101, 102, 201, 202, HEB 101, 102, 201, 202;
  • At least two of the following supporting courses: CMC 309, HST 210, HST 306, LIT 307, or PHL 303.