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Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Biblical and Theological Studies, B.A.

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120 Credit Hours

Program Learning Outcomes

“Expected student learning outcomes specify the knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes students are expected to attain in courses or in a program.” Page 69. Resource Manual for the Principles of Accreditation: Foundations for Quality Enhancement, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), 2018.

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of essential themes and content of biblical and theological writings.
  2. Apply interpretive skills to biblical and theological texts.
  3. Cultivate character consistent with Christian faith.


General Education Requirements - 43 Credit Hours

Biblical and Theological Studies majors must meet the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements  as set out in the General Education Program .

  • Global Studies Requirement: It is strongly recommended that Biblical and Theological Studies majors select ICS 3503 - World Religions  as their Global Studies Elective.


*BIB majors who also minor in the School of Ministry cannot fulfill this major requirement with a course required for the minor. A second course from this list must be selected to meet the major requirement.

Required Biblical Language Courses - 12 Credit Hours

Select 12 hours of one Biblical language (either Greek or Hebrew)

Required Biblical and Theological Studies Courses - 3 Credit Hours

Biblical and Theological Studies Elective Courses - 9 Credit Hours

Select any additional three BIB courses 3000 level or above, except BIB 4153 .   BIB 2013 , BIB 2023 , BIB 2033  or BIB 2043  may also count for this elective credit toward the major when taken as the second Biblical language. ICS 3053  may also count for elective credit.


Students seeking early graduate admissions (EGA) to PBA’s Master of Divinity or M.Div./MBA Degree must meet the required EGA course requirements for the major, as outlined in the Early Graduate Admission: Graduation Requirements (Master of Divinity) . Up to twenty-nine (29) graduate hours can be applied toward the completion of the B.A. degree. 


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