May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Biblical Studies: Concentration in Biblical Languages, B.A.

Location(s): West Palm Beach Campus (Day)

120 Credit Hours

Students in this concentration gain the knowledge, skills, and character essential to experiencing the Bible in its original languages (Biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek). Students focus primarily on two major areas: (1) grammatical knowledge and translation skill for both biblical languages and (2) incorporation of translation skills for the purpose of biblical interpretation and application.

While many students completing this major may pursue graduate or seminary education, others may utilize their training upon graduation to serve in churches (i.e., pastoral ministry, teaching ministry, etc.) as well as in parachurch ministries (i.e., linguistics, Christian education, publishing, intercultural ministry, evangelism, etc.).

Graduation Requirements

Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here .

NOTE: Students must earn 42 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. A total of at least 21 of these upper level credit hours must be completed in the selected major.

Visit this program’s information page  for additional program-specific requirements.

Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Requirements - 43 Credit Hours

The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Global Studies requirement is fulfilled through another course in this major. Only 40 of the 43 credit hours of the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) program will still be required for the completion of this program.

As part of the remaining 40 credit hours of Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) requirements, students must elect to complete MLS 4063 - Church in Society  from the Social Science menu.

Biblical Studies Required Courses - 42 Credit Hours

Additional Required Credit Hours - 38 Credit Hours

These additional hours may be fulfilled by a minor, second major, general electives taken concurrently, previous coursework taken at PBA or through transfer credits.


No more than one-third of a student’s required credits for a major or a minor in the School of Ministry may come from transfer or transient credits.

Students seeking early graduate admission (EGA) to PBA’s Master of Divinity or M.Div./MBA Degree must meet all the requirements for their School of Ministry major, in addition to completing the Faith, Roots, and Reason core for all majors. For students accepted for EGA, up to thirty-five (35) graduate hours can be applied toward the completion of the B.A. degree.