Bachelor in Biblical Studies (BBS)

The curriculum leading to the BBS degree is a 120-unit course of instruction designed to develop Christian character, a sound knowledge of the English Bible, and the skills appropriate for ministry in a local church, mission field, or other Christian ministry.

Required Courses in the BBS Program

FOUNDATIONAL CORE (all required)

BI-135 Pauline Revelations I 3

BI-139 Pauline Revelations II 3

BI-130 Basic Bible Study 3

BI-131 Advance Bible Study 3

FC-132 Vision & Purpose 2

FC-133 Art of Prayer 3

BIBLE EXPOSITION (all required)

BI-136 Bible Doctrine I 3 (also Spanish-BI-134)

BI-141 Old Testament Survey 4

BI-142 New Testament Survey 4

BI-218 Intro to Interpreting Scriptures 4

BI-143 Brief Bible History 3

BI-138 The Life of Christ 4

BI-140 Book of James 4

BI-202 Book of Romans 3

BI-203 Book of Ephesians 3

BI-200 Life of Moses 4

BI-201 Acts of the Apostles 3

PH-202 Introduction to Apologetics 4

BI-401 Biblical Summary I 4

BI-415 Biblical Summary II 4

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY (20 credits)

TH-200 Intro to Systematic Theology 4

TH-202 Bible Doctrine II (also Spanish-BI-136) 3

TH-204 Kingdom Principles 4

TH-205 Doctrine 1 The Bible and God 4

TH-206 Doctrine 2 Christ, Salvation 4

TH-208 Doctrine 3 Man, Sin, Holy Spirit 3

TH-420 Doctrine 5 The Church and Last Things 3

TH-210 Systematic Theology I 4

TH-430 Doctrinal Summary 1 5

MINISTRY SKILLS (15 credits)

MS-402 Homiletics 3

MS-401 Christian Spirituality 4

MS-301 Hermeneutics 4

MS-102 Conflict Resolution 3

MS-410 Pastoral Study 4

MS-430 Internship 4

GENERAL EDUCATION (12 credits)

EN-103 English Composition 1 3

OL-400 Research Writing Documentation 3

EN-300 Communication Skills 3

MA-103 Math for General Education 3

RS-210 Bible Research Methods 4

PH-202 Intro to Apologetics 4

EN-104 English Composition 2 3

ELECTIVES 6

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BBS Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the BBS Program the student will be able to:

1. Express a general knowledge of the books of the Bible, including key individuals, major events, and historical settings.

2. Articulate a synthesis of every major category of systematic theology.

3. Apply Scripture using inductive methods and principles of literal-grammatical historical principles of interpretation.

4. Communicate biblical truth clearly and effectively and make application to everyday living.

5. Relate effectively as a servant-leader in a local church or para-church setting.

6. Understand and articulate the love of Christ principle in life and ministry.

General Education Core Competencies:

1. Communication: Demonstrate writing and speaking skills using logic to analyze and present argumentation, and to conduct proper research skills and documentation.

2. Information Literacy: Demonstrate basic competency in operating systems and software, use technology to locate information, evaluate its quality and applicability of information, and use that technology and information ethically.

3. Reasoning and Critical Thinking: Demonstrate quantitative and scientific reasoning, and critical thinking skills.

4. Biblical Worldview: Differentiate between biblical and secular approaches and be able to articulate and apply biblical principles in various ethical situations.

 

Bachelor in Theology (BTH)

The curriculum leading to the BTH degree is a 120-unit course of instruction designed to develop Christian character, a sound knowledge of the English Bible, and the skills appropriate for ministry in a local church, mission field, or other Christian ministry.

Required Courses in the BTH Program FOUNDATIONAL CORE (all required)

BI-135 Pauline Revelations I 3

BI-139 Pauline Revelations II 3

BI-130 Basic Bible Study 3

BI-131 Advance Bible Study 3

FC-132 Vision & Purpose 2

FC-133 Art of Prayer 3

BIBLE EXPOSITION (20 credits required)

BI-136 Bible Doctrine I (also Spanish-BI-134) 3

BI-140 Book of James 4

BI-138 The Life of Christ 4

BI-141 Old Testament Survey 4

BI-142 New Testament Survey 4

BI-218 Intro to Interpreting Scriptures 4

BI-401 Biblical Summary 1 4

SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY (50 credits required)

TH-202 Bible Doctrine II (also Spanish-TH-203) 3

TH-200 Intro to Systematic Theology 4

TH-204 Kingdom Principles 4

TH-205 Doctrine 1 The Bible and God 4

TH-206 Doctrine 2 Christ, Salvation 4

TH-208 Doctrine 3 Man, Sin, Holy Spirit 3

TH-211 Doctrine 5 Christ Return & Last Days 3

TH-330 Soteriology 3

TH-210 Systematic Theology I 4

TH-215 Systematic Theology II 4

PH-202 Introduction to Apologetics 4

TH-430 Doctrinal Summary 1 5

TH-435 Doctrinal Summary 2 5

MINISTRY SKILLS (15 credits)

MS-402 Homiletics 3

MS-401 Christian Spirituality 4

MS-301 Hermeneutics 4

MS-102 Conflict Resolution 3

MS-410 Pastoral Study 4

MS-430 Internship 4

GENERAL EDUCATION (12 credits)

EN-103 English Composition 1 3

CB-120 Biblical Healing 2

EN-300 Communication Skills 3

MA-103 Math for General Education 3

PH-202 Intro to Apologetics 4

OL-400 Research Writing and Documentation 3

EN-104 English Composition 2 3

RS-210 Bible Research Methods 4

ELECTIVES 6

 

BTH Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the BTH Program the student will be able to:

1. Express a general knowledge of the books of the Bible, including key individuals, major events, and historical settings.

2. Articulate a synthesis of every major category of systematic theology.

3. Exegete and apply Scripture using inductive methods and principles of literal-grammatical historical principles of interpretation.

4. Communicate biblical truth clearly and effectively and make application to everyday living.

5. Relate effectively as a servant-leader in a local church or para-church setting.

6. Understand and articulate the grace principles of progressive sanctification in life and ministry.

General Education Core Competencies:

1. Communication: Demonstrate writing and speaking skills using logic to analyze and present argumentation, and to conduct proper research skills and documentation.

2. Information Literacy: Demonstrate basic competency in operating systems and software, use technology to locate information, evaluate its quality and applicability of information, and use that technology and information ethically.

3. Reasoning and Critical Thinking: Demonstrate quantitative and scientific reasoning, and critical thinking skills.

4. Biblical Worldview: Differentiate between biblical and secular approaches and be able to articulate and apply biblical principles in various ethical situations.