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BA, Biblical Studies

BA Degree Objectives

The objectives for students graduating with the Bachelor of Arts degree are as follows:

  1. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the Christian worldview in relation to the natural and social world
  2. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the theological foundations of Christian ministry
  3. Demonstrate increased competence in practical skills of Christian ministry such as information management, strategic decision-making, and communication
  4. Demonstrate an enhanced foundation for subsequent formal and informal education.

Biblical Studies Major Objectives

Students graduating with the Biblical Studies major will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate increased understanding of the biblical text
  2. Interpret Scripture using appropriate hermeneutical and historically informed principles
  3. Demonstrate skill in communicating biblical truth.

Concentrations

BA, Biblical Studies and Worship Ministries – The Worship Ministries major is designed for those will lead in the area of worship and music in the local church. Learn More ›
BA, Biblical Studies and Humanities – The Humanities major will build sound scholarship with an emphasis in the liberal arts, as well as study economic and political factors that affect society. Learn More ›
BA, Biblical Studies and Business – The Business Major is beneficial in three specific areas. First, for students who will be in a church-plant, or work in a bi-vocational setting, it will help them develop a skill set to be self-employed. Second, for those serving in larger congregations, it will provide them the management and leadership skills to lead a major non-profit organization. And finally, with the newest missions work being designed to enable “Kingdom Professionals,” it will assist the missionary endeavor of the church to penetrate the unreached people groups especially in the Middle and Far East. Learn More ›
BA, Biblical Studies and Counseling Psychology – The Counseling Psychology Major is designed particularly for those who intend to go into the field of Christian Counseling. This major will prepare the student to enter the Master of Arts in Counseling (MACO) degree program. Learn More ›

Online Option

You can now complete the standard BA in Biblical Studies degree using one of three different formats: on-campus, online, or a blended format. MBC provides a Christian environment in which to study and learn. Our smaller size allows you to have more personal contact with your professors. Our new online program allows you the convenience of study on your schedule and in your home or office. The blended format provides the advantages of both. Many of the online courses offered in the BA in Biblical Studies degree plan meet the requirements of several degree plans offered through Midwestern College; however, before registering for a course, be sure it meets the requirements for your specific degree plan.

Catalog

GENERAL EDUCATION CORE (42 HOURS)
BN170 Introduction to Business and Finance
BS205 Historical Geography of the Bible
CM110 Basic Communication
GE101 English Composition I
GE102 English Composition II
GE135 Quantitative Reasoning
GE185 Introduction to Physical Science
GE240 Survey of World Literature
HM344 Christianity and the Arts
HT210 American History
HT411 World Religions
MS201 Global Missions
PY100 Introduction to Psychology
GS181 Integrative I, Leadership (1 hr)
MN182 Integrative II, Assessment (1 hr)
GS183 Integrative II, Capstone (1 hr)

BIBLICAL CORE (30 HOURS)
BS115 Old Testament Survey I
BS116 Old Testament Survey II
BS117 New Testament Survey I
BS118 New Testament Survey II
HM300 Introduction to Philosophy
HT104 The Church
HT350 Christian Doctrine I
HT351 Christian Doctrine II
HT415 Introduction to Ethics
MN201 Personal Evangelism & Discipleship

BIBLICAL STUDIES major (24 HOURS)
BS204 Introduction to Hermeneutics
FL441 Hebrew I
FL442 Hebrew II
FL451 Greek I
FL452 Greek II
HT112 Church History I
HT113 Church History II
MN310 Sermon Preparation

ELECTIVES (24 HOURS)