Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
Interpretation of the Bible remains a controversial matter not only in the church, but also the academy. How about a degree that would better enable you to understand and apply the Scriptures? How might the history of our Christian tradition help us move forward in the 21st century? What do Pentecostals bring to the current discussion? Come share in the excitement.
Our program includes courses on biblical interpretation, biblical languages (Hebrew and/or Greek), historical theology, and intensive book studies. Students will learn application for their personal lives and future vocations.
This major satisfies the educational requirements for ministerial credentials with the Assemblies of God.
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Gospels (Mark, Luke-Acts)||An analysis of the gospels in their historical and cultural contexts.|
|Hermeneutics||An intensive study and application of biblical interpretation.|
|Pentecostal Foundations||A study of the history and theology of Pentecostalism.|
|Early Church||Discusses Early Christian leaders and their thought from A.D. 100 to 600.|
|New Testament Theology||Explores the major themes in the New Testament with special attention to hermeneutical issues in New Testament study.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:
- Pastor, missionary or other church-related vocations
- Seminary preparation
- Doctoral programs (numerous disciplines)
- Many of our students use Biblical Studies as a strong foundation for other majors and thus other careers
No special requirements for this program.
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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