Biblical Studies

The Biblical Studies program offers degrees at both the Associate and Bachelor level. The Biblical Studies degrees offer a biblical foundation for ministry or religious education. Coursework includes biblical hermeneutics and exegesis, biblical languages, theology, ministry, counseling, world religions, ethics, and more.

Program Objectives

Students pursuing a Biblical Studies degree will:

1. Increase biblical knowledge, including Old and New Testament, theology, hermeneutics and apologetics.
2. Develop and apply attitudes, values and beliefs which are consistent with transformed Christian character.
3. Integrate a broad knowledge base with practical experience that prepares the student for Christian leadership with the potential for vocational ministry.
4. Develop a missional Christian worldview prepared to engage minds in increasingly globalized organizations and communities in order to win, disciple and send others for Christ.

Bachelor in Biblical Studies (BBS)

The Bachelor in Biblical Studies degree educates and prepares individuals sensing a call to full-time Christian ministry whether in the church, cross-cultural missions or through outreach ministries. The BBS degree provides a strong foundation of bible and theology knowledge and a well-rounded general education while preparing students for all facets of ministry and Christian leadership. Graduates develop a personal spiritual formation, whether in the area of discipleship, Christian ethics or field work through practical service. The program encourages students to develop their gifts while simultaneously developing their Christian formation, an essential component to any fruitful Christian leadership.

The Bachelor of Biblical Studies degree is for those interested in:

• Preparing for Christian ministry.
• Preparing for graduate work, pursuing a master’s degree in biblical studies or in divinity.
• Teaching the Word or doing professional level research and writing in biblical and/or theological studies.

Requirements

The Bachelor of Biblical Studies requires a total of 126 credits with the following requirements: Bible with Theology and Ministry (54 credits) from the major course sequence below, General Education (42 credits) and Electives (30 credits). During the final semester, the student also completes a Student Ministry Practicum.

Major Courses Sequence

This course registration list represents an ideal sequence for the 54 credits required in the degree major. It is designed to maintain academic integrity while moving degree candidates through the required courses as efficiently as possible.

 

Year 1    
    Fall BL100 Biblical Living:  Engaging Faith and Life
BL190 Biblical Interpretation: Hermeneutics
    Winter BL353 Genesis:  Creation and Covenants
MN450 Christianity in the Marketplace
    Spring TH200 World Religions
TH360 Apologetics
Year 2
    Fall MN120 Introduction to Discipleship
TH140 Theology I
    Winter MN466  Effective Pastoring
TH240 Theology II
    Spring MN232 Biblical Counseling
TH340 Theology III
Year 3
    Fall BL348 Romans: New Life in the Spirit
MN121 Strategies for International Missions
    Winter MN430 Spiritual Formation
MN211 Foundations of Preaching and Teaching
    Spring MN125 Introduction to Evangelism
LD465 Introduction to Leadership and Administration

Refer to the Catalog for a description of each course offered within our curriculum as well as detailed academic policies and procedures required for degree completion.

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Associate in Biblical Studies (ABS)

The Associate in Biblical Studies is intended for the student who desires a college degree, but does not want or is unable to commit to a four-year program. The ABS degree provides a basic foundation of bible and theology knowledge in addition to a well-rounded general education. Graduates of the program possess effective critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary for productive service in the community, the workplace and in the church. Later, if the student wishes, he or she may transfer the credits earned into the biblical bachelor’s degree at Horizon University – or any other institution.

Requirements

The Associate of Biblical Studies includes 60 credits and has these requirements: Bible with Theology and Ministry (30 credits) from the major course sequence below and General Studies (30 credits).

Major Courses Sequence

This course registration list represents an ideal sequence for the 30 credits required in the degree major. It is designed to maintain academic integrity while moving degree candidates through the required courses as efficiently as possible.

 

Year 1    
    Fall BL100 Biblical Living:  Engaging Faith and Life
BL190 Biblical Interpretation: Hermeneutics
    Winter BL150 Old Testament Survey
GE212 Introduction to Biblical Greek
    Spring BL110 New Testament Survey
TH200 World Religions
Year 2
    Fall MN120 Introduction to Discipleship
    Winter MN466 Effective Pastoring
    Spring MN232 Biblical Counseling
MN211 Foundations of Preaching and Teaching

Refer to the Catalog for a description of each course offered within our curriculum as well as detailed academic policies and procedures required for degree completion.

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