Oct 17, 2018  

Religion, Biblical and Theological Studies BA

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Program Description

The BA in Religion with a concentration in Biblical and theological studies is designed for students seeking a mastery of basic principles of biblical interpretation, theological reasoning, and practical ministry. In distinction to other BA in Religion emphases, this track does not aim for intentional integration with a student’s primary major and related vocational goals, but instead provides a broad-based immersion into Adventist theology and practice. It is also suited as a stand-alone degree for non-traditional students who for various reasons are not in the position to complete a BA in Theology. The degree does not meet pre-Seminary requirements.

Total Credits - 103-105

Major: Core Requirements

Andrews Core Experience - 60-61

Students must take all courses designated in the BA & BS Degree Requirements  of the Andrews Core Experience.

  • Religion

    Fulfilled through completion of the religion major.

  • Language*
    Choose one of the following sets:

  • BIBL 211 - Greek I Credits: 3
  • BIBL 212 - Greek II Credits: 3
  • BIBL 313 - Greek III Credits: 3
  • Or

  • BIBL 341 - Hebrew I Credits: 3
  • BIBL 342 - Hebrew II Credits: 3
  • Or

  • Any modern foreign language, through the intermediate level.

    *Note: Language requirements may be fulfilled by any intermediate level foreign language course. Major requirement can be fulfilled by taking one of the Biblical languages.

Graduation Requirements

  • Minimum grade of “C-” for all major classes and cognates.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.25
  • Major GPA of 2.50
  • Practical service in accordance with the requirements of the department.

Additional Information

Seminary Prerequisites

Students planning to enter the Seventh-day Adventist Theological Seminary should select a major in theology. A religion major must be supplemented with Seminary prerequisite courses. For entrance requirements, see the Theological Seminary section of this bulletin.

Program Objectives

Program Outcomes

Seek Knowledge

  1. Document foundational knowledge in the areas of Bible, history, and theology from an SDA perspective

Affirm Faith

  1. Effectively communicate the global mission, beliefs, and heritage of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  2. Exhibit growth in awareness of Christian values and life skills

Change the World

  1. Document service experiences & skills in community and cross cultural contexts

Off-campus Locations

This program is also offered at approved off-campus location(s).

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