Aug 19, 2018  

Religion, Biblical and Theological Studies Concentration BA

Total Credits: 124

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 suited as a 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 and students are encouraged to add another major.

Andrews Core Experience - 60-61

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

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 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).