BA in BIBLICAL STUDIES

48 credit hours

WHY STUDY BIBLICAL STUDIES AT TRINITY FLORIDA?

Trinity Florida provides opportunities for you to learn, interact with and be mentored by local pastors to prepare you for positions of leadership in the church, or other ministries. A Biblical Studies major at Trinity Florida also thoroughly prepares you for seminary or further graduate studies.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE ME TO EARN MY DEGREE?

In addition to the core required courses across all majors Biblical Studies majors complete 48 credit hours in their program. The Biblical Studies major is part of the undergraduate EXCEL program, which offers unique opportunities for learners to enhance their professional goals through accelerated education. Most Biblical Studies majors complete their degree in four years but you are free to go at your own pace.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

Trinity Florida is part of Trinity International University. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (TEDS), listed among the top 10 divinity schools in the United States, is also part of Trinity International University. Biblical Studies majors often choose to pursue graduate studies (like the Master of Divinity) at TEDS after completing their degree.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies will be able to identify the basic elements of Christian ethics, analyze biblical texts in their historical, grammatical, and theological context and explain the major doctrines of Christianity.

In addition to the core required courses across all majors, students pursuing a Biblical Studies degree will focus on courses in the following areas: biblical interpretation, ministry, theology, and apologetics.

You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Life of Christ
  • History of Christianity
  • Theology and Practice of Pastoral Ministry

CAREER OUTCOMES:

Pastor Cross-cultural Ministry/Missions
Chaplain Youth Ministry
Nonprofit  Ministry Director Christian Camp Leadership
Evangelistic Outreach Ministry Bible Study Leadership and Teaching

Biblical Studies Courses

REQUIRED COURSES
Course Title Credits
BI 101 Understanding the Old Testament 3 hrs
BI 111 Understanding the New Testament 3 hrs
BI 210 Biblical Interpretation 3 hrs
BI 390 Experiential Learning in Biblical Studies 0-2 hrs
BRS 231 Christian Doctrine 3 hrs
BRS 330 Christian Evidences 3 hrs
GR 121 Elementary Greek 4 hrs
GR 122 Elementary Greek 4 hrs
Choose one of the following as a capping course: 3 hrs
BI 452 Biblical Studies Seminar
BI 453 Seminar in Discipleship and Justice

ELECTIVE COURSES
Title Credits
Old Testament – Select two of the following: 6 hrs
BI 302 Pentateuch
BI 304 Old Testament Prophetic Books
BI 306 Old Testament Poetic Books
BI 308 Old Testament Historical Books
BI 334 Old Testament Theology
BI 350 Topics in the Bible (Old Testament)
BI 362 Messiah in the Old Testament
New Testament – Select two of the following: 6 hrs
BI 221X Intermediate Greek
BI 222X Intermediate Greek
BI 312 Life of Christ
BI 313 New Testament Church
BI 321 The End Times
BI 335 Theology of the General Epistles
BI 336 Theology of the Pauline Epistles
BI 350 Topics in the Bible

ADDITIONAL COURSES
Select a total of 12 hours from supporting courses from Old Testament and New Testament electives and from the cognate courses below. A maximum of 6 hours can be chosen from cognate courses.
Course Title Credits
Cognates (choose up to two):
BI 275 Teaching the Bible
BRS 321X American Church History
BRS 322X Topics in Church History
Non-cognates:
BRS 336 Topics in Contemporary Theology
BRS 340X History of Christianity
BRS 350 Topics in Biblical & Religious Studies
BRS/PH 360X Survey of Religious Diversity
BRS 437X Music in Worship

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