Biblical Studies Major (A)

The Biblical Studies major forms students to serve Christ in the church and in the world with a focus on the Bible.  Students will learn the main message of the Bible and will begin to mine its depths in order to prepare for professional church work, study for graduate school in Christian theology or a related field, or be a more informed lay leader in a Christian congregation.  This study is a good foundation for further work not only in the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod but for all Christian denominations.  

Core Requirements 145
Major Requirements33
Electives48
Minor: Required (minimum 18 credits)
Total Hours126

Major Requirements

Required Core Courses
Old Testament
Biblical Theology
A Survey of Christian Thought
Required Courses
REL 203New Testament3
REL 490Senior Seminar I3
REL 491Senior Seminar II3
5 Courses in Biblical Content15
At least 3 credits must be from an Old Testament upper level Bible course and at least 3 credits must be from a New Testament upper level Bible course
Select either the language track or the theology track9
I. Language Track
Greek I
Greek II
Greek III
OR
Hebrew I
Hebrew II
Hebrew III
II. Theology Track
Choose 9 credits of upper level REL courses (Biblical content courses are strongly recommended)
Total Hours33