Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
- Curriculum Summary
- Course Descriptions
- Course Schedule
- Admission Information
- Application Process
The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is an in depth study and application of the Bible. Professors seek to establish students’ understanding of the Bible and move them from learning to doing. Early in the curriculum students are given the necessary background and skills to interpret the Bible as the inspired, infallible Word of God.
Students will explore the most current research and discover today’s most relevant information about the Bible. Professors encourage students to investigate the Biblical text for themselves as the source of their doctrine and guide for life.
A degree in biblical studies is designed in the Christian liberal arts tradition giving students a broader range of study and career possibilities. Students who earn this Bible degree can go into ministry positions that includes pastoring, working with youth or children, counselors, therapists, teachers or missionaries. Belhaven also offers an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies as well as a Certificate in Biblical Studies.
|Bachelor of Arts In Biblical Studies Curriculum|
|Course #||Course Name||Credits||Weeks|
|BIB310||Life and Teaching of Jesus||3||5|
|BIB315||Old Testament Historical Books||3||6|
|BIB360||Global Social Responsibility||3||5|
|BIB311||Life and Teaching of Paul||3||5|
|BIB316||Old Testament Poetic Books||3||5|
|BIB308||Old Testament Prophetic Books & Revelation||3||6|
|BIB340||Introduction to Counseling Theory & Techniques||3||5|
|BIB351||The Church and Community Development||3||5|
|BIB412||Evangelism and Disciple Building||3||5|
|WVC401||Kingdom Life: Family and Workplace||3||5|
As you apply for admission to Belhaven University, you can use this checklist to assist you in the process. Each item required is necessary to apply, be accepted and register at the college. If you have any questions about admission, contact email@example.com or (601)968-5988.
1. COMPLETE the APPLICATION for ADMISSION
- Minimum age of 21 (If you are unable to meet the admission requirements, please contact the Office of Admission.)
- One year of relevant work experience required.
2. REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS
- Download and complete the Transcript Request form from each college previously attended. We will submit that to all colleges/universities you have attended and pay for the transcript request fee for you.
- Students applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit acceptable by Belhaven must also submit an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation. A 2.0 grade point average is required.
- A student who has earned the General Education Development (GED) certificate may be admitted. An official GED transcript must be provided from the State Department of Education of the state that issued the certificate; subscores must be 45 or higher or an average standard score of 50 or higher.
3. TRANSFERRING CREDITS - Transferability of credit notice.
- Full credit is usually allowed for students transferring work from another regionally accredited institution. The registrar will determine if the work is consistent with a liberal arts curriculum. The final decision is made on the basis that work must:
- Be from an accredited institution
- Be college academic level, and
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale
- A veteran who wished to be assessed for military credit or who will use veteran benefits must submit a copy of Form DD214 to Belhaven University.
4. SUBMIT TEST SCORES
- Diagnostic Testing will also be available to students in order to determine the student's level of Math and English skills.
- All international students whose native language is not English must present an acceptable score of at least 450 paper-based, or 45 internet-based on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). A student with a TOEFL score of 450-524 or iBT score of 45-70 will be required to take English as a Second Language courses before beginning their program of study. If a student scores 525 or higher or a 71 or higher they will not be required to take English as a Second Language courses. Exceptions to this requirement will be considered for students presenting strong verbal scores on the SAT or ACT, or if students provide other evidence of English proficiency acceptable to the University. In registering for the TOEFL, note the Belhaven TOEFL code number is 1055.