Assistant Professor Brannon, Chair
The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies at Belhaven University provides students with a Biblical foundation for life and for ministry. At the heart of the Biblical Studies degree at Belhaven is the conviction that the Bible is God’s Word and that it is the final authority for faith (what we believe about God) and life (how we are called to live). In light of this, all courses are taught from the view that the Bible is God’s revealed truth and that it is relevant for our lives. In addition to this commitment to the Bible as the Word of God, the Biblical Studies degree program is designed for students to grow academically in their knowledge of God’s Word, spiritually in their relationships with Jesus Christ, and practically in their preparation for ministry.
Biblical Studies and Ministries Major: It is necessary to have: (1) nine hours from BIB 220, 308, 315, 316; (2) nine hours from BIB 221, 310, 311, 317; (3) BIB 302, 350, 408, 412, 450; and the prescribed courses in one of the submajors listed below.
Theology: BIB 331 and 332.
Missions and Cultural Relations: BIB 360 and 411.
Youth and Children Studies: BIB 370 and 380.
The chair of the department will maintain the ability to make substitutions if appropriate and necessary, and this will provide some flexibility for the degree.
Biblical Studies and Ministries Minors: BIB 220, 221 and 18 hours of Biblical Studies and Ministries courses.
Honors Program: The Biblical Studies Department offers opportunities to enroll in honors courses from its department. Any departmental course with the exception of BIB 441 may be taken as an honors course. For students majoring in this department, one must pass a minimum of nine hours of honors courses within the discipline and a minimum of nine hours from the honors courses of other departments. Each course must be passed with a B or better. No more than 18 hours are required for the honors degree. For other honors program policies, see “Honors Program” found in the “Administration of the Curriculum” section of this catalogue.
Biblical Studies may be chosen as one of the three required areas of concentration for the Bachelor of Arts degree in humanities.
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