Bible and Theology
Need help choosing your degree program?
If you would like to be able to:
- interpret scripture in its historical-cultural context
- know the history of the church and how the Bible has been understood
- develop a thoughtful and systematic theology to guide you in life
- see connections between theology and other fields of study
- think in distinctively Christian ways in all areas of life
- apply Christianity in today’s cultural context
then perhaps you should take a look at a Bible and Theology BA.
Thorough Knowledge of the Field
Students in the Bible and Theology major at Huntington University are provided a solid foundation in scripture with an understanding of the history and theology of the church. Moreover, this degree develops an awareness of the values and thought forms of contemporary society which is useful for understanding the assumptions we bring to the Bible and how to apply scripture. The student will also learn how to integrate biblical studies with other disciplines such as philosophy, history, literature, and psychology.
The Bible and Theology major is flexible, enabling students to design a course of study to meet individual interests and needs. It has an interdisciplinary component requiring students to take religion courses in other departments such as English and History. Since some of the courses count towards more than one major, the interdisciplinary element allows for students in this degree program to minor or even double major in another department.
The bachelor of arts degree in Bible and Theology is excellent preparation for seminary, graduate school, or to provide biblical and theological background for ministries that students may enter without a graduate degree. It is also valuable for those desiring a broad and engaging liberal arts degree.
The program consists of a minimum of 42 credit hours:
- Old Testament I-II
- New Testament I-II
- Biblical Interpretation
- Systematic Theology I-II
- History of Christianity
- An additional 9 hours from The Pentateuch, Poetic and Prophetic Literature, Old Testament Historical Literature, Gospels, Epistles, New Testament History and Prophecy
- An additional 6 hours from Elementary Greek I-II, Elementary Hebrew I-II
- An additional 3 hours from Biblical Archaeology, Religions of the World, Topics in Theological Studies
Students majoring in Bible and theology are provided the option of including a semester of study in Israel at Jerusalem University College in either the junior or senior year. By taking an approved list of courses at these Institutes they can receive credit for 15-16 semester hours toward the bachelor of arts degree and will also be given credit for one of the three required January Term experiences.