Bible (BA)

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Bachelor of Arts in Bible

The School of Christian Studies offers a multidisciplinary 36-hour major in Bible, consisting of an 18-hour core and 18 hours of more specialized course work. The Bible major is recommended for students who desire a solid foundation in biblical studies.

For more information about this program, contact Dr. Art Allen (aallen@hputx.edu or 325-649-8131).

Course Catalog Descriptions

Coursework

Major Requirements: Bible – 36 hours

Core (18 hours)
BIB 1303 – Introduction to the Old Testament
BIB 1304 – Introduction to the New Testament
BIB 4391 – Biblical Interpretation
PTH 4300 – Christian Doctrines

Select two from the following (6 hours)
CCS 4341 – World Religions
CED 2321 – Survey of Christian Education
PTH 2311 – Introduction to Theological Reflection
PTH 4333 – Theology & Culture
PTH 4331 – History of Christianity

Concentration (18 hours)
PTH 2331 – Communicative Preaching
Select two from the following Old Testament courses (6 hours)
BIB 4311 – Old Testament Poetry
BIB 4321 – Interbiblical Period
BIB 4331 – Hebrew Prophets
BIB 4381 – The Pentateuch

Select two from the following New Testament courses (6 hours)
BIB 3311 – Life and Teachings of Jesus
BIB 3321 – Life and Letters of Paul
BIB 4341 – General Epistles
BIB 4351 – John and His Writings
BIB 4361 – Revelation

Select one from the following (3 hours)
PTH 4312 – Christian Proclamation
Advanced Bible special studies course (Old or New Testament)

General Education Requirements: 42 Hours

Biblical Principles and Tools for Personal and Spiritual Wellness (11 hours)
UNS 1001 – University Seminar
BIB 1303 – Introduction to the Old Testament
BIB 1304 – Introduction to the New Testament
Wellness Course (ESS 1100 & 2 activity courses)
Senior Seminar

Communication in a Variety of Modes and Media (9 hours)
COM 1310 – Fundamentals of Human Communication
ENG 1311 – English Composition I
ENG 1312 – Composition II Writing
Scientific and Mathematical Reasoning (7 hours)
College Algebra (MAT 1351 or higher)
Lab Science (4 hours)
Arts, Culture and Citizenship (15 hours)

Literature (2000 level English Literature)
History (3 hours)
POS 2311 – American Government
Social Science (Psychology, Sociology, History, or Political Science)
Fine Arts Appreciation Course
Additional Degree Requirements – Foreign Language (12 hours)

(Christian Studies majors should take biblical languages:
Greek or a combination of Greek and Hebrew)

Optional Minor Area (18-24 hours)

Electives (16-40 hours)

Total Hours Required: 124 hours

Students must maintain a 2.00 overall GPA and a 2.50 GPA in their major.