The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies degree supports formal preparation for Christian ministry or advanced instruction in Biblical studies. The program provides a diverse curriculum including textual, historical, doctrinal and professional ministry courses. This major also benefits students who want to increase their Bible knowledge while engaged in liberal arts studies at the Bachelor’s degree level.

The degree is offered in two formats at our main campus in Rochester Hills. Click on a tab below to view the delivery options and degree plans.

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Traditional (15-week semesters) • Daytime

BS in Biblical Studies
General Education Core* 49
Biblical Studies Major 45
BIB 3000 or 4000 level textual with both Old and New
Testament courses included (3 hours must be 4000 level)
15
Choose one:

  • BIB 4193 History and Theology of the Old Testament
  • BIB 4293 History and Theology of the New Testament
3
GRE 1214 Elementary Greek I 4
GRE 1224 Elementary Greek II 4
MIN 3323 Introduction to Preaching 3
BIB 2983 Biblical Interpretation 3
THL 3793 History and Theology of the Christian Tradition I 3
THL 3893 Special Topics in Historical Theology 3
THL 4003 History and Theology of the Christian Tradition II 3
THL 4811 Senior Seminar in Religion 1
BIB 4393 Contemporary Issues in Hermeneutics (Capstone) 3
Language Track: choose one

  • Greek
  • Hebrew
7-8
Greek Language Track
GRE 3314 Intermediate Greek Grammar 4
Choose one for 3 hours:

  • GRE 3413 Advanced Greek Readings I
  • GRE 3423 Advanced Greek Readings II
3
Hebrew Language Track
HEB 1214 Elementary Hebrew I 4
HEB 1224 Elementary Hebrew II 4
Minor (recommended) 18
Electives 8-9
TOTAL FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES MAJOR 128

*In the Christian Values unit of General Education, Religion/Bible majors must take
REL 1003, REL 1013, MIN 2513, and PHI 2013 or 2933. PSY 2013 is required in
the Human Institutions and Behavior section.

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BS in Biblical Studies
Foundation Credit 75
General Education Core 25
Electives 41
BIB 2213 Life of Christ 3
REL 1013 Survey of Biblical Literature 3
CIS 1103 Software Applications (or demonstrate proficiency) 3
Biblical Studies Major 45
BIB 2983 Biblical Interpretation 3
BIB 3123 Old Testament Prophets 3
BIB 3233 Pauline Letters I (Online) 3
BIB 3263 Hebrews 3
BIB 3223 Romans 3
BIB 4213 Luke and Acts 3
MIN 2513 Theology of Ministry or Internship with permission 3
MIN 3323 Introduction to Preaching 3
MIN 3523 Practical Issues in Ministry 3
MIN 3613 Pastoral Care 3
MIN 3623 The Church and Society 3
PHI 2933 Introduction to Ethics 3
PHI 3923 World Religions (Online) 3
REL 3703 Survey of Church History 3
REL 4963 Systematic Doctrine (LAST) 3
TOTAL FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES MAJOR 120