Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology

  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Format: Distance Education

The curricula for the bachelor of arts degrees require a total of 128 credit hours. A minimum of 32 credits earned through Global University courses is required, 15 of which must be in the student’s major. Students who plan to continue their studies in graduate school or seminary are strongly advised to complete Greek courses.

The Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology is designed to provide the biblical and theological background required for pastoral or preaching ministry. After successfully completing this curriculum, the student will be able to interpret the Bible, prepare and deliver sermons, and administer the programs of a local church.

Program of Study with Recommended Sequence

Course Code Course Name Credits
GUO 1002 Orientation to Global University Learning 2
BIB 1033† The Life of Christ in the Synoptic Gospels 3
ENG 1023 Introductory Writing 3
LIT 1213† Old Testament Literature: His Story 3
MTH #### Mathematics Elective Course 3
General Elective Credits 2
Total 17
Course Code Course Name Credits
CSC 1023 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 1103 Writing Better English 3
THE 1013† Pneumatology 3
LIT 1313† The New Testament as Literature 3
BIB 1073† Paul’s Salvation Letters: Galatians and Romans 3
General Elective Credits 2
Total 17
Course Code Course Name Credits
BIB 2033† A Study in the Book of Hebrews 3
THE 1033† God and Angels 3
GSC 1103 Studies in Physical Science 3
GSC 1121 Experiments in Physical Science: A Laboratory Manual 1
HIS 2503/2603 Civilization Past and Present I or Civilization Past and Present II (choose one) 3
General Elective Credits 2
Total 16
Course Code Course Name Credits
THE 1043† Man and Sin 3
PSY 3013 Introduction to Psychology: A Christian Perspective 3
MIN 1053 The Work of the Pastor 3
LIT 1023 Introduction to World Literature 3
MUS 1012 Fundamentals of Music 2
General Elective Credits 3
Total 17
Course Code Course Name Credits
BIB 2043† Principles of Biblical Interpretation 3
COM 1012 How to Speak in Public 2
HIS 2202/2302 The Church: From Pentecost to the Reformation or The Church: From the Reformation Through the 20th Century (choose one) 2
PHL 2013 Introduction to Philosophy 3
General Elective Credits 6
Total 16
Course Code Course Name Credits
SOC 2013 Introduction to Sociology 3
BIB 3013† Genesis 3
THE 2013† The Bible and the Church 3
MIN 3043 Preparing and Preaching Bible Messages 3
MIS 3022 Introduction to Islam 2
General Elective Credits 2
Total 16
Course Code Course Name Credits
MIS 2013 The Bible and Missions 3
BIB 3073† The Book of Acts 3
COM 3103 Cross-Cultural Communications 3
THE 2043† Christology 3
General Elective Credits 3
Total 15
Requirement Credits
BIB 4053† Corinthians 3
BIB 4133 Wisdom Literature 3
THE 3013† Apologetics 3
General Elective Credits 6
Total 15
Total For Program 128

* Students with proficient computer skills have the option to request a computer competency exam. Those passing the exam may substitute another general education course in place of CSC1023. Please contact your enrollment office for fees and other information.

† designates courses in the major concentration

‡Internet access required. Directed reading course LIT1803 World Literature may be substituted for those without Internet access.


Note: This program is offered as a Bachelor of Biblical Studies, Bachelor of Theology, or Bachelor of Divinity in some countries.

This program requires students to complete a Bible and Theology Pretest and a General Education Pretest as well as posttests in the same two areas. The pretests must be completed before students request the final exam for their first course. The posttests are a part of the undergraduate capstone requirement. It is recommended that students begin working on the essay and verbal components of their capstone within six months of graduating. The posttests and graduation follow-up survey should be completed during their last course. All four capstone components must be submitted before requesting the final exam for their last course. There is no cost for these assessments. Thesis option available: Students who plan to continue their education in graduate school or seminary may study this program with a thesis option to better prepare themselves for studies at that level. A 6-credit thesis and two 3-credit New Testament Greek courses can be selected to replace an equal number of elective credits in this program. For more information, contact a Degree Audit Specialist for advisement at 800-443-1083 or by e-mail: degreeaudit@globaluniversity.edu

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