Minor in Biblical and Theological Studies
The biblical and theological studies minor teaches students to view all of God’s world through the perspective of God’s Word, the Bible. This biblical worldview involves understanding and applying the Bible as the foundation of the Christian faith, values and virtues — both historically and presently. Undergraduate students who complete Biola's 30-credit general Bible requirement qualify to earn this minor, provided they meet certain residency requirements detailed in the university catalog. This minor is displayed on the transcript if the student declares the minor on the graduation petition. Biola also offers a B.A. in Bible, Theology and Ministry.
Below are the course requirements for this academic program. For full program details, visit Biola's academic catalog.
|BBST 103||Biblical Interpretation and Spiritual Formation|
Equipping to interpret and apply the Bible in accurate and dynamic ways for spiritual transformation and character formation. Notes: Must be completed during the first year. Grade Mode: A.
|BBST 165||Foundations of Christian Thought|
Introduction to theology with special emphasis on learning to do theology, understand the doctrine of Scripture, introduce the integration of various fields of knowledge with the Bible, and see the importance and development of a Christian worldview. Grade Mode: A.
|BBST 209||Old Testament History and Literature|
An overview of the Old Testament with emphasis on the purpose of the writers; history and culture; literary genre, structure, and themes; persons and events, and practical application for Christian living. Grade Mode: A, C.
|BBST 210||New Testament History and Literature|
An overview of the New Testament with emphasis on the purpose of the writers; history and culture; literary genre, structure, and themes; persons and events; and practical application for Christian living. Grade Mode: A, C.
|BBST 251||Theology I|
|The Biblical doctrines of God, Christ, man, and sin, with reference to the history and development of Christian theology. Grade Mode: A.|
|BBST 354||Theology II|
The Biblical doctrines of salvation, the Holy Spirit, the church, and last things, with reference to the history and development of Christian theology. Notes: Formerly BBST 254. Grade Mode: A.
|BBST 365||Gospel, Kingdom, and Culture|
An exploration of how Christians can have a redemptive, articulate, and transformative presence in contemporary society. Attention is given to how to meaningfully share the gospel (Matt. 28:19), defend a Christian worldview with gentleness and respect (1 Pet. 3:15–16), and think biblically about the major social issues of our age (Romans 12:2). Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Biblical and Theological Studies.
|BBST 465||Integration Seminar|
Senior level capstone seminar in which the student will search the Bible and the literature dealing with the topic(s) under discussion in the course leading to the discovery of means whereby the subject area may be 'integrated' with Biblical truth. The results of the research will be incorporated in a paper or project which will be critiqued by the seminar members and by the professor. Core Curriculum: Approved for Core - Biblical and Theological Studies.