Biblical and Theological Studies, B.A.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies is to provide the student with a foundational knowledge of the history, literature, and theology of the Old and New Testaments, of systematic and historical theology, and of methods for further biblical and theological studies — equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies, students will be able to:

1.Identify the basic contents of all books of the Old and New Testaments, including the ancient world contexts of the Bible. Apply the biblical teaching for Christian faith and practice, and for biblical-theological research, through advanced principles of sound interpretation.ULO-1
2.Analyze the biblical text in original language study (either Greek or Hebrew) using biblical and theological research tools with discernment of quality sources for valuable written reports or sermons.ULO-3
3.Explain the major doctrines of Christianity from an evangelical perspective, including their biblical basis and canonical progression, historical development, diverse perspectives, and contemporary relevance.ULO-1
4.Describe a personal relationship with God in a maturing Christian faith and practice, and demonstrate leadership ability by examining additional theological issues as they relate to doctrine, life, and ministry.ULO-2

Curriculum Map

A Curriculum Map shows which courses in a degree program are responsible to intentionally develop each PLO at the Introductory, Developing, and Mastery levels.

Assessment Plan

An Assessment Plan is a listing of the student work that will be used to assess achievement of each learning outcome.

Assessment Schedule

An Assessment Schedule is a 5-year schedule that indicates when each of the PLOs will be assessed and when the comprehensive Program Review will occur.

Annual PLO Assessment Reports

The Annual Reports from each year’s PLO assessment.

Program Review Executive Summary

The Executive Summary report from the most recent comprehensive Program Review.