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General Concentration Courses

The General Biblical Studies concentration is part of the Biblical Studies major. The courses below list the general requirements for all Biblical Studies majors followed by the specific requirements for the General concentration.


Students majoring in biblical studies are required to choose a concentration from:

  • General Biblical Studies
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Jewish Studies
  • Biblical Languages

In addition to the three core requirements (BCM 101, BCM 103 and BCM 308), the following courses are also required.

    Biblical Interpretation (8 credits):

    Theology (8 credits) fulfills core theology requirement:

    Note: Students in the biblical languages concentration may waive one theology requirement. 

    Seminar (4 credits):

    General Biblical Studies Concentration

    Greek or Hebrew is recommended for the core foreign language requirement.

      Old Testament (4 credits) one of:

      The Gospels (4 credits) one of:

      Pauline Studies (4 credits) one of:

      Departmental Electives (8 credits):

      Eight additional credits of departmental courses.