Christian Studies B. A.

Christian Studies students pursuing the BA degree receive a broad liberal arts education and the ability to select from a wide variety of courses that reflect their interests. The B.A. in Christian Studies does not require a minor. However, Christian Studies majors may also complete the Biblical Languages, Philosophy, Intercultural Studies minor, or in a minor outside the College. Christian Studies B.A. students may not do the Biblical Studies or Christian Studies minors.

124 MINIMUM HOURS

36 UPPER LEVEL HOURS

31 HOURS AT UMHB

Degree Requirements

Academic Core – 63 hours

see Bachelor of Arts Academic Core

(includes Old and New Testament Surveys CSBS 1311 and CSBS 1312)

Foundations Courses – 14 hours

 

CCST 2200Research and Writing in Christian Studies

2

CSBS 2302Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

3

CSCH 2318Introduction to Church History

3

CSMN 1320Introduction to Christian Ministry

3

CSTH 2316Introduction to Christian Theology

3

Advanced Christian Studies-15 hours

Chose one upper level course from each area:
Upper Level Old Testament

3

Upper Level New Testament

3

Upper Level Church History

3

Upper-Level Philosophy Elective

3

Upper-Level Theology

3

Christian Studies Electives - 6 hours

Select 6 hours in any combination from the following areas or courses (the language classes listed below may count in the major if they are not being counted toward the Biblical Language minor)

Archaeology

Biblical Studies

Church History

Christian Ministry

GREK 3313Intermediate Greek I

3

GREK 3314Intermediate Greek II

3

HBRW 3313Intermediate Classical Hebrew I

3

HBRW 3314Intermediate Classical Hebrew II

3

Philosophy

Theology

Capstone Courses - 1 hour

CCST 4190Senior Capstone

1

12 hours (6 upper level) at UMHB

12 hours minimum upper level

General Electives - to reach 124 hours

Suggested Schedule for Christian Studies B.A.

Freshman Year – 31 hours

ENGL 1321-1322

6

COMM 1320Public Speaking

3

CSBS 1311Engaging the Old Testament

3

CSBS 1312Engaging the New Testament

3

Social Science

6

Fine Arts

3

MATH (1304 or higher)

3

CSMN 1320Introduction to Christian Ministry

3

Freshman Seminar

1

Chapel (each semester)

Fine Arts Experience (each semester)

Social Science: From these areas - History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology, or Social Work

Sophomore Year – 32 hours

Literature (British Literature preferred)

6

Foreign Language (one of the Hebrew, Greek, Spanish, French, Latin, or German)

8

Lab Science

4

PHIL 2315Introduction to Philosophy

3

CSBS 2302Introduction to Biblical Interpretation

3

CSCH 2318Introduction to Church History

3

CSTH 2316Introduction to Christian Theology

3

CCST 2200Research and Writing in Christian Studies

2

Chapel (each semester)

Fine Arts Experience (each semester)

PHIL 2315: fulfills World Ideas

Junior Year – 31 hours

Foreign Language (second year of the same language taken in the sophomore year)

6

Global Issues

3

Upper Level Old Testament and New Testament

6

3000 to 4000-level Christian Studies courses

6

Scientific Inquiry

3

Elective courses

6

Physical Education (activity course)

1

Fine Arts Experience (each semester)

 

Senior Year – 30 hours

3000 to 4000-level Christian Studies courses

9

CCST 4190Senior Capstone

1

Elective courses

18

Physical Education (activity course)

1

Fine Arts Experience (each semester)

 

Total Credit Hours: 124