Each major and/or emphasis is overseen by one or more of the Bible faculty, as listed in parentheses below:
(Abner Chou, Todd Bolen)
The Bible General emphasis is specifically designed for those students who want to major in Biblical Studies but are not
certain about a specific emphasis or would like to take several courses in a number of emphases in order to be more
well-rounded generally. While not specifically designed for graduate school, taking certain courses within this emphasis
will certainly be helpful in graduate school or seminary.
(Dennis Hutchison, Daniel Wong)
The Bible Exposition emphasis is a study of the Word of God more specifically and is designed for those who desire
to serve in Christian ministry or for those who plan to go on for graduate work or seminary.
This emphasis consists of a study of the principles and aspects of biblical counseling and is designed to prepare God’s
people to meet counseling-related needs wherever they exist with the sufficient and superior resources God provides.
The course of study trains students to counsel people in the local church. It emphasizes the proper interpretation and
specific application of Scripture in ministering to people.
The Biblical Languages emphasis consists of three years of Biblical Greek and one year of Hebrew and is designed
primarily for those desiring graduate work, either in seminary or in languages and Bible translation.
The Christian Education emphasis examines the concepts of Christian education, including youth. It is designed for
those students who desire to enter the educational program of the local church, primary school, junior high, high school,
or college. It is also valuable for that student interested in the mission field, Christian school, or the teaching ministry.
(Lisa La George)
This emphasis focuses on understanding cross-cultural ministry and is specifically designed for those who desire to
serve in a full-time cross-cultural capacity. Students will be required to study language, church planting, cultural
anthropology, and missionary life while living on the mission field for one summer. The student will also serve in an
ethnic church similar to the culture in which they desire to minister.
The Student Ministries emphasis is designed to help train students to effectively minister in all student ministries, from
higher elementary school to college. The focus will be on teaching students theological, organizational, and counseling
skills as it pertains to students and families. Students in this emphasis will also be prepared for seminary if that is their
desire. It is open to both men and women.
The Theology emphasis is a comprehensive study of theology in which students will not only focus their attention on
systematic theology, but also be able to better understand Christianity in relation to other worldviews, religions, and
philosophies. It is designed for those students who desire to further their education in seminary and eventually serve in
a pastoral or teaching capacity.
REQUIREMENT FOR BIBLICAL STUDIES MAJORS
All Biblical Studies majors are required to earn a 2.0 GPA or better in every course in the Biblical Studies major except
in Elementary Greek or Hebrew. A student who earns below a 2.0 must repeat the course until a grade of 2.0 or above