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Global Studies (Missions Abroad)


Global Studies, B.A. in Biblical Studies

Are you called to Missions and Missionary work abroad? The Global Studies emphasis focuses on understanding cross-cultural ministry and is designed for those who desire to serve in a full-time intercultural 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.

Meet Thomas A. Halstead, Chairperson, Department of Biblical Studies Professor of New Testament & Greek

  • GO! Global Outreach: partner with TMU Missionary Alumni and serve the local churches in India, China, South Africa, Philippines, Ecuador, Ukraine, and others, while advancing studies.

  • 10:1 student-teacher ratio allowing for an unparalleled level of teacher-student mentorship and a high-level of scholarship

  • Biblical Languages: Students will have a working knowledge of Greek or Hebrew, be able to apply hermeneutics to correctly interpret the biblical text, and understand ministry from a biblical perspective.

  • ACBC Counseling We are one of the first campuses to offer a Biblical Counseling degree, and one of the few to hold to ACBC counseling vs. integrational models.

  • Graduates may continue their education with the Masters of Biblical Counseling (MABC), Master’s of Biblical Studies (MABS), or graduate programs at The Master’s Seminary

Degree Requirements for the Bachelors in Biblical Studies (B.A.), emphasis in Global Studies

Download the full degree checklist (pdf) here:

Degree Checklist

BIBLE (21 Units)

  • B121 Essentials of Christian Thought

  • B101 Old Testament Survey I

  • B102 Old Testament Survey II

  • B201 New Testament Survey I

  • B202 New Testament Survey II

  • BTH321 Christian Theology I

  • BTH322 Christian Theology II


  • B341 Hermeneutics

  • B400 Senior Integrative Seminar

  • B490 Senior Comp Exam

  • Bible Elective


  • P311 Philosophy or BCW363 Apologetics

  • E110 English Composition

  • ECN200 Essentials of Economics & Society

  • H211 Essentials of World History I

  • H212 Essentials of World History II

  • H230 Essentials of U.S. History

  • LS150 Essentials of Biology or GS150 Essentials of Geology

  • LS150L Essentials of Biology Lab

  • MU190 Essentials of Music & Art or MU333 Worship & Songs

  • C100 Spoken Communication or BMN 370/310 Sermon Prep/Message Prep for Women

  • POL220 U.S. Government

  • MA240 Critical Thinking

  • Literature Survey (Choose one, see below “Literature Survey”)

  • Literature Elective (Choose one, see below “Literature Survey” or “Literature Elective”)

GLOBAL STUDIES (47 Total units required)

  • BMS301 Intro to Missions

  • BMS304 History of Missions

  • BMS341 Cultural Anthropology

  • BMS385 World Religions

  • BMS366 Gospel, Culture & Vocation

  • One of the following:

    • BC300 Intro to Biblical Counseling

    • BMS311 Prep Urban Ministries

    • ED400 Foundations of Education

    • INB311 Global Business Strategies

  • One of the following:

    • BL301 Elementary Greek I & BL302 Elementary Greek II

    • BL311 Elementary Hebrew I & BL312 Elementary Hebrew II

  • Bible Book Studies (6 units)

  • Bible Electives (6 units)

Literature Survey

  • E211 English Literature I

  • E212 English Literature II

  • E221 World Literature I

  • E222 World Literature II

  • E231 American Literature

  • E232 American Literature II

Literature Elective

  • E120 Introduction to Literature

  • E313 Age of Romanticism

  • E314 Victoria Age

  • E334 The Short Story

  • E335 The English Novel

  • E374 Studies in Jane Austen

  • E404 Studies in John Calvin

  • E405 Shakespeare

  • E406 Milton

  • E415 Contemporary Literature

  • E416 Modern British Writers

  • E425 20th Century American Literature

  • E453 Psychoanalytic Criticism

Potential Careers

Core Courses

Essentials of Christian Thought
Old Testament Survey I
Old Testament Survey 2
New Testament Survey 1
New Testament Survey 2
Christian Theology 1 and 2
Introduction to Biblical Counseling
Biblical Conflict Resolution
Intro to Biblical Languages
Intro to Missions
History of Missions
Cultural Anthropology
World Religions
Gospel, Culture and Vocation
Urban Ministries
Global Business Strategies
Field Semester (Internship + Language)

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