Feb 23, 2020  
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    
Crown College 2019-2020 Catalog

Biblical and Theological Studies Major (B.A.)


The Biblical and Theological Studies major blends a biblical and theological foundation with a flexibility of electives.

Program Requirements


Christian Studies Core


I. Christian Studies - 24 Credits


General Education Core


II. General Education - 40 Credits


Major Core


III. Biblical and Theological Studies Major - 46 Credits


IV. Electives or Minor - 15 Credits *


At least 30% of this degree, or a minimum of 38 credits, must be at the upper (300-400) level.

* Some courses from the Christian Studies Core and Major Core can be used to fulfill requirements in the General Education Core. By doing that the number of electives needed would increase so that the minimum of 125 credits is reached.

Total - 125 Credits


1 Select humanities electives from COM, ENG, FAR, HIS, HUM, LAN, MUS, PHI, or PRC.

2 Select social science electives from ANT, CSJ, ECO, GEO, HIS, POL, PSY, or SOC.

3 Select fine arts electives from FAR and MUS. (Only three credits of music organizations and/or lessons can be counted toward humanities/fine arts requirements.)

4 BIB 342X - Biblical Perspectives of Worship  may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

5 Department students planning on C&MA ministry should take THE 349  as a BIB/THE elective. Students in this department should not take BIB 210  as a BIB/THE elective.

Option: Accelerated Degree Programs


Qualified students in the B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies program may apply for an accelerated degree program to earn their Christian Studies (M.A.)  (MACS) degree in one additional year instead of the typical two years. Students may also apply for an accelerated Master of Divinity (M.Div.)  program. Click here for more detailed information regarding the acceptance process for these options.

Course Requirements for MACS


Students who are accepted into the accelerated MACS program will substitute the following graduate level courses into the undergraduate degree.

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course                                                                   

BIB 434 - Romans  

BBL 5225 - Paul and Romans  

CHM 300 - Spiritual and Personal Formation  

MIN 6210 - Spiritual Formation for Ministry  

CHM 325 - Biblical Evangelism and Missions  

CST 5234 - Theology of Missions and Outreach  

HIS 332 - Church History   

CST 5224 - History of the Church  

THE 332 - Theology II: Human Redemption and Destiny   

CST 5235 - Theology of Christ and the Church   (fulfills CST 5223  in the MACS and M.Div.)

 

THE 434 - Contemporary Theology  

CST 5340 - Contemporary Theological Issues  

 

Click for more information about the Christian Studies (M.A.)  program.

Four-Year Suggested Program for the Biblical and Theological Studies Major


Freshman Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 16 Credits


Sophomore Year


Fall Semester - 16 Credits


Spring Semester - 17 Credits


Departmental Acceptance


Students apply for departmental acceptance during their sophomore year spring semester or their junior year fall semester. A minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and completion of half of the service credit requirements are required for departmental admission in the Biblical and Theological Studies major.

Junior Year


Spring Semester - 15 Credits


  • 3 Credits
  • BIB - Old Testament Elective (300-400 level) 3 Credits 4
  • BIB/THE - Bible or Theology Elective 3 Credits
  • Humanities Elective 3 Credits 1*
  • Social Science Elective 3 Credits 2*

Senior Year


Fall Semester - 15 Credits


Spring Semester - 15 Credits