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Crown College 2021-2022 Catalog 
Crown College 2021-2022 Catalog [ARCHIVED 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 - 30 Credits

  • Communication Elective 3 Credits (Choose from: COM 133 , COM 140  or COM 252 )
  • 3 Credits
  • History Elective 3 Credits
  • Math or Science Elective 3-4 Credits
  • Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science Electives 17-18 Credits2,3*

Major Core

III. Biblical and Theological Studies Major - 56 Credits

IV. Additional Requirements - 8 Credits

V. Electives - 40 Credits*

A minimum of 36 credits must be at the upper (300-400) level for a bachelor degree.

* 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 Interdisciplinary courses in the major core that are cross listed as BIB or THE will fulfill this requirement. Choose Christian Ministry electives from CHM 201 , CHM 211 , CHM 300  or CHM 325 .

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

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

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 major 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 6211 - Spiritual Formation for Leaders  

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 438X - Development of the Modern Mind  

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 - 15-16 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 Credits

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester - 17 Credits

Spring Semester - 16 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 is required for departmental admission in the Biblical and Theological Studies major.

Junior Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15-16 Credits

Senior Year

Fall Semester - 15 Credits

Spring Semester - 15-16 Credits