Undergraduate Catalog - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - BTS Major | Judson University Christian College

Biblical and Theological Studies Majors


  • 40% of major requirements must be completed at Judson
  • 40% of major requirements must be upper division 
  • Required GPA: 2.0
  • Elective hours may be required to reach 120 credit hours required for graduation.

Biblical Studies

Required = 36 Hours

Gen Eds Required By Major

  • No specific gen eds required with this major.
  • Gen Ed courses do not apply to major requirements.

Biblical Studies Electives

Required 12 Hours

  • BST221 Interpreting the Bible (required)
  • BST300 or 400 level electives - 9 hours including on New and one Old Testament course

Biblical Language

Required = 6 Hours

Choose a two semester sequence– either Hebrew or Greek

  • BST348 Biblical Hebrew I
  • BST349 Biblical Hebrew II
  • BST345 New Testament Greek I
  • BST346 New Testament Greek II

Note:A student may take additional biblical language courses beyond the required one-year sequence. Additional language courses may be applied toward any BST elective requirements.

Theology and Philosophy

Required = 6 Hours

  • THS221 Christian Theology
  • PHL260 Introduction to Philosophy

Research Seminar

Required = 3 Hours

  • BST485X Research Seminar


Required = 9 Hours

Complete 9 hours of electives:

  • BST, THS, PHL Bible, Theology and/or Philosophy Electives

Theological Studies

Required = 33 Hours

Gen Eds Required By Major

Gen Ed courses do not apply to major requirements.

Major Core Requirements

Required = 24 Hours

  • PHL260 Introduction to Philosophy
  • PHL267 Comparative Religions
  • PHL364 Christian Ethics
  • THS221 Christian Theology
  • THS223 Environmental Theology
  • THS225X History and Theology of Worship
  • THS325 Christology
  • THS485X Research Seminar

Major Electives

Required = 9 Hours (may not duplicate courses above):

  • THS320X History of Christianity to 1500
  • THS330 Theology of Work
  • THS391 Philosophers and Theologians in Dialogue
  • THS435 Studies Contemporary Theology
  • THS437 Studies in Historical Theology
  • THS321X The Church and the Reformation
  • BST3*** or BST4*** Any Biblical Studies 300 or 400 level elective

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