2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 16, 2024  
2023-2024 Samford University Undergraduate Catalog

Biblical Studies Major (B.A.)

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The biblical studies major prepares students who are informed and competent interpreters of the Christian Scriptures with the knowledge and understanding necessary to teach others. They will be able to explain the composition and contents of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures and how they relate to the complex cultural, geographical, historical, and political contexts in which they originated. They will also be able to employ a variety of interpretive approaches to the interpretation of Scripture in respectful and substantive dialogue with interpreters who reflect diverse backgrounds and differing perspectives.

General Education - University Core Curriculum: 22 Credits

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General Education - Distribution Areas: 27 Credits

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Biblical Studies Major: 37 Credits

Area Studies: 20 Credits

(choose five courses from the following, including at least one Old Testament and one New Testament course)

Biblical and Religious Studies Electives: 8 Credits

(choose one option below and complete 8 credits)

  • GREK 101-202 Elementary/Intermediate Greek (8)* or
  • HEBR 101-202 Elementary/Intermediate Hebrew (8)* or
  • BREL 200-499 (choose any two BREL courses) (8)

General Electives: 42 Credits

Total Required Credits: 128

*Students wishing to take Intermediate Greek or Hebrew should start GREK 101  or HEBR 101  in the fall of their junior year at the latest (or in their sophomore year, depending on the rotation).

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