Biblical and Theological Studies Requirements
Thirty credits of biblical and theological studies are included in the program of each traditional undergraduate student. Beginning in Fall 2023, select high-credit majors and transfer students with 45 or more transferable credits at admission are eligible for a reduced requirement. It is recommended that each student take at least one course each semester until the requirement has been fulfilled.
|Classic Biblical & Theological Studies Minor||Requirement Reduction|
|(Current requirements through Biola Core Curriculum)||(Students in select majors and/or incoming students with 45 of more transferable credits)|
|Foundational Courses||Foundational Courses|
|BBST 103 Biblical Interpretation and Spiritual Formation||BBST 103 Biblical Interpretation and Spiritual Formation|
|BBST 165 Foundations of Christian Thought||BBST 165 Foundations of Christian Thought|
|BBST 209 Old Testament History and Literature||BBST 209 Old Testament History and Literature|
|BBST 210 New Testament History and Literature||BBST 210 New Testament History and Literature|
|Intermediate Courses||Intermediate Courses|
|BBST 251 Theology I||BBST 260 Christian Theology|
|BBST 354 Theology II||BBST 365 Gospel, Kingdom, and Culture|
|BBST 365 Gospel, Kingdom, and Culture|
|BBST 300/400 Bible/Theology Elective|
|BBST 300/400 Bible/Theology Elective1|
|BBST 465 Integration Seminar|
|A TOTAL OF 10 COURSES (30 CREDITS)||A TOTAL OF 6 COURSES (18 CREDITS)|
A second BBST 465 course, taken with different content, can serve as a BBST elective.
- To be eligible for the reduced Bible requirements, transfer students should submit all official transcripts for evaluation before Biola's first day of classes. Eligibility for this requirement reduction is determined at the time of enrollment (end of the second week of the first semester enrolled) and cannot be updated should more credits be transferred after matriculation.
- Transfer students with 45 or more transferable credits or students in eligible majors will automatically be assigned the requirement reduction but can pursue the Biblical and Theological Studies Minor by taking additional courses as listed in the minor above. Students must file a minor declaration with the Office of the Registrar to have the minor appear on their record and degree audit.
- Transfer students entering in January 2023 with 45 or more transferable credits will have the opportunity to change their catalog from 2022-23 to the 2023-24 catalog to be eligible for the Biblical and Theological studies requirement reduction. To qualify, these eligible students must file a catalog year change form starting in June 2023 and have all official transcripts submitted by January 17, 2023. Students who switch catalog years will be subject to all of the degree and graduation requirements of their chosen catalog.