Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology with a Concentration in Pre-Professional Health Sciences

The Biblical Studies major is a four-year program of study designed to provide students with a thorough knowledge of the Bible and Christian theology. The program includes extensive study in Bible and theology and general education. The concentration in Pre-Professional Health Sciences, offered through a cooperative agreement with the University of Dubuque, provides the opportunity to prepare for entrance into professional programs in health sciences while completing an undergraduate degree.

Program Directors: Mr. Raju Kunjummen, Dr. Lisa Beatty

Program Outcomes

The student will:

  1. Evidence comprehensive knowledge of the content of the Bible.
  2. Evidence comprehensive understanding of Christian theology.
  3. Evidence advanced ability to interpret the Bible accurately.
  4. Evidence the ability to defend biblical truth and the Christian faith.
  5. Evidence a worldview that is distinctly Christian.
  6. Evidence growth in Christian character and lifestyle.
  7. Complete an inter-disciplinary science curriculum to prepare for entrance into professional programs in the health science field.
Program Admission Requirements
  1. Complete the freshman year at Emmaus with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
  2. Complete MAT 162 Pre-Calculus and SCI 241/242 Introduction to Human Biology and Lab with a minimum grade point average of 3.0.
  3. Prior to the sophomore year, declare a major in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Pre-Professional Health Sciences.
  4. At the beginning of the sophomore year, apply for entrance into the Biblical Studies with a concentration in Pre-Professional Health Sciences program. The application procedure includes completion of a formal application. After the application has been received, the Bible/Theology faculty will review it. Their decision will be delivered to the student by means of a formal letter.
  5. Pay all applicable fees for this major as determined by the Business office and published in the annual statement of fees.
Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Pre-Professional Health Sciences Requirements
  1. Complete a minimum of 139 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 70 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus and University of Dubuque.
  4. Complete the general graduation requirements listed in the Academic Life section of the catalog.
  5. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
  • Bible/Theology (57 credits)
    • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
    • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
    • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
    • Christian Life & Bible Study Methods (BT 110)
    • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
    • Hermeneutics (BT 250)
    • Theology 1 (BT 205)
    • Theology 2 (BT 210)
    • Theology 3 (BT 305)
    • Theology 4 (BT 310)
    • Applied Theology (BT 462)
    • Christian Evidences (BT 166) or Apologetics (BT/PH 350)
    • Life of Christ (BT 247)
    • Bible Geography (BT 278)
    • Romans (BT 335)
    • Old Testament Elective
    • Bible/Theology Electives**
  • Educational Ministries (3 credits)
    • Teaching Bible (EM 221)
  • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
    • Missions and Evangelism 1* (ICS 104)
  • Inter-Area Studies (5 credits)
    • Transitions Seminar (IAS 101)
    • Servant Leader Training (IAS 102/3-402/3)
    • Chapel Attendance (IAS 110)
    • Senior Seminar (IAS 410)
  • Humanities (12 credits)
    • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
    • English Composition (ENG 101)
    • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
    • Introduction to Philosophy: Christian Worldview* (PH 106)
  • Social Sciences (15 credits)
    • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
    • Western Civilization (HIS 131/132) or American History (HIS 235/236)
    • Church History (HIS 376)
    • Social Science Electives
  • Natural Sciences (10 credits)
    • Introduction to Human Biology & Lab (SCI 241/242)
    • Introduction to Statistics (MAT 160)
    • Pre-Calculus (MAT 162)
  • Health Sciences (34 credits)
    • Medical Terminology (BIO 150)
    • Anatomy/Physiology 1 & Lab (BIO 211)
    • Anatomy/Physiology 2 & Lab (BIO 212)
    • Genetics & Lab (BIO 236)
    • Microbiology & Lab (BIO 314)
    • General Chemistry 1 & Lab (CHM 111)
    • General Chemistry 2 & Lab (CHM 112)
    • Organic Chemistry 1 & Lab (CHM 221)
    • Organic Chemistry 2 & Lab (CHM 222)

*meets Bible-Related requirement
 **at least one book study required
Courses taken at the University of Dubuque

Award: Bachelor of Science

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