Bachelor of Science in Bible/Theology (English Bible Track) 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: Dr. Lisa L. Beatty

Program Outcomes

The student will evidence:

  1. Knowledge of the content of the Bible.
  2. A detailed understanding of Christian theology.
  3. Ability to correctly interpret and appropriately apply biblical teaching.
  4. Ability to defend biblical truth and the Christian faith.
  5. Practice of proper methodology for interpreting and applying the English Bible.
  6. Skill in communicating the teaching and application of a biblical passage.
  7. Commitment to growth in Christian character and lifestyle.
  8. Completion of 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 133 semester credit hours.
  2. A 2.5 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.
  3. At least 60 semester credit hours must be earned at Emmaus and/or 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 (63 credits)
    • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
    • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
    • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
    • Christian Life and Worldview (BT 111)
    • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
    • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
    • Christian Evidences (BT 167/168) or Apologetics (BT/PH 350)
    • Biblical Hermeneutics (BT 220)
    • Theology: God, Creation, and Sin (BT 221)
    • Life of Christ (BT 247)
    • Theology: Christ, Holy Spirit, and Salvation (BT 321)
    • Theology: The Church and Final Things (BT 331)
    • Church History (BT 376)
    • Bible Book Study Elective
    • Old Testament Book Study Elective
    • New Testament Book Study Elective
    • Biblical Theology Elective
    • Theology Elective
    • Bible/Theology Electives (9 credits)
    • Chapel (CCS 110)
    • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • Educational Ministries (3 credits)
    • Teaching Bible* (EM 321) or Homiletics 1* (BT 322)
  • Intercultural Studies (3 credits)
    • Missions and Evangelism 1* (ICS 104)
  • General Studies (37 credits)
    • Anatomy/Physiology 1 & Lab (BIO 211)
    • Fundamentals of Speech (COM 112)
    • Fundamental Computer Literacy (CS 101)
    • English Composition (ENG 101)
    • Introduction to Literature (ENG 102)
    • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
    • Senior Seminar (FND 410)
    • Western Civilization 1 or 2 (HIS 131/132) or American History 1 (HIS 235)
    • Introduction to Statistics (MAT 160)
    • Pre-Calculus (MAT 162)
    • Biological Science & Lab (SCI 245)
    • Humanities Elective
    • Social Science Elective
  • Health Sciences (30 credits)
    • Medical Terminology (BIO 150)
    • 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
Courses taken at the University of Dubuque

Award: Bachelor of Science

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