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    May 23, 2024  
Lee University Catalog 2019-2020 
Lee University Catalog 2019-2020 [Archived Catalog]

Biblical and Theological Studies (BTSTS.BA)

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Degree Checklist

For a check list of all the courses required for this degree program and a suggested four-year sequence of study, please click on the link below.

BTSTS_BA 19-20  

General Education Requirements - Total Hours: 38/44

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Please Note: For School of Religion majors, the courses listed below in Developing Biblical Faith and Lifestyle for All School of Religion Majors (16 hours) will replace the courses listed in the Developing Biblical Faith and Lifestyle (12 hours) section for majors outside the School of Religion.

Developing Biblical Faith and Lifestyle for All School of Religion Majors: 16

These courses must be taken in sequence as listed below, with the exception of BIBL-101/BIBL-102, either of which may be taken first or second. THEO-251 and THEO-231 may be taken in the same semester. The first three courses listed below (BIBL-101, BIBL-102, and THEO-250) are similar to the first three courses in the general religion core but are geared specifically for School of Religion majors. The fourth course listed below (THEO-251) will be a continuation of THEO-250 and will further prepare students for focused study in the School of Religion majors. RELG-495 is the School of Religion Capstone class and should be taken in the final year before graduation, preferably in the last semester or the second to last semester.

Religion Core for School of Religion Majors (16)

Christian Service (80 clock hours)

Each student will complete 80 clock hours of Christian Service. Transfer students will complete 10 clock hours of service per semester. Christian Service is not a course; the hours are earned by a combination of class, group, and individual service learning experiences.

Specialty Area Requirements

Biblical Studies - Credit Hours: 15

Select two of the following Old Testament courses:

BIBL-301-Deuteronomy (3)
BIBL-303-Wisdom Literature (3)
BIBL-307-Psalms and Song of Solomon (3)
BIBL-309-Historical Books of the Old Testament (3)
BIBL-311-The Prophets (3)
BIBL-421-Pentateuch (3)

Select two of the following New Testament courses:

BIBL-302-Prison Epistles (3)
BIBL-312-Synoptic Gospels (3)
BIBL-314-Luke/Acts (3)
BIBL-316-Johannine Literature (3)
BIBL-402-Romans & Galatians (3)
BIBL-404-I & II Corinthians (3)
BIBL-410-Revelation (3)

Select one additional courses from either the BIBL courses listed above or the BIBL courses listed below:

BIBL-337-Theology of the Old Testament (3)
BIBL-338-Theology of the New Testament (3)
BIBL-398-History/Geography/Archaeology of the Bible (6) (fulfills only 3 hrs. of requirement)
BIBL-401-Intertestamental Period (3)
BIBL-470-Biblical Book Studies (3)
BIBL-483-Special Topics in Biblical Studies (3)

Theological Studies - Credit Hours: 12

Select twelve hours from the following courses:

Historical Studies - Credit Hours: 9

CHIS-323/324 History of Christianity (3) (3)

Plus, select one of the following courses:

Philosophical Studies - Credit Hours: 3

Select one of the following courses:

Subtotal Specialty Area Requirements: 42

Collateral Requirements

Subtotal Collateral Requirements: 12

Electives - Total Hours: 9-15

Total Hours in Program: 120

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