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Be a truth-seeker.

The Bible heralds truth for those who read it. As a Biblical Studies major, you will learn to accurately interpret Scripture in light of its historical and cultural context. We will prepare you to bring a holistic approach to your faith, life, and learning as you seek to serve the Lord.



Requirements total 53 hours. This includes 29 hours from the Biblical Studies required courses and 24 hours of electives in Biblical Studies and cognate areas. Up to 15 hours required in the major may be used to meet general education requirements. You’ll take interesting courses like:

  • Seminar in Discipleship & Justice
  • Messiah in the Old Testament
  • Geography of the Bible

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Knowing context and history is essential to biblical interpretation, but true understanding comes when we live out the words of the text. During your time at Trinity, you will be able to interact with local pastors and scholars of the Word in preparation for ministry. You will also have the option to continue your education by pursuing graduate degrees at TEDS.

Career Objectives Include:


Course Title Credits
Required Courses
BI 101 Understanding the Old Testament 3 hrs
BI 111 Understanding the New Testament 3 hrs
BI 210 Biblical Interpretation 3 hrs
BI 390 Experiential Learning in Biblical Studies 0-2 hrs
BRS 231 Christian Doctrine 3 hrs
BRS 330 Christian Evidences 3 hrs
GR 121 Elementary Greek 4 hrs
GR 122 Elementary Greek 4 hrs
Choose one of the following as a capping course: 3 hrs
BI 452  Biblical Studies Seminar
BI 453 Seminar in Discipleship and Justice
Elective Courses
Old Testament – Select two of the following: 6 hrs
BI 302 Pentateuch
BI 304 Old Testament Prophetic Books
BI 306 Old Testament Poetic Books
BI 308 Old Testament Historical Books
BI 334 Old Testament Theology
BI 350 Topics in the Bible (Old Testament)
BI 362 Messiah in the Old Testament
New Testament – Select two of the following: 6 hrs
BI 221X  Intermediate Greek
BI 222X  Intermediate Greek
BI 312 Life of Christ
BI 313 New Testament Church
BI 321 The End Times
BI 335 Theology of the General Epistles
BI 336 Theology of the Pauline Epistles
BI 350 Topics in the Bible
Additional courses
Select a total of 12 hours from supporting courses from Old Testament and New Testament electives and from the cognate courses below. A maximum of 6 hours can be chosen from cognate courses.  12 hrs
Cognates (choose up to two):
BI 275 Teaching the Bible
BRS 321X American Church History
BRS 322X Topics in Church History
BRS 336 Topics in Contemporary Theology
BRS 340X History of Christianity
BRS 350 Topics in Biblical & Religious Studies
BRS/PH 360X Survey of Religious Diversity
BRS 437X Music in Worship