Biblical Education (BS)

Dr. McClister, Dr. Johnson, Mr. Benson and Mrs. Roberts, Program Coordinators

Total Semester Hours

Candidates for a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Education must complete at least 120 semester hours of accredited college work, excluding physical education activities courses. At least 50 hours must be completed at the 3000-4000 level, including major, minor, and elective courses.

General Education Requirements

Each student must complete the 36-hour general education core, three (3) hours of physical education classes, and the CAAP exam. Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree must take PSY 1012 (Introduction to Psychology) and at least one semester of natural science. (Transfer students who have completed at least 60 semester hours, including courses that satisfy the 36-hour general education core at Florida College, will not be required to take the CAAP or PE activities courses.)

Lower Division Prerequisites (19 hours)
  • REL 1210 History and Geography of the Old Testament (2 hours)
  • REL 1240 History and Geography of the New Testament (2 hours)
  • REL 1780 Evidences I: General Apologetics (1 hour)
  • REL 1781 Evidences II: The Biblical Text (1 hour)
  • REL 2223 Introduction to the Prophets (1 hour)
  • REL 2257 NT Epistles: 1 Corinthians (1 hour)
  • REL 2264 NT Epistles: Ephesians/Colossians/Philemon (2 hours)
  • LIT 2371 Old Testament Poetry and Wisdom Literature (3 hours)
  • EDF 2005 Introduction to Education (3 hours)
  • SPC 1608 Public Speaking (3 hours)
Upper-level Requirements

Requirements for the major consist of 48 upper-level hours in Biblical Literature, Education, and Communication.

Biblical Literature (24 hours)
  • REL 3713 Introduction to Biblical Studies (3 hours)
  • REL 4901 Biblical Studies Portfolio (1 hour)

  • The remaining 20 hours will be selected from the following courses:
  • REL 3221 The Law of Moses (3 hours)
  • REL 3222 OT Historical Books (3 hours)
  • REL 3227 Minor Prophets I (2 hours)
  • REL 3231 Job (2 hours)
  • REL 3233 Minor Prophets II (2 hours) REL 3235 NT Backgrounds (2 hours)
  • REL 3253 Gospel and Epistles of John (3 hours)
  • REL 3256 NT Epistles: 2 Corinthians, Timothy, Titus (3 hours)
  • REL 3258 NT Epistles: James, Peter, Jude (2 hours)
  • REL 3265 Gospel of Matthew (3 hours)
  • REL 3266 Gospel of Mark (2 hours)
  • REL 3268 NT Epistles: Thessalonians and Philippians (2 hours)
  • REL 4217 Critical Introduction to
  • the OT (3 hours)
  • REL 4225 Ezekiel (3 hours)
  • REL 4226 Jeremiah (3 hours)
  • REL 4229 OT Prophets: Daniel (2 hours)
  • REL 4230 Isaiah (3 hours)
  • REL 4247 Critical Introduction to the NT (3 hours)
  • REL 4254 Romans and Galatians (3 hours)
  • REL 4255 Hebrews (2 hours)
  • REL 4259 Book of Revelation (3 hours)
  • REL 4900 Independent Directed Study in Biblical Literature (1-3 hours)
  • REL 4930 Selected Topics (1-3 hours)
Education (9 hours)
  • EDF 3122 Learning and the Developing Child (3 hours)
  • EDF 3251 Classroom Management (3 hours)
  • EDF 3430 Testing and Measurement OR EEX 3050 Survey of Special Education OR TSL 3080 Introduction to TESOL (3 hours)
Communication (9 hours)
  • SPC 3602 Advanced Public Speaking (3 hours)
  • SPC 3301 Interpersonal Communication (3 hours)
  • SPC 3513 Argumentation and Debate OR SPC 4710 Intercultural Communication (3 hours)
Required Electives (6 Hours)

6 additional hours of upper-level work in Bible, Church History, Religious Thought, Education, or Communication

Sequence of Courses

Students should complete the 13 hours of Bible prerequisites during their freshman and sophomore years. Students should complete English Composition I and II during their freshman year of college work, or before enrolling in upper level Biblical Studies courses. REL 3713 should be completed in the student’s sophomore year. All general education courses and the CAAP exam must be completed prior to the beginning of the student’s senior year. The student will take REL 4901 in the final semester of the program.

Exclusions

Special one-hour courses offered as daily Bible for non-Bible majors, or courses taken under the pass/fail option may not be counted toward the New Testament major component.

Quality of Work

A minimum quality point average of 2.0 overall and on all upper level work is required.

Residency

Students must complete a minimum of 32 hours of their upper level work at Florida College, at least 16 of which must be completed after the semester in which the student has earned a cumulative total of at least 90 semester hours.

Graduation Ceremony

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Education must participate in graduation exercises.

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