Department of Religious Studies
The Department of Religious Studies is a major area of study at Beulah Heights University that prepares men and women for the church related ministries of biblical teaching and pastoral care in diverse geographic and international settings
To plan, promote, and evaluate all courses in the department of Religious Studies, including, Christian Education, and Intercultural Studies, using methods that result in the best learning for students.
The Department of Religious Studies offers Christian workers quality Bible and theological training for working in the environmental realities of today’s world—training that is biblically sound and academically excellent.
From the Department Chair
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the Department of Religious Studies. Those receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies have an opportunity to pursue ministry in local church settings as pastor, associate, youth, or administrative pastor, director of Christian education, or in para-church settings as missions (local or foreign), counseling, guidance counselor, or educator. Our degree program also enhances your marketability in a variety of marketplace positions in the business world.
Please feel free to contact my assistant, Georgia Skinner in the faculty office at extension 103 to schedule an appointment. Thanks again for your interest and we look forward to seeing you in class.
Chair, Department of Bible and Theology
With Your Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies Degree...
The student, after completing the course work should be able to:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of Bible content in both the Old and New Testament.
- Demonstrate an intensive knowledge of scripture content in all given areas of electives.
- Exhibit an understanding of hermeneutical principles using proper methodology in biblical interpretation.
- Engage in systematic Bible study using various Bible study methods.
- Show evidence of maturing Christian experience as a result of direct Bible study.
- Recognize and evaluate in the light of biblical revelation the major schools of thought in historical and contemporary theology.
- State and defend a worldview that is consistent with biblical revelation and stated in theological terms.
- Defend a conviction that the scripture is God breathed.
- Defend biblical Christianity in the face of attacks from scientism, historical criticism, philosophy, cults and non-Christian religions.
- Articulate the major tenets of Calvinism, Arminianism, Existentialism, and Liberation Theology.
- Define and defend his/her faith from a conservative, evangelical viewpoint.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of Bible doctrine.
Religious Studies Core Curriculum
|Bible and Theology*
|| 33 Hours
- Bi 105 Pentateuch
- Bi 111 Life of Christ
- Bi 108 Old Testament Literature
- Bi 116 New Testament Literature
- Th 203 Systematic Theology I
- Th 213 Systematic Theology II
- Th 313 Systematic Theology III
- Th 307 Hermeneutics
- Bi 322 Apocalyptic Literature
- Bi 323 New Testament Epistles
- Th 325 Apologetics
|Religious Studies Electives
| *Required courses