biblical literature

bachelor of science

points of distinction:

  • the biblical literature program helps students see that the world needs more people who love the people god loves, and who love them enough to interpret, to teach, to apply, and to model god’s word in our lives.
  • a graduate will have a great understanding of the overall message of scripture as well as the skills to do an in-depth study.
  • Students take at least one semester of New Testament Greek, & several classes on bible Exegesis and theology.
  • every biblical literature major will conduct a semester practicum where they apply their skills to a ministry situation.

possible careers:

  • pastor
  • archeologist
  • bible translator
  • librarian
  • theologian
  • teacher/professor
  • chaplain
  • writer/editor
  • counselor
  • missionary
  • evangelist
  • director of a christian nonprofit organization

for additional information about the biblical literature degree program, see the online catalog or email us at

begin the journey

our students know how to take the bible apart and put it back together so that they can understand it, interpret it, and apply it to the world today. but more importantly, our students know that it is god’s word that takes their hearts apart and puts them back together.

v. russell, professor of greek and new testament

program breakdown

all 4- and 2-year degrees at boise bible college are built around three components: general education, bible major, ministry program.

it is necessary to fulfill all requirements in each of these components in order to successfully complete the degree. each component, and each course, plays a role in your overall development as a person of influence

general studies (1 credit)
  • bible college navigator
language and communication (18 credits)
  • public speaking
  • English Grammar & Composition
  • Research & Writing
  • greek basics
philosophy (8 credits)
  • christian ethics
  • christian apologetics
  • introduction to philosophy, logic, or worldviews
history (6 credits)
  • survey of church history
  • church history (choose one of three sections)
math/science (choose 3 credits)
  • personal finances
  • theory of intelligent design
social science (choose 3 credits*)
  • cultural anthropology
  • general psychology
  • sociology
open electives
  • may include any course offered 1
bible (31 credits)
  • journey through the bible
  • new testament introduction
  • old testament introduction
  • acts of the apostles
  • life of christ (choose two of three sections) 
  • 1, 2 Timothy & Titus
  • history of israel
  • greek exegesis 1-2
  • romans
theology (13 credits)
  • survey of bible doctrine
  • biblical interpretation and resources
  • origin and nature of the bible
  • historical theology
  • advanced bible doctrine
bible or theology electives (3 credits)
christian ministries core (24 credits)
  • christian life
  • intro to vocational ministries
  • sophomore seminar
  • Evangelism & Discipleship
  • Organization & Administration
  • communicating biblical truth or introduction to preaching (men)
  • foundations for spiritual growth
  • women in ministry (women) or life in ministry
  • christian leadership
  • senior capstone
  • contextual ministry
applied bible core (6 credits)
  • adult ministry
  • small group ministry
  • advanced teaching
guided electives (5 credits)
  • counseling fundamentals
  • hermeneutics of preaching
  • intro to children’s and youth ministry
  • team dynamics
  • curriculum development
  • Skills & Strategies for Shepherding
  • church growth basics
  • seminar experience (with approval)
biblical studies electives (7 credits)
  • old testament electives
  • bible (ot or nt) or theology electives
practicum (2 credits)
  • bible practicum

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