BABS : Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies
The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (B.A.B.S.) program offers students an opportunity to academically and critically explore the traditional Christian faith and practice. This program emphasizes a systematic, comprehensive and critical study of the Christian Scriptures and major Christian theological doctrines, spiritual disciplines, and ministry practices. Students are trained to perform basic leadership skills in their disciplinary areas for further graduate studies as well as to serve as pastoral staff, evangelists or lay leaders at any church, mission organization or work setting with Christian ethics and values.
- PROGRAM GOALS
- Upon completion of the program, students will be competent leaders who are able to serve the Kingdom of God for the Lord in the world. Students will have acquired the basic knowledge and abilities in religious heritage, socio-cultural context, personal and spiritual formation, and ministerial/public leadership.
- PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
- The Shepherd University’s BABS program seeks to produce graduates who are able to demonstrate the key competencies in the outcome areas of:
PROFESSIONAL KNOWLEDGE Religious Heritage
PLO 1 Outline basic content of the Biblical Literature and describe the history of Ancient Israel and important theological themes of the Biblical Texts.
PLO 2 Summarize and list key theological themes in the traditional Christian Church History.
PLO3 Integrate biblical and theological knowledge to the context with cultural sensitivity.
Capacity for Ministerial and Public Leadership
PLO4 Demonstrate basic skills and leadership in teaching and evangelism in the context of pulpit and marketplace ministry setting as assistant to pastors and leaders.
PLO 5 Write consistent and coherent essays and sermons with researched references.
PLO 6 Demonstrate basic competency in oral communication applying professional delivery techniques.
PLO 7 Demonstrate basic competency & skills in modern technology in major fields.
Personal and Spiritual Formation
PLO 8 Demonstrate one’s basic competency of one’s distinctive psychological temperament and spiritual gifts; and be ready to apply them into daily life situations.
PLO 9 Demonstrate basic competency on integration of faith with life.
PLO 10 Demonstrate basic competency of one’s spiritual commitment in the community context.
- GE CURRICULUM
- BABS GE CURRICULUM
Courses Description Units 2 Communication
(English Composition or Critical Thinking; Oral Communication Skills or Public Speaking)
6 1 Math and Quantitative Reasoning
(College Math, Algebra, Calculus, or Statistics)
3 3 Arts & Humanities
(Music Appreciation, Intro to Drama, Intro to Film Appreciation, Literature, Philosophy, Logic)
9 3 Social & Behavioral Sciences
(Western Civ I, Western Civ. II, American History, Psychology, Human Growth & Dev., Sociology, Ethics)
9 1 Physical & Biological Sciences
(Biology, Physics, Physiology, Anatomy, Chemistry, Microbiology)
3 5 Electives
15 Total 45
- MAJOR CURRICULUM
- BABS MAJOR CURRICULUM
CATEGORIES CODE COURSE TITLE Units Bible
ET101 Biblical Study & Theological Writing 3 OT101 Introduction to OT 3 NT101 Introduction to NT 3 OT201 Pentateuch 3 NT201 Gospels 3 OT301 Prophetic Literature 3 NT301 Epistles of Paul 3 Theology
ST102 Systematic Theology 1 3 ST103 Systematic Theology 2 3 CH101 Church History 1 3 CH102 Church History 2 3 ST300 Actual Spirituality 3 Professional
CS302 Life of Jesus 3 PT435 Vision & Mission of Life 3 PT205 Evangelism & Mission 3 CC301 Christian Counseling 1 3 CE305 Christian Education 3 PT102 Preaching 3 PT407 Pastoral Leadership 3 PT490 Senior Integration Seminar 3 PT350-353 Field Education 1,2,3,4. (1 credit each) 4 Electives
From Concentration Classes 21 GE 45Units 45 Chapel Total CHPL CHPL001, CHPL002,
P/F Bible Content Ex P/F Qualifying Ex P/F Thesis/Vision
GP 300 20-25 pages P/F TOTAL 127