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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

Major in Biblical Languages (B.A.)

This major provides students the opportunity to gain proficiency in both Biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek. With two full years of both languages, the student will be able to engage in translation of the biblical languages. This degree prepares a student for excellence in biblical study.

Major in Biblical Languages (B.A.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements B.A. 59-63
Prerequisites for Religion Major1 6
REL 1250, New Testament and Exegesis 3
REL 2350, Christian Doctrine2 3
Major Requirements 30
Core Emphasis 9
REL 1410, Vocation and Christian Life 1
REL 2410, Spiritual Formation 3
REL 2510, Christian Ethics 3
REL 4015, Colloquium3
Area Emphasis * 21
REL 2110, Intermediate Biblical Hebrew 3
REL 2120, Advanced Biblical Hebrew 3
REL 2150, Intermediate Koine Greek 3
REL 2160, Advanced Koine Greek 3
REL 3110, Readings in the Hebrew Bible 1.5
REL 3120, Readings in the Hebrew Bible 1.5
REL 3150, Readings in Greek NT Literature 1.5
REL 3160, Readings in Greek NT Literature 1.5
Biblical Studies Elective 3
Minor Requirements 18
Electives 15
Total 128

1 Students who choose a religion minor must substitute required courses in their minor with a course from the same subject area. In other words, a single course may not count for both major and minor requirements.

2 REL 2350, Christian Doctrine is a prerequisite for the following: REL 2410 Spiritual Formation; REL 2510 Christian Ethics; all courses in Religion and Society division, in the Theological and Historical Division, and Biblical Studies Division.

3 Students take REL 4015 in the fall semester before the anticipated date of graduation.