Degree Plan (BSBS)

BS in Biblical Studies

Course TitleCourse NumberHours
Bible Study and Interpretive MethodsBIB 11133
Virtues of Godly CharacterBIB 11233
The Narrative and Thematic Structure of the BibleBIB 12233
The Christian LifeBIB 12133
Disciple-MakingBIB 22133
Survey of Church HistoryCHH 32133
English I- Rhetoric and ArgumentENG 11033
English II- Literary Structure and CompositionENG 12033
English III- Research and WritingENG 21033
English IV- Principles of SpeechENG 22033
EvangelismEVA 21133
World ReligionsHIS 21033
Baptist History and HeritageHIS 22133
Western Civilization IHIS 11133
Western Civilization IIHIS 12133
Introduction to MissionsMIS 20133
International Mission Trip1MIS 32011
Math for Financial ManagementMTH 32233
Health ScienceNAS 11033
Issues in Physical ScienceNAS 22033
Introduction to Natural ScienceNAS 42033
New Testament Survey I- Gospels and ActsNTS 31133
New Testament Survey II- Pauline LettersNTS 32133
New Testament Survey III- General Epistles and RevelationNTS 41133
Old Testament Survey I- Law and Historical BooksOTS 21033
Old Testament Survey II- ProphetsOTS 22033
Old Testament Survey III- Wisdom LiteratureOTS 31033
Physical EducationPED 11011
Physical EducationPED 11011
Physical EducationPED 11011
Physical EducationPED 11011
Introduction to Christian ApologeticsPHI 12033
History of PhilosophyPHI 31132
Contemporary WorldviewsPHI 42133
Principles and Structure of American PoliticsSOS 31033
Study in American Religious MovementsSOS 32033
Contemporary Issues in American CultureSOS 41133
Systematic Theology ITHE 31033
Systematic Theology IITHE 41033
Elective/ Concentration Hours218
 Chapel3 CHP 1000(6 semesters)


1Students are required to go on one International Mission Trip over the course of their time at the College in order to graduate. To meet this requirement, the trip must be faculty-led by either one of the faculty members at the College at Southwestern or Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the trip must be out of the country.

2Eighteen hours of electives are available. These may be taken as free electives or the student may choose a prescribed concentration. Most concentrations are fifteen hours in length, leaving three hours for free electives. If a selected concentration requires more than 21 hours, then the overall length of the B.S. will exceed 125 hours.

3Non-transfer students are required to pass six semesters of chapel. Transfer students will have the number of required semesters reduced based on the number of hours transferred.