Degree Plan (BSBS)

BS in Biblical Studies

Course Title Course Number Hours
Bible Study and Interpretive Methods BIB 1113 3
Virtues of Godly Character BIB 1123 3
The Narrative and Thematic Structure of the Bible BIB 1223 3
The Christian Life BIB 1213 3
Disciple-Making BIB 2213 3
Survey of Church History CHH 3213 3
English I- Rhetoric and Argument ENG 1103 3
English II- Literary Structure and Composition ENG 1203 3
English III- Research and Writing ENG 2103 3
English IV- Principles of Speech ENG 2203 3
Evangelism EVA 2113 3
World Religions HIS 2103 3
Baptist History and Heritage HIS 2213 3
Western Civilization I HIS 1113 3
Western Civilization II HIS 1213 3
Introduction to Missions MIS 2013 3
International Mission Trip1 MIS 3201 1
Math for Financial Management MTH 3223 3
Health Science NAS 1103 3
Issues in Physical Science NAS 2203 3
Introduction to Natural Science NAS 4203 3
New Testament Survey I- Gospels and Acts NTS 3113 3
New Testament Survey II- Pauline Letters NTS 3213 3
New Testament Survey III- General Epistles and Revelation NTS 4113 3
Old Testament Survey I- Law and Historical Books OTS 2103 3
Old Testament Survey II- Prophets OTS 2203 3
Old Testament Survey III- Wisdom Literature OTS 3103 3
Physical Education PED 1101 1
Physical Education PED 1101 1
Physical Education PED 1101 1
Physical Education PED 1101 1
Introduction to Christian Apologetics PHI 1203 3
History of Philosophy PHI 3113 2
Contemporary Worldviews PHI 4213 3
Principles and Structure of American Politics SOS 3103 3
Study in American Religious Movements SOS 3203 3
Contemporary Issues in American Culture SOS 4113 3
Systematic Theology I THE 3103 3
Systematic Theology II THE 4103 3
Elective/ Concentration Hours2 18
 Chapel3  CHP 1000 (6 semesters)
Total 129


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.