Bachelor of Arts in Biblical/Theological Studies

Overview & Academics

The Baptist University of the Américas offers a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical/Theological Studies.  BUA is committed to the formation of cross-cultural Christian leaders.  This degree prepares our students to be 21st century Christian leaders who are able to navigate among different cultures and ethnicities.  Our graduates have used this degree to fulfill their calling in many capacities as: pastors, associate pastors, youth ministries, education ministers, worship leaders, singles’ ministers, missionaries, church planters, denominational workers, case workers for children and youth in need, and chaplaincies in hospitals.  Also, students enrolled in the B.A. in Biblical/Theological Studies program have used this degree as a basis for graduate studies at theological seminaries and schools of theology accredited by the Association of Theological Schools.

The B.A. degree in Biblical/Theological Studies provides a general education base, scholarly biblical background and practical ministerial education.  Our students graduate with an excellent understanding of the Word of God, themselves, their calling, the world they are called to serve, and most importantly, their Lord and Savior.

The flexibility of our program allows students to have a minor concentration in Business Leadership, Human Behavior, Music, Spanish, and in different ministry emphasis such as the pastorate, youth ministry, children ministries, discipleship/church education, pastoral care, and missions.

The minimum number of semester credit hours required for the B.A. in Biblical/Theological studies, including the Core Curriculum requirements, is one-hundred and twenty (120).

As a graduation requirement, all students must take four semesters of Chapel attendance, and six semesters of Christian Service Program.

Course IDCourse NameCredits
FIRST SEMESTER
BIBL 1301Spiritual Formation3
ENGL 1301Freshman Composition I3
LEAD 1300Personal Dimensions of Leadership3
MATH 1324 or MATH 1314 or MATH 1332 or MATH 1380Business Math or College Algebra or Mathematics for Liberal Arts or Elementary Statistical Methods3
FOUN 1101Foundations Class1
13
SECOND SEMESTER
BIBL 1300Introduction to the Bible3
ENGL 1302Freshman Composition II3
SPCH 1311Speech Communications3
PSYC 2301 or SOCI 1301 or ECON 2325 or ECON 2326Introduction to Psychology or Introduction to Sociology or Microeconomics or Macroeconomics3
FOUN 1102Fundamentals of Academic Research1
13
THIRD SEMESTER
BIBL 2300Introduction to the Old Testament3
BIOL 1308 or ENVR 1301 or BIOL 2301General Biology I orEnvironmental Science or Anatomy and Physiology3
SPAN 1401 or SPAN 3301Beginning Spanish I or Grammar and Comp. for Heritage Speakers4
ELECTIVE I3
13
FOURTH SEMESTER
BIBL 2302Introduction to the New Testament3
SPAN 1402Beginning Spanish II4
ELECTIVE II3
ELECTIVE III3
13
FIFTH SEMESTER
THEO 3301Introduction to Theology3
SPAN 2301Intermediate Spanish I3
CHIS 3303Church History I3
ELECTIVE IV3
12
SIXTH SEMESTER
THEO 3302Systematic Theology3
SPAN 2302Intermediate Spanish II3
CHIS 4302Church History II3
GOVT 2305 or GOVT 2306US Government or Texas Government3
ELECTIVE V3
15
SEVENTH SEMESTER
BIBL 3302Biblical Interpretation3
HIST 1301 or HIST 1302US History I or US History II3
LEAD 2301Cross-Cultural Communications3
ENGL 3301Advanced Writing and Research3
12
EIGHTH SEMESTER
THEO 1300Biblical Ethics3
LEAD 3302 or LEAD 4312 or BIBL 4390Cross-Cultural Leadership Development or Servant Leadership or Latina Leadership3
LEAD 4311 or PMIN 4302Leadership for the Non-Profic Org. or Skills in Administration3
ELECTIVE VI3
Adv BIBL or Adv THEO3
15
NINTH SEMESTER
ART 1301 or MUSI 2300Art Appreciation or Music Appreciation3
RELI 3300 or RELI 3301Worldviews and Faith or World Religions3
THEO 3303Perspectives in Christian Worship3
FOUN 4201Capstone2
Adv BIBL or Adv THEO3
14
Course NameCreditsPrerequisites
ART-1301 Art Appreciation or MUSI-2300 Music Appreciation3
BIBL-1300 Introduction to the Bible3
BIBL-1301 Spiritual Formation3
BIBL-2300 Introduction to the Old Testament3BIBL-1300
BIBL-2302 Introduction to the New Testament3BIBL-1300
BIBL-3302 Biblical Interpretation3BIBL-2300 & BIBL-2302
BIOL-1308 General Biology I3
CHIS-3303 Church History I3
CHIS-4302 Church History II3CHIS-3303
ENGL-1301 Freshman Composition I3INRW-0302
ENGL-1302 Freshman Composition II3ENGL-1301
ENGL-2326 American Literature3ENGL-1302
FOUN-1101 Foundation Class1
FOUN-1102 Fundamentals of Academic Research1
FOUN-4101 Capstone2
GOVT-2305 U.S. Government or GOVT-2306 Texas Government3
HIST-1301 U.S. History I or HIST-1302 U.S. History II3
LEAD-1300 Personal Dimensions of Leadership3
LEAD-2301 Cross-Cultural Communication3ENGL-1302
LEAD-3302 Cross-Cultural Leadership Development or LEAD-4312 Servant Leadership3
LEAD-4311 Leadership of the Non-Profit Organization or PMIN-4302 Skills in Church Administration3
MATH-1324 Business Math or MATH-1332 Mathematics for Liberal Arts or MATH-1380 Elementary Statistical Methods3
PSYC-2301 Introduction to Psychology or SOCI-1301 Introduction to Sociology3
RELI-3300 Worldviews and Faith or RELI-3301 World Religions3
SPAN-1401 Beginning Spanish I4
SPAN-1402 Beginning Spanish II4SPAN-1401
SPAN-2301 Intermediate Spanish I3SPAN-1402
SPAN-2302 Intermediate Spanish II3SPAN-2301
SPCH-1311 Speech Communications3
THEO-1300 Biblical Ethics3ENGL-1301
THEO-3301 Introduction to Theology3BIBL-2302
THEO-3302 Systematic Theology3THEO-3301
THEO-3303 Perspectives in Christian Worship3
Adv BIBL or Adv THEO3
Adv BIBL or Adv THEO3
Electives*3
Electives*3
Electives*3
Electives*3
Electives*3
Electives*3
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