Program Requirements for
Biblical Studies and Theology

Tyndale’s BA in Biblical Studies and Theology will stretch and grow you both academically and spiritually, all within a supportive community. Actively pursue the hard questions of the Bible, theology and life as you are challenged by professors and peers from different backgrounds.

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† Required Credit Hours

Major Program Requirements

Core Requirements

  • Two of  († 6 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 101 Introduction to Literature I (3 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 102 Introduction to Literature II (3 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 171 Literature and Composition (3 Credit Hours)
  • One of  († 3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 101 History of Western Civilization in Global Perspective I (3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 102 History of Western Civilization in Global Perspective II (3 Credit Hours)
  • INDS 101 University Studies in Christian Perspective († 3 Credit Hours)
  • INDS 475 Christianity and Culture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 171 Introduction to Philosophy († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Fine Arts elective course († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Natural Sciences elective course († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Social Sciences elective course († 3 Credit Hours)

Total Core Requirements (27 Credit Hours)


Major Requirements

  • BSTH 101 Old Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 102 New Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 201 Hermeneutics († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 270 Introduction to Christian Theology († 3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • BSTH 280 Introduction to World Religions (3 Credit Hours)
    • BSTH 382 Judaism (3 Credit Hours)
    • BSTH 383 Islam (3 Credit Hours)
    • BSTH 387 Contemporary Religious Movements (3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ Old Testament course (BSTH 310 – 329) († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ New Testament course (BSTH 330 – 349) († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ Christian Theology courses (BSTH 360 – 379) († 6 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ Biblical Studies and Theology courses († 6 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 4__ Biblical Studies and Theology course (not BSTH 450) († 3 Credit Hours)
  • HIST 251 History of World Christianity I († 3 Credit Hours)
  • HIST 252 History of World Christianity II († 3 Credit Hours)

Greek or Hebrew Courses († 6 Credit Hours)

  • GREE ___ Greek courses (GREE 201& 202) (6 Credit Hours)

OR

  • HEBR ___ Hebrew courses (HEBR 201 & 202) (6 Credit Hours)

Students may take GREE 301, 302 and/or HEBR 301, 302 in place of one or more 3000-level
BSTH major electives.


Total Major Requirements (48 Credit Hours)


Electives 
Total Elective Requirements (45 Credit Hours)


Total Degree Requirements 
Core, Major & Elective Requirements
Total Degree Requirements (120 Credit Hours)


Notes:
• At least 45 out of 120 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
• Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.


Honours Program Requirements

Core Requirements 

  • Two of († 6 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 101 Introduction to Literature I (3 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 102 Introduction to Literature II (3 Credit Hours)
    • ENGL 171 Literature and Composition (3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 101 History of Western Civilization in Global Perspective I (3 Credit Hours)
    • HIST 102 History of Western Civilization in Global Perspective II (3 Credit Hours)
  • INDS 101 University Studies in Christian Perspective († 3 Credit Hours)
  • INDS 475 Christianity and Culture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • PHIL 171 Introduction to Philosophy († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Fine Arts elective course († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Natural Sciences elective course († 3 Credit Hours)
  • Social Sciences elective course († 3 Credit Hours)

Total Core Requirements (27 Credits)


Major Requirements 

  • BSTH 101 Old Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 102 New Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 201 Hermeneutics († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 270 Introduction to Christian Theology († 3 Credit Hours)
  • One of († 3 Credit Hours)
    • BSTH 280 Introduction to World Religions (3 Credit Hours)
    • BSTH 382 Judaism (3 Credit Hours)
    • BSTH 383 Islam (3 Credit Hours)
    • BSTH 387 Contemporary Religious Movements (3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ Old Testament course (BSTH 310 – 329) († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ New Testament course (BSTH 330 – 349)(† 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ Christian Theology courses (BSTH 360 – 379) († 6 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ Biblical Studies and Theology courses († 9 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 4__ Biblical Studies and Theology courses (not BSTH 450) († 6 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 497 Honours Thesis in Biblical Studies and Theology I († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 499 Honours Thesis in Biblical Studies and Theology II († 3 Credit Hours)
  • HIST 251 History of World Christianity I († 3 Credit Hours)
  • HIST 252 History of World Christianity II († 3 Credit Hours)

Greek and/or Hebrew courses († 12 Credit Hours)

  • GREE ___ Greek courses (GREE 201, GREE 202 & 6 Additional Credit Hours in addition to GREE 201/202) (12 Credit Hours)
  • HEBR ___ Hebrew courses (HEBR 201, HEBR 202 & 6 Additional Credit Hours in addition to HEBR 201/202) (12 Credit Hours)

Students may take GREE 301, 302 and/or HEBR 301, 302 in place of one or more 3000-level BSTH major electives.


Total Major Requirements - (66 Credit Hours)


Electives 
Total Elective Requirements (27 Credit Hours)


Total Degree Requirements 
Core, Major & Elective Requirements
Total Degree Requirements (120 Credit Hours)


Notes:
• At least 45 out of 120 credit hours must be taken at the 3000 or 4000 level.
• Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.


Minor Program Requirements

  • BSTH 101 Old Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 102 New Testament Scripture († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 201 Hermeneutics († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 270 Introduction to Christian Theology († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ Old Testament course (BSTH 310 – 329) († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ New Testament course (BSTH 330 – 349) († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ Christian Theology course (BSTH 360 – 379) († 3 Credit Hours)
  • BSTH 3__ Biblical Studies and Theology course († 3 Credit Hours)

Total Minor Requirements (24 Credit Hours)

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