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B.A. in Biblical Studies


Program Goals
Program Learning Objectives
Admission Requirements
Program Requirements
Graduation Requirements


Program Goals

The educational objectives of the Bachelor Arts in Biblical Studies program are for preparing students to enter into Master of Divinity programs that are required for becoming pastors (Moksanim), become assistant ministers (JDSN), become lay leaders in their churches (i.e. elders, deacons, Sunday School teachers, home Bible study leaders, lay counselors, volunteer youth ministers, etc), and develop advanced competencies in a specialized area.

Program Learning Objectives

By the time students complete their program they will be the emerging leaders and serving the church as the pastor, evangelist, lay leaders and the world with leadership with the following experties:
  1. Demonstrate a foundation knowledge in general education, a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible and an understanding of Christian doctrine
  2. Develop an appreciation for the Korean and Korean-American Church denomination and rich cultural and religious heritage
  3. Instill a lifelong commitment to personal spiritual growth and develop attitude and demonstrate preaching skills
  4. Develop attitudes of service and commitment at the local, national and international communities
  5. Demonstrate excellent communication skills, competitive knowledge in their major field and practice Christian ethics

Admission Requirements

Anyone possessing a high school diploma or its equivalent meets the basic academic requirement for admission to the program. See the section on admissions criteria, for additional requirements.

Program Requirements

Students receive the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree when they fulfill the following program requirements:

The general education (GE) requirement: 45 units
The Bible and theology requirement: 60 units
Unit requirement: A minimum of 120 units
Residence requirement: 60 units to be taken at Oikos University

Graduation Requirements

1) The completion of 120 semester hours of credit including at least 45 credits in General Education.
2) Passing the comprehensive Bible examination
3) Demonstration of Christian character by interview
4) Completion of course work with a Grade Point Average of C (2.0)
5) Demonstration of ministry skills
6) Passing Exit interview