Biblical Studies: Concentration in Biblical Languages, B.A.

A biblical studies major reading from a Bible

Students in this concentration gain the knowledge, skills, and character essential to experiencing the Bible in its original languages (Biblical Hebrew and Koine Greek).

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West Palm Beach



Students focus primarily on two major areas: (1) grammatical knowledge and translation skill for both biblical languages and (2) incorporation of translation skills for the purpose of biblical interpretation and application.

While many students completing this major may pursue graduate or seminary education, others may utilize their training upon graduation to serve in churches (i.e., pastoral ministry, teaching ministry, etc.) as well as in parachurch ministries (i.e., linguistics, Christian education, publishing, intercultural ministry, evangelism, etc.).

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Program Courses

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Graduation Requirements

Conferral of a Baccalaureate degree in this program of study is determined by successful completion of the Baccalaureate Graduation Requirements outlined here.

NOTE: Students must earn 42 upper level (3000-4000) credit hours in order to graduate. A total of at least 21 of these upper level credit hours must be completed in the selected major.

Visit this program’s information page for additional program-specific requirements.

Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Requirements - 43 Credit Hours

The Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) Global Studies requirement is fulfilled through another course in this major. Only 40 of the 43 credit hours of the Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) program will still be required for the completion of this program.

As part of the remaining 40 credit hours of Faith, Roots, and Reason (General Education) requirements, students must elect to complete MLS 4063 – Church in Society from the Social Science menu.

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Ministry Leadership Studies, B.A.

The major in ministry at Palm Beach Atlantic University is designed to assist you in acquiring and developing the knowledge and skills necessary for ministry leadership within a church or parachurch organization. The character of someone in ministry is absolutely vital for ministry leadership.

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Certificate in Bible

The Certificate in Bible at Palm Beach Atlantic University invites non-degree seeking students to deepen their understanding of Scripture and Christian thought through academic study so that they might experience personal Christian growth and be better equipped to teach the Bible to others.

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