Purpose:To develop in learners foundational knowledge and analytical skills within a Christian worldview that will equip them for ministry and community service.
Learners will develop the basic skills of observation, interpretation, and application in the study of the Bible.
Learners will be able to develop skills of critical thinking in their reading, researching, writing, and speaking.
Learners will understand and evaluate the arts and sciences in relationship to Christian living.
Learners will be able to identify and describe the main contributors, theories, and practices of their major area of study.
General B.A. Structure
Bachelor’s Great Books/General Electives – 60 credits
Bible Core – 30 credits
Major Core – 30 credits
RW 001 Trinity Tutorial – 0 credits
Bachelor’s General Electives – 60 credits
Bible Core – 30 credits (6 credits must be earned at Trinity)
GB 311 Readings in Torah
GB 312 Readings in the Historical Books
GB 313 Readings in the Poetic and Wisdom Writings
GB 314 Readings in the Major Prophets
GB 315 Readings in the Minor Prophets
GB 316 Readings in the Synoptic Authors
GB 317 Readings in Johannine Literature
GB 318 Readings in Pauline Literature I
GB 319 Readings in Pauline Literature II
GB 320 Readings in General Epistles
Major Core – (number of credits varies – 18 credits must be earned at Trinity) – SEE LISTINGS
Electives (number of credits varies) – SEE LISTINGS
General B.A. Information
Prerequisite: High School Diploma or its equivalent, or successful completion of 12 college-level semester credits with a “C” or higher for each course.
Total Credits Required = 120. A minimum of 24 credits must be earned at Trinity consisting of 6 Bible Core credits and 18 Major Core credits. All courses are 3 semester credit hours unless noted otherwise. Courses may be taken in any order unless otherwise specified. A maximum of 96 credits may be satisfied via transfer credits from other educational institutions. Undergraduate Portfolio and Credits by Examination (including Bible Knowledge Assessments) may satisfy up to 60 credits of Bachelor’s General Electives; reducing available transfer credits accordingly. General Elective credits must meet one of two criteria: (1) comparable to a course taught at Trinity or (2) connectivity to Trinity’s program as demonstrated by fulfillment of one of Trinity’s Mission Objectives. Transfer (grades of “C” or above) must satisfy the requirements of the program.
Trinity Offers Five Degrees at the Bachelor's level in the School of Biblical and Theological Studies: