Graduation Requirements BBL

The Bachelor of Biblical Leadership (B.B.L.) degree program builds on the curriculum of the A.B.L., requiring 120 credit hours of coursework. The coursework includes 36 credit hours in General Education core courses, 30 credit hours in Bible and Theology courses, 24 credit hours in a major of General Ministry, Leadership, or Women Ministry courses, and 27 semester hours credit hours of electives.

Curriculum Credit Hours

General Education Core 36
Bible and Theology 33
Major 24
Electives 27
Total 120

Required Courses:

General Education Requirements (36 credit hours)
Intro to Theological Research and Writing – RW 100 (no credit)

English (9 credit hours)
EN 101 English Composition I (3 credit hours)
EN 102 English Composition II (3 credit hours)
EN 201 Public Speech (3 credit hours)

History (6 credit hours)
HI 101 World Civilizations I (3 credit hours)
HI 102 World Civilizations II (3 credit hours)

Math – MA 201 College Algebra (3 credit hours)

Science – SC 103 General Physical Science (3 credit hours)

Social Science – Choose 2 courses (6 credit hours)
PS 101 American Government
SO 201 Principles of Psychology & Counseling
SO 204 Principles of Sociology

Music – MU 102 Music Appreciation (3 credit hours)

General Education Electives – Choose 2 courses (6 credit hours)
CS 101 Principles of Computer Management
SO 102 Contemporary Ethics
SO 201 Principles of Psychology & Counseling
SO 204 Principles of Sociology
GR 301 Greek Grammar I
GR 302 Greek Grammar II
HI 401 American History and Government
SO 302 Principles of Philosophy
SO 401 World Religions

Bible/Theology Requirements (33 credit hours)
BI 101 Old Testament Survey (3 credit hours)
BI 102 New Testament Survey (3 credit hours)
BI 303 Genesis (3 credit hours)
BI 401 Life of Christ (3 credit hours)
BI 402 Acts (3 credit hours)
BI 470 Daniel and Revelation (3 credit hours)
CH 202 Church History (3 credit hours)
TH 201 Theology Survey I (3 credit hours)
TH 202 Theology Survey II (3 credit hours)
TH 321 Christology (3 credit hours)
TH 441 Hermeneutics (3 credit hours)

Electives (27 credit hours)

B.B.L. students choose 6 credit hours of electives from General Education courses and 27 credit hours of Elective courses.

The General Education courses electives may be selected from: CS 101 Principles of Computer Management, GR 301 Greek Grammar I, GR 302 Greek Grammar II, HI 401 American History and Government, SO 102 Contemporary Ethics, SO 201 Principles of Psychology & Counseling, SO 204 Principles of Sociology, SO 302 Principles of Philosophy, and SO 401 World Religions.

The 27 semester hours of Elective coursework may be selected from any other for credit course offered at the undergraduate level which is not part of any other degree requirements.

Major Requirements (24 credit hours)
Student are required to select one major: General Ministry, Leadership, or Women’s Ministry.

General Ministry
BI 103 Biblical Research Methods (3 credit hours)
ED 201 Survey of Christian Education (3 credit hours)
EV 101 Personal Evangelism (3 credit hours)
EV 203 Spiritual Formation (3 credit hours)
PA 201 Leadership (3 credit hours)
PA 310 Principles of Biblical Exposition (3 credit hours) or PA 312 Christian Rhetoric (3 credit hours)
PA 320 Biblical Counseling (3 credit hours)
PA 401 Principles of Church Administration (3 credit hours)

Leadership
LD 401 Theological Foundations of Leadership (3 credit hours)
LD 402 Leadership Values and Ethics (3 credit hours)
LD 403 Principles of Strategic Planning (3 credit hours)
LD 404 Servant Leadership (3 credit hours)
LD 405 Conflict Resolution (3 credit hours)
LD 406 Leadership Development (3 credit hours)
EV 203 Spiritual Formation (3 credit hours)
PA 301 Leadership (3 credit hours)

Women’s Ministries
WMIN 101 Introduction to Women’s Ministries (3 credit hours)
BI 210 Women in the Bible (3 credit hours)
EV 203 Spiritual Formation (3 credit hours
WMIN 201 Evangelism in Women’s Ministries (3 credit hours)
WMIN 202 Leadership and Women (3 credit hours)
BI 310 Ruth and Esther (3 credit hours)
PA 320 Biblical Counseling (3 credit hours)
WMIN 401 Practical Women’s Ministries (3 credit hours)