About the Biblical Studies Minor

A minor in biblical studies requires 18 credit hours. This program provides you with a foundational understanding of the Bible and fundamental skills in writing, interpretation and practical theology. All ministry and intercultural studies majors complete a biblical studies minor as part of their four-year plan.

Required Classes

This minor is easy to fit into a four-year degree program since three of its six required courses are already part of Cornerstone University's core curriculum; you only need to take three additional classes to achieve a minor in biblical studies.

  • REL-103: Hermeneutics (3 credit hours)
  • REL-33X: Biblical Literature Course (3 credit hours)
  • REL-43X: Bible Analysis Course (3 credit hours)
  • Choose one of the following electives:
    • REL-104: Old Testament Literature (3 credit hours)*
    • REL-130: Old Testament Literature for BRM Majors (3 credit hours)*
  • Choose one of the following electives:
    • REL-204: New Testament Literature (3 credit hours)*
    • REL-236: New Testament Literature for BRM Majors (3 credit hours)*
  • Choose one of the following electives:
    • REL-352: Christian Beliefs and History (3 credit hours)
    • REL-354: Theology I (3 credit hours)
    • REL-356: Theology II (3 credit hours)

*Cornerstone core course