Biblical Studies

The School of Biblical Studies is central to the mission and purpose of Louisiana Baptist University. It provides quality education for future pastors, counselors, evangelists, missionaries, and other Christian workers as well as individuals pursuing careers in business, education and the arts and sciences.


The School of Biblical Studies contributes to the overall goals of LBU and provides the nucleus around which all other programs revolve. Its influence is realized throughout our institution as it adds to the distinctive Christian atmosphere.

the biblical studies degree program seeks...

  • To provide you with learning experiences needed to equip you for the finest service to God and your fellow man.
  • To provide you with a well-balanced general education as well as the opportunity for detailed study leading to a Bible major.
  • To provide you with an opportunity to study and learn the doctrines and practices of New Testament Christianity.
  • To provide you with the knowledge which will enhance your understanding of the sovereignty of God in your life, the redeeming power of Jesus Christ, and the purpose of your service to God and to humanity.
  • To aid you in the development of a Christian philosophy of life and to assist you in developing Christian standards of moral and ethical conduct.
  • To assist you in finding your purpose in God's plan whether you seek to be a pastor, missionary or dedicated layperson.

biblical studies

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS

  • A 65 hour program
  • Requires 15 hours of core courses plus a 2-hour Orientation
  • Requires 15 hours of specific Bible courses
  • Elective Courses – 30 Hours
  • Graduation Workshop – 3 Hours

BACHELOR OF ARTS

  • A 128 hour program
  • Requires 30 hours of core courses plus a 2-hour Orientation
  • Requires 30 hours of specific Bible courses
  • Elective Courses - 63 hours
  • Graduation Workshop - 3 hours

CONCENTRATIONS AVAILABLE

  • General Education Requirements - 32 Hours
  • Orientation - 2 Hours
  • English - 12 Hours

          - English Composition I

          - English Composition II

          - American Literature

          - English Literature/Speech

  • History - 6 Hours

          - U.S. History I

          - U.S. History II

  • Math/Science - 6 Hours
  • Social Studies - 6 Hours
  • Bible Requirements - 30 Hours

          - Old Testament Survey  

          - New Testament Survey

          - History of the Christian Church

          - The Four Gospels

          - The Bible: From the Mind of God to Man

          - Apologetics

          - Acts of the Apostles  

          - Introduction to the Revelation  

          - Hermeneutics  

          - Homiletics

  • Bible & Theology Concentration Requirements - 24 Hours

          - Applied Research Project   

          - Theology/Bibliology   

          - Christology/Pneumatology   

          - Anthropology/Hamartiology   

          - Ecclesiology/Soteriology   

          - Angelology/Eschatology   

          - Introduction to Biblical Languages   

          - Historical Books  

  • Pastoral Ministries Requirements - 24 Hours

          - Pastorology

           - Church Administration  

          - Sunday School Administration  

          - Biblical Counseling  

          - The Disciple Making Pastor   

          - Baptist Heritage  

          - Church & Personal Finance  

          - Introduction to Biblical Languages  

  • Pastoral Counseling Concentration Requirements - 24 Hours

          - Introduction to Psychology   

          - Innovative Approaches to Counseling

          - Biblical Counseling for Every Christian

          - Spirit-Controlled Temperament  

          - Counseling the Depressed  

          - Counseling for Family Violence and Abuse  

          - Counseling and Divorce  

          - Marriage and Family Counseling

  • Missions Concentration Requirements - 24 Hours

          - Introduction to Missions

          - Theology of Missions

          - Indigenous Church Planting

          - Communicating Vision for Missions

          - Cultural Anthropology

          - Cross Cultural Communications

  • Graduation Workshop
  • Electives - 39 Hours

TOTAL - 128 Hours