A minor in Christian Studies will teach students how to dissect, interpret, and study God’s Word. Through gaining biblical knowledge, students will have the tools they need to minister effectively as well as grow in their spiritual lives.
Below is a list of courses that are required to earn a minor in Christian Studies. Take a look at the list below to help give you an idea of classes within this program. Be sure to review the official requirements in the Academic Catalog.
Note: This list is intended to give you a glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising.
CHR 101 Introduction to the Old Testament Credit Hours: 3
This course is a historical and theological survey of the Old Testament. Emphasis is placed on canonical formation, historical background, theological themes, redemptive history, and key interpretative issues.
CHR 102 Introduction to the New Testament Credit Hours: 3
This course is a survey of the New Testament documents with particular attention to their historical
setting, literary themes, and spiritual applications.
Note: Whichever class is not taken to satisfy the minor requirements will be taken to satisfy the major core requirements.
CHR 200 Biblical Hermeneutics Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the principles and practice of interpreting the Bible. This course examines the methodology involved in arriving at the meaning and application of scriptural texts.
Prerequisite: CHR 101, 102, or instructor approval
CHR 210 History of Christian Thought Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introductory study of the thought and impact of key individuals and movements from the beginning of Christianity to the present.
CHR 220 World Religions Credit Hours: 3
This course is a survey of the major living world religions with an emphasis upon their beliefs, practices, and diverse expressions. The study of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam constitute the main focus of the course.
You may choose 3 of any CHR courses numbered 300-327. Must complete 9 credit hours total to satisfy the electives requirement.