Minor in Biblical Studies

Students in APU’s biblical studies minor receive a solid foundation in philosophy, Christian theology and ministry, and the Bible.


18 units

The minor consists of UBBL 230, 12 upper-division units in biblical studies (includes the 300-level UBBL General Education requirement), and either UBBL 100 or any additional upper-division biblical studies course. Students may also include upper-division Greek or Hebrew.

UBBL 230Luke/Acts 13
UBBL 100Introduction to Biblical Literature: Exodus/Deuteronomy (or any additional upper-division Bible course) 13
Select 12 units from the following:12
The Rise of the King: I and II Samuel 2
Old Testament Prophets 2
Ruth and Esther 2
Psalms and Wisdom 2
Life and Teachings of Jesus 2
Romans and Galatians 2
Thessalonian and Corinthian Epistles 2
Biblical Lands and Cultures 3
Near Eastern Archaeology
Archaeological Field Excavation 4
Prison and Pastoral Epistles
Old Testament World
New Testament World
Biblical Apocalyptic
Writing 3: Women in the Biblical Tradition 5
History of Biblical Interpretation
Global Biblical Interpretation 6
Postcolonial Biblical Interpretation
Biblical Studies Capstone Course: Old Testament Theology
Biblical Studies Capstone Course: New Testament Theology
Senior Seminar: Biblical Theology and Ethics 7
Directed Research
Intermediate Greek I
Intermediate Greek II
Greek Readings
Intermediate Hebrew I
Intermediate Hebrew II
Hebrew Readings
Total Units18

Meets the General Education Biblical, Theological, and Philosophical Formation requirement.


Meets the General Education Upper-Division Bible requirement.


Meets the General Education Upper-Division Bible or Intercultural Competence requirement.


Does not meet the General Education Upper-Division Bible requirement.


Meets the General Education Writing 3 requirement. 


Meets the General Education Intercultural Competence requirement.


Meets the General Education Integrative and Applied Learning requirement.