If you develop a God-centered worldview, you will be more useful to Christ and more motivated to serve Him. At the foundation of a Maranatha education are the Biblical and General Studies cores. We want you to know not only the Word of God, but also the broader framework of human history and culture so you can be more effective in the vocation to which God calls you.
Through these carefully designed cores, you will learn to see the world from a biblical viewpoint—a framework that provides perspective for values and goals, skills for problem-solving and decision-making, and competence in the critical thinking necessary to evaluate good and evil in a confused and confusing world. You will learn to effectively and yet compassionately communicate truth to a needy world, to develop the whole person, and to bring every aspect of your life under the lordship of Christ.
Students pursuing a Bachelor degree must complete the 24-hour Biblical Studies Core:
Biblical Studies Core Objectives
After completing the Biblical Studies Core, students should be able to
- Comprehend a basic understanding of Bible knowledge and Christian doctrine, including an understanding of man’s origin, purpose, and destiny from a biblical perspective.
- Develop proficiency in biblical studies methodology in biblical interpretation, and in appropriate application to the issues of life.
- Recognize the Bible as the foundational resource for developing a personal set of values through the integration of biblical truth into life.
- Develop a close relationship with God through a greater knowledge and application of His written Word.
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate the Gospel clearly and credibly.
- Know and value the heritage, history, and distinctiveness of the Fundamental Baptist movement.
- Be able to articulate a biblical worldview that will tie all fields of study to the Scriptures and to the God of the Scriptures.
Some majors have more specific Biblical Studies course requirements.
|Biblical Studies Core (24 Credits)||Credits|
|Requirements (18 Credits)|
|BIBI 111||Old Testament Survey||3|
|BIBI 112||New Testament Survey||3|
|BIBC 221||Baptist Heritage||3|
|BIBC 230||Christian Life, Leadership, and Evangelism||3|
|BIBI 315||Bible Doctrine 1||3|
|BIBI 316||Bible Doctrine 2||3|
|Bible Course Electives (4-6 Credits)|
|BIBI 216||Hebrew History||3|
|BIBI 330||Proverbs and Ecclesiastes||3|
|BIBI 345||Gospel of John||3|
|BIBI 361||1 and 2 Corinthians||3|
|BIBI 384||James & 1 Peter||3|
|BIBI 386||Johannine Epistles||3|
|BIBI 390||Daniel & Revelation||3|
|BIBI 396||Pauline Epistles||3|
|Bible Application Electives (0-2 Credits)|
|BIBC 233||Modern Creationary Thought||3|
|BICO 241||Introduction to Biblical Counseling||3|
Students pursuing a bachelor degree must complete a General Studies Core of at least 31 hours:
General Studies Core Objectives
Students should be able to:
- Understand the historical and cultural context of present society.
- Clearly articulate thoughts, ideas, and beliefs in a logical and organized manner through writing and speech.
- Think critically, making sound judgments regarding the worth and merit of various ideas, values, or artistic expressions.
- Understand people, their motives, interactions, and cultures.
- Utilize a systematic and disciplined approach toward examining nature and solving quantitative problems
- Appreciate the order and design of creation.
- Make God-honoring moral and ethical choices.
- Appreciate biblical values such as diligence, integrity, humility, and purity, and acquire a care and concern for maintaining the health of the physical body.
All courses that a student tests out of (except English Composition 1) must be replaced by credits within their category. English Composition 1 credits may be replaced by any General Core credits. Asterisk indicates a required course. Other courses are electives. Some majors require that specific courses be taken to meet some of the requirements in the General Studies Core.
|Rhetoric and Communications (5-8 Credits)||Credits|
|CASP 111||Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2|
|HUEN 121||English Composition 1||3|
|HUEN 122||English Composition 2||3|
|HUEN 236||Composition and Literature||3|
|HUEN 239||Advanced Writing||3|
|HUEN 241||Technical Writing||3|
|HUEN 421||Creative Writing||3|
|CASP 122||Fundamentals of Oral Interpretation||2|
|CASP 241||Oral Communications for the Professions||2|
|CADM 111||Introduction to Communications||3|
|CADM 210||Principles of Video Production 1||3|
|Math, Science, and Technology (6 Credits)|
|Any mathematics course||3|
|Any science course||3|
|BUMI 261||Microsoft Excel||1|
|BUMI 262||Microsoft Access||1|
|BUOF 324||Desktop Publishing||3|
|EDUC 207||Instructional Media and Technology||3|
|CADM 266||Web Site Design 1||3|
|CADM 267||Web Site Design 2||3|
|Any music technology course (FIMU 141, FIMU 151)|
|Note:Elementary Teacher Education majors may cound ELED math or science credits.|
|Humanities (12 Credits)|
|HUHI 130||The Modern World||3|
|American Studies (Choose one of these three courses.)|
|HUHI 230||Early American Political Thought||3|
|HUHI 231||United States History 1||3|
|HUHI 232||United States History 2||3|
|HUHI 220||Ancient Civilizations||3|
|HUHI 233||History of England||3|
|HUHI 237||Renaissand and Reformation||3|
|HUHI 245||Twentieth Century History||3|
|HUHI 250||Modern East Asian History||3|
|HUHI 352||Modern European History||3|
|HUSO 134||Introduction to Geography||3|
|HUSO 141||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|HUSO 233||National Government||3|
|HUPH 330||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|HUPS 131||General Psychology||3|
|Modern Foreign Language||3|
|EDUC 225||Human Relations||3|
|Literature, Music, and Performing Arts (5 Credits)|
|Literature Requirement (Choose one of these three courses.)|
|HUEN 232||American Masterpieces||3|
|HUEN 233||British Literature Survey to 1789||3|
|HUEN 234||British Literature Survey: 1789 to Present||3|
|Music Requirement (Complete two credits.)|
|FIMU 236||Music Appreciation||3|
|FIMU 100||Music Theory Fundamentals||3|
|FIMU 101||Basic Music Literature||3|
|FIMU 114||Harmony 1|
|Private or Group Music Lessons||1 or 2 per semester|
|Performing Groups||1/2 per semester|