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MAJOR IN BIBLICAL LANGUAGES (Bachelor of Arts)

A student majoring in biblical languages must complete 45 quarter hours in the major, the required cognates, the general studies programs, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin.
 
Major Requirements:
GREK121, 122, 123Greek I 9
GREK221, 222, 223Greek II 6-9*
HEBR331Introduction to Hebrew 3
HEBR332, 333Elementary Hebrew 6
Electives (12 must be upper division) 18-21
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45
Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic adviser assigned by the department.
 

*Dependent on Greek proficiency examination score.
 

Cognates:
RELB223Exegesis of Romans (Greek) 3
RELB423Hebrew Exegesis 3
RELH205Biblical Archaeology 3
RELH406History of the English Bible 2
RELH455Early Church History 3
RELT404Approaches to Biblical Interpretation 2

 




MAJOR IN RELIGION (Bachelor of Arts)

A student majoring in religion must complete 50 hours in the major (27 hours must be upper division), the required cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin.
 
Major Requirements:
RELB132Documents of Faith 3
RELB220Bible Study Resources 3
RELBBiblical Studies Electives 12
6 hours must be in Old Testament studies and 6 hours must be in New Testament studies. Of the latter, at least one course needs to be outside the Gospels. Of the total, at least 6 hours must be upper-division.

RELH131Roots of Religious Faith 3
RELH205Biblical Archaeology3
   or
RELH402Modern Denominations
   or
RELH403World Religions
RELH457History of Adventism 2
RELP234Faith in Action 3
RELP441, 442Senior Project I, II 1, 1
RELT133Faith Seeking Understanding 3
RELT246Christian Ethics I 2
RELT247Christian Ethics II 2
RELT202Fundamentals of Christian Belief6-7
   and
RELT314Christian Hope
   or
RELT456Systematic Theology I
   and
RELT457Systematic Theology II
RELT321Christian Spirituality3
   or
RELT418Aesthetics and Spirituality
RELT495Colloquium 0
Electives 2-3
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50
Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic adviser assigned by the department.
 

Cognates:
ENGL224Research Writing in Religion 3
One Philosophy Course* 
*Recommended PHIL 412 or PHIL 305. The requirement for one philosophy course will be waived for Honors students who complete the entire sequence of Western Thought I and II.
 

Religion majors must take their first four courses sequentially; RELH 131, RELB 132, RELT 133, RELP 234.
 




MAJOR IN THEOLOGY (Bachelor of Arts)

A student majoring in theology must complete 60 quarter hours in the major, the required cognates, the general studies program, and all baccalaureate degree requirements as outlined in this bulletin.
 
Major Requirements:
RELB132Documents of Faith 3
RELB223Exegesis of Romans (Greek) 3
RELB423Hebrew Exegesis 3
RELH131Roots of Religious Faith 3
RELH455Early Church History 3
RELH457History of Adventism 2
RELP234Faith in Action 3
RELP235Personal Ministry 2
RELP236Gender and Generation Ministries 2
RELP337Church Worship Ministry 2
RELP338Church Leadership Ministry 2
RELP339Public Ministry 2
RELP440Crisis Ministry 2
RELP441, 442Senior Project I, II 2
RELT133Faith Seeking Understanding 3
RELT246Christian Ethics I  2
RELT456, 457Systematic Theology I, II 6
RELT495Colloquium 0
Electives (8 must be upper division) 15
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60
Electives must be chosen in consultation with and approved by the academic adviser assigned by the department and must include one course from the following: RELB 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 312; and one course from the following: RELB 313, 434, 435, 436, 464, 465.
 

Cognates:
ENGL224Research Writing in Religion 3
FINA101Personal Finance 2
HIST456Medieval and Modern Church History 4
GREK121, 122, 123Greek I 9
GREK221, 222, 223Greek II 9+
HEBR331Introduction to Hebrew 3
HEBR332Elementary Hebrew 3
SPCH 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication 4
SPCH381, 382, 383Biblical Preaching 6
One Philosophy Course* 
+ Students who score above 90% on the Greek Proficiency Exam may substitute 3 hours of upper division Greek for the final quarter of Greek II

*Recommended PHIL 412 or PHIL 305. The requirement for one philosophy course will be waived for Honors students who complete the entire sequence of Western Thought I & II.
 

Theology majors who complete all or most of their requirements at Walla Walla College, must take sequentially the basic core of theology courses: RELH 131, RELB 132, RELT 133, RELP 234, 235, 236, 337, 338, 339, 440, 441, 442.
 
NOTES ON ADVANCEMENT TO CANDIDACY
Advancement to candidacy typically takes place during the junior year, except for those students transferring from other colleges or those changing majors close to the beginning of their junior year. In order to be evaluated, students must have successfully completed the lower division sequences of RELH 131, RELB 132, RELT 133, RELP 234, 235, 236, ENGL 224, and GREK 121, 122, 123.
 




MINOR IN BIBLICAL LANGUAGES

A student minoring in Biblical languages must complete 30 quarter hours:
Electives (9 must be upper division) 30
Approval of Biblical languages adviser required. Recommended electives outside the minor are RELB 223; RELH 205, 406, 455; RELT 404.
 





MINOR IN RELIGION

A student minoring in religion must complete 30 quarter hours:
Electives (9 must be upper division) 30
Approval of religion adviser required.
 




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