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V. P. Black College of Biblical Studies

 

The Bible is the heart of the curriculum at Faulkner University, accepted and taught as the inspired, authoritative, and all-sufficient word of God. Training for dedicated Christian service is emphasized in and out of the classroom.

The V. P. Black College of Biblical Studies exists to serve all students of the university. Every undergraduate student must take a Bible course within every 15 hours enrolled.

Degree Tracks

The V. P. Black College of Biblical Studies also offers degree tracks designed for those who plan to devote themselves to full-time or part-time service in the church.

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

  • Biblical Text Track – designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary for serious study and research in the Biblical text. Provides a solid academic foundation for graduate study in Biblical studies.
  • Biblical Languages Track – designed to provide students with the ability to read the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek languages, as well as developing the knowledge and skills necessary for academic study and research in them. Provides a solid academic foundation for graduate study in both the Old and New Testaments.
  • Missions Track – designed to prepare graduates to be effective communicators of the gospel in both foreign and domestic fields and in a variety of cultures.
  • Ministry Track – designed to prepare students to be effective expositors and communicators of the Word of God, especially from the pulpit.
  • Youth and Family Ministry Track – designed to equip graduates with the necessary knowledge and relational skills to effectively meet the needs of today’s church families.

Vocational Christian Ministry

A double major designed to better equip Christians to fulfill their calling to serve Jesus Christ through their vocations. A primary major outside the College of Biblical Studies is required.

Minor in Biblical Studies

Requires 33 biblical studies credit hours

The V. P. Black College of Biblical Studies curriculum is divided into four fields of study: textual, doctrinal, historical, and practical. The balance between the fields in the degree requirements is designed to provide a well-rounded and functional undergraduate education in biblical studies.

Mission and Values

The V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies is committed to upholding doctrines and practices common to a cappella Churches of Christ. Representative values are articulated in “Here We Stand,” written by Cecil May, Jr., who is Dean Emeritus of the College of Biblical Studies.