College of
University Studies

 

A Flexible undergraduate experience

 

The TSU College of University Studies, in cooperation with the other TSU Colleges, awards four undergraduate degrees: the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Biblical Studies or Theological Studies (with other emphases available; consult with the Registrar), the Bachelor of Religious Studies (BRS), the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS), and the Bachelor of University Studies (BUS). TSU offers a wide selection of undergraduate courses provided by several of its Colleges: Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Archaeology & Biblical History, Biblical Languages, Sacred Arts, Documentary Media, and Women’s Studies & Christian Leadership. TSU’s undergraduate courses are supported by faculty members qualified in and dedicated to their teaching disciplines. 

For a bachelor’s program, you may select courses from several of TSU’s Colleges, in consultation with your advisor and the Dean of Admissions/Registrar. You may take them in any configuration in the completion of your degree requirements. If you take a particular titled TSU course at the undergraduate level, you cannot repeat it at the graduate level. (Example: If you take the course Christian Apologetics at the undergraduate level, you cannot take the graduate course in Christian Apologetics. You must select another course to take its place in your graduate program.)

The College of University Studies also offers several non-degree certificate and diploma programs. For details on certificate and diploma programs contact the TSU administrative office (phone: 505-33-BIBLE; email: ).

 

College of University Studies Fact Sheet

Undergraduate (Bachelor’s)

 

Requirements

126 Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH)


A high school diploma (or equivalent); plus at least 60 SCH of college credit (or equivalent), including at least 35 SCH of general studies (or equivalent). Courses will be selected from several of TSU’s Colleges, in consultation with your advisor and the Dean of Admissions/Registrar.


Biblical languages are not required, but are highly recommended.

 

Biblical Studies Courses

All courses are 3 SCH

BS311 Biblical Hermeneutics

BS312 Biblical Exegesis & Exposition

BS313 Christian Apologetics

BS314 English Tools for Biblical Languages

BS411 New Testament Historical Books

BS412 New Testament Epistles: 1 Corinthians to Jude

BS413 Thinking Critically about the Old Testament

BS414 Thinking Critically about the New Testament

Theological Studies Courses

All courses are 3 SCH

TH311 Church History I

TH312 Church History II

TH313 History of Christian Thought I

TH314 History of Christian Thought II

TH411 Exegetical Theology

TH412 Theology of the New Testament

TH413 Theology of the Book of Romans

TH414 Theology of the Book of Hebrews

TH415 Theology of the Book of Revelation

Archaeology & Biblical History Courses

All courses are 2 SCH, unless specified 

AR311 Near Eastern Archaeology: Background & Methods 

AR321 Archaeology & History of Ancient Egypt 

AR331 Archaeology & History of Ancient Mesopotamia 

AR341 Excavation Practicum & Field School 

AR362 Archaeology of the New Testament Period 

AR411 Historical Geography of Bible Lands 

AR421 Archaeology & the Bible: Historical & Cultural Synchronisms)

AR431 Languages & Cultures of the Ancient Near East 

AR441 Levantine Ceramic Typology 

AR451 Archaeological Field Methods 

AR455 Archaeological Laboratory 

AR461 Evolution of Warfare & Fortification Systems in the ANE 

AR471 Bronze Age & Biblical History 

AR472 Iron Age & Biblical 

BS413 Thinking Critically about the Old Testament (3 SCH)

BS414 Thinking Critically about the New Testament (3 SCH)

Biblical Language Courses

All courses are 3 SCH

BL411 Biblical Hebrew Grammar & Syntax I

BL412 Biblical Hebrew Grammar & Syntax II

BL413 NT Greek Grammar & Syntax I

BL414 NT Greek Grammar & Syntax II

BL415 Aramaic Grammar & Syntax

BL416 Septuagint (LXX)

BL417 Ugaritic Grammar & Syntax

BL418 Biblical Hebrew Reading: Jonah

BL419 NT Greek Reading: Colossians

BL420 Literary Structure in Antiquity

Sacred Arts Courses

All courses are 3 SCH

SA411 Biblical Foundations of the Sacred Arts

SA412 History of Art in the Christian World I

SA414 History of Art in the Christian World II

SA415 Theology of Sacred Arts

SA416 History of Church Architecture

SA417 Sacred Arts & Archaeology

SA418 King David: Musician & Poet

SA419 Introduction to Sacred Music

Documentary Media Courses

All courses are 3 SCH; courses must be taken in the order below

DM421 Photography for Archaeology

DM423 Introduction to Video Production

DM424 Video Editing

DM425 Documentary Format

DM431 Audio Production

DM442 Visual Elements

DM452 Site Photography (can be taken anytime after Photography course)

DM462 Producing the Documentary

DM491 Final Project

Women’s Studies & Christian Leadership Courses

Courses are currently under development