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Minors and Certificate Programs in Bible

Minor in Bible

The Bible minor includes 18 hours including 8 hours of Bible survey courses (BIB 106, 107, 205, and 206, or approved equivalents). The remaining 10 hours must be chosen from BIB prefixed courses numbered 160 or higher and must include at least 6 hours of upper-level textual studies. BIB 301 (How to Study the Bible) is recommended. This minor is not available to Bible majors.

Certificate Programs in Bible

To encourage students who are not completing a Bible major or minor to find their place of ministry in the kingdom of God, Ohio Valley University offers certificates in eleven ministry areas; each certificate requires a student to complete at least 12 credit hours. The certificates are available only to students who are making satisfactory progress in a degree program and who organize their Bible courses to meet the requirements below. Students may not complete both a minor and a certificate in the same area. Students majoring or minoring in a Bible or ministry area may complete a certificate in a different area. The areas and their requirements are as follows:

Biblical Text

Required courses:
12 credit hours of upper-level textual studies courses

Children's Ministry

Required courses:
One upper-level textual studies course
BIB 354 Children's Ministry
EDUC 215 Classroom Management
PSY 233 Human Growth and Development
Select one of the following:
  • BIB 321 Educational Program of the Church
  • BIB 351 Youth Ministry
  • REL 413 Teaching the Bible

Church History

Required courses:
REL 341 Church History
REL 342 Restoration Church History
HIS 461 Renaissance and Reformation
Select one of the following:
  • BIB 280 Biblical Studies International
  • BIB 290 Sophomore Seminar: Special Topics in Archeology
  • REL 441 Major World Religions

Doctrinal and Historical Studies

Required courses:
12 credit hours of doctrinal and historical studies courses

Greek

Required courses:
Four semesters of Greek

Hebrew

Required courses:
Four semesters of Hebrew

Missions

Required courses:
BIB 322 Introduction to Missions
SOC 341 Cultural Anthropology
Select six credit hours from the following:
  • BIB 320 Personal Evangelism
  • BIB 325 Ministry Field Laboratory focused on missions
  • BIB 353 Urban Ministry
  • BIB 422 Church Growth and Planting
  • REL 441 Major World Religions
  • 3-4 credit hours of upper-level textual studies course

Preaching

Required courses:
BIB 323 Sermon Preparation and Delivery
BIB 324 Advanced Homiletics
BIB 347 Scripture Interpretation
COM 321 Public Speaking

Teaching the Bible

Required courses:
BIB 321 Educational Program of the Church
PSY 233 Human Growth and Development
Select one of the following:
  • BIB 325 Sermon Preparation and Delivery (for men)
  • BIB 327 Religious Speaking for Women (for women)
Select one of the following:
  • EDUC 321 Curriculum and Methods of Teaching K-12 (prerequisite is EDUC 320—Educational Psychology)
  • One 3-hour (or two 2-hour) upper-level textual studies course

Women's Ministry

Required courses:
BIB 225 Introduction to Practical Ministry
BIB 327 Religious Speaking for Women
BIB 329 Women's Ministry
One upper-level textual studies course
Select one of the following:
  • BIB 354 Children's Ministry
  • A second upper-level textual studies course

Youth Ministry

Required courses:
BIB 351 Youth Ministry
PSY 233 Human Growth and Development
Select one of the following:
  • BIB 304 Pastoral Epistles
  • BIB 347 Scripture Interpretation
Select one of the following:
  • BIB 352 Ministerial Counseling
  • BIB 211 Marriage and Family and BIB 325 (Internship in Youth Ministry) for 1 credit hour
  • PSY 242 Group Dynamics
  • PSY 350 Family Systems
  • One 3-hour upper-level textual studies course

Upper-level textual courses are numbered 300 or above.


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