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Biblical Archaeology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Biblical Archaeology from Wheaton College Illinois is an integrative discipline that lies at the intersection of biblical studies, ancient languages, and the social sciences.

The combination of these disciplines provides a strong liberal arts foundation for a variety of vocations as students will be equipped to think historically, linguistically, and archaeologically. Of particular importance for the Christian is the way in which biblical archaeology provides a foundation for biblical study. Today as never before the cultural setting of the biblical text is accessible through archaeological and linguistic discoveries in the Near East. By mooring Scripture in ancient lifeways it is possible to clarify and enliven its message while exploring its contemporary relevance.

Archaeological Excavation

Each summer, students can sign up for  Wheaton in Israel and learn alongside professors and other archaeologists as they join the Excavation in Ashkelon program and the Tel Shimron Archaeological Survey.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Old Testament Archaeology
  • New Testament Archaeology
  • Studies in Bible Lands
  • Egypt and the Bible
  • Historical Geography
  • Historical Geography
  • Ancient Greece
  • Ancient Rome

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    95

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    587

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General Requirements

  • A minimum of 18 units should be earned in high school. (A unit is one full year of a subject.) Only courses taken in grades 9-12 are counted. An applicant should plan to complete at least 14 units by the end of his/her junior year. 
  • Of the 18 units, 15 must be earned in the academic areas of English, mathematics, science, social studies, and foreign language. Applicants are expected to have completed at least two years of one foreign language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37700 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37700 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wheaton

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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