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Biblical Languages, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Irvine, CA, United States
Study the Scriptures with a group of committed scholars in both English and the original Greek and Hebrew languages. As a Biblical Languages major at Concordia University Irvine, you will learn how to handle the Scriptures with reverence, to interpret them in light of their historical context, and to apply them to our contemporary world.
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Overview

With a focus on preparation for ministry, this major equips you to share your knowledge of the Christian faith in professional church vocations or through your work and service in your community.

As a student in Christ College, you will learn how to understand, communicate, teach, defend, and believe the Christian faith through systematic inquiry of the Bible, the doctrines of the church, and other statements of faith.

As a Biblical Languages major at Concordia, you will find that our faculty members are scholars and theologians who are actively involved in ministry today. They are also published authors, contributing to world-wide biblical scholarship and serving broad Christian audiences in Bible study and devotion.

Opportunities for Biblical Languages Majors

It’s our mission to empower you to live a life of learning, service, and leadership. That’s why we offer a breadth of opportunities to get involved. Our location within Southern California exposes you to a rich ethnic diversity that prepares you well to minister to a broad range of people.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Old Testament Book of the Bible
  • New Testament Book of the Bible
  • Christian Doctrine and Confessions 
  • History of the Christian Church
  • Christian Apologetics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completed International Undergraduate Application Form with signature
  • $50 Non-Refundable application fee. International Fee Payment Form
  • Essay
  • International Reference Form
  • Official Transcripts
  • Proof of English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18625 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    37250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18625 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Irvine

  • 1560 - 2590 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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