At which campus can I study this program?
The Biblical Studies Certificate program is designed to provide students with a foundation in the academic study of the Bible, both the Jewish and Christian canons. Through a flexible and student-centered course of study, beginning with courses in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the New Testament, and including a variety of elective courses within or related to the field of Biblical Studies, students will be exposed to the academic methods and approaches to understanding the Bible.
To earn an undergraduate certificate in Biblical Studies, a minimum of 12 credits is required.
|JST 110||Introduction to the Bible: Old Testament||3|
|JST 112||Jesus the Jew||3|
|or JST 120||New Testament|
|or JST 124||Early and Medieval Christianity|
|Additional courses, no more than one of which may be a language course:||6|
|Jewish and Christian Foundations|
|Jerusalem: Past, Present, and Future|
|Canaan and Israel in Antiquity|
|The Bible as Literature|
|Apocalypse and Beyond|
|History of God: Origins of Monotheism|
|Dead Sea Scrolls|
|Archaeology of the Near East|
|Books of the Bible: Readings and Interpretation|
|Introductory Biblical Hebrew|
|Intermediate Biblical Hebrew|
- As per University policy, all credit courses for a certificate require a grade of "C" or higher, and at least two-thirds (2/3) of the credits used to complete a certificate must be earned at Penn State.
The objectives of the university's academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.
Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee's unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.
READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY
Liberal Arts Academic Advising
Use the Liberal Arts Majors and Minors web page to see the contact information for the specific adviser(s) of this program