With our confession in mind, Southeastern’s faculty attempts to develop five Core Competencies in students through a Southeastern education. Every student should seek to develop in…
Spiritual Formation Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue an authentically Christian way of life, manifested by trust in God, obedience to Christ’s commands, and love of God and neighbor.
Biblical Exposition Demonstrate the ability to properly and effectively interpret, apply, and communicate the Scriptures.
Theological Integration Demonstrate the ability to understand and apply the doctrines of Christianity to life and ministry.
Ministry Preparation Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and Christian disposition necessary for ministry and leadership in the church and the world.
Critical Thinking and Communication Demonstrate the ability to think critically, argue persuasively, and communicate clearly.
We strive to do all of this while cultivating in students a delight in God, His Word, and His Church.
BACS and Biblical Studies | BACS and English | BACS and Global Studies | BACS and History | BACS History (Pre-Law) | BACS and Humanities | BACS and Worship Ministry | BACS and Pastoral Ministry | BABS and Philosophy | BACS and Theology | BACS and Worship Ministry
The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and Biblical Studies
The Biblical Studies major equips students to translate and exegete Hebrew and Greek biblical texts. The student will participate in the beginning level of Hebrew and Greek (two semesters each) as well as a third semester of each biblical language, which focuses on syntax and exegesis. Additional courses in Old and New Testament Theology and Book Studies in the Old and New Testaments, prepare students to understand the methodological bases and theological concepts of Scripture. The degree will launch students into graduate work in seminary. View catalog description.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and English
The BACS and English double major promotes an understanding of literature, trains students to think critically and write effectively, and encourages them to reflect on the central issues of the human condition—all from a Christian perspective. Core curriculum classes in composition emphasize the skills of effective research and writing. English major classes present literature from within a Christian worldview. Students will be equipped to understand culture and to communicate the gospel to others clearly and effectively. View catalog description.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and Global Studies
The major in Global Studies introduces students to the variety and complexity of cultures around the world. Students are taught to understand people of other cultures, worldviews, and religions and to interact with them winsomely. Those majoring in Global Studies will be well equipped to communicate the gospel in various contexts and prepared for continued studies in seminary or graduate school. View catalog description.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and History
The BACS and History double major teaches the student to comprehend and critically evaluate the present through a biblically-informed understanding of the past. The student will examine the story of humanity, develop reading, writing, and research skills, and learn how to study history from a Christian perspective. Students will be equipped for a wide range of ministries and vocations, and be well prepared for graduate work in seminary, graduate school, or law school. View catalog description.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies History (Pre-Law)
The major in History (Pre-law track) prepares students for a future in the legal profession. The program provides students with a basic knowledge of United States history and the development of America’s political and legal institutions. In addition, it teaches the skills identified by the American Bar Association’s Section on Legal Education as essential in the legal profession: analytical and problem solving skills; critical reading abilities; writing skills; oral communication; and research skills. This curriculum is designed to equip students for a lifetime of Christian work and ministry in the legal profession. View catalog description.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and Humanities
The BACS and Humanities double major introduces students to the influential ideas of Western civilization. Students read great works of literature, history, philosophy, theology, and political theory and interact with them from a Christian perspective. Additional courses in philosophy, literature, and history prepare students for graduate work in seminary, classical studies, literature, history, law, or any other field in the liberal arts. View catalog description.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and Pastoral Ministry
The BACS and Pastoral Ministry double major introduces students to the knowledge and skills central to the work of pastors through classes in pastoral ministry, discipleship, counseling, and Bible exposition. It also provides students opportunity for additional classes in biblical and theological studies beyond those of the Core Curriculum. The program is designed to begin the formation of the student’s life for pastoral ministry, and prepares students for continuing studies in the Master of Divinity, the standard degree for the equipping of pastors. View catalog description.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and Philosophy
The major in Philosophy introduces students to the major issues and problems in philosophy. It fosters the intellect so that students are better equipped to critique, analyze, and argue various perspectives. Students will learn the basic skills of logic and rhetoric, will be introduced to various fields of philosophical debate, and learn how to engage these matters from a Christian perspective. This degree program is perfectly suited for students who wish to continue on to graduate schoolor pursue a career in philosophy, theology, ministry, classical studies, or law. View catalog description.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and Theology
The BACS and Theology double major introduces students to the study of God and man. Students read great works of theology, literature, history, philosophy, and political theory and interact with them from a Christian perspective. Additional courses in logic, rhetoric, philosophy, apologetics, and theological electives allow students to tailor the program toward graduate work in seminary, classical studies, literature, history, law, or any other field in the liberal arts. View catalog description.
Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and Worship Ministry
The major in Worship Ministry allows the student to study biblical and theological foundations of Christian worship and build skills in music and leadership for worship ministry in the local church. There are no additional admission requirements for the Major in Worship Ministry, although students will be asked to demonstrate performance skills for appropriate placement in music applied study courses. View catalog description.