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Bible Requirements for Transfers


Transfer students who first enroll at Northwestern as sophomores, juniors, or seniors are to fulfill the core curriculum requirement on a proportional basis.

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For purposes of administering the core curriculum requirement, class standing of transfer students is based on the total of “transferable” credits from all colleges and universities previously attended (see definition on page 26 of the Course Catalog) and credits awarded by University of Northwestern on the basis of examinations taken before matriculation.

Transfer students seeking a bachelor’s degree are required to complete the core curriculum, but the following listing indicates the proportional requirements based on the student’s class standing. Request for course substitution should be submitted to the Chair of the Department of Biblical & Theological Studies.


Sophomore Transfers (30-59 Transferable Credits)22 Credits

  • BIA1007 Christian Thinking & Living (or BIB1826 Honors) – 2 credits
  • BIA1015 Interpreting Scripture (or BIA1827 Honors) or MIN2016 Biblical Interpretation for Study – 2 credits
  • BIB2005 Survey of the Old Testament (or BIB2827 Honors) – 4 credits
  • BIB2008 Survey of the New Testament (or BIB2826 Honors) – 2 credits
  • BIB4360 Systematic Theology (or BIB4825 Honors) or BIB4365 Historical Theology or BIB4460 Biblical Theology (or BIB6312 for Dual Degree B.A./M.Div. program) – 4 credits
  • Theological Philosophy – 2 credits
  • LDR1015 Leadership for Transformation (or LDR1825 Honors) – 4 credits
  • LDR4425 Leading with Courage and Calling (or LDR1825 Honors) – 2 credits

Junior Transfers (60-89 Transferable Credits)16 Credits

  • BIA1007 Christian Thinking & Living (or BIB1826 Honors) – 2 credits
  • BIA1015 Interpreting Scripture (or BIA1827 Honors) or MIN2016 Biblical Interpretation for Study – 2 credits
  • BIB4360 Systematic Theology (or BIB4825 Honors) or BIB4365 Historical Theology or BIB4460 Biblical Theology (or BIB6312 for Dual Degree B.A./M.Div. program) – 4 credits
  • Theology Philosophy – 2 credits
  • LDR1015 Leadership for Transformation (or LDR1825 Honors) – 4 credits
  • LDR4425 Leading with Courage and Calling (or LDR1825 Honors) – 2 credits

Senior Transfers (90+ Transferable Credits) – 10–11 Credits

  • BIA1007 Christian Thinking & Living (or BIB1826 Honors) – 2 credits
  • BIA1015 Interpreting Scripture (or BIA1827 Honors) or MIN2016 Biblical Interpretation for Study – 2 credits
  • BIB4360 Systematic Theology (or BIB4825 Honors) or BIB4365 Historical Theology or BIB4460 Biblical Theology (or BIB6312 for Dual Degree B.A./M.Div. program) – 4 credits
  • LDR4415 The Self-aware Leader – 0–1 credits
  • LDR4425 Leading with Courage and Calling (or LDR4825 Honors) – 2 credits

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