Foreign Language Requirement

UMHB requires students pursuing the BA degree to complete a minimum of 14 hours (4 semesters) in one foreign language as a Core requirement. Christian Studies majors are encouraged to satisfy this requirement by taking a biblical language (Hebrew or Greek), but it may also be satisfied with Latin, German, French, or Spanish. Study of the biblical languages is preferred since it enhances students’ understanding of the Bible and prepares them for biblical language requirements in seminary or graduate school.

Students pursuing the BCM degree (Bachelor of Christian Ministry) are required to complete 8 hours (2 semesters) in either Greek or Hebrew as a Core Requirement.

Students pursuing the BTD (Bachelor of Transformational Development) are required to complete two semesters of Hebrew, Greek, or Spanish.