Biblical Studies Major or Minor

Methodologies, both past and present, are introduced and utilized in order to help students comprehend the Bible’s message in its original cultural setting and to consider its implications for a contemporary audience.



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The Biblical Studies degree is designed for students looking for robust engagement with the Biblical text. It is intended to deepen the student’s exegetical approach to the reading Scripture. Students who take this major are generally interested in pursuing graduate education in Bible while others are establishing a Biblical foundation toward a ministry degree from a seminary.


  • Biblical Languages
  • Biblical Studies
  • Greek
  • Hebrew

Serving the Church

Students are encouraged to choose a local church in which to serve while pursuing their degree.

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About the Degree

Starting freshman year, students receive instruction directly from their professors, instead of just meeting a list of assignments and deadlines on their own. Olivet professors have a long track record of research, practical experience and mentoring students. Students may choose a concentration from various options.

Biblical Studies Degree


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