Biblical Studies

The Bible and Its Meaning

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or minor in Biblical Studies provides students the opportunity to study the literary, historical and theological dimensions of the text.

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.

The B.A. in Biblical Studies provides the academic foundation and theological training for students seeking to: serve in a local church or parachurch ministry, continue ministry preparation at a graduate or seminary level, or acquire advanced training in preparation for a teaching and/or research career.

Biblical Studies Students
  • Study the world of the Bible and the biblical text, ancient and medieval philosophy, Greek, Hebrew, theology, and history of Christianity.
  • Gain knowledge about the Bible from professors involved in their own research and writing.
  • Attend conferences — for example, The Society of Biblical Literature — and learn from noted Bible scholars.

Study Abroad

More than a dozen study abroad programs provide the opportunity for experiencing the Christian faith in other cultures and countries.

Study Abroad

Missions Work

Missions in Action (M.I.A.) sponsors student mission trips to serve people living on the continents of Asia, Africa, South America, as well as in the U.S.

Missions in Action

Biblical Studies Students:

  • love literature and history
  • have a passion for helping others understand the Bible
  • exercise strong time management and organizational skills
  • enjoy reading, writing, and research

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12 NIV)

Find Your Career

Biblical Studies Careers Include: professor, author, editor, academic administrator, lecturer, seminary librarian

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