Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies Bachelor's Degree, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree program will equip you to interpret the Bible for yourself and others. Your ability to understand and apply the Bible will be enhanced through historical and contextual exploration of scripture. This degree is available in a traditional classroom setting, as well as online. The online biblical studies degree option gives you the flexibility of completing assignments on your schedule.

Program Focus

Creation, sin, reconciliation, and hope within a historical and contextual exploration of Scripture

The goal for graduates of the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biblical Studies degree program is not to master the Bible, but rather to be mastered by the Bible and to be servants of God to those with whom you come in contact. This degree not only allows you to understand and study the Bible, it also provides a foundation for seminary, various ministry positions, missions, social service, and/or for personal spiritual development.

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The dual degree option allows you to earn your Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies while completing some of the coursework toward your Master of Arts in Biblical Studies or Master of Arts in Theological Studies, saving you time and money when you enroll in a graduate program. You can even complete both degrees 100% online. Learn more about CCU's dual degree programs.

Three graduate-level courses have been designated as appropriate substitutes for certain bachelor's in Biblical Studies coursework. Having successfully taken these designated courses in the bachelor's program, and upon acceptance into the master's program, students can apply those credits toward the M.A. in Biblical Studies or M.A. in Theological Studies. This provides a head start in the master's program for select students.

What is a Biblical Studies degree?

Your range of study will span the history of Israel in its ancient near Eastern context, the poetry and wisdom literature of the Jewish bible, and a survey of the major and minor prophets of the Old Testament. You’ll investigate the life and teachings of Jesus Christ as revealed in the gospel accounts.

Within this Biblical Studies degree, you’ll explore the development of the early Church and its theology, including the epistles of Paul and the other New Testament writers, while considering how interpreters address problem passages. You’ll learn apologetics — giving a rational defense of the Christian faith — from historical and philosophical perspectives as well as from textual examination to discover the reasons for why you believe what you believe. Your bible study and teaching skills will grow as a result of courses that will introduce you to effective tools and methods.

Biblical Studies degree program benefits

  • The Biblical Studies degree program is specially designed for adult students who are busy with work and family commitments.
  • Earn your Biblical Studies degree online. Online courses typically run for five weeks and weekly assignments may be completed around your schedule.
  • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
  • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field.
  • Take advantage of CCU's generous transfer credit policies to accelerate your degree!

Apply for free!

  • Classes start November 8, so submit your application to CCU Online today. Use promo code POSSIBLE when applying to waive the $50 application fee.