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Biblical Studies Bachelor's Degree, B.A.

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree program will equip you with biblical interpretation skills for yourself and others. Your ability to understand and apply the Bible will be enhanced through historical and contextual exploration of Scripture. This 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 — the word of God — it also provides a foundation for seminary, various Christian ministry and youth ministry positions, missions, social service, and/or for personal spiritual development.

    • 120 total credit hours (39 in major core)
    • Program Format: 100% online
    • Courses are taken one at a time and are typically completed in five-week blocks
    • CCU's generous transfer credit policies help you accelerate your degree completion
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
  • Admissions for Adult Undergraduate and Degree Completion Students

    For adult students interested in beginning or completing their undergraduate degree, the College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers a variety of flexible educational opportunities. These include bachelor's degree programs that open new doors for your career, associate degree programs to help you build a strong foundation, and certificate programs to give you that extra edge.

    Admission Requirements

    • Complete the adult undergraduate application online.
    • Provide your enrollment counselor with a copy of your state-issued driver's license or a state-issued identification card. This ID must include your photo and be within the expiration date. If you are an international student, visit our international student admissions page for more information or contact your enrollment counselor with any questions.
    • Submit proof of your high school graduation or completion. This must be your high school transcript with graduation date, a copy of your high school diploma, or a copy of your high school equivalent certificate (GED).

    Submit Related Application Materials To:

    To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to or mail to:

    Colorado Christian University
    Attn: Registrar's Office/Transcripts
    8787 W. Alameda Ave.
    Lakewood, CO 80226

    Admission to Licensure Programs

    Admission to a licensure program in the College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee licensure at the completion of the program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they meet all licensure requirements, which often includes a background check.

    For students who may wish to seek licensure, CCU has provided professional licensure disclosures to aid students in determining specific state requirements for professional licensure. Each state makes the final determination if an individual is eligible to sit for licensure based on the rules and regulations of that state at the time a student applies for licensure.

    Admission Timelines

    Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies offers accelerated degree completion programs for adult students. Courses are typically offered in five-week blocks. You can enter CCU at the beginning of any adult studies course. This gives you the flexibility to start at virtually any time during the year. CCU operates on a standard semester time frame. Semesters include spring, summer, and fall.

    Non-degree Seeking Students

    If you wish to take courses in Colorado Christian University's College of Adult and Graduate Studies without working toward a degree, you must apply for a Non-Degree Seeking program on CCU's Adult Undergraduate Admission Application. Please see the Non-Degree Seeking Students website for details

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The dual degree option allows you to earn your undergraduate degree with a 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's the difference between the Biblical Studies and Theology? Our comparison chart highlights the notable differences between the two subjects. This can help you determine whether CCU's M.A. in Biblical Studies or M.A. in Theological Studies can best meet your educational goals.

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 and Christian doctrine — 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 even a full-time work schedule.
  • Small class sizes encourage individualized learning and networking.
  • Students have direct access to professors who are also professionals in the field, including Christian general education, biblical languages, church ministries, church history, and more.
  • Take advantage of CCU's generous transfer credit policies to accelerate your degree!
State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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