Bachelor of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies (Online)

A bachelor’s degree in Biblical & Theological Studies provides an in-depth study and preparation in Bible and related areas and subjects. It is intended for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in preparation for teaching, for those who desire a solid pre-seminary program, or for anyone who seeks to gain a high proficiency in biblical & theological studies.

This program is offered through an online format so you may learn and study when and where it’s convenient for you. The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies is granted upon completion of 125 credits as specified in the catalog (40 credits must be in 3000- or 4000-level courses).

Required credit information is listed below. For complete course descriptions and prerequisites please see the catalog.

Course Information

Required Courses – 22 credits

  • BIB4460 – Studies in Biblical Theology – 2 credits
  • BIB4835 – Seminar in Theological Method – 4 credits
  • BIB3235 – Second Temple Judaism – 4 credits
  • BIB3236 – Bible Customs and Geography – 4 credits
  • BIB3215 – Advanced Biblical Interpretation – 2 credits
  • HIS3125 – History of the Christian Church from Apostolic Times to the Present – 4 credits
  • ICS3215 – Contemporary Religious Movements – 2 credits
  • ACL2001 – Elementary Greek I – 4 credits
  • ACL2002 – Elementary Greek II – 4 credits
  • ACL3201 – Intermediate Greek I – 4 credits
  • ACL3202 – Intermediate Greek II – 4 credits

Foundation Courses19 credits

Foundations of a Biblical Worldview10 credits

  • BIB1005 – Progress of Redemption – 2 credits
  • BIA1005 – Spiritual Formation – 2 credits
  • BIA4837 – Seminar in Exegetical Method   
  • Old & New Testament History & Literature – 6 credits

Foundations of Communicationcredits

  • ENG1105 – Composition – 4 credits
  • ENG2205 – Critical Thinking and Writing – 2 credits
  • SPE1075 – Public Speaking – 3 credits

Exploration Courses27 credits

Examining the Human Condition9

  • HIS1005 – History of Western Civilization – 4 credits
  • Social Sciences – 4 credits
  • Fitness & Wellness –1 credit

Reflecting God's Image: Fine Arts & Literature4-6 credits

  • Fine Arts – 2-4 credits
  • Literature – 2-4 credits

Engaging Communities & Cultures4-6 credits

  • BIA2026 – Christianity & Culture – 2 credits 
  • Cross Cultural or Modern World Language – 2-4 credits

Understanding the Natural World: Science & Mathematics8 credits

  • Mathematics – 4 credits
  • Lab Science – 4 credits

Immersion Courses18 credits

Biblical Worldview: Texts & Applications10-12 credits

  • Old & New Testament Exposition – 4-8 credits
  • Spiritual Formation & Integration – 2-4 credits

Biblical Worldview: Theory & Contexts6-8 credits

  • Theology – 4 credits
  • Theological Philosophy – 2-4 credits

Foreign Language8 credits

Selective Courses for Major

  • Select courses with ACL, BIA, BIB, or PHI prefixes, MIN1005, or ICS2015 – 16 credits

Open Elective Courses15 credits

Select any courses to bring the total credits earned up to at least 60.