Certificate in Bible (Online)

The Certificate in Bible provides concentrated training in the Word of God. It assists students to become established in the faith, rooted and grounded in the Word, and fortified with answers to humanity’s primary questions regarding life’s purpose and destiny. It provides tools for continuing Bible study and for effective Christian witness. The certificate is ideal for professionals who plan to serve in missions or require a concentrated study of the Bible.

This online biblical studies certificate program is offered through an online format so you can learn and study when and where it’s convenient for you. The Certificate in Bible is granted upon completion of 32 credits, which are applicable to University of Northwestern’s associate’s and bachelor’s degrees.

For complete course descriptions, see the catalog.

Certificate in Bible (online learning)

Foundation Courses10 credits

  • BIA1005 – Spiritual Formation – 2 credits
  • BIA2026 – Christianity and Culture – 2 credits
  • BIA2115 – Principles of Biblical Interpretation – 2 credits
  • BIB1005 – Progress of Redemption –  
  • BIB1006 – Old Testament History & Literature: Law & History – 2 credits
  • BIB1007 – Old Testament History & Literature: Poetry & Prophecy – 2 credits
  • BIB1002 – New Testament History & Literature – 2 credits

Foundations of Communication

  • ENG1105 – Composition – 4 credits
  • ENG2205 – Critical Thinking & Writing – 4 credits

Exploration Courses2 credits

Engaging Communities & Culture –  

  • BIA2026 –   Christianity and Culture – 2 credits

Immersion Courses18 credits

Texts & Application10-12 credits

Old Testament Exposition Select one course:

  • BIB3235 – Genesis
  • BIB3238 – Daniel

New Testament Exposition Select one course: – 4

  • BIB3016 – Mark – 2 credits
  • BIB3017 – Luke – 4 credits
  • BIB3020 – Life of Christ – 2 credits
  • BIB3215 – Romans & Galatians – 4 credits

Spiritual Formation & Integration

Select one course: – 2 credits

  • ACL2001 – Elementary Greek I – 4 credits
  • ACL2002 – Elementary Greek II – 4 credits
  • BIA3235 – Second Temple Judaism – 4 credits
  • BIA3236 – Bible Customs and Geography – 4 credits
  • HIS3125 – History of the Christian Church from Apostolic Times to the Present – 4 credits
  • PHI2005 – Introduction to Philosophy – 4 credits
  • PHI2016 – Ethics – 4 credits
  • PH3055 – Christian Thought– 4 credits

Theory & Contexts

Select one course – 8 credits

  • PHI3055 – Christian Thought – 4 credits
  • BIB4360 – Systematic Theology – 4 credits
  • PHI2005 – Introduction to Philosophy – 4 credits
  • PHI2055 – Introduction to Theological Philosophy – 4 credits
  • PHI3055 – Christian Thought – 4 credits