Biblical Studies Degree

 

If you want to thoroughly investigate truth, the Bible and God's character, a degree in biblical studies is for you. Get ready to immerse yourself in theology as you learn to integrate biblical truth with contemporary life and thought. The result: you'll emerge with the wisdom and expereince you need to make a significant contribution to your chosen field. 

What can you do with a biblical studies degree? 

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Program features

  • Attend class one night a week (Monday or Thursday from 6-10 p.m.)
  • Complete the program in as little as 22 months
  • Take one course at a time 
  • Discussion-centered learning model
  • Courses taught by experienced faculty with a deep knowledge of God's Word

What you'll learn

  • An understanding of theological concepts that will shape your worldview 
  • The tools and skills you will need for a life of interpreting and applying Biblical passages
  • Biblical insight essential for effectiveness in life, service and vocation
  • The ability to view all of life and work through the lens of God’s enduring truth
  • The transformational practices that contribute to spiritual formation and maturity

Courses

  • BIB 111D Old Testament Pentateuch
  • BIB 113D Bible Study Methods
  • BIB 115D New Testament Gospels 
  • PHL 211D Introduction to Philosophy and Christian Thought
  • BIB 212D Old Testament Historical Books 
  • TH 122D Introduction and Doctrine of the Bible and God 
  • BIB 322D Old Testament Poetic and Wisdom Literature
  • TH 214D Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and Angels 
  • BIB 325D New Testament Acts and Pauline Letters
  • HIS 315D History of Christianity 
  • TH 215D Doctrines of Christ, Salvation, Humanity and Sin 
  • BIB 327D Old Testament Prophetic Books 
  • PHL 312D Principles of Ethics
  • BIB 412D New Testament Hebrews to Revelation  
  • TH 332D Doctrine of the Church and Future Things 
  • TH 420D Capstone Seminar on Doctrine 

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2016-17 costs 

Tuition - $465 per credit hour

The Biblical Studies program is 48 credit hours taken over four terms for a total program tuition cost of $22,320. Your tuition rate stays locked-in when you stay enrolled with your original cohort. Students who transfer to another cohort or change majors are subject to a change fee and are charged the current tuition rate.

Technology Fee - $115 per term

Textbooks - Costs vary from program to program but budget between $200 - $400 per term.  Used, rental or digital versions may cost less.

Financial aid

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Admission requirements

To qualify for admission, applicants must:

  • Submit an application
  • Submit official transcripts from all schools previously attended
  • Possess a minimum of 60 credit hours* 
  • Have at least two years of full-time work experience
  • Complete program prerequisite (i.e., English Composition)

*Applicants with less than 60 hours may still enroll as pre-cohort students by taking a variety of courses on campus or online.

Graduation requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, students must:

  • Complete 124 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher
  • Complete the 48 semester hours in the Degree Completion Program
  • Complete 43 semester hours of Electives
  • Complete 33 semester hours of General Education requirements including:
    • English/Communication (8 hours)
    • Humanities (6 hours)
    • Social Science (6 hours)
    • Natural Science and Math (9 hours)
    • General Education Electives (4 credits)
  • Complete the Service Learning requirement

Contact our Degree Completion Admissions Coordinator Jeff Pursley at 503.251.6591 or jpursley@multnomah.edu.