Biblical Studies

 

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 and God's Word as you learn to integrate His truth with contemporary life and thought from one of the nation's premiere biblical universities. This program is designed to prepare you to work in a church or parachurch organization, attend seminary, or simply live a life more fully grounded in Scripture. 

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

Potential Career Paths

Biblical Studies graduates have been immersed in an extensive study covering every book and section of the Bible. They have also been exposed to linguistic, historical and literary studies while being trained to apply biblical and theological principles to life in today’s world. These skills produce graduates who are well-equipped for a vocational calling in Christian ministry, missions, nonprofit organizations, service organizations or simply as a way to serve Christ more fully in the workplace. The majority of our graduates go on to seminary and become youth ministers, pastors, chaplains and leaders in the Church.  Other vocational paths include:

  • Bible translation
  • Christian education
  • Church leadership
  • Evangelism
  • Nonprofit work
  • Writing

Student Story

Michael Watson is learning to be a better worship leader and songwriter through this program.

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 - $480 per credit hour

The Biblical Studies program is 48 credit hours taken over four terms for a total program tuition cost of $23,040. 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 any program prerequisites

*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 40 semester hours of Electives
  • Complete 36 semester hours of General Education requirements including:
    • English/Communication (8 hours)
    • Humanities (6 hours)
    • Social Science (9 hours)
    • Natural Science and Math (9 hours)
    • General Education Electives (4 credits)
  • Complete the Service Learning requirement

Next Steps

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