Biblical Studies (B.A.)
The biblical studies major offers students a strong core of classes that provide a deep understanding of the bible, including familiarity with the original languages of Greek and Hebrew. It also requires a minor providing an additional and complementary area of expertise. This allows students to customize the degree to fit their own personal ministry interests and goals.
Biblical Studies (Accelerated B.A./M.Div.)
For students who are called to ministry, understand the urgent need for the Gospel, and desire to prepare as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible, Cedarville’s Accelerated B.A.+M.Div. provides an affordable, five-year path to ministry. Students will graduate with both a B.A. in biblical studies and Master of Divinity while enjoying Cedarville’s rich campus experience, including chapel, student organizations, athletics, intramurals, ministries, discipleship, and global outreach.
Sample Five-Year Plan
The Christian education major prepares students to minister effectively and to encourage spiritual growth through meaningful relationships, compelling biblical teaching, effective program development, and influential leadership in a constantly changing culture. The required selection of a ministry concentration area and options in selection of a minor can be combined to equip for unique specialized areas of ministry to diverse age groups and ministry contexts (church, camp, college campus, parachurch organizations, cross-cultural contexts, etc.). This degree also provides a solid foundation for seminary or other related graduate programs.
Intercultural Studies — Missiology
The intercultural studies — missiology major is a program that prepare students for a variety of intercultural focused careers. Students will cultivate a deeper commitment to the global mission task as they gain knowledge in contemporary global issues, past and present mission thinking and practice, as well as the opportunities and challenges to doing missions in today’s world. Students will also develop skills in understanding other cultures and living competently in another culture for the purpose of ministry.
The youth ministries major prepares students to minister effectively to encourage spiritual growth through meaningful relationships, compelling biblical teaching, effective program development, and influential leadership in a constantly changing youth culture. The additional selection of a particular minor can be used to equip for unique specialized ministry contexts (camp, college campus, parachurch organizations, cross-cultural contexts, etc.). This degree also provides a solid foundation for seminary or other related graduate programs.
The Bible minor, a part of the general education requirement, involves 15 semester hours of course work. Every Cedarville undergraduate receives a minor in Bible. Learn more.
Bible Teacher Education
The Bible teacher education minor involves 18 semester hours of course work for the student who wishes to enter the Christian school classroom and teach Bible.
Biblical Care and Counseling
The biblical care and counseling minor involves 15 semester hours of course work for the student interested in the unique dynamic of counseling within the context of ministry.
The Christian ministry minor involves 16 semester hours of course work for the student who wishes to become better equipped to serve in the educational function of the local church.
The Greek minor provides the student with two years of study in Koine Greek, the original language of the New Testament. Designed to prepare students for advanced Greek language study at the seminary level, course requirements include 15-17 semester hours of elementary and intermediate Greek.
The mission minor for the student interested in cross-cultural ministries.
The pastoral ministry minor involves 16-17 semester hours of course work for the student interested in pastoral ministries.
Philosophy and Theology
The philosophy and theology minor involves 15 semester hours of course work in philosophy and theology for the student who seeks a greater understanding of the nature and history of philosophical thinking and its impact on the religious life.
The preseminary minor is designed to help the student prepare for graduate theological education and consists of 17 semester hours.
The women’s ministry minor involves 15 semester hours for students who desire to minister to women in a variety of contexts, through an understanding of the identity, role, and gender-specific needs of women, and through the attainment of the basic skills needed to address those needs and equip women most effectively.
The youth ministry minor involves 15 semester hours of course work for the student who wishes to become better equipped to serve in youth ministries.
One-Year Bible Program
The one-year Bible program is a nondegree program designed to provide the student with greater Bible knowledge through intensive study of the Scriptures in a single academic year. This program provides personal enrichment through formal Bible study so that the student can participate more effectively in the church or a parachurch organization.