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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

About the B.A. in Biblical Studies Degree

Cedarville’s biblical studies major offers a strong core of courses that provide a deep understanding of the Bible, including the original languages of Greek and Hebrew. You will be uniquely equipped with the strongest combination of biblical studies and liberal arts core.

To enhance your professional preparation, you can add one of the following concentrations to customize your degree to fit your personal ministry interests and goals.:

  • Biblical Counseling
  • Biblical Languages
  • Biblical Literature
  • Historical Theology
  • Missions
  • Philosophy
  • Teaching Ministry
  • Theology
  • Women's Ministry
  • Worship
  • Youth and Family Ministry

 

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Biblical Studies Program Highlights

Customizable — By adding a concentration, you can customize your degree to fit your ministry interests and goals.

Liberal arts approach — You will take core general education courses taught from a biblical worldview. This liberal arts approach will prepare you to have a broader impact for Christ and give you expertise in various fields that will enhance your platform for ministry.

Accelerated B.A.+M.Div. option — Cedarville also offers an option to complete your B.A. in biblical studies and Master of Divinity in just five years, a faster, more affordable path to ministry.

What Can I Do With Biblical Studies?

What can you do with a Bible degree? You will find Cedarville biblical studies graduates in the following ministry roles:

  • Bible teacher
  • Camp director
  • Christian education director
  • Missionary
  • Pastor
  • Philosopher
  • Writer
  • Youth Pastor

Graduate schools, professional schools, and seminaries welcome our graduates.

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

As you’re pursuing your biblical studies degree, your coursework will be complemented by the following opportunities.

Student organizations — Cedarville offers many ministry and service organizations that help develop character and ministry skills. Many Bible faculty members serve as advisers for these organizations, and students are encouraged to take full advantage of them. The School of Biblical and Theological Studies sponsors the following organizations:

 

  • Chi Delta Nu, an organization that provides encouragement to students entering youth ministry through prayer, fellowship, and service.
  • Alpha Sigma, an organization devoted to promoting critical thinking through philosophical and theological inquiry into issues central to the biblical worldview and contemporary culture.

Internships — When you are ready to move into full-time ministry, there is no substitute for hands-on experience. An internship is the best way to gain valuable experience and build relationships. Students from the School of Biblical and Theological Studies have completed internships with organizations such as:

  • Athletes in Action
  • Echoing Hills Village
  • Far Hills Community Church
  • Kids Alive International - Dominican Republic
  • Living Waters Bible Camp
  • Phoenix Fellowship Baptist Church – Durban, South Africa
  • Scioto Hills Camp and Retreat Center
  • TEAM (The Evangelical Alliance Mission) – Antalya, Turkey

Discipleship Ministries  — Discipleship Ministries offers small discipleship groups (called “d-groups”) that meet regularly for prayer, accountability, encouragement, and Bible study. Serve as small-group leader or be a member of the Discipleship Council (DC), which helps administer d-groups. Both are great ways to hone your leadership skills while encouraging spiritual growth on campus.

Global Outreach (GO) — Use one of your spring or summer breaks to go on a short-term missions trip, sharing the Gospel either in the U.S. or abroad. We encourage EVERY student to take at least one GO trip!

Local Ministries — Apply what you’re learning in chapel and in the classroom as you serve through local church ministries and  community outreach teams. Your faith will grow as you help meet the physical and spiritual needs of those you serve.

 

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School of Biblical and Theological Studies

The School of Biblical and Theological Studies offers a strong set of Bible, theology, and ministry degree programs that prepare you to serve.

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Cedarville's Torah Scroll

Dr. Jason Lee explains the significance of Cedarville's Torah Scroll, gifted to the University by God's Ancient Library, and how it will be used as a teaching tool for students.

Placement Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 97% of recent graduates from the School of Biblical and Theological Studies were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Dr. Chris Miller

Cedarville Stories Podcast: Passing Along His Father's Love for the Word

Dr. Chris Miller, Senior Professor of Biblical Studies, loves to pass along his love of the Scriptures. It's a passion that began with his dad, who was an avid student of the Bible. Chris seeks to honor his dad's devotion by the way he teaches at Cedarville.
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Good Friday Experience: Reflecting Around Cedar Lake

At 3 p.m. on Friday, the bells in the Dixon Ministry Center chimed 33 times to mark the 33 years of Jesus’ life.
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Livestreamed Interview on Patriotism and the Bible

The seminar featuring Dr. Glen Duerr, associate professor of international studies, will be livestreamed today at 2 p.m. on Cedarville’s Facebook page.
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Pre-M.Div. Minor Accelerates Degree for Professional Program Majors

The pre-M.Div. minor will be available this fall for professional undergraduate majors seeking to add a Master of Divinity degree.

Program Faculty

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Dan DeWitt, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Biblical Apologetics and Public Christianity, Associate Professor of Applied Theology and Apologetics

  • Location BTS 243
  • Phone 937-766-7984
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Jason Lee, Ph.D.

Professor of Theological Studies

  • Location BTS 265
  • Phone 937-766-7981
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Biblical Studies Program Curriculum

Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take a strong core of courses that provide a deep understanding of the Bible, including advanced theology and the original languages of Greek and Hebrew.

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Sample courses:
  • Biblical Research Methods
  • Introduction to Biblical Language Tools
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