About the BA in Biblical Studies Degree
Why Study Biblical Studies at Cedarville?
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
- Philosophy and Theology
- Teaching Ministry
- Women's Ministry
- Youth and Family Ministry
You can also choose to complete this program as part of Cedarville's Accelerated BA+MDiv option, which allows you to complete your BA in biblical studies and Master of Divinity in just five years.Request Info Visit
What Sets Cedarville Apart?
Biblical WorldviewThe Bible is the authority for research and study in every class you'll take.
Mentoring Christian FacultyYou'll be taught by highly-credentialed professors who want you to succeed.
Top Placement RatesOur graduates achieve top career and grad school placement rates — 10% above the national average.
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 BA+MDiv Option — Cedarville also offers an option to complete your BA in biblical studies and Master of Divinity in just five years, a faster, more affordable path to ministry.
What Can I Do With a Biblical Studies degree?
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
- 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!
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.
- Biblical Research Methods
- Introduction to Biblical Language Tools
Program Format and Related Programs
Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.
Program Level and Format
From Our Students:
Trevin Wax, vice president of research and resource development at the North American Mission Board, will serve as visiting professor at Cedarville University for the 2022-23 academic year. His role is effective August 1.
In an innovative educational partnership with the Great Commission Collective association of churches, The Graduate School at Cedarville University seeks to help grow the next generation of church planters and pastors.