Student has a conversation with another individual

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (Missions)

About the B.A. in Biblical Studies (Missions) Degree

Cedarville’s Biblical Studies – Missions major will prepare you for a variety of cross-cultural focused careers. You will cultivate a deeper commitment to global missions as you gain knowledge of contemporary global issues, past and present missions thinking and practice, as well as opportunities and challenges to doing missions in today’s world. You will also learn how to understand other cultures and how to minister effectively in another culture.

We also highly recommend that you consider completing this program as part of Cedarville's Accelerated B.A.+M.Div. option, which allows you to complete your B.A. in biblical studies and Master of Divinity in just five years, including the Missions concentration.

Why Study Intercultural Studies – Missiology at Cedarville?

Biblical Studies (Missions) Program Highlights

Broad — Program includes core biblical and theological studies courses as well as intercultural studies requirements, giving you a strong knowledge of the Bible and how to apply it in cross-cultural ministry.

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

Missions experience — A required hands-on missions internship experience is included in the program.

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.

What Can I Do With Biblical Studies (Missions)?

As a graduate of Cedarville’s missions program, you will be prepared for a variety of ministry roles, including:

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

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

Opportunities to Learn Outside the Classroom

As you’re pursuing your intercultural studies – missiology degree, your coursework will be complemented by the following cocurricular opportunities.

Global Outreach — Cedarville’s Global Outreach department offers students opportunities to participate in cross-cultural ministry opportunities.

Study Abroad — Cedarville’s Study Abroad department offers students opportunities to spend a semester overseas, studying and learning about other cultures.

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:

  • 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:

  • 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
CUGO logo

Cedarville University Global Outreach

The Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ advances all over the world as Cedarville students live out the reality of the Gospel. Explore our CUGO site to see stories that show how.

Placement Success

We’re proud of our successful graduates! 95.4% of recent graduates from the School of Biblical and Theological Studies were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation.

Student praying with his hand on the west coast of Africa

From Missions Conference to Missions Semester

Global Outreach is pivoting in 2021 from its annual conference to offer a series of days throughout the semester that emphasize missions-related topics.
Dr. Matt Bennett with pyramids in the background

Cedarville Stories Podcast: Making Disciples for Hard Places

Dr. Matt Bennett, Assistant Professor of Missions and Theology, and his wife, Emily, spent six years on the mission field.

Caring Well. Staying Well. Operating Plan

The 26-page comprehensive guide outlines Cedarville’s strategies and protocols for living, learning, and working in community during this academic year.
campus shot in the fall

Adjusting to COVID-19, University Announces Revised Fall Schedule

Classes will begin August 17 and Christmas break will start November 25.

Program Faculty

Photo of Trent Rogers

Trent Rogers, Ph.D.

Dean, SBTS; Director, MMin Program; Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek

  • Location BTS 255
  • Phone 937-766-6141
  • Email Email
Photo of Randy McKinion

Randy McKinion, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean, SBTS; Associate Professor of Old Testament

  • Location BTS 237
  • Phone 937-766-7986
  • Email Email

Biblical Studies (Missions) Program Curriculum

Building on your core liberal arts and Bible minor courses, you will take intercultural, biblical and theological, and ministry studies courses, as well as adding a required minor.
Sample courses:
  • Contemporary World Missions
  • Cross-Cultural Ministry
View Curriculum Plan and Catalog