Be Equipped for God's Call on Your Life.
Prepare your heart and mind for ministry through conservative theological training and church-focused experiences. Be equipped with the biblical knowledge and practical skills to serve God, His Church, and His people through teaching, discipling, and caring ministries.
Pursue your vocational calling in biblical and theological studies.
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Choose Your Area of Study in Biblical and Theological Studies
Undergraduate Biblical Studies
At Cedarville University, you will build a theological foundation that becomes the basis for your practical ministry. You will be mentored not only academically but also spiritually by professors who will prepare you for Gospel-centered service to the Church. Become equipped to pursue God's calling for your life.
Graduate Ministry Programs
Take the next step in your preparation for ministry. Discover our graduate programs that are wholly committed to teaching the Word of God, holding to the Great Commission, and equipping the next generation of leaders for the local church.
As a student at Cedarville, you will complete a Bible minor as part of your general education coursework. The Bible minor is comprised of five courses that will teach you the content of the Bible and skills for its proper interpretation. You will be stretched to apply God's Word to your particular field of study and all aspects of your life.
One-Year Bible Program
Enrich your knowledge of Scripture with a single academic year of intensive study. Through formal Bible study, you will be personally challenged to deepen your understanding of biblical theology and become a more effective participant in your church or parachurch organization.
School of Biblical and Theological Studies Quick Facts
174 Undergraduate Students
96.6% Job/Grad School Placement
6 Degree Programs
27 Faculty Members
All new students are assigned a faculty advisor to help you make the most of your 1,000 days.
Studying Bible and Theology in a Liberal Arts Setting
The uniqueness of preparing for ministry at Cedarville is that there is a consistent focus on God’s Word and the Christian life throughout campus. As a School of Biblical and Theological Studies major, your ministry preparation will be enhanced by godly professors in other disciplines who will teach their disciplines from a biblical perspective.
Through this liberal arts approach, you will gain training in other fields that can enhance your ministry, allowing you to have a broader impact for Christ. In your School of Biblical and Theological Studies courses, you will dig deeply into the Bible and be prepared for Christian ministry.
“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever.”
Undergraduate Biblical Studies
Prepare for your calling.
Cedarville’s biblical studies major offers a strong core of courses that provide a deep understanding of the Bible. You will be equipped with the strongest combination of biblical studies and liberal arts core. To enhance your professional preparation, you will choose a concentration to customize your degree to fit your personal ministry interests and goals.
Biblical Studies Concentrations
“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
Graduate Ministry Programs
Enhance your ministry skills.
Cedarville's online and residential graduate ministry programs will prepare you with the deep theological knowledge and practical skills to serve in a variety of positions in many different settings.
“Let us give in and yield our assent to the authority of Holy Scripture, which knows not how either to be deceived or to deceive.”
Make God's Word central to everything.
Every student, regardless of major, completes a Bible minor. Our sequence of five courses that make up the Bible minor will stretch you to think about God and His world from a biblical perspective, challenging you to apply Scripture to all aspects of your life.
Delve into the powerful teaching of God's Word now with The Bible Minor Project, a free resource that makes Cedarville's Bible minor curriculum available to all.
"If you are ignorant of God's Word, you will always be ignorant of God’s will."
One-Year Bible Program
Deepen your knowledge of God's Word.
The one-year Bible program is designed for individuals who desire greater knowledge of the Bible through intensive study in a single academic year. You will be enriched personally through formal Bible study and develop a deeper understanding of biblical theology, equipping you to be a more effective participant in your church or parachurch organization.
"We are dealing with God's thoughts: we are obligated to take the greatest pains to understand them truly and to explain them clearly."
Go Deeper in Bible and Theology
Get Involved With a Ministry
Put your faith into action and reach your world for Christ.
There are countless ministry opportunities at Cedarville that will allow you to use your unique gifts to share the love of Christ with those around you. Whether you're ministering to inmates in a local jail or traveling across the world on a short-term medical missions trip, there is a unique place for you here to live out God's calling for your life.
The Bible Minor Project
Dig into God's Word with resources from our Bible minor curriculum.
One of the many aspects that sets Cedarville apart is its dedication to teaching the Word of God to every student. No matter your field of study, you will receive a Bible minor, comprised of five classes that will challenge you to see your world in light of truth from God's Word. With The Bible Minor Project, Cedarville is excited to offer this outstanding curriculum to anyone who desires to pursue a deeper study of the Scriptures.
Center for Biblical Integration
The Center for Biblical Integration promotes biblical and theological understanding for the sake of applying biblical truth to the teaching and research done by all of our faculty members. The Center serves as a resource to help faculty establish and build upon a biblical and theological foundation so as to think theologically about their respective academic disciplines and discern the nexus between biblical-theological truth and all of life. Renewing our minds in the truth of Scripture and theology will equip us for the task of affirming, rejecting, or redeeming the various presuppositions, findings, and conclusions within our respective fields.
The Synergy Initiative
Do you want to invest your energy, talent, and effort into planting, revitalizing, and multiplying churches with like-minded believers? The Synergy Initiative helps Cedarville graduates strategically team up to establish and strengthen local churches across the nation and around the world.
Dean - School of Biblical and Theological Studies
Trent Rogers, PhD
Dean, School of Biblical and Theological Studies; Assistant Professor of New Testament and Greek
“The School of Biblical and Theological Studies trains students in the Scriptures for Christian life and ministry. It is an honor to serve with world-class faculty who are experts in their fields of study, passionate about discipling students, and thoroughly committed to the local church. Through the Bible Minor, we are dedicated to training all Cedarville students in the content and proper interpretation of the Bible. Through our undergraduate majors and graduate programs, we provide exceptional biblical training for ministry.”
— Trent Rogers, PhD
"But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word."
Additional Opportunities for Growth
Engage with ministry organizations as you seek to multiply your impact for Christ:
Theta Alpha Kappa is the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology which acknowledges the academic achievements of religion and theology students. TAK also offers scholarship awards, fellowship competitions, and publishes superior student papers in their periodical, the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa.
Chi Delta Nu is an organization that provides encouragement to students entering youth ministry through prayer, fellowship, and service.
Real Life, Hands-On Experience:
Supplement the world-class instruction you will receive in the classroom!
Be equipped to build relationships and prepared to move into full-time ministry at local churches, mission agencies, and many parachurch ministries.