Biblical & Theological Studies

The mission of the B.A. program in Biblical/Theological Studies is to provide the student with a foundational knowledge of the history, literature, and theology of the Old and New Testaments, of systematic and historical theology, and of methods for further Biblical and theological studies, thus equipping men and women in mind and character to impact the world for the Lord Jesus Christ.

What will I study?

Coursework in biblical/theological studies is central to the Biola University curriculum. Upon completion of this major, it is intended that the student will be well acquainted with biblical content and have a grasp of the major doctrines of the Word of God, leading to greater spiritual maturity. The flexibility of electives within this major will enable the student to design a program in line with his/her ministry objectives. Career opportunities for Biblical Studies graduates are many and include most of the following Christian service categories:

  • Pastor (usually after the acquisition of a master's degree)
  • Evangelist
  • Missionary
  • Minister of Youth
  • Minister of Evangelism
  • Minister of Discipleship
  • Minister of Children's Programs
  • Counselor
  • Church Administrator
  • Bible Teacher for Christian Schools

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For more information, check out this department's website:

Biblical & Theological Studies Department Website

Interesting classes I might take

  • Principles of Interpretation
  • Biblical Backgrounds
  • OT/NT Theology

What can I do with a degree in Biblical Studies?

  • Pastor (after completion of master's degree)
  • Evangelist
  • Missionary
  • Bible teacher for Christian schools

Why choose Biblical Studies at Biola?

The Biblical/Theological Studies major gives the student a foundational knowledge of the history, literature and theology of the Old and New Testaments, as well as biblical, systematic and historical theology. Additionally, this major provides tools and methods for further biblical and theological studies, helping students prepare for ministry. It is an excellent choice for those who want to continue their education in seminary or graduate school.

What are BU Biblical Studies graduates doing now?

Biola graduates from the Biblical Studies major have gone on to study at the following graduate schools:

Talbot School of Theology, Denver Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

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