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.
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:
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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.
The business community is searching for leaders with high ethical and moral standards. The Crowell School of Business is recognized as equipping students with this reputation while being prepared as highly skilled, technically competent business people with a broad liberal arts background who can make significant contributions in both the secular and Christian workplace.
"One reason why the Biblical Studies department excels is because of the professors. They teach with passion, care for their students, and always give glory to God."
- Jordan Swigart
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