Dive into the content and message of the Bible.
This certificate is the perfect option for students who want a solid biblical foundation before continuing on to further studies, or simply to explore their interests before choosing a degree.
Get an introduction to the biblical story, including the field of biblical studies, and add elective classes that interest you. Do all this in a strong discipleship environment that helps you grow as a follower of Jesus.
In one year, expand your knowledge of Scripture and of yourself.
Join our community
Experience the richness of a community dedicated to understanding and obeying God's word together. Study Scripture in class and practice it in community—there is no better way to study the Bible.
Gain interpretive skills
Taking Biblical Studies gives students the skills and methods to interpret Scripture for life. Along with Biblical research, ministry, and/or personal study, these skills are essential in any number of settings.
Discover your passions
With the opportunity to choose 6 elective courses, this flexible certificate allows you to delve into the Bible and explore your interests. In one year, broaden your knowledge of Scripture and of yourself.
The Certificate in Biblical Studies is designed for students who wish to delve into the content and message of the Bible. Students will be introduced to the field of biblical studies that includes the ancillary disciplines of history, culture, archaeology, hermeneutics, and literary studies. Students will also be exposed to Arts and Science classes that will broaden their knowledge of humanity and the world around them. The program offers enough flexibility for students to follow and discover their passions and interests. This one year of study is intended to help students grow in their biblical knowledge while gaining a better understanding of themselves so as to lead them into further studies or new directions.
Required Courses (15 credit hours)
BLST 111 Introduction to the Old Testament
BLST 109 Introduction to the New Testament
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology
6 credit hours of Biblical Studies (BLST) courses
Humanities & Social Sciences Requirements (6 credit hours)
Two courses selected from:
ENG 100 Literature and Composition I
ENG 101 Literature and Composition II
ECON 100 Microeconomics
ECON 101 Macroeconomics
HIS 237 History of Christianity I
HIS 238 History of Christianity II
PHI 100 Introduction to Philosophy I
PHI 101 Introduction to Philosophy II
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology I
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology II
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology I
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology II
Free Electives (6 credit hours)
Associate Professor of Old Testament and Ancient Near Eastern History
Professor of New Testament
Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism
Professor of New Testament
Assistant Professor of Old Testament