Biblical Languages

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Program Overview

Why Study Biblical Languages at TFC?

The Biblical Languages degree will prepare students for a variety of outcomes. Students will gain factual knowledge of biblical languages, develop specific skills in translation and interpretation needed by professionals in the field, and learn to analyze and critically evaluate ideas and arguments relevant to the major and advanced biblical interpretation.

Students in the Biblical Languages major are equipped with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to detailed knowledge of Old and New Testament literature. Students will gain knowledge and skills with special reference to the original languages, with advanced skills in the translation and exegesis of Scriptural texts, and with fundamental skills in research, writing, and presentation of material appropriate to students’ professional goals.

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  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Religion
  • Bible & Theology
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Bible & Theology

“The Bible and Theology program will help lead students to understand the Bible better and lead them into a closer relationship with Jesus Christ. We highly value biblical thinking and so a lot of our students really want to understand how the Bible speaks today and how to apply that in a Christian context.”

Dr. Kevin R. Burris
Bible and Theology Department Chair, Professor of Biblical Studies & Languages

Degree Layout

Featured Courses

The Biblical Languages major is a 126 hour program that includes 69 hours of general education courses (including 30 hours of Bible & Theology), 18 hours of open electives, and 39 hours in Biblical Languages-specific courses.

Featured Courses:

  • Elementary Greek I & II
  • Elementary Hebrew I & II
  • Critical Issues in Theology
  • Intermediate Greek I or Intermediate Hebrew
  • Intermediate Greek II or Biblical Aramaic
Noah Smith


I thoroughly enjoyed studying Biblical Greek at TFC. Of course it was difficult and demanding, but it was equally as rewarding both academically and devotionally. Since I graduated from TFC, I have pursued the field of Bible Translation, where there is still a ton of work to be done in thousands of languages. Being able to understand the original text is a huge benefit and one of the ways that God was preparing me for His work all along.
Noah Smith, Class of 2014
Career Options

What can you do with a Biblical Languages Degree?

When you earn a Biblical Languages degree, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of jobs, such as:

Bible Translator

A common field of interest for biblical languages graduates is Bible translation. There are many organizations around the world seeking to translate the word of God into different languages. Biblical languages graduates are prepared to enter into this needed field due to their understanding of the original biblical texts.

Many graduates who earn a bachelor’s degree in biblical languages go on to pursue their calling to become a pastor. There are opportunities to specialize as a pastor, such as working as a youth pastor or serving as a teaching pastor. In most cases, the pastor serves as the leader of the church organization, managing the administration of the church as well as providing spiritual insight and guidance for all parishioners.

Those who earn a biblical languages degree are particularly passionate about the Bible and its teachings, which makes them well-suited to a career in education. Most bible & theology graduates teach in Christian environments at the elementary, secondary or collegiate level.

Church Director

In many churches, there are a variety of directors who serve under the Pastor, such as the Worship Director, the Youth Ministry Director or the Christian Education Director. Graduates with a bible & theology degree are the perfect fit for these positions, as they have an intimate understanding of the Bible, and they know how to practically apply the lessons that are found within the Old and New Testaments.