Biblical Studies

Students in the Biblical Studies major are equipped with knowledge, skill, and character pertinent to detailed knowledge of Old and New Testament literature, with advanced skills in personal and practical application of biblical principles, and with fundamental skills in research, writing and presentation of material appropriate to student’s professional goals. Students in the Biblical Studies major will gain a basic understanding of biblical literature beyond the general knowledge provided by the required core classes, learn to apply course material to the formation of Christian beliefs and values, and learn to analyze and critically evaluate ideas and arguments relevant to the major and advanced biblical knowledge.

The bachelor’s degree in biblical studies at Toccoa Falls College provides students with an in-depth look into both the Old and New Testaments, allowing them to develop both a personal and practical application of the teachings of the Bible. Students appreciate the fact that the biblical studies degree can be completed either in-person or online, with the online biblical studies degree offering students an affordable and convenient option.

Minors

  • Bible Languages
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Religion

Program Layout

The Biblical Studies 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 Studies-specific courses. Classes include Daniel & Revelation, Acts, Psalms & Proverbs, Critical Issues in Theology, and Apologetics.

What Can You Do with a Biblical Studies Degree?

When you earn an online biblical studies degree, you will find that there are many career opportunities available to you. Graduates are qualified for a wide range of biblical studies degree jobs, such as:
  • Pastor — Many graduates who earn a bachelor's degree in biblical studies go on to pursue their calling to become a pastor. In order to become a pastor, you will likely need to earn a master's degree in divinity or theology. 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.
  • Educator — Those who earn a biblical studies online degree are particularly passionate about the Bible and its teachings, which makes them well-suited to a career in education. Most biblical studies graduates teach in Christian environments at the elementary, secondary or collegiate level.
  • Human Services Professional — The biblical studies degree program not only provides students with advanced, detailed knowledge of the Old and New Testaments, but it also often encourages students to live a life of service. As a result, many graduates go on to work in the human service industry. Some job opportunities that may be available for biblical studies graduates include working as a guidance counselor at a high school, working as a social worker at a Christian organization or working as a probation officer. These job opportunities allow graduates to live a life of service while relying on the knowledge of the Bible that they acquired during their degree program to provide actionable, faith-based advice.
  • Counselor — With a degree in biblical studies, graduates are uniquely qualified to serve as a mental health counselor, a youth counselor, a guidance counselor or a substance abuse counselor. These job opportunities provide those who are passionate about Christian teaching with an opportunity to serve those who are in need and provide them with insight into the Bible that will help them to live a well-rounded, faith-filled life. The Biblical Studies degree does not lead to a professional counseling licensure, however, it does qualify students to enter into the M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy which does lead to this licensure.
  • 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 an online biblical studies 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.
Learn more about our biblical studies degree, by emailing us at admissions@tfc.edu or booking a campus tour, which can be completed in-person or through a virtual visit. You can also schedule a virtual meeting with a professor, advisor, athletic coach or current student who can answer any questions you may have about attending Toccoa Falls College.
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