Why Study Biblical Studies at TFC?
The bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies 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.
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 the 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 also 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.
- Bible & Theology
- Old Testament
- Biblical Languages
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
Biblical Studies Courses
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 Featured courses include Daniel & Revelation, Psalms & Proverbs, Acts, Critical Issues in Theology, and Apologetics. Check out the course catalog to see a comprehensive list of program courses.
What can you do with a Biblical Studies Degree?
When you earn a 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:
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.
Those who earn a biblical studies 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.
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.
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 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.