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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Overview

The online Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is an in depth study and application of the Bible. Professors seek to establish students’ understanding of the Bible and move them from learning to doing. Early in the curriculum students are given the necessary background and skills to interpret the Bible as the inspired, infallible Word of God.

Students will explore the most current research and discover today’s most relevant information about the Bible. Professors encourage students to investigate the Biblical text for themselves as the source of their doctrine and guide for life.

An online degree in biblical studies at Belhaven University will give each student the flexibility they need to complete their degree at their own pace. This degree program is designed in the Christian liberal arts tradition giving students a broader range of study and career possibilities. Students who earn this online Bible degree can go into ministry positions that includes pastoring, working with youth or children, counselors, therapists, teachers or missionaries. Belhaven also offers an Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies.


Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies Online Degree Curriculum Summary

Course # Course Name Credits
ART245 Art Appreciation 3
BIB214 Old Testament History 3
BIB215 New Testament History 3
BIO125 Science and Culture II 4
ENG103 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG108 Effective Research Writing 3
ENG203 Survey of World Literature I 3
ENG204 Survey of World Literature II 3
HIS108 Civilization 3
HIS205 Contemporary World History 3
MAT202 Quantitative Reasoning 3
WVC301 Christian Interpretation of Life 3
BUS280 Introduction to Online Education 3
BIB460 The Biblical Message 3
BIB344 Israel's History 3
BIB385 Shepherding Ministry in Context 3
BIB345 Kingdom History (NT History) 3
BIB324 Israel's Ethics 3
BIB334 Israel's Shepherds 3
BIB375 Outreach Ministry in Context 3
BIB325 Kingdom Ethics 3
BIB335 Kingdom Shepherds (New Testament) 3
BIB395 God's Kingdom Through History 3
BIB480 Thesis 3
BIB470 Non Profit Administration 3
WVC401 Kingdom Life 3
  Electives 45
  TOTAL 124
 

Course Descriptions

See Online College Catalogue for Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies course descriptions.


Admission Information

As you apply for admission to Belhaven University, you can use this checklist to assist you in the process. Each item required is necessary to apply, be accepted and register at the college. If you have any questions about admission, contact onlineadmission@belhaven.edu.

  1. COMPLETE the APPLICATION for Admission and SUBMIT $25 APPLICATION Fee.

  2. REQUEST TRANSCRIPTS

    • Submit official transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended. You may make copies of the transcript request form provided. Full credit is usually allowed for students transferring work from another regionally accredited institution. See Transferability of Credit Notice. The registrar will determine if the work is consistent with a liberal arts curriculum.

    • Students applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit acceptable by Belhaven must also submit an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation. A 2.0 grade point on a 4.0 scale average is required.

    • A student who has earned the General Education Development (GED) certificate may be admitted. An official GED transcript must be provided from the State Department of Education of the state that issued the certificate. Subscores must be 450 or higher or an average standard score of 500 or higher to be considered for admission.

  3. SUBMIT TEST SCORES

    • A student who is applying with fewer than 12 semester hours of college credit must send to the office of admission an official high school transcript showing the date of graduation as well as an official report of the ACT or SAT score directly from the testing service. Applications will be processed and admission status determined when all required items, including the ACT or SAT, where applicable, are on file.

    • Freshmen who have graduated and been out of high school for five years or more will not be required to submit an ACT score, but their applications must come before the committee.

    • Applicants whose native language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in English by scoring 525 or above on the paper-based or 71 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The TOEFL requirements may be waived if English proficiency can be demonstrated through other reliable documentation. Proficiency is usually demonstrated by at least two years of successful academic work at the college or university level in the United States.

    • A veteran who wishes to be assessed for military credit or who will use veteran benefits must submit a copy of Form DD214 and/or DD295 to Belhaven University.

  4. COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS