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BA in Biblical Studies

Colorado Christian University's Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is designed for students interested in studying both the historical context and spiritual meaning of the Bible. Read on to find out more about the CCU's online BA in Biblical Studies program.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

School Offering Program:

Colorado Christian University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students with an interest in the Christian Bible and a desire for spiritual development may find this Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies program a good fit. Applicants to any bachelor's degree program at Colorado Christian University should have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies at Colorado Christian University is intended to help students understand the Bible's major themes including sin, creation, death, and redemption. CCU designed the program to equip students with the practical skills to interpret the New and Old Testaments and that includes instruction in historical context and languages like Greek and Hebrew. Beyond contextual understanding, CCU also tailored this program to guide students to a spiritual understanding of the Bible. As such, students may delve into theology, Christian doctrine, and the ways in which the Bible influences their lives on a daily basis.

Learning Format:

Online or On campus

Program Length:

120 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Colorado Christian University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies:

To graduate with a degree in Biblical Studies, students must complete 120 hours. Of these, 39 are general education, 39 are in the major's core curriculum, and 42 are made up of electives. Contact Colorado Christian University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Requirements (39 credits)

  • World Views
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Art Appreciation
    • Photography I
    • Creative Arts
    • Classic Christmas Films & Literature
    • C.S. Lewis in Film & Literature
  • Adult Studies Seminar I
  • Adult Studies Seminar II
  • Students choose two of the following:
    • Old Testament Introduction
    • New Testament Introduction
    • Introduction to the Bible
    • How We Got the English Bible
    • Biblical Interpretation
    • Spiritual Formation
    • Songs of the Faith: Psalms
    • Apostolic History & Instruction: Acts & Paul's Letters
    • Introduction to Systematic Theology
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Effective Business Communication
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Oral Communication
    • Interactive Communication
  • College Algebra
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Biological Diversity
    • Introduction to Nutrition
    • Introduction to Environmental Science
  • Students choose at least one of the following:
    • Western Civilization I
    • America since 1877
    • History of Christianity
    • American Exceptionalism
    • Christianity in America
  • Students choose at least one of the following:
    • Business Fundamentals
    • Macro and Micro Economics
    • Environmental Geography
    • American Political Process
    • General Psychology
    • Relational Psychology
    • Interpersonal Relationships
    • Psychology Through the Lifespan
    • Marriage and Family
    • Principles of Sociology

Major Core Requirements (39 credits)

  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Biblical Tools
  • Old Testament History: Narrative & the Law
  • Old Testament Passion & Poise: Poetry & Wisdom
  • Synoptic Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke
  • Apostolic History & Instruction: Acts & Paul's Letters
  • Prophets of the Old Testament
  • John's Writings and the General Epistles
  • Teaching the Bible
  • Biblical Studies Capstone
  • Personal and Social Ethics
  • Introduction to Systematic Theology
  • Christian Doctrine

Elective Requirements (42 credits)

  • Students take 42 credit hours of electives

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After graduating from this BA in Biblical Studies program, students may want to keep going with their studies to deepen their understanding of the Bible and prepare to serve in higher positions within a church or ministry. The next logical step from here is a master's degree. Here are a few potential master's degrees in the field that graduates may consider:

  • Master of Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Master of Arts in Biblical Studies
  • Master of Arts in Theological Studies

Career Paths:

CCU's Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is designed to equip students with an understanding of the Bible that translates directly to a job (or service) at a church, Christian publication, or ministry. Some positions students might consider with this degree include:

  • Chaplain
  • Youth pastor
  • Journalist

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