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BA in Biblical and Theological Studies

Students with a passion for theological ideas and Christian ministry might be interested in Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies. Read more about this online bachelor's degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Students applying for the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies program should have a strong grasp of scripture, a mature spiritual life, and a desire to develop their understanding of Christianity. Applicants are required to have a high school diploma or the equivalent; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Regent University's Bachelor of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies degree program is designed to equip students with the skills to serve in Christian ministry. Students have the chance to understand Church history, the writings of the prophets, and foundational principles in theology. Pragmatic skills are also emphasized, with coursework in practical ministry techniques. Regent also intends for this program to help students grow spiritually, embrace Christian ethics, and share their faith more powerfully.

Learning Format:

Online and 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 Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies:

Regent requires 120 credit hours to earn the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies degree. Of these, 49 credits are in the school's general education courses, 23 are in electives, and the remaining 48 are in the Biblical & Theological Studies major. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

General Education Courses (49 credits)

  • The Making of a Christian Mind
  • The Making of a Christian Leader
  • Old Testament Studies
  • New Testament Studies
  • Intro. to Christian History & Thought
  • Public Speaking (On-campus students only)
  • Regent Foundations of Success (Online students only)
  • English Composition
  • Research & Academic Writing
  • The True, the Good, & the Beautiful
  • Literature of the Western World
  • Art and Culture
  • Students select one of the following:
    • Math for Liberal Arts
    • College Algebra
    • Statistics
    • Calculus I
    • Discrete Math
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Introduction to Biology with Laboratory
    • General Biology I
    • Origins of the Cosmos
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • U.S. History I to 1877
    • U.S. History II from 1877
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Introduction to Economics
    • Microeconomics
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • World Geography
    • Western Civilization I
    • Western Civilization II
    • World History I
    • World History II
    • Introduction to Spanish I
    • Introduction to Spanish II
    • Intermediate Spanish I
    • Intermediate Spanish II

Major Courses (48 credits)

  • Principles of Hermeneutics & Theological Thinking
  • Theological Writing and Research
  • The Gospels
  • Church History I
  • Church History II
  • Old Testament Historical Books
  • Study of the Prophets
  • Pauline Literature
  • Acts of the Apostles
  • General Epistles
  • Romans
  • Systematic Theology I
  • Systematic Theology II
  • Senior Seminar

General Electives (23 credits)

  • Students choose 23 credits of general elective courses

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Students who wish to continue their studies - and learn more about theology, the Bible, and Christianity - could do so at the master's degree level. A master's program in this area might equip students to work in theological scholarship, find positions at Christian schools, or seek out leadership roles in missions.

Some degrees graduates might consider include:

  • M.A. in Church Leadership
  • Master of Divinity
  • Master of Theological Studies

Career Paths:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies program might have the theological understanding and practical skills in ministry needed to find places to serve. These career opportunities could be with churches, missions groups, and Christian schools.

Here are a few areas graduates might consider:

  • Missions work
  • Religious education
  • Human services
  • Church planting

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