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Biblical Studies


Biblical studies programs focus on the Old and New Testaments.

Students learn to interpret the Bible in religious and ethical terms. They may prepare to work in Christian religious vocations.

Biblical studies programs include topics such as:


Some community colleges and two-year schools offer associate degree programs in Biblical studies. An associate degree program usually takes two years of full-time study.

Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in Biblical studies. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study.

Several universities offer graduate degrees in Biblical studies. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.

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Program Admission

You can prepare for this program by taking courses in high school that prepare you for college. This typically includes four years of English, three years of math, three years of social studies, and two years of science. Some colleges also require two years of a second language.

Below is a list of high school courses that will help prepare you for this program of study:

Typical Course Work

Program Courses

This program typically includes courses in the following subjects:

Things to Know

Some programs require you to learn biblical Hebrew or Greek so you can read the bible in the original languages.


King-Snohomish Area

Northwest University

Seattle Bible College

Seattle Pacific University

Spokane Area

Whitworth University

Tacoma Area

Western Reformed Seminary