If you enjoy reading the Bible and find yourself not only researching the scriptures but sharing them with others as well, then consider expanding your knowledge and spiritual growth with a Biblical Studies Degree. A Biblical Studies Degree allows you to explore the characters and stories in the Bible in a manner that is rooted in the basic understanding of God’s Word, scripture interpretation, and historical aptitude. Obtaining this knowledge helps you not only to build your ministry from personal experiences; it also gives you a solid foundation to build upon those experiences from a biblical context.
A Biblical Studies Degree is usually a four-year program that consists of courses that cover the Old Testament and the New Testament. Additional courses include an Introductory to Theology and/or the History of Christianity and the Church. You may also study historical languages of the bible as well as biblical interpretation.
You can earn your Biblical Studies Degree at a local Christian Educational Institution such as Grand Canyon University or Liberty University. They are typically designed to prepare you for a position in the Church or in a particular ministry. However, it is open to those who have a desire to further their biblical studies. Students have the options to choose a minor or a concentration in areas such as preaching or humanities. There are also a number of online programs that offer similar courses and programs. Keep in mind that it is best to research these schools to ensure that they are accredited.
Whether you feel you are called to pursue a degree in biblical studies, it is recommended that you speak with school counselors as well as local pastors and ministers to help determine the best program for you.