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BS in Biblical Studies

Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies

No matter where you are, you can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies online. With this degree, you will:

  • spend more time studying God’s Word than any other book
  • be equipped to serve effectively in ministry or in the marketplace by developing biblical thinking, interpretation, and application
  • flourish in a strong online community of peers while being mentored by professors

Earn your degree online wherever you are and keep your current schedule.

Purpose and Outcomes

Program Purpose

The BSBS degree program is designed to help students apply the Scriptures within contemporary life and ministry. As you study, you'll gain expertise and get support for your unique strengths.

The BSBS is created for students who:

  • want to pursue academic goals and keep commitments to family, work, and church
  • have a desire to be equipped to serve effectively in ministry or in the marketplace by developing biblical thinking, interpretation, and application

Student Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of the BSBS you will be able to:

  • apply research methodologies to identified topics related to biblical studies 
  • communicate the message of the Scriptures to identified audiences
  • utilize historical geography and relevant ancient cultural contexts in the interpretation of the Old Testament and New Testament.
  • create action plans to impact personal, familial, or ecclesiastical life through the interpretation of Scripture
  • implement a strategy for enhancing your spiritual life
  • Portfolio
  • Career Options

Comprehensive Program Portfolio

Moody will help you create a program portfolio encompassing your best work from every class you take. When you look for new ministry experiences or work, you will be able to showcase your personal ministry brand with a collection of written documents, videos, podcasts, photographs, or other types of work.

Potential Career Options

You will be equipped to serve as a ministry leader, staff member, lay leader, or volunteer, possessing the skills to think biblically about the issues facing a particular Christian ministry, and bring value to your ministry team. Serve as a missionary, associate pastor, or in other ministry capacities. You will also be prepared to pursue a Master of Divinity or other seminary degree options.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies Curriculum

Click here to download the BSBS Program Plan.

Program Core
BI 1103 Reading the Old Testament 4
BI 1104 Reading the New Testament 4
BI 2201     Interpreting Scripture 3
BI 2260 Historical Geography of Ancient Israel 3
BI 3301 Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds and the Old Testament 3
BI 3302 Second Temple Jewish Backgrounds 3
BI 4402 Teaching the Scriptures 4
BI 4404 Applying Scripture in the Contemporary World 3
BI 4405 Interpreting Isaiah for Teaching 3
BI 4406 Interpreting Romans for Teaching 3
GSU 1107 Foundations of Learning 3
GSU 1115 The Story and Structure of the Bible 3
GSU 2203 Self and Social Identity in Christianity 4
TH 1105 The Old Testament and Theology 3
TH 1106 The New Testament and Theology 3
TH 1110 The Church and Its Doctrines 3
TH 3302Method for Biblical Theology 3

Total: (Program Core)


General Studies Requirements
General Studies Core
GSU 1110 College Writing 3
GSU 1112 Research Writing 3
GSU 2202 Introduction to Critical Thinking 3
Total: (General Studies Core) 9
Academic Disciplines
Critical Thinking and Math 6
Oral and Written Communication 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 9
Humanities 12
Open Electives 27
Total: (Academic Disciplines) 57
Total: (General Studies Requirements) 66

Total Credits: