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Learn to study, teach, and apply the Bible today.

Do you want to help more people know God? With a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, you’ll learn how to interpret and apply God’s word faithfully. Wrestle with hard questions in a safe space grounded in Scripture.

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4 Year Promise

At Roberts, we are committed to giving you a head start in earning income and achieving your personal goals by helping you graduate in four years. In fact, we guarantee it.


Program Highlights

Complete your bachelor’s degree and your Master’s of Divinity in 5 years.

Strengthen your connection to Christ by being mentored in spiritual discipline.

Discern where God is calling you through local or national internships.


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Abreana graduated from the program in 2021 and is currently earning her Master’s of Divinity from Northeastern Seminary.

She says, “I always knew I wanted to attend a Christian college. My professors and mentors invested in me academically, professionally, and personally. Their students are never just another face in the classroom to them. In so many ways, they reflected Jesus.”

What Will I Learn

You already have the heart for service – now you just need the knowledge and experience that comes from earning your degree.

When you earn your bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies, you will learn to:
  • Interpret difficult biblical texts by understanding their linguistic, literary, and cultural contexts
  • Use the biblical languages to understand the meaning of scripture
  • Constructively and persuasively debate the message of biblical texts for today’s world
  • Deepen your spiritual disciplines while you study the Bible
  • Develop leadership and critical thinking skills

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Career Outlook


  • Church or Community Ministry
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Christian Education
  • Community Organization
  • Missions
  • Chaplaincy
  • Worship Leader

Grad Schools

  • Northeastern Seminary
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Duke Divinity School
  • Candler School of Theology at Emory University
  • Seattle Pacific Seminary

Frequently Asked Questions

As a Biblical Studies major, you will take classes in interpreting biblical texts from both the Old and New Testaments. You’ll study biblical languages to aid your interpretation. Overall, you’ll connect your love of God with rigorous study of God’s word.

  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Missionary
  • Ministry Director
  • Chaplain
  • Social Worker
  • Christian Educator
  • Community Organizer
  • Worship Leader

Yes! If you come to campus for an individual visit, you can meet individually with a professor to get an overview of the major and your individual questions answered. Our Discovery Day events typically include a Faculty & Services Expo, where you can meet your future professors.

We are committed to helping students meet the financial obligation to earn a degree and advance a career. Our Office of Student Financial Services works to assist all students in their effort to maximize financial aid. We award financial assistance to 100% of our undergraduate students.

Related Majors

Ministry - The Ministry major is designed for that person who is hoping to pursue ministry, while keeping open the possibility of attending seminary later on.
Philosophy and Theology - Interested in religious studies? Our Religion-Philosophy major will help students become intelligent, grounded, well-read people with the ability to communicate effectively.
Social Work - Wondering how to become a Social Worker? The Social Work major at Roberts Wesleyan University helps students gain valuable interviewing skills, along with in-field experience, en route to a Social Work degree.
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