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Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

Like the Bachelor of Science in Ministry, the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies is a comprehensive professional program to prepare students for service in the church as pulpit ministers, elders, deacons, missionaries, and Bible teachers.  Also, this program helps prepare students for allied Christian leadership positions in youth services or as ministers of education at large congregations or chaplains in hospitals, the armed forces, universities, and correctional institutions.  Additionally, the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies has a focus on a scholarly approach to prepare students to pursue advanced degrees such as Amridge University’s Master of Arts in New Testament Studies and Master of Arts in Old Testament Studies, which include a concentration in biblical studies, including exegesis of Scripture in at least one of the original languages in which it was written.

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Impart knowledge of the Old Testament and the New Testament;
  2. Develop a basic explanation of Christianity; and
  3. Translate basic Greek or Hebrew into English.


Before being graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

1.    Complete at least 128 semester hours of which at least 40 semester hours must be taken at Amridge University;

2.    Complete all required coursework for the respective degree;

3.    Have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher; and

4.    Complete an Amridge University Degree Completion Application.  The properly completed and signed application must be submitted no later than the first day of classes of the semester prior to the semester the student plans to graduate.  Following this schedule permits the University to conduct a full audit of the respective student’s records to make sure that all courses, programs, and respective graduation requirements have been met.  Students having any questions regarding the Degree Completion Application should contact the Registrar’s Office.

The Course Requirements of 128 semester credit hours for the degree program includes general education courses (40 semester hours), program specific courses (40 semester hours), elective courses (48 semester hours).

General Education Courses
EH 1401 English Composition I
EH 1402 English Composition II
Humanities/Fine Arts
HM 2410 Introduction to Ethics
PH 3420 Survey of the Bible
MH 1403 College Algebra
MH 1404 Finite Math
Natural Science
HE 1401 Health
HE 1405 Human Nutrition
SC 1410 Introduction to Life Sciences
BY 2401 Biology I
Social Science/Behavioral Science
PG 2401 General Psychology
SY 2401 Introductory Sociology
HY 2403 Western Civilization I
HY 2404 Western Civilization II
GT 2405 Your American Government
HY 1401 United States History I
HY 1402 United States History II
EC 3403 Microeconomics
EC 3405 Macroeconomics
Humanities/Fine Arts, Mathematics/Natural Sciences, Social/Behavioral Sciences
Total General Education Course Hours 40
Required Courses
FD 1412 Management Intervention (required at the beginning of the Student’s program) 4
NT 3403 Introduction and Survey of the New Testament 4
NT 3406 Life and Teachings of Christ 4
OT 3401 Introduction and Survey of the Old Testament 4
PS 4401 Homiletics 4
TH 3401 Survey of Christian History and Thought 4
TH 4405 Systematic Theology 4
FD 3401 Hermeneutics 4
Language Requirement
FD 3402 Elementary Greek I
and FD 3403 Elementary Greek II
FD 3406 Elementary Hebrew I
and FD 3407 Elementary Hebrew II
Total Required Course Hours 40
Elective Course Hours (select from 1000-2000 level courses) 48
Total Hours for Bachelor’s Degree  128

Common Titles:

  • Pulpit Minister
  • Elders
  • Youth Minister
  • Missionary
  • Christian School Teacher
  • Chaplain
  • Minister of Education

Job Listings:

 Common Titles:

  • Pulpit Minister
  • Elders
  • Youth Minister
  • Missionary
  • Christian School Teacher
  • Chaplain
  • Minister of Education

Salary Information: