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Biblical Studies

The Master’s College is now offering a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies with a choice of two possible emphases in an online format. The Biblical Studies: General emphasis includes nine semester units of Biblical Greek language study, while the Biblical Studies: English Bible emphasis includes a three semester unit introduction to biblical language.

Both emphases provide individuals with an in-depth study of the Old and New Testaments. The major coursework stresses the understanding, interpretation, and application of biblical literature. The biblical content is studied in light of its original historical context so that an authentically biblical understanding can be applied to the theological and cultural issues of the current day. The programs attempt to assist students in developing a biblical worldview in which the principles and norms derived from the Word of God are applied to the whole of life. Spiritual values are emphasized so that practical spiritual growth is experienced along with academic achievement.

 

Major Requirements

For a listing of Required Textbooks, click on the Course Title for each course.

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Course Number & Title

Units for

Bible

General

Units for

English

Bible

Course Number & Title

Units for

Bible

General

Units for

English

Bible

B310

Foundations of Biblical Study

3

3

B346

Life of Christ

3

3

B340

Biblical Interpretation

3

3

BC300

Introduction to Biblical Counseling

3 3

B300

The Land of the Bible

3

3

BTH337

Theology of God

3

3

B364

History of Ancient Israel

3

3

B407

Isaiah

3

3

BL325

Intro to Biblical Languages

N/A

3

B342

Romans

3

3

BL305

Elementary Greek I

3

N/A

B335

Revelation

3

3

BL306

Elementary Greek II

3

N/A

BCW363

Apologetics

3

3

BL307

Elementary Greek III

3

N/A

B400

Senior Integration Seminar

3

3

B306

Genesis

 3  3 Total Units in each Bible Emphasis 48 42

 

Scheduling


Required major courses for the online Bible degree are taught in two 8-week blocks over three semesters each year.  Students taking one course per block are able to complete the major coursework in 28 months.  By taking more than one course per block, the program can be completed in as little as 14 months.

General Education & Electives


  • All TMC BA degrees require students to complete 122 semester units which includes major coursework (42 units), General Education (GE) requirements (65 units), and unrestricted electives (15 units).
  • GE and elective courses can be taken through TMC Online, transferred in from another accredited college or university, and/or via Advanced Placement or CLEP (subject to TMC transfer credit policies).
  • GE and elective courses can be taken prior to, concurrent with, or subsequent to completion of the major coursework.

Degree Requirements Summary


Click here to print a summary of the degree requirements for BA in Biblical Studies.

Career Opportunities


The online Biblical Studies degree is designed to be broad enough to prepare the student for a variety of ministry opportunities and specific enough to give the student the in-depth knowledge and character development to succeed in full-time ministry. Prior students have gone on to the following roles:

  • Pastor/associate pastor
  • Para-church ministry positions (missions agency, Christian school, etc.)
  • Christian education administration
  • Lay leadership ministry (elder, deacon, etc.)
  • Advanced degrees (M.Div, Th.M, etc.)