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Bachelor's Degree in Biblical Studies

Are you ready to dive deep into the heart of scripture? Then check out Indiana Wesleyan University's Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biblical Studies. This is an immersive program from Wesley Seminary designed for those who are called to explore the Bible with depth, understanding, and theological acuity. This entirely online program extends over 24 months and includes 17 courses, offering a flexible yet profound educational experience for individuals passionate about scripture and eager to fulfill roles in preaching, teaching, and ministry leadership. Tailored for both the aspiring and the established ministry professional, this biblical studies degree program stands as a beacon for those seeking to navigate the complexities of scripture and its application in today's multifaceted world.

What Will I Learn in this Biblical Studies Program?

Beyond a focused study on scripture, the program enriches students' learning experience with material on theology, spirituality, leadership, and teaching. This comprehensive curriculum is designed to cultivate well-rounded graduates, proficient in both the theory and practice of biblical studies and ministry. Graduates from this program will find themselves well-prepared to serve in a variety of ministry positions, particularly those emphasizing preaching and teaching the Bible. Furthermore, this degree serves as an excellent foundation for those aspiring to pursue master’s level education in divinity, ministry, or biblical studies, laying the groundwork for advanced theological study and leadership roles in the church and beyond.

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What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

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Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

Tuition & Aid

51 Credit Hours

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$398/ Credit Hour

Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, veterans’ benefits, and employer reimbursement.

Financial AidTuition Info

Applicable fees for resources and services will be assessed throughout the program. Tuition and fees for prerequisites and required elective courses are in addition to the charges shown on the program cost sheet. Your tuition rate will remain the same as long as you remain continuously enrolled in the same program. Cost sheets may be requested from an enrollment counselor by calling 866.498.4968 or emailing iwuenroll@indwes.edu.
What You'll Study

Coursework for your bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies covers how to:

  • Describe the relevant background, genre, contents, and theological themes of select books of the Bible
  • Apply the principles and techniques of inductive Bible study to various biblical materials
  • Explain the relevance of diverse historical and cultural circumstances on the interpretation and application of scripture
  • Relate interpretations of scripture to key aspects of Wesleyan theology
  • Design Bible study lessons based on exegetical analysis and effective learning techniques
  • Integrate the study of scripture into one’s own spiritual, character, and leadership formation

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Program Requirements
  • Proof of standard high school diploma or GED certification.
  • Original transcript from each undergraduate college or university that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by both the U.S. Department of Education (DoED) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Prior completion of at least 60 transferable credit hours is required before the student is eligible to start a bachelor core program
  • Completion of 120 semester hours.
  • Overall cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Completion of the required core courses with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Completion of 30 hours of general education as specified.
  • Payment of all tuition and fees is required to receive a diploma.
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Accreditation

Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), www.hlcommission.org, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at www.indwes.edu/about/iwu-profile/accreditation.