The Certificate in Biblical Studies is for those who are interested in furthering their biblical education, but do not want (or need) a degree. Students in this certificate program are often serving in their home churches and want to deepen their understanding of the Bible. This certificate allows students to concentrate fully on biblical studies.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
The Certificate in Biblical Studies enables students to exegete Scripture contextually and meaningfully as well as identify the core elements of the biblical storyline. Students learn how the individual parts of the Bible contribute to and develop the storyline, and vice versa. This certificate provides a foundation for students who want further biblical education in a shorter program. Students who complete the certificate may continue their studies by applying their units toward the BA in Biblical Studies degree program.
Upon successful completion of this Certificate in Biblical Studies, students will be able to:
- Identify the core elements of the biblical storyline and explain how the individual parts contribute to and develop the storyline, and vice versa.
- Exegete Scripture contextually and meaningfully.
Certificate Courses (15 units)
- BIBL101 | Christian Foundations: Old Testament or THEO340 | Theology of the Hebrew Bible
- BIBL104 | Christian Foundations: New Testament or THEO360 | Theology of the New Testament
- BIBL349 | Hermeneutics
- BIBL211 | Biblical World: Hebrew Bible or BIBL212 | Biblical World: New Testament
- Choose 1 Biblical Studies Elective
- Choose any remaining Biblical Studies courses (BIBL, BLG, NT, or OT).
To view all courses and course descriptions, please see our current Academic Catalog.
Associate Dean of the Faculty of Theology
“The Faculty of Theology has observed a trend in higher education and within our local community: people who want further biblical education but do not want (or need) a degree. Jessup’s Certificate in Biblical Studies helps fill that need by providing students with fundamental biblical knowledge for ministry or personal interest.”
— Cynthia Shafer-Elliott, Ph.D.
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