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A theological studies degree can be pursued online or in Virginia Beach at Regent University.

B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies

Pursue Your Calling Through Regent’s Biblical & Theological Studies Program

Looking for a degree that combines your passion for sharing the gospel with your love for Scripture? Regent’s Bachelor of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies will give you a solid foundation in theology, practical ministry, and biblical studies. It also provides you with an appreciation of the history, context, and message of the Bible. Taught from a Christian Renewal perspective, you’ll develop your knowledge of God’s Word as you apply it to contemporary issues and other religions.

On Campus, Online
120+
October 25, 2021
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DEEPEN YOUR INSIGHT

Examine biblical Hebrew and Greek languages along with historical and theological developments in Christianity.

LEARN FROM THE BEST

Be mentored by faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

PREPARE TO GO FURTHER

Prepares you for ministry roles, as well as seminary or graduate studies in areas like the Bible, theology, and Church history.

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Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies program, online or on campus in Virginia Beach, you will be able to:

  • Explore Christian ethics and how to share your faith more effectively.
  • Understand the history, context and message of the Bible more deeply.
  • Respond to common objections to Christianity with confidence and soundness.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Church Administration
  • Church Planting
  • Human Services
  • Ministerial Teacher & Pastor
  • Missions Work
  • Religious Education
  • Youth Ministry
$55Thousand
Mean annual wage for clergy U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019
Introduction to methods of studying and interpreting Scripture, theological understanding, and practical application.

Introduction to research processes for the study of religion, including theology, biblical studies, ethics, and historical studies. Additionally, critical reading, grammatically correct writing, and the use of appropriate style manuals are covered.

Examination of the content and messages of the Gospels, their theology, and their application in modern culture.
Survey of the movements and ideas which have influenced the church from the second century until the Reformation.
Survey of the movements, leaders, and ideas which have influenced the church in the West from the time of the Reformation to the beginning of the 21st century.
Examination of the content and messages of the Pentateuch, its theology, and its application in modern culture.
Examination of the content and messages of Joshua, Judges, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Ruth, their theology, and their application in modern culture.
Examination of the content and message of Job, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs & Lamentations, their theology, and their application in modern culture.

Study of the writings of the Old Testament prophets, focusing on one of the major prophets or a selection of the minor prophets. The course examines the historical moment and place of the text as well as the role of the prophet in ancient Israel. Students examine texts exegetically, considering theology as suggested by the text(s) as well as the relationship to the New Testament, along with personal applications of the prophets' teachings. Prerequisite: BIBL 103 or BIBL 105.

Study of the writings of the Apostle Paul. Students consider the cultural and philosophical background of each text as well as its contents and its place in the canon. The course examines the literature theologically and exegetically while inviting students to develop and consider personal applications of the texts. Prerequisite: BIBL 104 or BIBL 105.

Study of the New Testament book of Acts and the history and context of first-century Christianity. Students consider the historical, literary, and cultural background of Acts as well as its theological message and major themes. Prerequisite: BIBL 104 or BIBL 105.

Exegetical study of the general epistles (James through Jude). Students examine theological, literary, and cultural aspects of these letters as they consider the application of these texts. Prerequisite: BIBL 104 or BIBL 105.

Examination of the content and message of Romans, its theology, and its application in modern culture. Prerequisite: BIBL 200.

Exploration of core doctrinal and theological beliefs of the Christian faith. Based preeminently on Scripture and on other Christian sources and norms, students study the nature and task of theology, the revelation and knowledge of God, the nature and works of the triune God, creation and providence, the nature of humanity, and the nature and effects of sin. Students also learn to assess doctrine and theology from a variety of theological perspectives.

Continued exploration of core doctrinal and theological beliefs of the Christian faith. Based preeminently on Scripture and on other Christian sources and norms, students study the person and work of Jesus Christ, the identity and function of the Holy Spirit, the nature and process of salvation, the nature and role of the church, and the last things. Students also learn to assess doctrine and theology from a variety of theological perspectives. Prerequisite: BIBL 331.

Integrative study of religious and theological issues in which students examine one or more contemporary topics in religion. Students employ the methodologies and approaches used within their particular major in dialogue with other majors in the department. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 5: Submit Your FAFSA

  • Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. Regent’s school code is 030913.
DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »