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Biblical and Theological Studies, B.A.

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La Mirada, CA, United States
The Biblical and Theological Studies program at Biola University states that the Bible is central to our lives. But to get the most out of God’s Word, we must read it in its historical, cultural and literary contexts, informed along the way by how Christian thought has developed throughout history.
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Overview

The Biblical and Theological Studies program at Biola University offers several key advantages:

  • The program is housed within Biola’s Talbot School of Theology, one of the nation’s leading seminaries.
  • The flexibility of electives allows you to design a program that’s custom-fit to your specific academic or ministry objectives.

What Will I Study?

Throughout the biblical and theological studies program, you will get well acquainted with biblical content and major doctrines of the Word of God, leading to greater spiritual maturity. The flexibility of electives within this major will enable you to design a program in line with your ministry objectives. 

Some of the course highlights and topics you will learn about include:

  • Foundational Old and New Testament knowledge
  • Systematic and historical theology
  • Methods of writing
  • Critical thinking and persuasion
  • Principles for interpreting Scripture
  • Paul's theology and worldview

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Elementary Hebrew Grammar 
  • Intermediate Hebrew Grammar 
  • Biblical Interpretation and Spiritual Formation
  • Foundations of Christian Thought
  • Old Testament History and Literature
  • New Testament History and Literature

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    70

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit your official application for admission
  • Submit a non-refundable $45 application fee
  • Complete the required essay
  • Submit an official transcript
  • Submit your scores from the SAT or ACT 
  • The student must be an evangelical believer in the Christian faith (the applicant's statement of faith will be articulated in the personal essay section of the application).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    43512 USD/semester
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  • National

    43512 USD/semester
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Living costs for La Mirada

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
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