Biblical and Religious Studies, B.A. | Messiah University | Mechanicsburg, United States
48 months
38550 USD/year
38550 USD/year
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In Messiah College’s flexible Biblical and Religious Studies Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program, you’ll interpret biblical texts, reflect on religious beliefs and practices and acquire leadership skills that enable you to mature academically and spiritually.


Major requirements

The Biblical and Religious Studies (BRS) program offered by Messiah College is built on a core set of courses that explore various aspects of biblical texts. You will take a wide range of courses on various aspects of biblical text, including Pentateuch, historical books, poetical and wisdom literature, Gospels, Paul and His Letters, and Revelation. You can also choose to concentrate in a specific area of interest to further expand your knowledge in Bible, theology, religion or world Christianity. Because of the flexibility of the BRS major, it also allows you to pursue electives in other departments, choose a double major, or even customize an individual major based on your personal career goals.

Career options for biblical and religious studies majors

  • Churches
  • Parachurch ministry
  • Social work
  • Seminary 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Encountering the Bible for Majors
  • New Testament Literature for Majors
  • History of Christianity
  • Christian Theology of Religious Pluralism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


123 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited senior high school or the equivalent. Course units from grades nine through twelve should include the following:

  • 4 units in academic English
  • at least 2 units (preferably 3 or more) in academic mathematics
  • at least 2 units (preferably 3 or more) in academic natural science
  • 2 or more units in academic social studies
  • 2 or more units in foreign language
  • 4 units in additional electives.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    38550 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 38550 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    38550 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 38550 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Mechanicsburg

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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