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Is an excellent way for anyone who is interested in delving deeper into the study of Christianity to go on and find a career as a missionary, pastor, or even professor. You may choose this field of study because you are interested in not only becoming better versed in the Scriptures but also to help further your own spiritual growth while finding a job that is rewarding. You will cover a range of topics including the old and New Testament, biblical history, prophecy, apologetics, and even practical topics like English composition, computer literacy, and church administration.

Distance Learning 

After graduating with a degree in biblical studies you can go on to find employment in a wide variety of career fields. Both private businesses and government organizations prize individuals who have these types of degrees because they are ethical, hard-working, self-motivated, people who can help just about any organization or company find success in today's hectic, secular world. This type of degree opens many of the same doors that a typical liberal arts degree would.

Bible Study Program Levels Available

  • Undergraduate/Graduate Certificate: 1 year to complete 
  • Associate Degree: 2 years to complete 
  • Bachelor's Degree: 4 years to complete 
  • Master's Degree: 1-3 years to complete 
  • Doctorate Degree: 4-6 years to complete 

An undergraduate/graduate certificate can be earned in one year or less and is an excellent way for you to find an entry-level position with a variety of organizations. Of course, if you’re interested in a more responsible position within an organization, an associate or bachelor's degree is generally preferable. In most cases, employers and organizations looking to hire a biblical studies graduate preferred those who have a bachelor's degree unless the holder of an associate degree also has several years of experience. Those looking to find a job as a teacher in this particular field should consider earning a graduate degree. A Masters or doctorate enables you to find a job with a variety of universities, colleges, and church-based schools. Before you decide to pursue a graduate degree, you should first realize that this is a significant commitment both in terms of time and money. Although earning your graduate degree can open more doors than an undergraduate degree, it is also more costly and time-consuming.

Admission Requirements

When investigating some of the different programs and schools that offer bible study programs, it is a good idea for you to also find out what the admission requirements are for the program you are interested in. Most people who already hold an undergraduate degree are interested in earning their graduate degree and should understand that some of the more competitive programs and prestigious colleges have very strict criteria that must be met in order for you to gain admission. For example, a bachelor's degree holder may need to provide the college with a transcript proving that they have met all GPA requirements in the past, a portfolio of experience, and possibly even letters of recommendation. Undergraduate programs in bible study have similar admission requirements at virtually every school.

These requirements include:

  • SAT/ACT scores
  • High school diploma
  • Personal statements/essays
  • Letters of recommendation 

Distance Learning Bible Study vs. Traditional College Programs

The number of programs and study areas that are available for online students has increased dramatically over the last decade. Institutions of higher education have realized that working adults need more options available to them when it comes to furthering their education. Because of this, some of the most prestigious schools in the country have begun offering a number of classes online which allows you greater flexibility when it comes to scheduling their classes around their daily life. Before you choose to take an online class in lieu of traditional college programs, there are a few things that you should keep in mind in order to make the best decision. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that not everyone excels at distance learning. If you know that you tend to do better in a more structured environment, traditional campus classes may be the better option. If you are highly self-motivated and have a busy schedule, you may find that distance learning allows you to achieve your goal of earning an advanced degree in the most convenient way possible.

Tuition and Accreditation

Another thing to be aware of when comparing different programs is that the cost of tuition will vary significantly from one school to the next. A small local school, for example, many have very affordable tuition rates while a more prestigious Ivy League school may have tuition that is so high it makes it unrealistic option. In many cases, online classes are actually more affordable than traditional campus classes, but this is not always the case. Understanding all of the financing options available is a good way for you to make a decision based on cost when it comes to your education. Accreditation is also an important factor to keep in mind. The vast majority of schools and programs are properly credited, but there are those that are not. Attending a program that has not been properly credited may leave an individual with a degree that holds very little weight amongst today's employers. It is a wise choice to investigate whether or not the school is properly credited before enrolling.

20 Bible Verses about education

  • Ecclesiastes 7:12 (NIV) 12 Wisdom is a shelter as money is a shelter, but the advantage of knowledge is this: Wisdom preserves those who have it.   
  • Romans 12:2 (NIV) 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. 
  • Jeremiah 29:11(NIV) 11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”   
  • Proverbs 4:13 (NIV) 13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. 
  • Deuteronomy 11:19 (NIV) 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.   
  • Proverbs 16:16 (NIV) 16 How much better to get wisdom than gold, to get insight rather than silver!  
  • 2 Timothy 3:16 (NIV) 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 
  • Proverbs 9:10 (NIV) 10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.   
  • Proverbs 16:3 (NIV) 3 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.   
  • 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (NIV) 4 My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power, 5 so that your faith might not rest on human wisdom, but on God’s power.   
  • Colossians 2:8 (NIV) 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. 
  • Ephesians 6:4 (NIV) 4 Parents, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. 
  • 2 John 1:9 (NIV) 9 Anyone who runs ahead and does not continue in the teaching of Christ does not have God; whoever continues in the teaching has both the Father and the Son.   
  • Exodus 4:12 (NIV) 12 Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”   
  • Isaiah 28:9 (NIV) 9 “Who is it he is trying to teach? To whom is he explaining his message? To children weaned from their milk, to those just taken from the breast? 
  • Isaiah 28:10 (NIV) 10 For it is: Do this, do that, a rule for this, a rule for that; a little here, a little there.”   
  • 2 Timothy 2:15 (NIV) 15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.   
  • Romans 12:1(NIV) 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.   
  • Matthew 6:1-34 (NIV) 6 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that you’re giving may be in secret. Then you’re Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you…   
  • 1 Corinthians 13:1-13(NIV) 13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love; I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing...
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