Biblical Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies (BABS)


Earn your Bible degree from an accredited college.

  • 4-Year Bachelor's Degree Track
  • 2-Year Bachelor's Degree Track

Study Biblical Studies at LBC

Know God’s Word

If you’re longing to dig deeper into the scriptures, have a hunger to know Him more intimately and a desire to serve Him in a broad range of ministries, consider pursuing biblical studies at Lancaster Bible College.

With LBC’s flexible biblical studies major, you’ll become rooted in the truth and authority of the scriptures through challenging Bible classes taught by professors with many years of ministry and education experience. Students in our bachelors in Bible program can also choose a minor area of study, to equip you with real-world skills for life and ministry after LBC.

You’ll also have plenty of opportunities to put your classroom knowledge into practice in a professional setting through the major’s internship and practicum requirements. Plus, the biblical studies major gives you the flexibility to select 39 credits from any professional department – allowing you to mix and match courses for training in various types of ministry. And adult learners can choose to earn their Bible degree online through Lancaster Bible College’s accelerated undergraduate degrees program.

If you’re ready to learn more about God, yourself, and His plan for your life, join the biblical studies major at LBC.

Why Study Biblical Studies at LBC? 

  • Earn your degree in either a four year bachelor’s degree track (Bible degree - four year) or two year bachelor’s degree track (Bible degree - two year).
  • This major is especially valuable for transfer students from accredited and non-accredited higher education institutions.
  • Choose from earning your degree on-campus for a traditional undergraduate experience or earn an online Bible degree without stepping foot on campus.

Four-Year Track

With LBC’s four-year biblical studies major, students will take bible courses and have the flexibility to select nearly 40 credits from any professional department. Students are required to select a minor concentration. This major is especially valuable for transfer students from accredited and non-accredited higher education institutions.

Two-Year Track

This two-year option offers a flexible curriculum for the student who has already earned an associate, bachelor’s or RN degree and has a desire to further their education through the completion of a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies.

". . . for the word of God is alive and active." - Hebrews 4:12a

A Closer Look: Bible & Theology Department

Tony-Shetter

Featured Alumnus: Tony Shetter ('98)

Tony Shetter is both an alumnus  of LBC and current faculty member in the Bible & Theology Department. "Biblical higher education is important for the proper handling of God's Word." said Shetter, "And I'm thrilled to be a part of what's happening at Lancaster Bible College." 

Meet The Faculty

Dr. Gordon Gregory

Professor

"Theology is critical because God's goal for his children is conformity to Christ and one of God's chief means of transforming us into the image of Christ is knowledge of the truths of Scripture." — Dr. Gregory

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Dr. Samuel Harbin

Chair of Bible & Theology Department

"I want my students to deeply appreciate the importance of the gospel for every aspect of their life and ministry." — Dr. Harbin

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Careers and Jobs in Biblical Studies

  • Ministry Director
  • Foreign or Domestic Missionary
  • Chaplain
  • Youth Pastor

Sample Course Outline

THE 105 - Prelude to Biblical & Theological Studies

This course introduces students to theological and biblical thinking and studies. The course focuses on issues of methodology and approach (historically referred to as prolegomena). The doctrine of Scripture (bibliology) also receives attention. Students are introduced to major schools of theology and biblical interpretation both of the past and also the present.

____ ____ - Major Elective

Any course taught by a department offering majors (excluding Bible & Theology).

THE 223 - Christian Narrative I: Creation & Fall

This course explores the relationship of God to humanity from the vantage point of creation and fall. Attention is given to the nature, character, and work of God (trinitarinism) in creating and governing the universe, especially in his special relationship to humanity, creatures bearing the image of God (anthropology). Further attention is given to the issue of sin (hamartiology).

____ ____ - Bible/Theology Focused Elective (BIB, BOT, BNT, THE)

Any non-required BIB, BOT, BNT or THE course.

THE 224 - Christian Narrative II: Redemption

The course explores the relationship of God to humanity from the vantage point of redemption (soteriology), looking at the incarnation, the atonement, and the doctrine of regeneration (christology and pneumatology). The course also explores the new community of the redeemed, the church (ecclesiology). The future dimension of redemption, entailing the events of the last days (eschatology), receives attention.

BOT ____ - Bible Old Testament Exegetical Elective

The OT Exegetical elective will provide guided practice in the exegesis of Old Testament books. These courses will be coordinated with THE 223, which is a corequisite, providing students with the experience of moving from text to theological conclusions.

BNT ____ - Bible New Testament Exegetical Elective

The NT Exegetical electives will provide guided practice in the exegesis of New Testament epistles. These courses will be coordinated with THE 224 (Christian Narrative II), which is a corequisite, providing students with the experience of moving from text to theological conclusions and helping them to integrate Bible study with theological study.

HUM 422 - Christian Perspectives

This course examines traditions and cultures according to a biblical worldview in order to better understand how the different aspects of human history, art, science, philosophy, and society have shaped and been shaped by Christian belief.

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