bachelor of arts in ministry:
Biblical Studies

Course Overview

Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Biblical Studies

Four Year Program (120 Credits)
The BAM – Biblical Studies program is a highly flexible course of study that fosters a deep understanding of Scripture and theology in the context of contemporary culture.

Courses revolve around:

  • Studying, interpreting and applying scripture
  • Practicing the essentials of contextually sensitive ministry
  • Developing your gifts and passions for helping others

Immerse yourself in biblical study and theology in order to communicate effectively in our pluralistic world.

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Biblical Studies: In Depth

If you are seeking to impact today's diverse world for Christ, Prairie's Bachelor of Arts in Ministry - Biblical Studies will provide you with the solid biblical foundation you will need. It is well suited for those who simply want to study "lots of Bible and theology." In our increasingly pluralistic world the Church needs Christians who can think well and in a distinctively Christian way. The BAM – Biblical Studies program is a highly flexible course of study that fosters a deep understanding of Scripture and theology in the context of contemporary culture.

Biblical Studies: Program Requirements

Program Requirements

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible & Theology (63 credits)

  • NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
  • NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
  • NT 251 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
  • OT 112 Reading the Torah
  • OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
  • OT 243 Reading the Psalms & Wisdom Literature
  • OT 353 Reading the Prophets
  • ST 100 The Christian Life
  • TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • TH 210 The God of the Gospel
  • CM/IS//PA/SJ/YO Electives (6 credits)
  • BT/NT/OT/ST/TH Electives (33 credits)

Arts & Sciences (36 credits)

  • AS 400 Integrative Seminar
  • HF 111 Thinking & Writing
  • HF 231 History of Western Civilization I
  • SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
  • SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
  • SS 261 Leadership Foundations
  • HF/SS electives (15 credits)
  • HF/SS elective 300 level (3 credits)

General Electives (15 credits)

For course descriptions, see our catalogue here.


Carmen Imes  Program Coordinator

For nearly 100 years, Prairie has been known for its focus on the Bible. Today Prairie offers more Bible courses in its core than almost any other college. For students who want to build on this strength by investing even more deeply in the area of Biblical Studies, this major provides that opportunity. The Biblical Studies major offers a rigorous engagement with the entire Bible paired with electives on a variety of related subjects. 

If you sense a calling to academic ministry, Bible translation, or Bible teaching in the church, this may be the right fit for you. At Prairie we prepare you for a lifetime of study and a lifetime of service. We're eager to encounter the God of the Scriptures with you. Come join us!


It's all about learning more about Scripture and really diving into it and growing closer to Christ through it.

Career Opportunities


  • Various forms of vocational or lay ministry
  • Leadership in your community of faith
  • Further education in graduate level studies
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