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Bachelor's in Biblical Literature and Languages

The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Literature and Languages program at Indiana Wesleyan University allows students to immerse their education in the New and Old Testaments of the Bible.  With this biblical literature program, you can discover the true meaning of the scripture and how it applies to your life and today’s world. As a Christian university, you have the advantage of learning from faculty who share your biblical worldviews and will guide you on your journey towards a bachelor’s degree. After graduating, you can pursue faith-based careers in teaching or mission-driven work. You can also use this BA program as an entry-point into graduate-level theology degree programs.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Biblical Studies at IWU?

There are several benefits to pursuing your bachelor’s in biblical literature and languages at IWU. We offer a full system of student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in this program. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this BA in Biblical Studies Program?

This biblical literature program is designed to help students gain a well-balanced and complete understanding of the Old and New Testament, along with teaching and communication skills to share this knowledge. Students can travel to Israel, Palestine, and Jordan as part of a Summer in the Holy Land 6-week program. Course topics cover Christology, inductive bible study, systematic theology, and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies Program

Coursework for BA in Biblical Studies program covers how to:

  • Analyze the New and Old Testament from historical and modern perspectives
  • Develop teaching and pastoral care skills that exemplify the teachings of biblical literature
  • Experience Greek and Hebrew languages to gain in-depth understanding of biblical texts
  • Apply your faith to a faith-based career that aligns with your biblical worldview

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Philosophy and Religion Teachers
  • Directors, Religious Activities and Education
  • Education Teachers
  • Clergy
  • And many others

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  • Completion of 124 semester hours; however, some majors may result in the student earning greater than 124 credit hours by graduation.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Completion of the designated semester hours in the major area with a GPA of 2.25 or higher as required by the major. Additional requirements as prescribed by each department must also be met.
  • Completion of all general education requirements
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

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