Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies offered by Rochester College is an online program intended for students who wish to pursue either advanced educational goals or a career in vocational ministry. Career options include: preaching, local ministry, youth ministry, missions, and teaching. This major is for students who want to increase their Bible knowledge and acquire a liberal arts education.

The BS in Biblical Studies involves foundational courses in textual Bible, historical and doctrinal religion, Hebrew, and Greek. Students must also complete 49 credit hours of general education, which includes classes in English/Composition, Business Mathematics, Social Sciences, Natural and Physical Sciences, History, and Political Science. The purpose of general education classes is to give a student a liberal arts education, which provides an individual with a broad foundation that shapes the way a person thinks and approaches the world.

The Biblical Studies core courses include: Elementary Greek I and II, Introduction to Preaching, Biblical Interpretation, History and Theology of the Christian Tradition, Contemporary Issues in Hermeneutics, and Biblical Interpretation. These courses are designed in order to provide a basic foundation for a Biblical education. In addition, 26 to 27 credit hours in electives are required.

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    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Rochester College is a four-year, liberal arts institution of higher learning located in Rochester, Michigan, which is a northern exurb of Detroit. The school was founded in 1959 as North Central Christian College by members of the Church of Christ. The establishment of this school was to provide a Christian college in the North Central region of the United States. Although the school maintained its Christian roots, the board decided to add a liberal arts curriculum. After another name change a few years prior, the board adopted the name Rochester College to more accurately portray the school’s liberal arts influence in a Christian environment. Rochester College offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

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