Certificate in Biblical Studies

Bible & Ministry Department


The Certificate in Biblical Studies is a one-year program designed to provide a foundation for lifelong learning in biblical and theological studies.

Time to Complete
1 Year
Program Director
Roy Kosin
Program Learning Outcomes

The student will evidence:

  1. Basic knowledge of biblical content and Christian theology.
  2. Essentials of a proper methodology to interpret and apply the English Bible.
  3. Commitment to growth in Christian character and lifestyle.
  4. Writing skills that effectively communicate the intended message.
Program Requirements
  1. Complete a minimum of 31 semester credit hours
  2. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses
  3. A minimum of 12 semester credit hours of required Bible and 15 semester credit hours total must be earned at Emmaus.
  4. Meet course requirements in the following areas:
Bible/Theology (31 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey 1 (BT 102)
  • Old Testament Survey 2 (BT 104)
  • New Testament Survey (BT 106)
  • Introduction to Biblical Interpretation (BT 120)
  • Survey of Doctrine (BT 151)
  • Servant Leader Training Seminar (CCS 115)
  • Servant Leader Training (CCS 120)
  • English Composition (ENG 101) or Preparing for College English (ENG 040)
  • Transitions Seminar (FND 101)
  • Christian Life and Worldview (HUM 111)
  • Electives (9 credits)
  • Chapel (CCS 110)

Program Planner

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