No matter where you are, you can pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute Distance Learning, known for excellence in biblical education. With this degree, you will:

  • spend more time studying God’s Word than any other book
  • be equipped to serve effectively in ministry or in the marketplace by developing biblical thinking, interpretation and application
  • flourish in a strong online community of peers while being mentored by professors

Comprehensive Program Portfolio

Moody will help you create a program portfolio encompassing your best work from every class you take. When you look for new ministry experiences or work, you will be able to showcase your personal ministry brand with a collection of written documents, videos, podcasts, photographs or other types of work.

Potential Career Options

You will be equipped to serve as a ministry leader, staff member, lay leader or volunteer, possessing the skills to think biblically about the issues facing a particular Christian ministry and bring value to your ministry team. Serve as a missionary, associate pastor or in other ministry capacities. You will also be prepared to pursue a Master of Divinity or other seminary degree options.

Purpose and Outcomes

Program Purpose

The B.S.B.S. degree program is designed to help students apply the Scriptures within contemporary life and ministry while preparing them to build a strong portfolio of work that will demonstrate expertise and provide support for their unique strengths.  

The B.S.B.S. is created for students who:

  • want to pursue academic goals and keep commitments to family, work and church
  • have a desire to be equipped to serve effectively in ministry or in the marketplace by developing biblical thinking, interpretation and application

Student Learning Outcomes:

At the completion of the B.S.B.S. you will be able to:

  • apply research methodologies to identified topics related to biblical studies 
  • communicate the message of the Scriptures to identified audiences
  • utilize historical geography and relevant ancient cultural contexts in the interpretation of the Old Testament and New Testament.
  • create action  plans to impact personal, familial or ecclesiastical life through the interpretation of Scripture
  • implement a strategy for enhancing your spiritual life

Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies

Click here for the B.S.B.S. Program Plan.

Program Core

BI 1103     Reading the Old Testament4
BI 1104Reading the New Testament4
BI 2201    Interpreting Scripture3
BI 2260Historical Geography of Ancient Israel3
BI 3301Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds and the Old Testament3
BI 3302Second Temple Jewish Backgrounds3
BI 4402Teaching the Scriptures4
BI 4404Applying Scripture in the Contemporary World3
BI 4405Interpreting Isaiah for Teaching3
BI 4406Interpreting Romans for Teaching3
GSU 1107Foundations of Learning3
GSU 1115     The Story and Structure of the Bible3
GSU 2203Self and Social Identity in Christianity4
TH 1105The Old Testament and Theology3
TH 1106The New Testament and Theology3
TH 1110The Church and Its Doctrines3
TH 3302Method for Biblical Theology3


General Studies Requirements

General Studies Core 
GSU 1110College Writing3
GSU 1112Research Writing3
GSU 2202Introduction to Critical Thinking3
Academic Disciplines 
Critical Thinking and Math6
Oral and Written Communication3
Social and Behavioral Sciences9
Open Electives27


Total Credits



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