Biblical Studies

Learn His story. Tell His story. You are invited to engage with the Bible as a part of each of OC’s degree plans or as one of the Biblical Studies majors. You may find the Bible becomes an important part of YOUR story.

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  • 97% of graduates highly rate their education
  • 1/3 Bible major alumni equally divide among grad school, ministry and humanitarian support
  • 100% grad school & seminary acceptance among applicants
  • 500 students/faculty/staff involved with mission opportunities

Fast For­ward to a dual degree from the Grad­u­ate School of The­ol­o­gy with advanced studies.

Dual Degree

Career Paths

A degree from OC’s College of Biblical Studies provides the skills necessary to pursue rewarding careers in:

  • Preaching Ministry
  • Youth Ministry
  • Children’s Ministry
  • Mission Work
  • Vocational Ministry
  • Higher Education
  • Non-Profits
  • Chaplaincy
  • Relief Services
  • Religious Organizations
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Bib­li­cal Stud­ies Scholarship

You could be one of fifteen new students receiving a $4,000 scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year. Bible, Bible & Ministry, Preaching, Children's Ministry, Missions and Youth Ministry majors apply!

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Jobs & Salary

What does your future with a degree in Biblical Studies look like?

Preaching Ministry

Starting Salary $33,300
Median Salary $35,818
After 5 years experience $62,500

Children’s Ministry

Starting Salary $23,800
Median Salary $36,714
After 5 years experience $43,000

Youth Ministry

Starting Salary $21,650
Median Salary $38,875
After 5 years experience $46,500

Home Health Care Chaplain

Median salary $54,090

Community & Relief Services

Median salary $45,800

Grantmaking services

Median salary $63,910

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Min­istry Certifications

Move your ministry to the next level. Become certified with highly specialized training to prepare for challenges, to lead with intentionally, to make sure your ministry is following God's path and to build a team of like-minded volunteers.

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As a Bib­li­cal Stud­ies major, you will take class­es like Evi­dences of Chris­tian­i­ty, Mis­sions in the Con­tem­po­rary World, Teach­ing the Bible and Moral­i­ty and Culture.

Come meet our Bible faculty