Build Your Ministry on a Solid Foundation

Answer your divine calling by earning a bachelor’s degree in biblical studies.

At the heart of the Biblical Studies degree is the conviction that the Bible is God’s Word and that it is the final authority for faith (what we believe about God) and life (how we are called to live). In addition, this degree program is designed for students to grow academically in their knowledge of God’s Word, spiritually in their relationships with Jesus Christ, and practically in their preparation for ministry.

Belhaven University is an exciting place to study the Bible and to prepare for ministry, and the Biblical Studies major serves as an excellent foundation for life and for ministry!

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Christian Worldview

You are challenged to think critically and analytically about who God is — and who you are — as we equip you to fulfill your calling to glorify God and be a blessing to the world.

Caring Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in their fields, and they’re dedicated to helping you understand complex subjects. Enjoy fellowship and community among faculty and students.

Affordability & Aid

Don’t let cost stand in the way of your educational goals. We’re committed to offering tuition rates that are affordable. Plus, you may benefit from ample financial aid resources, including grants and scholarships.


Internships are a part of, and an option for, the Biblical Studies degree. Faculty work with students to set up these opportunities with churches or ministries.

Small Class Sizes

Our student-faculty ratio is 13:1, meaning you receive personalized attention and instruction

Honors Program

Deepen and expand your education intellectually and spiritually

Career Options

Enjoy options ranging from pastoral ministry to Christian counseling

1883 Founding Date

Our rich heritage of excellent educational opportunities spans nearly 140 years

What Can You Do With a Degree in Biblical Studies?

Our graduates go on to pursue successful careers as:

  • Chaplains
  • Children’s and youth ministers
  • Christian educators
  • Counselors
  • Missionaries
  • Pastors
  • Camp Directors
  • Church Planters
  • Medical Missions
  • Bible Teachers
  • Law School
  • Non-Profit World
  • Writers and Editors

These careers flourish because, in addition to scriptural studies, you learn:

  • Interpreting the Bible for yourself and others
  • How to step into a global perspective
  • Seeing social responsibility on a global scale
  • Understanding Christian doctrines
  • Why and how the church works
  • Commitment to evangelism and missions
  • God's purposes for churches
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Why Trust Belhaven With Your Future?

Our quality is recognized by SACSCOC, which grants our institutional accreditation and authority to award associate, bachelor’s, master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral-level degrees. Plus, we’re consistently recognized by organizations like U.S. News & World Report for our academic excellence, commitment to community service, expert faculty, and overall value.

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Biblical Studies: Your Curriculum

B.A. in Biblical Studies with Missions & Cultural Relations Concentration

B.A. in Biblical Studies with Theology Concentration

B.A. in Biblical Studies with Youth & Children’s Studies Concentration

Our Motto: A Commitment to Service

The Belhaven University motto, “To serve, not to be served,” is adapted from Matthew 20:28. In these scriptures, Jesus establishes the concept of servant leadership. We follow His example by encouraging our students to live a humble life full of selfless service.

Tell Me More About Internships…

During your time at Belhaven, you can also serve as an intern in various capacities in multiple ministry settings, including:

  • International missions
  • Evangelism
  • Discipleship
  • Sports ministry
  • Urban ministry
  • Leadership training
  • Christian community development
  • Camp counseling
  • Recreation leadership
  • After-school tutoring
  • Crisis counseling
  • Youth work
  • Hospital chaplaincy
  • Bible study leadership
Double major graduate

Double Major & Get Your 5th Year Free

Fuel your academic passions and expand your career options. Belhaven offers our freshmen a unique deal: double major, and we’ll pay the tuition if you need a fifth year in school. Double major in two arts programs, pair a business degree with a STEM major … the possibilities are endless!

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Contact Us

Office of Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

Mailing Address:
1500 Peachtree Street, Box 153
Jackson, MS 39202

For campus visit:
Jimmy Hood Welcome Center
855 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202

Fax: 601-300-2932

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Verse of the Year

God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him.

Philippians 2:13