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The online Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Biblical Studies is for students who want to further their study in biblical ministry. This Bible degree program is designed in the liberal arts tradition and can lead to future studies of the Bible and is a gateway to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Biblical Studies.

In this program, you explore the Bible in vivid detail, learning more and more about each character and the role they played in God’s story of redemption and love.

And, if you want to continue your education, you can make Belhaven your home. We have more than 30 areas of study for online programs, including online bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biblical studies.

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Online Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies at Belhaven

Why You'll Love Biblical Studies at Belhaven

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.


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 financial aid resources.

Caring Faculty

Our faculty members love their students, and they care deeply about your success both inside and outside of the classroom. If you have questions or need extra help, just ask!


Complete your classwork from your kitchen table or on the go. Your assignments and class materials are always available through Canvas, our e-learning system. Access it from a computer or tablet.

7 Week Terms

Complete your classes and accomplish your goals quickly

Small Class Sizes

Our student-faculty ratio is 16:1, meaning you receive personalized attention and instruction

100% Online

Flexibility for your busy lifestyle

What Can You Do with a Biblical Studies Degree?

Our graduates accept leadership positions in their churches and on the mission field. They also go into full-time or part-time ministry. Some graduates choose to continue their education with us and earn our B.A. in Biblical Studies and our M.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies.

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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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Online Course Information

 Applying to Belhaven’s online programs is quick and easy. We’ll need a couple supporting documents—things like transcripts from any other school you’ve attended. When you have gathered those, just complete our online application form.

How to Apply

These rates are for August 1, 2024 through July 31, 2025.

Program Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Degree/Certificate $445
Active Military Discount, Undergraduate Program $250
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $356

These rates are for August 1, 2023 through July 31, 2024.

Program Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Degree/Certificate $435
Active Military Discount, Undergraduate Program $250
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $348

* Military/first responder benefits cannot be combined with any other institutional scholarships or discounts.

Visit the Scholarships, Tuition & Fees page to view other fees as well as the cost estimate calculator.

Other Online Programs: Biblical Studies & Ministries

This 18-hour certificate is open to anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the Bible and its teachings. Classes focus on biblical interpretation, the Old and New Testaments, Christian doctrine, the nature and purpose of the church, global perspectives, and global social responsibility.

This 124-hour degree prepares you for a career in ministry and missions. General education classes focus on the liberal arts, including history and literature. The biblical studies core dives deep into each biblical book, including its characters, history, and teachings. You also learn interpretation, Christian doctrine, and global social responsibility and perspectives.

This 36-hour degree is open to laypeople and those currently involved in or studying for full-time or part-time ministry. Classes focus on the Old and New Testaments along with systematic theology and hermeneutics, the branch of knowledge dealing with biblical interpretation.

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.

Meet our Chair of Biblical Studies

Dr. Jeff Brannon

Professor and Chair of Biblical Studies Department


Contact Us

Office of Adult, Graduate, and Online Admission

Phone: 601-968-5940

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

Fax: 601-300-2932


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

Philippians 2:13