Take the Next Step in Your Faith

Learn more about the Bible and its narrative of God’s redeeming love and unfailing grace through our online Certificate in Biblical Studies.

As a student in this program, you gain a new understanding of scripture through an in-depth analysis of each biblical book. This critical study helps you grow in your Christian faith while also preparing you to teach biblical truths.

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Certificate in Biblical Studies at Belhaven University

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.

Caring & Expert Faculty

Our faculty members are experts in their fields. They love to share their knowledge, and they deeply care about your success. They’ll be with you each step of your educational journey.


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

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Flexibility for your busy lifestyle

Small Class Sizes

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

7 Weeks

Time it takes to finish one online course

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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 Certificate: What You’ll Need to Know

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. Click through for all the details.

How to Apply

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.

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.

Other Online Programs: Biblical Studies & Ministries

This 62-hour degree serves as a gateway to the B.A. in Biblical Studies. It’s open to anyone who wants to further their studies in the Bible. General education classes focus on the liberal arts, including history and literature, while the biblical studies core focuses on the Old and New Testaments as well as interpretation and Christian doctrine.

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.

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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Verse of the Year

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

Philippians 2:13