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Biblical and Religious Studies (B.A.)

Biblical and Religious Studies (B.A.)

Biblical and Religious Studies at Messiah College

Deepen your Christian commitment, interpret biblical texts responsibly, and minister to others with wisdom and compassion.

In Messiah College’s flexible biblical and religious studies Bachelor of Arts degree program, you’ll interpret biblical texts, reflect on religious beliefs and practices, and acquire leadership skills that enable you to mature academically and spiritually. Throughout the biblical and religious studies degree program, we focus on training you to ultimately become an agent for reconciliation in church and society.

Biblical and religious studies major distinctives
Career options for biblical and religious studies majors
Internship opportunities for biblical and religious studies majors

Major requirements

The biblical and religious studies program is built on a core set of courses that explore various aspects of biblical texts. Then, you can also choose to concentrate in a specific area of interest to further expand your knowledge in Bible, theology, religion or world Christianity. Because of the flexibility of the BRS major, it also allows you to pursue electives in other departments, choose a double major, or even customize an individual major based on your personal career goals.

Graduate degree preparation

It is not surprising that students in the biblical and religious studies  major are extremely successful in finding ministry-oriented employment and in gaining admission to prestigious graduate schools, law schools, and seminaries including Evangelical School of Theology, Wesley Theological Seminary, Villanova University, Princeton Theological Seminary, Duke Divinity School, Yale Divinity School, University of Notre Dame, Fuller Seminary, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.