Bethel University Certificate in Biblical Studies

Biblical Studies Certificate


With a Biblical Studies Certificate, you’ll experience condensed but robust theological training.

Apply Now Request Info

At a Glance


Face to face or fully online

Finish in as few as

9 months

Estimated tuition


Learn more about the cost of attendance.

Transformation starts here. In Bethel Seminary’s Biblical Studies Certificate program, you’ll expand your knowledge of the Bible and cultivate your spiritual maturity as you apply biblical truth to your own life.

Program Details

The Biblical Studies Certificate is a flexible, condensed selection of Bethel Seminary’s foundational courses, giving adult learners a framework for biblical interpretation that will serve them well in any ministry or industry context.

Contact Us

Request Information

Interested in learning more about Bethel's Biblical Studies Certificate program? Fill out this simple form and we'll send you more information soon.

Hey! Looks like the form didn't load. If it doesn't load after a second or two, please refresh the page and you should see it. If that doesn't work, please let us know.

Meet Your Counselor

Justin Aadand

At Bethel, we're committed to helping you get the most out of your education. Your enrollment counselor is here to help you balance your program with your personal life and career goals.

Get in Touch

Program Highlights

Instruction by scholar-practitioners

You’ll study with respected, established theologians who contribute to the future of the church through teaching, writing, and research. Many are ministry practitioners: pastors, speakers, and lay leaders.

Robust ministry network

You’ll meet students from many contexts and backgrounds, creating a unique learning environment where strong connection and support networks are formed.

Solid theological teaching

You’ll take Hermeneutics, Old Testament Survey, and New Testament Survey, three courses that are foundational to the Bethel Seminary experience.

Recent News

Francis Chan’s Address to Bethel: Emphasizing Unity in the Church

Globally renowned pastor and bestselling author, Francis Chan, took center stage at Bethel Chapel, delivering a thought-provoking speech on unity. Here are some key takeaways from his talk.

November 03, 2023 | 8:30 a.m.

Bethel University Foundation Announces 2023 Strategic Growth Award Recipients

This year, a total of $100,000 was awarded to two initiatives, which are aimed at enhancing the growth of Bethel’s enrollment, furthering the commitment to diversity and inclusion, and increasing the affordability of Bethel education.

October 27, 2023 | 10 a.m.

Biblical Languages Professor and Scholar Ronald Troxel ’73, S’77 Named Seminary Alumnus of the Year

Ronald Troxel ’73, S’77 has spent his career studying the Bible from a historical and linguistic perspective, sharing his expertise face-to-face with students and contributing to countless publications.

September 28, 2023 | Noon

Graduates Leave Bethel to “Show God’s Love” to Everyone They Encounter

About 700 students graduated from Bethel University over the weekend. In the College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS), graduates ranged in age from 17 to 70 and included 23 PSEO students earning associate’s degrees, reflecting Bethel’s growing numbers of PSEO/Early College students in CAPS and College of Arts & Sciences (CAS) programs—one additional PSEO student earned a CAS associate’s degree.

May 30, 2023 | 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

FEB 9 2024

Growing a Healthy Relationship Retreat

5:45 p.m. Brushaber Commons 468

The retreat's theme is Healthy Conflict: The Key to Intimacy.

FEB 10 2024

Growing a Healthy Relationship Retreat

9 a.m. Brushaber Commons 468

The retreat's theme is Healthy Conflict: The Key to Intimacy.

Transformation starts here.

Seminary students

At Bethel Seminary, you’ll experience personal and spiritual transformation that will equip you to transform others—for eternal impact. Our Biblical Studies Certificate program teaches you biblical truth and prepares you to live it.

Career Outcomes

Wondering what you can do with a Certificate in Biblical Studies?

The Biblical Studies Certificate program will provide you with practical skills in biblical interpretation and the confidence to apply them in your context.


Learn how to:

  • Apply biblical knowledge to your own life so you can impact others
  • Love God, yourself, and others more fully by gaining emotional, spiritual, and relational health
  • Gain tools and insights for interpreting the Bible in its original context
  • Relate theology to current issues
  • Approach Scripture with care and understanding
Kresge Courtyard

Start your journey

Apply Now

You're called to accomplish incredible things. Take the next step in your career and fill out our simple, straightforward application today.

Start your application Schedule a visit

Explore Related Programs