Certificate in Biblical Studies


The Certificate in Biblical Studies is designed for persons who are not able to pursue a master's degree but would like to deepen their knowledge of the Bible, both for personal enrichment and for teaching in the church. This certificate program requires a total of 17-18 credit hours of study, including introductory and advanced courses in Old Testament and New Testament and at least on course focusing on practical application suitable for the student's own context. Participants in this program enroll in the Divinity School through the regular admission process as special (non-degree seeking) students.




All of the following courses:

·         DIVI1100, New Testament I (3)

·         DIVI1200, Old Testament I (3)

·         DIVI1101, New Testament II (3)

·         DIVI1201, Old Testament II (3)

At least one course from the following:

·         DIVI1149, Special Topics in New Testament (2-3)

·         DIVI1150, New Testament Exposition (3)

·         DIVI1249, Special Topics in Old Testament (2-3)

·         DIVI1250, Old Testament Exposition (3)

·         DIVI1310, New Testament Greek I (3)

·         DIVI1330, Biblical Hebrew I (3)

At least one course from the following:

·         DIVI6141, Teaching the Bible with Youth and Adults (3)

·         DIVI4300, The Ministry of Preaching (3)

·         DIVI8070, Practicum in Ministry (2) (must be approved by the Academic Dean)



The Certificate in Biblical Studies requires students to be enrolled in Campbell University Divinity School under the Special Student category. Certificate students will register for and pay for classes in the same manner as any other student, with one major exception. In order to make the certificates more widely accessible, certificate students may take up to two classes for a certificate on an audit basis. Click here for general tuition information. The following details apply:

1. Classes taken for audit are charged at a significantly reduced rate: $75/hour.

2. Audited classes will appear on the transcript with a grade of AU. These classes cannot be
transferred into a master’s degree. (Courses not taken for audit can be transferred to a
master’s degree.)

3. To be counted towards the requirements for a certificate, an audited class must be
accompanied by certification of satisfactory completion of the class from the professor.

For more information and to apply, please contact Amber Johnson-Carter at 1-800-760-9827, ext. 4765.