Biblical Studies

Certificate in Biblical Studies Overview

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 one course focusing on practical application suitable for the student’s own context.

Certificate in Biblical Studies Curriculum

(17-18 credit hours)
All of the following courses:
DIVI1100, New Testament I (3 hrs.)
DIVI1200, Old Testament I (3 hrs.)
DIVI1101, New Testament II (3 hrs.)
DIVI1201, Old Testament II (3 hrs.)

At least one course from the following:
DIVI1149, Special Topics in New Testament (2-3 hrs.)
DIVI1150, New Testament Exposition (3 hrs.)
DIVI1249, Special Topics in Old Testament (2-3 hrs.)
DIVI1250, Old Testament Exposition (3 hrs.)
DIVI1310, New Testament Greek I (3 hrs.)
DIVI1330, Biblical Hebrew I (3 hrs.)

At least one course from the following:
DIVI6141, Teaching the Bible with Youth and Adults (3 hrs.)
DIVI4300, The Ministry of Preaching (3 hrs.)
DIVI8070, Practicum in Ministry (2 hrs.) (must be approved by the Academic Dean)

Admission and Fees


The certificate programs offered by Campbell University Divinity School require students to be enrolled in the school as a non-degree student. An individual would need to complete the non-degree application process and be admitted under its admission guidelines in order to pursue a certificate program.

Non-degree students must have a four-year undergraduate degree from an accredited college. The deadline for non-degree applications is two weeks prior to the date of matriculation. Non-degree applicants are accepted only for specified courses and not a degree program. If a student enrolls as a non-degree student, and later decides to pursue a master-level degree program, he/she will need to complete the master-level application process.

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Tuition and Fees

Certificate students will register 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 to view tuition and fees.

Auditing Courses

Classes taken for audit are charged at the significantly reduced rate of $100 per credit hour. 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 as an audit can be transferred to a master’s degree.) 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.

While the option to audit classes is an option, students are welcome to complete a certificate program without auditing the course, in order to receive academic credit for all of the work completed for the program.

For More Information

Campbell University Divinity School
Office of Admissions
(800) 334-4111, ext. 1830