Ideas have consequences.

Biblical and Theological Studies majors are uniquely placed to engage in profound thinking at universities, political arenas, and other areas of influence with a solid foundation on the Word of God.

Unlike other majors, which are career specific, the Biblical and Theological Studies program prepares students for a variety of careers, since the goal for graduates of Biblical and Theological Studies is not to master the Bible, but rather to be mastered by the Bible and to be effective servants of God in any area they pursue.

Bible majors have opportunities to be uniquely qualified for jobs around the world, including, but not limited to:

  • Missionary (median salary $30K)
  • Program Director (median salary $80K)
  • University Professor of Theology (median salary with master’s degree $70K, with PhD $100K)
  • Theologian (median salary $70K)
Read more at the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ website HERE.

Deep Thinkers + Servants Fully Equipped

Offered either as Bachelor of Arts of Bachelor of Science degree, the Biblical and Theological Studies major is designed to enable students to have a thorough working knowledge of the Old and New Testaments and Christian theology, as well as to equip them for true Christian service in whatever area they pursue.

This is what makes Biblical and Theological Studies majors so valuable to the workforce.

Additionally, the program is designed for students who do not plan to pursue a ministerial ordination, but desire a career in the service of the Church, such as a secondary education Bible teacher. This major can also serve as a pre-seminary program for those who know that they are going to seminary following graduation (This program does not fulfill the requirements for ordination in The Wesleyan Church). For the ordination track, click here.

Your education as a Biblical and Theological Studies major will include courses like:

  • Systematic Theology
  • Greek I-IV (for B.A.)
  • Hermeneutics
  • Bible Literature courses like in-depth reviews of Revelation, the Prophets, Romans, and more

At Oklahoma Wesleyan, you will sit under some of the top faculty of the nation (as listed by U.S. News and World Report,, and CBSNews MoneyWatch both for its excellent academic reputation as well as its missional integrity). Most, if not all, of the theology professors have earned their doctorates at distinguished universities and they delight in igniting student passion for the study of the Word of God.

School of Ministry and Christian Thought Faculty

Click here to learn about the excellent theology and ministry professors.

Biblical and Theological Studies Degree Plan

Click here to learn what courses you will need to graduate with either a B.A. or a B.S. in Biblical and Theological Studies (Information about School of Ministry and Christian Thought starts on page 181; the degree plans start on page 188).