What is required?
The Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies with an Interdisciplinary Studies concentration requires 128 credit hours composed of the following:
- 30 hours of Bible (at least 15 credits from TBC) including Old and New Testament Survey and Bible Doctrines I and II
- 44 Hours of General Education courses – English, Speech, history, Math/Science, Humanities/Fine Arts, and Behavioral/Social Sciences
- A 16 hour component – classes in a related area like education, pastoral theology, music, leadership, or just about any area TBC offers! We can even build a component from coursework completed somewhere else or from credit earned for military service.
- A 9 hour component – same as above, just fewer hours
- 29 hours of electives
- Your last class has to be taken through TBC
- At least 30 hours must be completed in 300 and 400 level courses
How it works
We will do an evaluation of your college work, including classes you took at TBC and any other post-secondary institution. Did you serve in the army, navy, or air force? You may be eligible for credits if you served in the U.S. military. We can provide more information on that if you are interested.
Based on your evaluation we can determine how many hours you have to complete your degree. Some students have completed their bachelor’s degree in as little as one semester!
You have several options for completing courses:
- If you’re in the Jacksonville area, you can attend classes on campus. Evening options are available in some cases
- TBC offers online courses. Each course is 8 weeks in length and offered entirely online so you can complete it anywhere you have internet access. Courses begin six times a year making it convenient to get started very quickly!
- You can take courses at a local college convenient to your current job or ministry or you can take online courses from a variety of sources. We’ll help guide you to the right courses.
- You may be eligible for financial aid depending on your current situation and the number of credits in which you enroll.
- Opportunity to begin graduate work while completing your undergraduate degree. With the right GPA you may be able to dual enroll in our Master of Arts or Master of Education program while you complete your undergraduate degree.
Graduates of TBC's Interdisciplinary Studies program gain experience across a variety of academic and ministry pursuits. Our alumni office actively works to connect graduates with potential places of service. Because this degree is not simply the first two years of a four-year degree but is designed to provide a unique learning experience and a distinct milestone in the student’s education, it will not always readily transition into all Trinity four-year degree programs.