Bible and Religion

School of Adult & Graduate Studies

We are currently accepting applications for the Bible and Religion program until Friday, May 29 for a June 7 start date during our 2020 Summer 2 term. Students who enroll by May 29 can complete this degree in full; however, this program will no longer be offered to new students after the June 7 start.

Advance your ministry career.

In our Bible and Religion program, you can:

  • Learn how to impact the world for Christ through courses in biblical studies and theology.
  • Gain practical training in preaching, spiritual formation, and church administration.
  • Take advantage of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association School of Evangelism’s training curriculum in our Preaching and Evangelism concentration.

For over 25 years, Montreat College’s School of Adult and Graduate Studies has been helping adult students acquire essential skills, complete their degrees, and take their career to the next level. Montreat offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs in a classroom or online.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Montreat College’s Bible and Religion program offered?

Courses are offered online.

When are the start dates for the Bible and Religion program?

There are six start dates for new students every year, in January, February, May, June, August, and October. The deadline for our application for summer classes is on Friday, May 29, 2020. The start date for fall classes is Sunday, June 7, 2020.

How long does it take to complete the Bible and Religion program?

The Bachelor of Science in Bible and Religion program requires completion of 120 credit hours. If students take one class at a time continuously throughout the program they should complete the program in 4 years.

How much does the Bible and Religion program cost?

The cost is $395 per credit hour, or $47,400 total for the 120 credit program, plus a $35 technology fee per semester. Keep in mind that there are multiple college and government financial aid programs available to help mitigate the cost of your education. You can learn more about your financial aid options here.

Academic Information

Admissions Requirements

Applicants must submit the following for admissions consideration:

  • Montreat College Application for Admission
  • Official, final transcripts of all college courses taken*
  • Overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or higher in all previous college work attempted.
  • Official, final high school transcript or its equivalent (if transferring less than 12 semester credits of college credit)*
  • American Council on Education (ACE) verification demonstrating any eligible CLEP and DSST examinations, and non-collegiate military training.

*All final transcripts must include graduation information

Program Requirements

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Sample Courses

BB 202S New Testament Theology

This course introduces the major themes of New Testament theology and their specific relevance for Christian theology, worship, and ethics. These include: the Kingdom of God, justification, sanctification, Pauline theology, etc.

BB 211S Christian Doctrine

A basic study of the major doctrines of the Christian faith and their application to contemporary thought and life. Includes studies in revelation, authority, the existence and nature of God, the person and work of Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Church, man, and Christian ethics.

PR 410S Preparing for the Gospel Ministry

This course lays the foundation from which effective evangelism will be launched. The class accomplishes this in three stages. The first centers on mastering the very message of the Gospel centered on the cross and resurrection of Jesus and developing skills in sharing the Gospel with others. The second lesson takes seriously the topic of sin: its origins as recounted in the Bible, its consequences in the eternal life of the individual and its systemic effects in the world, and our need of Christ’s saving death and resurrection. The third stage focuses on the Great Commission as found in Matthew 28:16-20 as the central evangelical ordinance given to all believers and to become aware of the presence and power of Christ within it.


Paul Owen

Dr. Paul Owen
Professor of Bible and Ministry

Mark Wells

Dr. Mark Wells
Professor of Bible and Ministry