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Degree Completion (BS in Bible)

Finish your college degree by taking dynamic and substantive core courses on Scriptures and theology.  

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Why Degree Completion?

The Degree Completion Program is designed to educate students in an accelerated and accessible format so they may finish their college degrees. The program is intentionally centered upon the Lord Jesus Christ and His Word. Degree Completion is built around dynamic and substantive core courses on the Scriptures and theology. Upon successful completion of this program, the student receives a BS in Bible degree.

Curriculum Intro

The BS in Bible Degree Completion has been designed with input from our expert faculty in the School of Divinity, ensuring you graduate with the in-demand skills and knowledge that the ministry and workplace needs.  The program requires 60 credits of block transfer*, 40 credits from core courses, 20 credits from electives. View a sample curriculum sheet for a snapshot of the required courses.

*A minimum of 40 credits must be in general education.

BS in Bible from Cairn

Biblical Integration

Cairn University is committed to the centrality of Christ and the Word of God and is reflected in the curriculum and instruction. At Cairn, faith and truth do matter.

Academic Opportunity

The Cairn mission statement begins with education and ends with character, because we believe that education should change not only what you know, but who you are and what you do.

Experienced Faculty

Our courses are taught by faculty who are committed to your professional and spiritual growth. Students don’t just have professors, they have mentors who invest in them throughout the program and often remain connected long after graduation.

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Get an inside look at our BS in Bible Program

There are over 70 unique programs at Cairn to choose from! Not sure if this is the best program for you? Here are some more details to help you decide.

Required Credits: 60

Curriculum Highlights: 

    • Introduction to Christian Theology
    • The Old Testament
    • The New Testament


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An Affordable Education

While the cost of a Cairn University education is competitive with similar institutions, we realize you may need financial assistance to take this journey.  You are not alone. 97% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial assistance. 

Meet Our Faculty

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Kevin McFadden

Professor of New Testament, School of Divinity

Kevin McFadden teaches New Testament courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Before coming to Cairn he studied New Testament Interpretation at Southern Seminary and taught for three years in the Christian Studies department at Louisiana College. He is originally from Michigan.

His main role at Cairn is teaching students how to read Greek in order to better understand and interpret the New Testament. His thoughts about the importance of learning the original languages of the Bible can be read here. He is currently working on a book about faith in Pauline theology. He and his wife, Colleen, are members at Trinity Community Church in Abington, PA.

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Brian Luther

Professor of Old Testament, School of Divinity

Dr. Brian Luther teaches various Bible classes, including Pentateuch, Old Testament, wisdom literature, and the Gospels.  His research interests include ancient Jewish and Christian biblical interpretation, as well as interpreting and applying biblical narrative today.

Before pursuing biblical studies, Dr. Luther earned his doctorate in electrical engineering.  Among more serious pursuits, this background prepared him to coach a high school robotics team, an opportunity that he looks forward to having again someday.

What Our Students Have To Say

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Caleb Mayr

Cairn’s Biblical Studies program has taught me a great deal on the importance of Biblical and Systematic theology within one’s exegesis and hermeneutic when approaching the Scriptures. This program is one that I am proud to be a part of, and am glad that I’ve had the ability to study under such great professors!

Frequently Asked Questions

A.A. programs usually take 2 years and B.S. and B.A. programs typically take 3-4 years to complete.

Graduate programs vary in length by program. As an example, Cairn’s traditional MBA typically takes 20 months to complete but then there is also the accelerated One-Year MBA that you can complete in 12 months.

If you are looking to complete your program sooner, you can consider taking more 7-week courses at a time. 

The course transfer depends on where you are transferring from, and what program you are transferring to. If you are coming to Cairn from another institution, it is very likely you will have some credits that will transfer. Because there are so many options, we encourage you to talk to an enrollment counselor. If you are transferring out, Cairn is a regionally accredited school and some credits should transfer with relative ease. Each college sets their own transfer criteria, so be sure to check their policies for specifics.

Cairn offers a variety of options for prior learning and experience. You can receive up to 6 credits for prior learning for graduate programs. At the discretion of the program advisor, three to six credits for prior learning (CPL) can be awarded for students with extensive background in areas addressed by specific courses. Additionally, advance standing may be granted for Bible or theology credits earned at an accredited Bible college, Christian liberal arts college or university, or seminary. Credits will be granted on a course by course basis.

Cairn is approved to offer financial aid because of its regional accreditation. There are many options available and typically students qualify for at least one type of federal aid. Many students receive scholarships and grants that make earning their degree even more affordable. Cairn offers a variety of scholarships and discounts in addition to options for loans and grants. Please refer to this page for details. 

The requirements depend on the program you are considering. Please refer to this page for details. 

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