Bachelor of Biblical and Theological Studies w/an Emphasis in Leadership



The 3-year Bachelor of Biblical and Theological Studies w/an Emphasis in Leadership (B.BTSL) program is uniquely designed to give the student a well-rounded understanding of both biblical and theological principles, as well as in leadership principles. This undergraduate program is to provide an in-depth course of study that will give students an opportunity to not only survey the entire Bible, but to lay a sound foundation in Christian doctrine, principles for Christian life, ministry, and leadership, and a theological worldview. The program provides a flexible course of study that offers a wide-range of learning opportunities that will enable students to specifically,


  • Pursue academic goals and keep commitments to family, work, and church

  • Be equipped to serve effectively in ministry or in the marketplace by developing biblical and theological thinking, interpretation and application

  • Effectively serve others while having an impact on families, work, and their local church

  • Study and grow in ability to interpret and apply God's Word. 


Program Learning Outcomes


Through the infusion the 7 Core Competencies, each student is expected to:


  • PLO 1: Gain basic knowledge of the content of the Bible and demonstrate an ability to study and interpret the Bible in light of its historical-grammatical context.

  • PLO 2: Articulate a basic understanding of Christian thought and a Bible-based theology

  • PLO 3: Articulate a Christian worldview and a rational and biblical case for and defense of
    the truth of Christianity.

  • PLO 4: Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills and an ability to formulate and discuss ideas logically and critically.

  • PLO 5: Demonstrate a holistic understanding of humanity from a biblical, psychological, social, emotional, and behavioral perspective.

  • PLO 6: Articulate a biblical philosophy of leadership and identify and apply effective Christian leadership principles in a variety of contexts.

  • PLO 7: Exhibit knowledge and awareness of diversity around personalities, cultures, and society in leadership.

  • PLO 8: Develop and implement a personal plan of spiritual formation involving the practice of spiritual disciplines.. 


Degree Requirements


  • Complete a minimum of 120 semester credit hours

  • A 2.0 cumulative grade point average and a passing grade in all required courses.

  • At least 33 semester credit hours must be earned at VBC.

  • Meet course requirements in the following areas:



               General Education Core – 36 Hours




            Bible/Theology Core – 42 Hours









            Ministry Practices Core – 30 Hours







            Electives – 9 Hours​




            Capstone Seminar – 3 Hours



Admission Requirements 


  • Must possess a High School Diploma  

  • Completed application


Transfer Credits


Life Experience can contribute at a maximum of 24 credits toward a degree and transference of previous learning from accredited graduate theological schools is at the discretion of the office of Academic Affairs. Students must normally have earned a grade of C or better (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) in order to be eligible to transfer a course from another institution to VBC. Transferability of credits earned at this institution is at the discretion of the receiving institution. Consult the Registrar’s Office for further information.


General Education Requirements


Virginia Bible College does not offer general education courses. Therefore, these credits must be transferred from a previous educational institution. 




The above list of courses may be offered at any time during the student’s course of study. Each course will be selected from one or more of the components and will fulfill the student’s requirement for each learning component. Of the courses offered each semester students may select the course(s) for which they would like to register. There will be a number of electives (TBD) offered throughout the course of study. With the approval of the Program Director, electives of comparable or greater academic rigor may be substituted for a required course.




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