Bible & Theology Certificate


The Bible and Theology Certificate provides you with the 30 semester hours of Bible, theology, worldview, and spiritual formation courses necessary to pursue a graduate-level degree through CIU Seminary & School of Ministry. It gives you a solid biblical-theological foundation, facilitates growth in godliness, and prepares you for higher-level studies at the master’s level.

You can earn the Bible and Theology Certificate completely online.


This program will equip you to:

  • Interpret and apply the biblical text
  • Explain, evaluate, and apply Bible doctrine
  • Trace God’s global movement throughout the Bible


Potential ministry opportunities for program graduates include:

  • Pursuing further theological studies
  • Serving as a staff member in a local church
  • Serving as part of a team on the mission field
  • Serving as a staff member of a para-church ministry
  • Ministering in the marketplace
  • Teaching Bible in a Christian school

Review our course requirements and begin the application process.

Note: This certificate program is not eligible for federal Title IV financial aid funds  – i.e. such as Federal Direct Loans.

Featured Faculty: 
David Croteau, Professor of New Testament & Greek at CIU David A. Croteau
Professor of New Testament & Greek
B.A., California State University, Fresno; M.Div, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary; Th.M., Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Photo of Brian Gault, Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at CIU Brian P. Gault
Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew
B.A., Cedarville University; M.Th., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion


Igou Hodges L. Igou Hodges
Professor of Systematic Theology
B.A., Columbia International University; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh

Dr. Hodges joined the faculty of CIU’s Seminary & School of Ministry in 1978 and has taught Systematic Theology...Read More...

Julia Klausli
Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.A., M.A., Columbia International University,  Ph.D., University of Texas at Dallas

Photo of Benjamin Noonan, CIU professor Benjamin Noonan
Professor of Old Testament & Hebrew

B.S., M.A., Wheaton College; M.Phil., Ph.D.. Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion

Degree Title: 
Graduate Certificate in Bible and Theology