Career Options

Careers for Biblical Studies Majors

  • Pastor
  • Archeologist
  • Theologian
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Chaplain
  • Writer/Editor
  • Counselor
  • Missionary
  • Evangelist
  • Director of a Christian nonprofit organization

Starting Salary1

The typical starting salary for a biblical studies degree graduate is $29,388. After 10–19 years it is $42,680.

Job Titles of People with Biblical Studies Degrees

  • Director, Seattle Ministry Institute
  • Director, Camp of the Woods, Christian Family Resort and Conference Center
  • Regional Director for Youth for Christ
  • Youth Pastor, Olympia Foursquare Church
  • Executive Director, Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit
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