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 Salary*

A biblical studies major’s typical starting salary is $29,388. After 10–19 years it is $42,680.

*Note: 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

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 2017-18 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.