Bachelor of Arts - Biblical & Theological Studies Advanced Major (4 yr.)
Bachelor of Arts - Biblical & Theological Studies Major (3 yr.)
Certificate - Biblical & Theological Studies (1 yr.)
Minor in Biblical & Theological Studies (Combine with any major)
The principal goal of our program is to help students become faithful and intelligent readers of the Bible and the Christian theological tradition. Our approach is multidisciplinary: we draw on the insights of other academic fields to assist in opening the Biblical text for contemporary readers in the Christian tradition. We research and teach about the Bible and its reception, interpretation and use in the Church, the academy, and popular culture; investigating its language, historical settings, transmission, enculturation, and the symbiotic relationship that exists between the interpreter's social setting and the interpretation of the text. While the diversity of this study places an emphasis on methods, we remain committed to an articulation of Biblical Theology that is consistent with our confession of the Bible as the Word of God.
Our approach to Christian Theology is likewise multidisiplinary: including systematic, historical, and philosophical methodologies. We research and teach about the development of Christian thought in the Church, the academy, and popular culture; drawing attention to the formative role of Christian thinking in the shaping of the western world, its effect on the global Christian community, and its ongoing afterlife in society at large.
Graduates are employed as chaplains, within church administration, involved in community development and social services, teachers, pastoral staff, or pursuing graduate studies.
Biblical and Theological Studies