Request Program Information: Theology
Biblical Studies Major
Biblical Studies students receive a solid foundation in philosophy, Christian theology and ministry, and the Bible.
This program offers the following areas of study: Archaeology and Biblical Hermeneutics.
Certificate of Distinction in Biblical Studies
Students who maintain a GPA of at least 3.5 in their major can earn a Certificate of Distinction in Biblical Studies by completing 24–25 units of upper-division work in biblical studies and biblical languages.
Certificate of Distinction in Philosophy
The Certificate of Distinction in Philosophy recognizes that a student has achieved a superior mastery of courses that provide a strong basis for graduate study in philosophy and in courses that demonstrate the student’s ability to think critically within a specialized area of philosophy.
Certificate of Distinction in Theology
The Certificate of Distinction in Theology acknowledges the achievement of theology majors who exhibit a mastery of coursework in theology in preparation for graduate study by maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better in 24 units of upper-division work in systematic theology, Church history, and the history of philosophy.
Christian Ministries Major
Christian Ministries students are provided with a broad perspective in the field of religion and academic preparation combining theory and professional training.
This program offers the following areas of study: Church and Pastoral Ministries, Intercultural Christian Ministries, Ministry in Urban and Social Service Contexts, Sports Ministry, and Youth Outreach and Discipleship.
Philosophy students gain historical perspectives on philosophical concepts, principles for careful thought, and study of specific topics.
Religious Studies Major
This program provides a strong framework for students to engage people of other religious traditions respectfully and from a place of sincere Christian faith, awareness, and praxis.
Theology majors will be equipped for further theological studies, service in the Church, and participation in the concrete work of justice in today’s world by thoughtful devotion to the God of the Gospel. Students may also choose from three optional concentrations.
This program offers the following areas of study: Church History and Systematic Theology.
Youth and Family Ministries Major
Youth and family ministries students gain tools to develop a ministry of theory and practice to apply in future church leadership roles.
This program offers the following areas of study: Church and Pastoral Ministries Practices, Intercultural Christian Ministries, Ministry in Urban and Social Service Contexts, Sports Ministry, and Youth Outreach and Discipleship.