Find Your Program
If you aspire to explore, to ask hard questions, and to find ways of seeing deep significance in your study of the Bible, the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies will provide you with the essentials to excel academically and occupationally.
Ancient Languages Minor
Learn Greek, classical Greek, Hebrew, Latin, and/or other ancient languages and enhance your study of the Bible and biblical cultures.
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: Biblical Archaeology and Biblical Hermeneutics.
Biblical Studies Minor
Gain a solid foundation in Bible knowledge, and customize the minor to your particular areas of interest—Old Testament, New Testament, the Greek and Hebrew languages, biblical cultures, and more.
Certificate of Distinction in Biblical Studies
You can earn a Certificate of Distinction in Biblical Studies by maintaining a GPA of at least 3.5 in your major and completing 24–25 units of upper-division work in biblical studies and biblical languages.
Religious Studies Minor
Study global religions from a dialogical perspective that invites conversation between Christians and people from non-Christian religious traditions, giving you a greater ability to engage the world from a place of sincere Christian faith and awareness.
Note: This information is current for the 2021-22 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.