FPU is committed to a biblical record as a primary source of direction for both personal and corporate Christian life. Students enrolled in the biblical and religious studies major are exposed to a wide range of courses in the Bible, theology and church history.
Building directly upon foundations established in the "Stories of Peoples and Cultures" sequence of general education courses, this major offers three traditional emphases:
Theology encompasses a system of religious beliefs and teachings, often outlining a set of ethical standards that must be upheld. The theology and ethics emphasis explores these systems throughout the world, and throught various periods in history, in order to better understand current beliefs.
This emphasis builds on the biblical foundations of the major, discussing a wide range of topics from Latin American religious thought to Mennonite history.
Biblical and religious studies at Fresno Pacific reinforce the traditions that the university was founded on, while exploring the beliefs and traditions of cultures throughout the world. Students learn how to apply biblical teachings in ministry, in work and in other daily activities.
This minor exposes students to a wide range of topics in Bible, theology and church history.
The Spanish language, though in various dialects, is spoken across the country and throughout the world. Thus, a deep understanding of this language and the cultures from which it originates is a vital part of a global perspective, and is of value in a wide range of professions.
While many Spanish programs focus solely on the language, the Spanish language and culture major at FPU offers a choice of focus through two emphases:
Latin America consists of many individual countries, each with a unique history, and each with a uniqe culture. The Latin American cultures emphasis exposes students to some of these cultures, exploring their differences from each other, and from American ways of life.