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The biblical and theological studies program will help you discern and prepare for the call to serve God and the church and to deepen your knowledge of Scripture and ministry. FPU is committed to the biblical record as a primary source of direction for both personal and corporate Christian life. You will be exposed to a wide range of courses in Bible, theology and church history. Our professors are committed to not only teaching Scripture, but strive to set an example as followers.


  • Opportunities to interact with diverse populations and study abroad to places like Israel
  • Designed to broaden your perspective and hone your gifts
  • Structured to help liberate students from parochial confines
  • Consistent with the character of the university as a liberal arts institution

Career opportunities

Our graduates serve the church and their community in many ways, including teaching and youth ministry. Our courses will prepare you for work in teaching, pastoral ministry, missions, parachurch organizations and more. You will also be equipped to pursue seminary training or graduate studies in biblical or theological studies.

Course listing

In order to obtain a bachelor’s degree from Fresno Pacific University, students must complete at least 120 units. Along with completing all required courses in their selected area of study, general education requirements must be met by all graduates. See the general education summary in the undergraduate academic catalog for more information.

Select programs may not provide enough units for a student to graduate and therefore an emphasis and/or elective courses must be completed alongside the major. Please see below for emphases related to this area of study.

Required Courses (37 Units)

BIB 428Biblical Theology3
BIB 483Projects in Biblical and Theological Studies1
REL 460Religions of the World3
THEO 170Introduction to Theology and Ethics3


This program requires an emphasis

Program director

Laura Schmidt Roberts, Ph.D.
Laura Schmidt Roberts, Ph.D.

Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies, Program Chair, Biblical & Theological Studies