Biblical and Theological Studies Minor

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With a biblical and theological studies minor, you’ll learn how to apply biblical teachings in ministry, at work and in other daily activities. This minor reinforces the traditions that FPU was founded on, while exploring the beliefs and traditions of cultures throughout the world.


  • Exposure to a wide range of topics in Bible, theology and church history.
  • You can choose among courses in contemporary theologies, Mennonite history, the theological ethics of peacemaking and conflict, spiritual formation and more.

Career opportunities

A minor in biblical and theological studies can enhance any major by providing a basic understanding of theology and religious history. This knowledge can be used in ministry and service, in education, as well as in a variety of professions.

Transferring to Fresno Pacific

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Course listing

Required Courses (21 Units)

BIB 428Biblical Theology3
BIB 441Biblical Interpretation: to 18th Century3
REL 460Religions of the World3
THEO 300Introduction to Theology and Ethics3

Remaining coursework from within the division (BIB, BLIT, GRK, HEB, MIN, REL or THEO). On occasion, with instructor approval, a relevant course from another discipline may be counted toward completion of the minor.

Program director

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Melanie Howard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Program Director, Biblical & Theological Studies