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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.

Course listing

Required Courses (21 Units)

THEO 170Introduction to Theology & Ethics 
BIB 428Biblical Theology 
REL 460Religions of the World 

Remaining coursework from within the division (BIB, BLIT, MIN, REL or THEO) or from relevant courses in other disciplines (HIST, PHIL, SOC, etc.).

Program director

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

Professor, Biblical & Theological Studies