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.

Course listing

Required Courses (21 Units)

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

Program director

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

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