Dive into the stories and teachings of the Bible, exploring both the Old and New Testaments, with the biblical literature emphasis.


  • Courses discuss the life and teachings of Paul, biblical interpretation throughout various historical periods and biblical narrative.
  • Elective courses allow you to choose from a variety of subjects that address personal interests and help meet future goals.

Career opportunities

A solid understanding and knowledge of biblical literature provides a background for careers such as church leadership, missions and evangelism, and Christian education. Continued study is also available in seminary programs, philosophy, history and a variety of other subjects.

Course listing

Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

Emphasis Required Courses

BLIT-310-BLIT 349OT Biblical Literature3
BLIT-310-BLIT 349NT Biblical Literature3
BLIT-310-BLIT 349Units Biblical Literature (OT or NT)3
BIB 304Paul and His Letters3
BIB 441 or
BIB 442
Biblical Interpretation: to 18th Century or
Biblical Interpretation: 19th-21st Centuries
LIT 395Text and Performance3
LIT 480Narrative3


Select six units of the following

MINany course with this prefix 
RELany course with this prefix 
THEOany course with this prefix 
COM 368 or
HIST 368
Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric or
Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric
HIST 360Greece: Drama and Paideia in the Polis4
HIST 365Rome: Politics, Pagans and Patristics4
LIT 460Critical Approaches to Literature3