Take an in-depth look at the Bible, including methods of interpretation, with the biblical studies emphasis.


  • Courses focus on the classical Greek language and texts, biblical literature and the church as it does (and could) exist today.
  • Both the Old and New Testaments are examined, and optional courses explore the teachings of Paul and Anabaptist theology.

Career opportunities

Graduates with a biblical studies emphasis possess the knowledge necessary to pursue careers and advanced study in Christian ministries, church leadership and Christian education, but the knowledge developed can be beneficial in any position.

Course listing

Required Courses

BIB-304Paul and His Teaching3
or BIB-442
Biblical Interpretation: to 18th Century
Biblical Interpretation: 19th-21st Centuries
BLIT-310-349OT Biblical Literature3
BLIT-310-349NT Biblical Literature3
BLIT-310-349Biblical Literature (OT or NT)3

Two semesters of one biblical language. select from the following:

BIB-106Classical Greek I3
BIB-107Classical Greek II3
BIB-115Hebrew I4
BIB-116Hebrew II4


Select two of the following:

MINany course with this prefix 
RELany course with this prefix 
THEOany course with this prefix 
COM/HIST-368Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric3
HIST-360Greece: Drama and Paideia in the Polis4
HIST-365Rome: Politics, Pagans and Patristics4
LIT-460Critical Approaches to Literature3