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Explore the practical difference that faith makes in your everyday life and the lives of Christians around the globe. You’ll examine core Christian beliefs and how they shape an understanding of the arts, the environment, justice, peacemaking, and the complex world around you.

Career opportunities

A solid understanding of theology and ethics proves useful in many fields: careers in education, justice, history and ministry are just a few of the possibilities.

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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 Courses (9 Units)

THEO 425Theological Ethics and the Environment3
THEO 430Contemporary Theologies3
THEO 465Theological Ethics of Conflict and Peacemaking3

Emphasis Required Electives (6 units)

Choose 6 units from the following

THEO 365Perspectives on Global Missions3
THEO 400Theologies of the Christian Imagination3
THEO 434Following Jesus Radically3
THEO 445Issues and Theologies of Mission3
THEO 447Theologies of the Human Person3
THEO 470Justice, Poverty and Development3
THEO 486Topics in Theology 

Other Emphasis Electives

Choose a minimum of 9 units from the following

BIBany 300- or 400-level course with this prefix except BIB-314, BIB-446, BIB-449, BIB-451, and BIB-453 
BLITany 300- or 400-level course with this prefix 
GRKany course with this prefix 
HEBany course with this prefix 
MINany 300- or 400-level course with this prefix 
THEOany 300- or 400-level course with this prefix 
ART 330Art and Religion3
HIST 325History of Christianity4
HIST 350American Religious History3
HIST 360Greece: Drama and Paideia in the Polis4
HIST 364Classical Mythology3
HIST 365Rome: Politics, Pagans and Patristics4
HIST 367The Ancient Near East3
HIST 380Reformation History and Theology4
HIST 393Twentieth Century Western Thought3
HIST 410Modern Latin America: History, Politics And Culture3
HIST 450History of Political Theory and Ideas3
HIST 455Historical Peacemakers4
LIT 400Medieval Life, Thought and Literature4
MIN 340Theology, Culture and U22
MIN 360The Church in an Urban World3
PHIL 110Introduction to Philosophical Ethics3
PHIL 331Ancient Philosophy3
PHIL 333Medieval Philosophy3
PHIL 335Modern Philosophy3
PHIL 405Philosophy of Religion3
REL 418Culture, Religion and the Church3
REL 452World Christianity3

Program director

Photo of Melanie Howard, Ph.D.

Melanie Howard, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Program Director, Biblical & Theological Studies


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Greg A. Camp, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, School of HRSS

Laura Roberts

Laura Schmidt Roberts, Ph.D.

Professor, Biblical & Theological Studies

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Brian Schultz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Biblical & Theological Studies