Biblical & Theological Studies

Bring the Bible to the Real World

By majoring in Biblical & Theological Studies at Providence University College, you’ll expand your Biblical knowledge so that you can serve as an effective Christian leader — in the church or in your chosen career. Your studies will span across other disciplines, providing you with a deep foundation for your future. You’ll learn from experienced faculty, including ordained ministers who have more than 80 years of church ministry between them. As Christian mentors, they’ll provide the spiritual guidance you need — in your studies and in your life. Through your Field Education requirement, you’ll take the knowledge you’ve gained in the classroom and put it into practical expression in the real world.

Information Sessions

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Major Options
Bachelor of Arts Biblical & Theological Studies Adv Major 4 Years
Bachelor of Arts Biblical & Theological Studies Major 3 Years
Certificate Biblical & Theological Studies 1 Year
Minor Biblical & Theological Studies Combine with any Major
Program Details

For Entrance into the Biblical & Theological Studies program

For entry to the Biblical & Theological Studies major, the prerequisite is a grade of “C” or better in each of the introductory 9 credit hours in Biblical and Theological Studies. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum AGPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

Program Courses
  • Christian Spirituality I: Formations
  • The Pentateuch
  • Hebrew Prophets
  • Biblical Poetry I: Psalms
  • The Construction of Gender in the Hebrew Bible
  • Old Testament Apocalyptic Literature
  • Hermeneutics
  • Beginning Greek I
  • Beginning Hebrew I

Michael Gilmour, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)
Distinguished Professor of New Testament & English Literature

Heather Macumber, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Christopher R. Lorie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Biblical Studies

Career Options
Graduates build careers in chaplaincy, church administration, community development, Christian education and social services. Others pursue graduate studies.