A Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology from Bushnell University is a great way to get the knowledge, skill, and faith development you’ll need to be an effective Christian leader.

The Bible and Theology major will help broaden your knowledge of the Bible’s content and challenge you to engage critically with its scholarly interpretations. Our program is excellent preparation for any graduate or professional program for which a liberal arts background is desired, including theology or Christian history, along with other fields and disciplines such as law and political science. Along with professors who offer insight and experience within your area of specialty, you will have the added benefit of studying at a liberal arts institution where faith is the cornerstone of all academic study.

Since 1895, Bushnell University has been preparing people for ministry in the church, workplace, and world. This focus continues to be at the heart of what our institution is all about.

Career Opportunities

Potential careers related to Bible and Theology include:

  • Pastor
  • Youth Minister
  • Worship Minister
  • Chaplaincy
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Writer/Editor
  • Counselor
  • Missionary
  • Director, Christian Non-Profit
  • Relief Worker
  • Church Planter
  • Church Administrator
  • Social Worker
  • Camp Counselor/Director
  • Christian School Teacher/Administrator
  • Archeologist
  • Bible Translator
  • Theological Librarian
  • Museum Worker

Campus Activities

Because of the vibrant Christian character of our campus, Bible and Theology students have a special opportunity to provide intellectual and spiritual leadership across campus. Whether it’s debating theological questions in the residence halls late at night, organizing overseas mission trips, or participating in relief work, students set the spiritual tone of the campus. Bible and Theology students are often active in the Ministry Club, which focuses on both social and professional development. In addition to bringing local pastors and Christian leaders to share their experience and discuss issues related to their vocation, the Ministry Club attends regional conferences or retreats across the country and hosts an annual regional conference on campus through Youth Specialties called The Core.

Bushnell University Graduates

Recent graduates who majored in Bible and Theology have gone on to seminary graduate programs in preparation for ministry, and have gone into careers in pastoral ministry, youth ministry, military chaplaincy, and ministry to the deaf.

“For me, Biblical Studies and Theology didn’t give me something to do, but even better, showed me someone to become.” -Skyler Bascom ‘14

Courses in the Bible and Theology Major

Prerequisites for Bible & Theology

  • Engaging with the Bible I
  • Engaging with the Bible II
  • Christian Doctrine
  • The Abrahamic Faiths of Judaism and Islam
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Anthropology
    • Psychology
    • Sociology

Requirements for Bible & Theology

  • History of Theology
  • Special Topics
  • Internship
  • Senior Capstone
  • Preaching
  • Choose one of the following:
    • Elementary Greek I & II
    • Classical Hebrew for Beginners I & II
  • Additional Electives (12 credits at the upper division level):
    • History of Christianity I & II
    • Philosophy of Religion
    • Christian Ethics and Social Responsibility
    • Living Religious Traditions of the East Asia
    • Additional Greek or Hebrew Courses
    • Additional Bible and Theology Electives

Courses in the Bible and Theology Minor

Prerequisites for the Minor

  • Engaging with the Bible I & II

Requirements for the Minor

  • Special Topics
  • Christian Doctrine

Any Bible and Theology Electives (10 credits)

Courses in the Biblical Languages Minor

Requirements for the Biblical Languages Minor

  • Elementary Greek I & II
  • Classical Hebrew for Beginners I & II
  • Choose one:
    • Greek Exegesis
    • Hebrew Exegesis
Program Director
Agam Iheanyi-Igwe, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean of Bible & World Christianity
Assistant Professor of Bible & World Christianity

Ph.D. Biola University M.A. Biola University B.Eng. Federal University of Technology Owerri (Nigeria) Dr. Agam …