Biblical and Theological Studies | Judson University Christian College


Why Study Biblical Studies at Judson?

At Judson University, our Department of Biblical Studies equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary for robust engagement with the Christian tradition. By engaging critically with Scripture and exploring the Christian tradition, the Biblical Studies program offers a personal intellectual encounter with the Christian revelation. Because both majors are broad, encompassing fields of study, they dialogue with other academic disciplines such as history, literature, art, and philosophy. Our goal is to help shape students who can interpret biblical texts and who can engage vital theological, philosophical, and ethical arguments with both discernment and clarity.

Biblical and Theological Studies Majors (Bachelor Degrees)

Students in our Biblical and Theological Studies Department all begin with the same core major, a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies.

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Biblical and Theological Studies Minors

In addition to our offered biblical studies degree, you can also add one of our biblical or theological minors to your existing major.

Biblical and Theological Studies Department Highlights

Diverse and Experienced Faculty

Our biblical and theological studies faculty members have backgrounds in various Christian theological traditions and degrees from a wide spectrum of universities and seminaries, but they are united in their commitment to the core tenets of evangelical Christianity like the centrality ofJesus Christ and the authority of Scripture. Students also reflect this diversity, and we strive to explore the theological riches of all major branches of faith as we study/learn together.

Vigorous Coursework

Our vigorous coursework will help prepare you for a rapidly changing marketplace and potential further graduate study by building skills in the deep reading of source material, collection and evaluation of data, careful attention to detail, and effective and persuasive communication.

Emphasis on Engaging Culture

Learning to interpret biblical texts, read Hebrew and Greek, and understand how and why theologians come to differing conclusions are all foundational elements of our programs, but it is vital that students also learn to be wise “readers” of culture. Students learn to relate biblical and theological truths to contemporary life as they engage, discern, and even create music, film, art, and literature in coursework and other campus opportunities like Reel Conversations and the Imago Film Festival.

Commitment to Academic Rigor

We expect students to work hard and strive for excellence, engaging their peers in study and scholarship both on campus and in broader venues.

Student Religious Studies Conference

Each year our students present papers at the Student Religious Studies Conference, hosted by the Midwest Region Society of Biblical Literature.

Academic Excellence

Outstanding students are invited for membership in the Theta Alpha Kappa honor society, and we award the Erickson Prize for Excellence in Biblical Studies to graduating students each spring.

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