The Bible & Religion department aims to provide students with a foundational competence in the Bible, Christian theology, and religious thought. Courses in Bible, interpretation methodology, biblical languages, archaeology, world religion, and Christian doctrine are all designed to help students examine and deepen their faith commitments in the service of Jesus Christ and His church.
Two tracks are offered:
A Flexible Degree
Recognizing that effective ministry often requires wide-ranging skills and experiences, and that God's call leads people into diverse professions and vocations, our department encourages students to identify a second major to complement the 30+6 hours required for a major in Bible and Religion. Typical double major combinations include History, English, Philosophy, Psychology, Music, Recreation Management, Theatre, Communication, Business, Missions, Youth Ministries, and others.
Bible and Religion majors may acquire experience in leading others in the interpretation of the Bible through preaching, teaching assignments or leading Bible studies. Take a look at Huntington's internship programs. Students also have the opportunity to study in Israel at the Jerusalem University College during their junior or senior year as well as travel on other study trips with faculty.
Scholarships are available!
Five years ago, Mark Fairchild made the discovery of a lifetime. And his research since has continued to confirm his findings.
Study Trips with the Bible Faculty
Students frequently take study trips with professors in the department -- to learn and for research.
Huntington University is pleased to announce that Travis Derico, adjunct professor of Bible and religion, is one of a select group of faculty members nationwide chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Center for Hellenic Studies to participate in an Ancient Greece in the Modern Classroom seminar on “Song Culture of Athenian Drama.” “As someone with a deep interest in the written and oral traditions of the first Christians, I’m always keen to learn...
Pastor of the largest church in his denomination. Trustee of HC. Father of two talented children. By all accounts, the Rev. Patrick Brian Jones—who graduated with an undergraduate degree in Bible and religion in 1981 and then with a master’s degree in Christian ministries in 1983— has reached a level of success others only dream of. But as Jones, who is pastor of King Street...
Dr. Mark R. Fairchild is the Luke J. Peters Professor of Biblical Studies and department chair of the Bible & Religion. Dr. Fairchild has twice received research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.