Career Preparation

Need help choosing your degree program? Review our helpful guide to the Bible & Religion program. (PDF)

If you would like to be able to

then perhaps you should take a look at a Bible and Religion major with a concentration in Theological and Religious Studies.

Thorough Knowledge of the Field

Students in the Bible and Religion major at Huntington University choose one of two concentrations: biblical studies or theological and religious studies. Though both concentrations provide a solid foundation in scripture, they each have a different area of focus. The concentration in theological and religious studies couples a solid grounding in scripture with an understanding of the history and theology of the church. Moreover, this concentration develops an awareness of the values and thought forms of contemporary society which is useful for understanding the assumptions we bring to the Bible and how to apply scripture. This concentration seeks to integrate biblical studies with other disciplines such as philosophy, history, literature, and psychology.

The theological and religious studies concentration is flexible, enabling students to design a course of study to meet individual interests and needs. It has an interdisciplinary component requiring students to take religion courses in other departments such as English and History. Since some of the courses count towards more than one major, the interdisciplinary element allows for students in this concentration to minor or even double major in another department.

The theological and religious studies concentration is excellent preparation for seminary, graduate school, or to provide biblical and theological background for ministries that students may enter without a graduate degree. It is also valuable for those desiring a broad and engaging liberal arts degree.

The program consists of 36 credit hours: