Online Bible and Theology Degree

If you want to investigate truth, Scripture and God's character like never before, this major is for you. Our program will give you a thorough understanding of the Bible — from Genesis through Revelation — and how its messages apply to contemporary life and thought. Comprehensive theology courses will instill you with critical thinking skills and a global perspective rooted in courage and compassion. 

Job outlook

Bible and Theology graduates have been immersed in an extensive study covering every book and section of the Bible. They have also been connected to the best in linguistic, historical and literary studies while being trained to apply biblical and theological principles to life in today’s world. These skills produce graduates who are well-equipped for careers in churches, nonprofits and all types of businesses.

Points of distinction

  • This program is extremely thorough; you will be studying the entire Bible instead of taking a broad survey approach.
  • Multnomah has a reputation as one of the nation's premiere trainers in Bible and theology.
  • The program is focused on personal growth; one of the goals of each Bible and theology course is to challenge students in their own spiritual formation.
  • Unlike most majors, a Bible and Theology major is a solid foundation for any career.


You will graduate with:

  • Preparation for life and vocation, whatever your future career paths may be.
  • The means for seeing all of life and work through the lens of God’s enduring truth.
  • An excellent foundation for seminary, mission work or any other Christian vocational training.
  • An exceptional base for graduate work in biblical studies or theology.

Common career paths

  • Bible translation
  • Business
  • Education
  • Church leadership
  • Evangelism
  • Nonprofit work
  • Writing
  • Research

Positions Bible and Theology majors have held

  • Chief Executive Officer, Saddleback Leather Company
  • Chief Operations Officer, Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Owner, Cherry Tree Preschool
  • Co-founder, Sincerely Truman
  • Editor, Christianity Today
  • Director of Education, Dream Center Academy
  • Marketing Specialist, Adidas
  • Worship Leader, Iglesia Del Nazareno
  • Development Director, Portland Pregnancy Resource Center
  • Professor, Azusa Pacific University
  • Distinguished Scholar of Hebrew Texts and Western Region Director, Green Scholars Initiative
  • Graphic Designer, Anders Printing Company
  • Owner, M25 Productions

Graduate schools to which Bible and Theology majors have been accepted

  • Cambridge
  • Duke Divinity School
  • Fordham University
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Harvard Divinity School
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Idaho State University
  • Marquette University
  • Oxford
  • Pepperdine University
  • UCLA
  • Union Theological Seminary
  • University of Notre Dame

Costs and financial aid

Tuition for 2017-18 is $465/hour for online credits.

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How to apply

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