Multnomah University

Bible & Theology

If you want to thoroughly investigate truth, Scripture and God's character, this major is for you. Pursue one of three advanced concentrations — Biblical Studies, Theological Studies or Biblical Languages — while you earn the best Bible and Theology degree in the country.

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 gradate 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

Online option

Our Bible and Theology program is fully available online. That means you can earn your degree anywhere, anytime. Learn more about MU Online.

Next steps

Meet your professors

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