Multnomah University is one of the nation’s premier educators in Bible and Theology. The online B.A. in Bible and Theology program will give you a thorough understanding of the Bible from Genesis through Revelation and how its message applies to contemporary life and thought. You will develop critical thinking skills as you study historical and theological arguments and interpretations. You will grow in interpretive skills as you develop your personal position on key areas of theology. If you want to carefully investigate the truth, explore Scripture, and enjoy God’s character, to be transformed into a culturally-engaged servant leader, this major is for you.

Ways to study

Undergraduate (Major) | Online | On-campus

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We are Committed to Student Success

You will be supported by your faculty at Multnomah University as an online student. You are invited to experience a discussion-centered class model that fosters connections with your peers while learning from dedicated faculty with experience in the field. You will have the convenience to work from anywhere, and you won’t miss out on the benefits of dialogue with your class. At Multnomah, our students are at the heart of everything we do, and you will see the difference in your learning community and connections with professors.

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Example Courses

The courses listed below are some of our featured core classes that will be a part of your educational journey here at MU. Take a look at each course for a small preview.

The five books of Moses, with emphasis upon Genesis, Exodus, the institutions of Israel, and the history of the nation in its formative period. Also, a survey of Joshua through Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. Attention is given to introductory problems, interpretation of problem passages, and the arguments of each book.

A study of the Gospels with emphasis on Matthew, John, and the ministry of Christ. Expository studies include consideration of harmonic and theological problems, and present an application of the teaching of Christ to contemporary life. The book of Acts is examined as it represents the ministry of Paul the apostle, and connecting the composition of his epistles with that narrative. Includes a discussion of the book of Revelation and its role as NT apocalyptic literature.

This course includes both basic hermeneutics and Bible study methods. It is a study of the formation of the Bible and a survey of the principles and practice (methods) of independent Bible study, including an emphasis on grammatical-historical interpretation of the Bible and an overview of the Bible.

A seminar study of historical theology with an emphasis on the student’s formulation and defense of his or her own doctrinal convictions.

Degree Requirements

Here you will find everything you need to know about what is required to successfully complete your degree. Whether you are beginning college for the first time or are a transfer student, we’ve got you covered.

Course Layout
Study Bible and Theology Online: Explore, Examine, Discover.

Career Placement

As a graduate of the Bible and Theology program, you will be well equipped for careers in churches, nonprofits, and all types of businesses. With your B.A. in Bible and Theology, you will be prepared for roles or graduate-level study to move toward roles, such as:

• Pastor or Church Leader • Entrepreneur • Teacher
• Evangelist • Nonprofit Worker • Bible Translator
• Counselor • Social Worker • Instructor