Multnomah University is one of the nation’s premier educators in Bible and Theology. This program is founded on the study of every book and section of the Bible. With a B.A. in Bible and Theology, you’ll be able to understand and articulate the message of Scripture in its literary and historical contexts. You will be encouraged to ask hard questions, explore other perspectives, and discover your own biblical views on complex issues in life and the world. If you want to carefully investigate truth, to explore Scripture, to enjoy God’s character, and to be transformed into a culturally engaged servant leader, this major is for you.

Ways to study

Undergraduate (Major) | On-campus | Online

Program concentrations

Biblical Studies | Theological Studies | Theology of Cultural Engagement

Course plan

4-year | 5-year (Summit Program; Includes earning your Master of Divinity)

Application deadlines

Dig Deeper into Scripture

From Genesis through Revelation, this program will give you a thorough understanding of the Bible and how its message applies to contemporary life. Graduates will be able to defend their own doctrinal convictions while maintaining compassion and empathy for those who arrive at different conclusions. The skills and experience developed in this program will benefit you in any career path as you grow in wisdom, sharpen your communication skills, and strengthen your character.

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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

Meet Your Professors

Faculty Headshot Brad Harper
Brad Harper, Ph.D.
Professor, Bible and Theology Director, Master of Arts in Theological Studies; Assistant Dean, School of Biblical and Theological Studies
Faculty Headshot Ray Lubeck
Ray Lubeck, D.Th.
Professor, Bible and Theology

Program Concentrations

Biblical Studies

Theological Studies

Theology of Cultural Engagement

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:

• Church Leader • Entrepreneur • Evangelist
• Nonprofit Employee • Social Worker • Biblical Seminary Candidate

“One of the founders of Multnomah had this saying, ‘Fall in love with the Savior.’ And the more that I study Bible and theology here, the more it orients me towards falling in love with God.”

Alyssa Simonson ’19, Bible and Theology, Summit Program

Summit Program

Are you interested in earning your Master of Divinity (M.Div.) someday? You can start right now. Traditionally, it takes four years to earn a B.A. and an extra three years to gain an M.Div., but you can skip two years of school and save thousands of dollars without sacrificing opportunities or experience. Through the Summit Program — an accelerated program for high-achieving students, you can earn these two respected degrees in only five years.

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