Biblical and Theological Studies
Why Study Biblical and Theological Studies?

As a biblical and theological studies major, you’ll utilize in-depth Bible study, theological exploration, and the history of the church to deepen your understanding and practice of faith. You’ll acquire critical thinking skills and see the real-life implications of what you learn. As a graduate, you can pursue a life in ministry or academia, or follow your calling to public service or business.

Why Choose North Park University

Why North Park?

Come study the Bible and theology with professors from different traditions in the Christian faith and among students who are Christians and non-Christians. You’ll study and engage the Bible and theology through the context of North Park’s urban, multicultural setting, where you have the chance to develop a global perspective on the Christian faith. You’ll be challenged to deepen your faith, expand your knowledge, and grow your passion to serve God and others.

Careers In Biblical and Theological Studies
  • Ministry
  • Professor
  • Author
  • Missionary
  • Nonprofit director

Explore options available through the Office of Career Development and Internships.

Alumni Graduate Schools

Students often continue their studies with graduate programs at North Park Theological Seminary and North Park’s Schools of Business and Nonprofit Management or Education. Alumni have also pursued degrees at, among others, Fuller Theological Seminary, Duke Divinity School, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and Bethel Seminary.

Student Profile

“I write and perform spoken-word poetry,” says biblical and theological studies major Deima Thompson C’13, who is currently working with faculty on a project to translate selected biblical passages into poetry. “North Park has given me a space to use my talents.”

Read more about Deima.

Deima Thompson, Biblical and Theological Studies
Meet the Faculty

Dr. Willitts’s students read the Bible and theology in the contexts of North Park’s urban, multicultural setting, and of God’s big world. His area of expertise is the New Testament.

Learn more about Dr. Willitts and the biblical and theological studies faculty.

Joel Willitts
Interesting Classes

In a course titled “The Greco-Roman World of St. Paul and St. John,” students have the opportunity to take a study tour through archaeological sites in Greece and Turkey, the ancient regions of Achaia and Asia Minor. You’ll explore firsthand the social, political, geographic, and religious context of the New Testament.

Read more about BTS courses and major requirements.

Faith into Practice

University Ministries programs like Urban Outreach and Global Partnerships get North Park students involved in service-learning initiatives and volunteer opportunities throughout the city and around the world. These experiences go hand-in-hand with classes like Justice in Biblical and Practical Theology, helping students engage the Bible with issues of social justice.

Read more about our University Ministries.