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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.

Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. Willitts

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.

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Student Profile

“At North Park I’ve expanded my mind to different things that the world offers, whether it be social justice issues, Christian ethics, or just being able to relate in the real world.” – Marcus Payne II C’17

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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.

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, Bethel Seminary, and Princeton Theological Seminary.

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.

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