Bible and Religion major

Are you called to serve others? Want to find yourself and your gift to the world? Want to dig deeper into what it means to be a following of Christ? 

At EMU, a variety of academic programs focus on faith-informed life, spiritual exploration and buidling skills so you can minister to those in need. Bible and religion majors prepare for seminary or graduate studies, service in churches, hospitals and schools, and other leadership roles. 

EMU's 36-semester-hour major gives you flexibility to choose a concentration of your choice, such as Biblical studies, missiology, theology, religious studies or peace studies. A Bible and religion major also can be combined with another area of interest for a robust double major.

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Core Curriculum Semester Hours
BIST 212 The Word Became Book 3
THEO 201 Introduction to Theology 3
CHST 223 Spiritual Formation 3
BIST 323 Biblical Theology of Peace and Justice 3
HUM 490 Capstone 3
HUM 200 Humanities Research and Methods 3

Students are strongly encouraged to work closely with their advisor to design their own concentration in an area of their choosing (for example, Biblical Studies, Missiology, Theology, Religious Studies or Peace Studies)


Electives will be chosen from within the department in order to reach 36 SH. Elective classes may be chosen to reinforce the concentration or to introduce the student to areas outside their concentration.


Bible and Religion Department section of the current undergraduate catalog (pdf)

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