Department of Biblical & Theological Studies

Check out what our graduates gained from a deep-dive into theological studies


"Unlike many larger schools, Northwestern professors still possess the ability and willingness to connect with students. Their combination of expertise and availability is a rare find."

– Ricky (2013)

Why pursue Biblical & Theological Studies at Northwestern?

Gain advanced knowledge of Christian theology, biblical languages and customs, church history and more. Develop your skills in communication, analysis, research and critical thinking. Learn to articulate, interpret and apply biblical content. Experience spiritual growth and transformation.

Study Abroad in Israel

Enrich your understanding of biblical studies by studying abroad in Israel. Biblical & Theological Studies majors can spend a semester or entire year at Jerusalem University College and transfer credits to Northwestern.

"Northwestern prepared me to engage culture thoughtfully and biblically, and to succeed in the world without compromising my beliefs. The professors are intelligent, caring and engaging. The education I received from the Biblical and Theological Studies department has proved extremely valuable to me, both as a scholar and as a person.”  John (2006), currently in post-doctoral studies at Oxford University

Mastering Your Theology

Biblical & Theological Studies majors meet all prerequisites for Northwestern's Master of Arts in Theological Studies (MATS) and Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degrees. These programs are offered on campus and online, so whether you plan to stay in Minnesota or relocate, you can complete your degree at UNW from anywhere.


Why study Philosophy at Northwestern?

Expand your mind and improve your thinking skills through our unique philosophy program. Study philosophy from the starting point that all things are rooted in Christ, as the apostle Paul wrote, "Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together." (Colossians 1:15-17, ESV)

Participate in extended discussions inside and outside of class. Sharpen your skills in analysis, logic, communication and reasoning. Grow in your faith by joining professors in a groundbreaking study documenting God's activity in the natural world. Curious? Watch our Science & Theology chapels. (Log in as guest)

"Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered."   C. S. Lewis


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Recent publications by B&TS faculty

Ask the Professor

Each month our faculty sit in the KTIS broadcast studio and welcome questions from listeners on the Bible, theology, faith and the church. Tune in or call in to Faith Radio at noon on the 3rd Thursday of each month.