Theology at Greenville University
Draw near to God in your study of Christian thought and life. Deepen your faith and expand your understanding of God and creation as you learn the history of the church, study the Bible, and prepare for a future in the area of ministry you choose.
Providing a solid theology basis, our program allows you to pursue a track either in Ministry or Biblical Studies.
The focus of the Ministry track includes theological and practical applications of ministry that conclude in a valuable internship experience. A degree with a track in Theology / Ministry prepares you for ministry of all types (pastoral, parachurch, etc.), as well as careers as a teacher, professor, lawyer, journalist, and businessperson.
The focus of the Biblical Studies Track is to develop your understanding of biblical texts, languages, and methods of interpretation. A degree with a track in Theology / Biblical Studies prepares you for careers in public and Christian education, law, business, and journalism.
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Travel with GU theology professors for overseas courses in places like Israel, Honduras, Spain, and more.
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Embrace lifelong learning and discipleship as you prepare for seminary or graduate school.
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Beyond the classroom
Apply your education beyond the classroom. Study the scriptures abroad, attend lectures and conferences featuring top international scholars in the field, and take advantage of GU’s collaboration with other institutions across the country and the world.
Bachelors & Masters
With the pastoral leadership track at Greenville University and Seattle Pacific University, earn two degrees in five years. Complete your bachelor of arts in Theology in three and a half years at GU, then transfer to SPU to earn your master of arts in Christian leadership in just a year and a half.
Join the ranks of GU graduates who pursue graduate studies at acclaimed schools including Asbury Theological Seminary, Duke Divinity School, Northeastern Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, Seattle Pacific Seminary, and more.
Nurture positive relationships with the whole body of Christ. GU’s Andrews Chair brings together Christians of various denominations and backgrounds for learning and sharing. GU’s Shapiro Chair promotes respectful Christian engagement with the Jewish community with studies that blend Judaism and Christianity's interconnected past, present, and future.
Focus Your Studies
Concentrate your studies in one of two areas, ministry or biblical studies. Our ministry concentration includes an internship and philosophical and practical applications of ministry. In our Biblical studies concentration, you'll grow in your understanding of biblical texts and languages.
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Learn about the Bastian School of Theology
Greenville University established the Donald N. and Kathleen G. Bastian School of Theology, Philosophy, and Ministry to shape students into Christ-centered, Spirit-inspired pastors and laypeople who make Christ’s offer of abundant life known to the world.