Bible and Religion Major & Minor


The Goshen College Bible and Religion program shares its motto with the Benedictine monk and philosopher, Anselm of Canterbury, who lived by the words “faith seeking understanding.” This program prepares students to tell the church’s story in the most compelling way possible and make a positive impact on the world.

The biblical studies program at Goshen College offers a comprehensive understanding of the biblical text, biblical languages, Christian faith, and spiritual formation. Our courses are rooted in the tradition of peacemaking, servant leadership, and community development. The coursework is also an excellent foundation if graduates want to pursue seminary or further graduate studies in biblical studies or theology. With a degree from Goshen College, you will be able to apply scripture and share the church’s story in a natural, coherent, and compelling way.

This program will prepare you to tell the church’s story in the most compelling way possible and make a positive impact on the world.

A comprehensive understanding of biblical studies, Christian faith and more

You will be given interdisciplinary opportunities as faculty encourage students to draw from and develop their unique gifts, whatever they may be. Outside of the classroom, you can further your learning through hands-on experiences such as the Ministry Inquiry Program, which sends students to receive training and work as pastoral interns in church settings across the country for a summer. They might go on to serve in pastoral ministry positions, non-governmental organizations, church agencies, graduate school programs, or a variety of other professions.

Make a difference in communities around the globe

With a comprehensive understanding of biblical theology, ministry, and Old Testament and New Testament scripture, students learn how to share the good news of God’s desire for shalom with people from varied backgrounds, and find a career with your convictions as its foundation. Besides your own convictions, our program is also designed to promote an understanding of other religions and cultural expressions of worship. Our graduates have gone on to pursue careers in ministry, counseling, history and more. If you see life as an adventure to which God or your value for religious perspectives calls you, you’ll find a home in the Goshen College Bible and Religion program.

Find your calling!

If you are looking for a biblical studies degree that will build spiritual growth and equip you to make a difference in the world, Goshen College is the place for you! Request info on our bachelor’s degree program by completing the form below. Financial aid is available.

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Breanna Nickel

Assistant Professor of Bible and Religion

Luke Kreider

Assistant Professor of Religion and Sustainability

Regina Shands Stoltzfus

Professor of Peace Justice & Conflict Studies
Director of PJCS