Learn the history of Christian faith and thought

The major in Bible and Theology is designed to provide an understanding of the Bible, history of Christian thought, and theological doctrines. It provides excellent preparation for students who desire to pursue graduate studies in a seminary or university. Both female and male students following God’s call to missionary service, pastoral leadership, preaching, and teaching are encouraged to pursue this major.

Why study Bible & Theology at Malone?

  • Much of your learning will be hands-on experience through a church or para-church setting.
  • Internships are a vital part of this program.
  • Our professors are published authors and renowned practitioners in their fields. 
  • Many of our professors come from a variety of Christian faith traditions. You'll study and hopefully gain an appreciation for a wide variety of denominations and worship styles. 
  • You’ll have the chance to plan your own events, such as retreats, camps, and youth conferences. 
  • Each year, students preach in community worship and have numerous opportunities for experiential ministry.

What can I do with this degree?

A degree in Bible & Theology will prepare you to pursue any number of careers, including work in the following fields:

  • Pastoring a church
  • Working in youth ministry
  • Becoming a missionary, evangelist, or teacher
  • Working for a ministry or non-profit organization
  • Becoming a counselor
  • Working in church administration
  • Pursuing graduate work as a biblical scholar

Internships

Malone’s theology programs involve internships in the fields that you’ll eventually seek employment. Our professors help connect you with local churches and para-church organization throughout the Northeast Ohio region—and you are welcome to select other internships throughout the nation or world! Our students have interned at large and small churches. Just a few include: The Chapel, First Friends Church, LoveCanton, Rivertree Christian Church, and NewPointe Community Church

Learn more about internships at Malone

View Course Curriculum

The Bible & Theology major curriculum is listed in the official Academic Catalog

Once in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print, and more! 

Bible or Theology minor

Students who are majoring in another program may choose to take a Bible minor or Theology minor in addition to their primary course of study. A minor normally consists of a minimum of 15 semester hours, six of which must be taken at the 300/400 level. Each academic school or department must approve the student and curriculum to be used in the completion of each minor for the Office of the Registrar to verify at the point of graduation.

Alumni Profile

Gabriel Lopez

Seminary Student Bible & Theology ’13

After graduating from Malone, Gabe enrolled at Duke Divinity School, where he is pursuing his M.Div. degree. He has a ministry tutoring Hispanic children struggling with the English language barrier.