Department of Biblical Studies, Theology and Philosophy

The world is complex, and God's people must engage the hard questions that face us. We believe God's word is still relevant and foundational to a robust and winsome expression of Christ's mission. Biblical studies at Houghton prepares students to be Biblically well-versed, theologically informed, and spiritually vibrant Christian scholars, equipped to serve God in a multitude of ways.

The mission of the Department of Biblical Studies, Theology and Philosophy is to provide study opportunities in all three areas and to prepare Christians to serve in the global community. Career options for majors in these fields vary widely. Houghton graduates go into business, church-related work, counseling, education, finance, government service, journalism, law, library science, linguistics, medicine, missions, public administration, relief work and translation as well as other fields.

The mind and reason are gifts of God; scholarship assists faith. At Houghton, we seek to apply reason in partnership with grace as we think critically about our world, the Bible and ethical issues in the Church and the world. The Bible is not only literature but also the word of God. We study and teach the Bible as people of faith, without apology, who employ the tools of scholarship to help us listen more carefully to the voice of God in Scripture.