Geneva College



Biblical Studies Major

  • Dr. Byron Curtis

    Professor of Biblical Studies, presented “Messiah and Messiahs in Zechariah 6: Crowns, Thrones, and the Zemah” as an invited guest lecturer at the Caspari Center for Biblical and Judaic Studies in Jerusalem.
  • Dr. Jonathan Watt

    Professor of Biblical Studies, made his third presentation on Greek diminutive affixation at the Biblical Greek Languages and Linguistics section of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Click here to visit the Geneva College Bible department Web page. The Biblical Studies major seeks to equip students to use the Bible fruitfully in life and ministry by challenging them to think Christianly, ultimately enabling them to succeed in biblical studies at the graduate level or to enhance other disciplines. Our curriculum delivers a balance of theology and practical application, from a Reformed Christian perspective.

Why choose biblical studies at Geneva College?

  • Prepare for seminary or graduate school
  • Develop a deeper love for the Scriptures and dig into them more deeply.
  • Prepare to serve as a lay-leader in the church
  • Biblical studies as a second major will further prepare you to think "Christianly" about your chosen discipline, whether it be Chemistry, Business, Psychology, etc.

Some classes you might take

  • Old Testament Prophecy
  • World Christian Movement
  • Christian Understanding of Life
  • Evangelism
  • Methods of Teaching the Bible

What can you do with a biblical studies degree?

A few opportunities include:

  • Pastor
  • Teacher
  • Youth director
  • Church layleader
  • Higher education


Point of Excellence

Student-to-faculty ratio is 13:1.

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Upcoming Events
Geneva chaplain Rutledge Etheridge
Metheny Fieldhouse 10:10 a.m.

Networking & Etiquette Dinner
Presidents Dining Room 5:00 p.m.

April 30, 2013
Attempt at world record planned for May 6
In celebration of Dr. Dean Smith’s retirement announcement, the Geneva community will attempt to gather nearly 600 people for a game of knockout.
February 3, 2014
Dr. Curtis translates three songs for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
The PSO will perform the pieces during a free February 13 concert at East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
November 4, 2013
Dr. Gabriel Barkay to speak about archaeology in Jerusalem
The celebrated archaeological excavator will be on campus November 11.
March 7, 2014
Dr. Meek publishes "A Little Manual for Knowing"
The book presents an eight-step approach to epistemology—the study of the nature of knowledge.
March 25, 2014
Dr. Merold Westphal to visit Geneva for annual Bitar Lecture Series
Westphal, a renowned philosopher and author, will speak on Apr. 8-9.
October 30, 2013
Explore Geneva’s liberal arts majors
November’s Open House includes unique opportunities for those interested in majoring in English, history, political science, sociology, communications, philosophy or music.