Biblical Studies, Ministry and Philosophy - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)
 Biblical Studies, Ministry and Philosophy

Biblical Studies, Ministry and Philosophy @Geneva

Why choose biblical or philosophical studies at Geneva?

The main feature of our department is our redemptive-historical perspective, in which both the Old Testament and the New Testament are seen as the progressive unfolding of God’s perfect plan, culminating in the person and work of Jesus Christ. Students will be challenged to engage the course material at a high level. Our graduates often pair a major in our department with majors in business, human services, psychology and the sciences and use their education in graduate school, ministries and international service.

  • Learn from professors who are active teachers and preachers in their own churches
  • Study abroad at Jerusalem University College, including participation in JUC’s archeology program Study other overseas institutions
  • Vos Lectures and Bitar Lectures — provide oppotunities to listen to world renowned philosophers and theologians who come to campus
I consider my professor in the Biblical Studies department as a father in faith for me. I can’t count how many times I saw him cry from sheer joy for Jesus. I love Geneva!”Julia, Geneva alumna


What degree options are available at Geneva?

  • B.A. in MISSIONS
  • B.A. in Independent major related to department, such as Biblical Languages

What are some classes I might take at Geneva?

  • Old Testament literature, including wisdom and prophets
  • New Testament literature, including Gospels and Epistles
  • Classical and Modern Philosophies
  • Practical ministry courses directed toward children, youth, college-age, adults and seniors
  • Wisdom Literature
  • History of Modern Philosophy
  • Evangelism
  • Classical languages, such as Hebrew and Greek

What are Geneva graduates in this field doing now?

  • Pursuing masters or doctoral studies in various seminaries and graduate schools, such as Reformed Theological Seminary, Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Westminster Theological Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Asbury Theological Seminary, Fuller Theological Seminary, Catholic University of America, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, University of Pittsburgh, Purdue University, Temple University, Duquesne University and others.
  • Serving as pastors, associate pastors or youth pastors
  • Serving in parachurch organizations
  • Teaching at the high school, college and graduate school levels
  • Serving as chaplains in the military
  • Teaching in a high school and college
  • Using their degree as a foundation to serve in a variety of other disciplines

What types of internships are available through Geneva?

  • Local churches of many sizes and denominations
  • Tiger Pause—Drop-In youth and children’s ministry in Beaver Falls
  • Christian camps
  • The Pittsburgh Project
  • Missions exposure trips to the continents of North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa

Key Experienced and Accomplished Faculty

Terry Thomas
Professor of Biblical Studies
Robert M. Frazier
Professor of Philosophy
Jonathan Watt
Professor of Biblical Studies and Chair, Department of Bible Christian Ministries and Philosophy
Byron Curtis
Professor of Biblical Studies
Scott Shidemantle
Professor of Biblical Studies

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