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General Concentration

If you would like a broad overview of both the Old and New Testaments, then the general biblical studies concentration would be a good fit for you. Although you will be required to take an equal number of courses in the Old and New Testaments, you will be given freedom to choose which courses you take to fulfill your requirements. 

Why study biblical studies at Gordon?

Gordon’s Biblical Studies Department has a tradition of interfacing the study of the Bible with theological discourse. Our faculty hold degrees in a variety of scholarly backgrounds, and draw from their experiences in pastoral ministry, research, scholarship and world travel in order to serve you—not only in the classroom, but also through life together at Gordon.

What careers can I pursue?

Just about anything you want! You will be biblically and theologically grounded to pursue the vocation that God has given you. Our graduates engage the world through a variety of vocations, including:

  • Medical field worker
  • Professor or teacher
  • Missionary
  • Pastor or church ministry staff
  • Nonprofit employee or relief worker
  • Lawyer
  • Youth ministry worker

Learn more about jobs and internships ➔

Go the extra mile!

You can study the Bible on site by participating in one of our Jerusalem University College programs—including a three-week field study in Israel or a semester-long study abroad experience at the Jerusalem University College.

Through our partnership with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary down the street, you can take up to eight credits in upper-level language courses or in other relevant areas of study alongside your courses at Gordon.

Global Opportunities

Enrich your biblical education—and more broadly, your liberal arts education—by studying abroad:

Related Programs

While the biblical studies major can be combined with almost any other academic program, the following work particularly well with the major:


For more information, contact:

Dr. Sharon Ketcham
Department Chair

Or request more information about Gordon ➔

The general biblical studies concentration is part of the biblical studies major.