Biblical Studies majors at George Fox study at one the West Coast's top Christian colleges.

Do you feel called to ministry? Are you considering becoming a pastor or a youth minister? Do you want to serve in the church or the world?

For young men and women who feel called to work in the church, George Fox University offers an accelerated BA + Masters of Divinity Program that allows students to obtain both their undergraduate degree and master’s degree in five years.

The 3 + 2 BA/MDiv is designed to fully prepare accelerated students for ministry. A rigorous academic track, cohort-based peer support and established internships equip students for work in the church or the world. During years one and two students live on campus and have a traditional undergraduate experience. In their third year, they complete the undergraduate requirements and begin some graduate-level courses. There is the option to walk at commencement after the third year.

In their fourth and fifth years, students enroll in the master’s program and attend all classes at Portland Seminary. Throughout the program, an emphasis is placed on spiritual formation, and students graduate ready to serve the church and the world.

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Fall 2018 Launch

The 3 + 2 BA/MDiv launches in the fall of 2018. Past graduates from the biblical studies program serve the church in many ways, ranging from teaching and pastoral roles to youth and camping ministries. Graduates of our program have reported a near-100 percent rate of finding opportunities for Christian ministry or gaining admission to the seminary/graduate school of their choice.

Jobs and Graduate School

George Fox biblical studies majors use Scripture as the basis for their education.

Our graduates serve the church in many ways, ranging from teaching and pastoral roles to youth and camping ministries. Graduates of our program have reported a near 100 percent rate of finding opportunities for Christian ministry or gaining admission to the seminary/graduate school of their choice.

  • Professor of Biblical Studies and Northwestern Semitic Languages, UCLA
  • Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University
  • Chaplain, U.S. Armed Forces
  • Bible Teacher, Westside Christian High School
  • Pastor to Youth and Children, Dundee Covenant Church
  • Assistant Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School
  • Youth Pastor, Reedwood Friends Church
  • St. Andrews University (Scotland)
  • Yale Divinity School
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Oxford University
  • Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Tübingen University (Germany)
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Denver Theological Seminary
  • Duke Divinity School
  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Regent University
  • Portland Seminary
  • Edinburgh University (Scotland)
  • Leadership and Discernment in Biblical and Practical Perspective
  • Mikhail Bakhtin and Biblical Studies
  • The Father-Son Relationship in John: Equal, Subordinate, or Neither?
  • Peace and Conflict Resolution in the Bible
  • Qualitative Study on Government Action for the Development of Youth in Jamaica
  • Slavery and Sonship with Pauline Corpus
  • Thomas Merton and the Authority of the Church
  • First Corinthians 10:9 and its Theological Implications
  • An Analysis of Contacts between the Gospels of John and Luke

Points of Distinction

  • Students save time and money by completing two degrees in five years. Students save $35,000 on average.
  • The 3+2 BA/MDiv program is academically rigorous and students study with Portland Seminary professors in their the fourth and fifth years.
  • The cohort model creates a support network for students moving through the program together, and for deep and meaningful friendships to form.
  • Internships and summer intensives give students the opportunity to experience ministry in a variety of contexts.
  • Our students graduate prepared for active church leadership roles.

Why George Fox?

Christ-centered community

Our faith influences everything we do here, from the way our professors teach to the way we relate to one another and serve in the community.

Global opportunities

More than half of George Fox undergraduate students study abroad, ranking George Fox among the nation's leaders in study abroad participation (U.S. News & World Report).

Small classes

Our 14-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio means you'll get to know your professors on a personal level.

National recognition

George Fox University is a Christian university classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university, and Forbes ranks George Fox among the highest Christian colleges in the country.