Why Biblical Studies?

Study alongside internationally recognized scholars and mentors in one of the largest and most dynamic Religious Studies departments in North America.

Why Biblical Studies?

Study alongside internationally recognized scholars and mentors in one of the largest and most dynamic Religious Studies departments in North America.

The Biblical Studies program within the Department of Religious Studies at Trinity Western University will educate, challenge, and transform you. Students are invited to explore the Jewish and Christian Scriptures both historically and theologically—in order to gain an understanding of how these ancient documents have profoundly shaped both past and present communities of faith.

Led by a close-knit faculty of committed and active scholars, students are encouraged to broaden their understanding of Scripture, and to investigate the significant critical issues current within the vibrant discipline of Biblical Studies. As students advance in their studies, they will gain an understanding of the biblical text that is both comprehensive and profound. Students will be intellectually and spiritually transformed as they deal with a wide array of topics and issues relating to the production, transmission, collection, translation, and interpretation of the biblical text.

Students and faculty together engage in original and internationally recognized research, and in the critical examination of biblical and related primary texts—in their original languages. In the context of this world-class education, students will learn to formulate their own contributions to scholarly conversations prevalent in the field of Biblical Studies; and will learn to communicate these ideas in a manner that is professional, compelling, and ultimately faith-affirming.


Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Financial Aid

Investing in your future may require some help along the way. We offer merit and need-based awards to help offset the cost of tuition. Planning early is key and we are here to help get you started.

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Admission Requirements

The admissions process at TWU is designed to be simple and convenient. Once we receive your application and transcripts, you will be contacted by your admissions counsellor within two weeks on your admittance.

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Dead Sea Scrolls Institute

The Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University promotes research in the Qumran scrolls, many of which have been made public only recently.

Careers in Biblical Studies
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Biblical studies graduates can find work in a wide variety of occupations including:

  • International work
  • Missions work
  • Teaching
  • Ministry
  • Counselling

Faculty Profiles

Craig Allert, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies and History
Director MA in Biblical Studies
Coordinator Christianity and Culture Program

Craig Broyles, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies

Dirk Büchner, D. Litt.

Professor of Biblical Studies

Kent Clarke, Ph.D.

Professor of Religious Studies; Brooke Foss Westcott Professorship of New Testament Textual Criticism, Greek Studies, and Hermeneutics; Chair, Religious Studies Department
Tony Cummins

Tony Cummins, D.Phil.

Professor of Religious Studies

Jonathan Dawn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies

Thomas R. Hatina, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Biblical Studies Coordinator

Joanne Pepper, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Religious Studies; Coordinator, Inter-Cultural Religious Studies

Andrew B. Perrin, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies; Co-Director of Dead Sea Scrolls Institute

Jim Scott, Dr. theol.

Professor of Religious Studies

Archie Spencer

Associate Professor of Theology at ACTS Seminaries, J.H. Pickford Distinguished Chair of Systematic Theology for Northwest Baptist Seminary, Religious Studies