Bachelor of Arts: Theological Languages
Greek. Hebrew. Latin. These three languages are important to biblical beginnings.
At Concordia University Chicago, we offer a Theological Languages program in which you can earn a major or minor in biblical languages. You will study Greek, Hebrew and Latin—learning to communicate, comprehend and write each language. Students interested in this program often pursue careers as pastors, vicars, professors and language experts.
Our bachelor of arts degree in theological languages is a broad-basis baccalaureate program that prepares students as future teachers, satisfies career options and is excellent preparation for students interested in continuing education at the graduate level. Our courses offer in-depth studies in Greek, Hebrew and Latin.
Though not as commonly studied as modern languages, these languages are important in interpreting ancient texts and gaining a better understanding of the roots of Western religion. Upon completion of this program, you will demonstrate proficiency in communicating, reading and interpreting Greek, Hebrew and Latin with an option to study Aramaic.
General Course information
This program was created to enhance your knowledge in theological languages while preparing you for your professional future. At Concordia University Chicago, we are based in the liberal arts tradition; meaning you will take classes in humanities, business, English and social sciences, as well as theological language courses.
Core courses include Greek I and II, Hebrew I and II, Latin I and II, as well as Greek and Hebrew readings. If you choose to minor in Biblical languages, you will take courses in Greek and Hebrew.
CUC offers the opportunity to explore vast resources in theology and liberal arts, including neighboring universities, seminaries, libraries and museums. Opportunities for cultural enrichment, parish service and fieldwork are plentiful. We encourage our theological languages students to apply their knowledge to the world around them. In addition, an array of internship and service possibilities in the Chicago area equip you with the tools needed to be effective in your future endeavors.
With a bachelor of arts in theological languages, you have several career options. Some students obtain this degree and further their education by pursing a master’s degree or a doctorate. Other career options include interpreter, pastor, teacher or biblical translator on mission work. The skills you gain will be priceless in your future endeavors.