Biblical and Theological Studies

This major focuses on the content of Christian faith and practice with specific attention to the Biblical source, historical traditions, philosophical concepts, and theological perspectives.  

Program Track: BTSTS.BA;

An additional track with an emphasis on ministry studies is also available: BTSPS.BA

Lee's programs give the student a chance to experience various aspects of life at Lee beyond academics, offering program-specific global trips, clubs, service, and research opportunities. The following are possible aspects of life outside the classroom for students in the above degree programs: 

Support and Tutoring 

Tutoring is provided for all disciplines within our department. The Writing Center also provides help with research/reflection writing assignments. 

Global Trips and Travel 
  • Italy Spring Break Religion Global Trip  
  • Israel Biblical Study Tour (Summer)  
  • Israel Archaeology Trip (Summer) 
Club/Social 
  • Theta Alpha Kappa Theta Pi Chi 
  • Theology Club  
  • Pi Alpha Sigma-Koine Greek Club  
  • Philosophy Club
  • Theology House
Academic/Honors 
  • TAK - SOR Honor Society  
  • Theta Alpha Kappa-National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology 
Capstone 
  • The Capstone course is designed to help graduating students integrate their faith with the academic knowledge they have gained throughout their studies. It is regarded as the final reflection of the essential Core Values of Lee University.  
  • All SOR majors take the 1-hour SOR Capstone course during their final year. It is offered during the spring semester.
Home/Location 
  • Theology Students spend much of their time in the School of Religion building, where the department is located.
Internships/Practicum 
  • Weekend Sunday Shadowing—further information on this can be garnered from the department of Christian Ministries 
  • Department of Theology student mentors—upper division students are chosen to mentor new and incoming majors  
  • Teaching Assistantships are given to upper division students for the fields of Old Testament, New Testament, Hebrew, and Greek 
Research 
  • McNair Scholars: the Department of Theology faculty have supported and sponsored numerous scholars since the beginning of the program  
  • Philosophy Club: Dr. Tim Miller coaches and mentors young philosophers, encourages them to submit papers to undergraduate conferences, and chaperones them to those conferences. 
Honors and Awards 

The Department of Theology selects a departmental award winner and gives awards in several disciplines each spring. 

There are a variety of scholarships available to SOR majors:

This program is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary for achieving success after graduation. Here are the career paths often pursued by graduates in this program.

  • Teaching
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Pastoring
  • Worship-leading
  • Chaplaincy
  • Law
  • Ministry and Curriculum Writing
  • Missions
  • Graduate Study – Scholarly work
  • Research
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations/Social Justice GNOs and Lobbies