Biblical Studies


Majoring in Biblical Studies will significantly enhance your ability to interpret, teach, and apply God’s words faithfully. You will learn to read the Bible in its original languages and to understand its contexts. This major provides a solid foundation for ministry, service, or seminary.


Program Highlights 


After graduation, students attend seminary, graduate school, and become ministry leaders.


Spend a semester off campus studying in locations such as Israel, Brazil, and Germany.


You can intern in local churches and ministries.


What Will I Learn?


Students take nine Bible courses, four theology courses, three or more courses in the Biblical languages of Greek and Hebrew, and courses in supporting disciplines such as philosophy, communication, literature, and history.

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Where Can It Take Me?


  • Browncroft Community Church, Rochester, NY
  • Edgewood Free Methodist Church, Brighton, NY
  • First Bible Baptist Church, Greece, NY
  • Heart and Soul Free Methodist Church, Rochester, NY
  • New Hope Free Methodist Church, Rochester, NY
  • Park Ridge Free Methodist Church, Greece, NY
  • Pearce Memorial Church, North Chili, NY
  • Roberts Wesleyan College, Chaplain Ministries, Rochester, NY
  • Shema Yisrael Messianic Jewish Congregation, Rochester, NY
  • Youth for Christ, Rochester, NY
  • Church Radiant, Rochester, NY
  • Pearce Memorial Church, North Chili, NY
  • Parkside Lutheran Church, Buffalo, NY
  • Mary’s Place Refugee Outreach, Rochester, NY
  • Free Methodist Bible Quizzing, Rwanda, Africa


  • Recruiter for the United States Army
  • Youth Pastor 
  • Church Administrator
  • Worship Pastor
  • Ministry Staff Member
  • Resident Counselor
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Community Living Instructor

Grad Schools

  • Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Colgate Rochester Divinity School
  • Duke University
  • Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Gordon Conwell Seminary
  • Northeastern Seminary
  • Ohio State University
  • Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • SUNY Albany
  • Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Rochester
  • University of St. Andrew's (Scotland)

Who Will I Meet?

Dr. Kristin Helms

Prior to her arrival at Roberts in 2016, Kristin Helms served at-risk children in Camden, NJ, where she fed, mentored, tutored, and taught the children about God’s love. She also served as Associate Pastor at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Thorofare, NJ. At Roberts, she teaches Introduction to the Old Testament, upper level Old Testament classes on various books and topics, and the biblical languages. She has a passion for helping college students learn to study and apply God’s word faithfully to their lives. She is ordained in the United Methodist Church. Read more about Dr. Helms. 

Allyson Turner

Getting the opportunity to study in the Religion and Philosophy department has been life-changing. I am being equipped for ministry with the necessary skills and knowledge I will need. Not only do the professors care about your studies, they care most importantly about your spiritual growth and the person you are becoming to help fulfill the calling God has placed on you.

Alumni Success

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Calvin Smith '11


Belfast Free Methodist Church

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Seana Vitoff '15

Graduate Student

Nyack College

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Paul Zittel

Youth Pastor

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 Natalie Stedner

Offender Rehabilitation Coordinator

Woodbourne Correction Facility

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 Anna Valeria Iseman

Executive Director/CEO

 Open Door Mission

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Evan Stark '05

Vice President of Sales for the Dorschel Automotive Group

Rochester, NY

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B.A. Program Credits: 124

58 Hours of Core Courses

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