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Pacific Union College’s BA in Theology and BA in Religion are among our favorites, thanks to plenty of opportunities to specialize and their setting in a small Christian university that has a big reputation for academic excellence and student success. Ranking by ChristianMinistryEDU.
Junior and senior theology majors can take a new Missional Leadership course, which teaches them to consider the context in which they are working, and serve the people according to their culture and needs, an important aspect of mission work in today’s globalized world.
“As a theology major, I took a tough class called ‘God and Human Suffering.’ For one assignment, I wrote a paper which was basically a defense of God’s character. In that paper, I wrestled with my faith, and ultimately, it came down to this thing called sin. I appreciated that class for helping me really internalize the concept of grace.” - Randy Ramos
The Theology program helped me step out of my comfort zone. God has provided plenty of opportunities to combine our education with real life experiences, like leading the youth department at the PUC church. I also have the opportunity to learn from amazing professors. I chose PUC’s Theology program because of the unique ministry experiences they provide, but most importantly the doors that God opened for my life and the lives of my fellow theology brothers and sisters.
- Jesse Zachewerus
October 24, 2023
After over 40 years, the theology department at Pacific Union College moved this summer from the basement of Graf Hall to the church offices. The change intends to highlight the central role of PUC’s faith, be more present with the students, and collaborate better with the pastors and chaplain.