Biblical & Theological Studies Student Opportunities
Theology and philosophy students can participate in a number of academic activities, including conferences, research projects, and contests. Get experience outside of the classroom with travel and scholarship opportunities.
Get involved outside the classroom
Those who qualify will be inducted into our local chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religion and theological studies.
Others choose to study abroad in Israel and gain a deeper understanding of the biblical world while earning transfer credits towards their major.
Undergraduate Theology Conference
Every year Northwestern students participate in the Undergraduate Theology Conference co-hosted by Northwestern, Bethel University, Crown College, and North Central University. A total of 16 students from the four schools present papers to their peers. The conference concludes with a banquet and keynote speaker.
MOTB Greek Paul Project
Biblical & Theological Studies majors are using their Greek language skills for the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) Greek Paul Project. These students transcribe handwritten Greek minuscule manuscripts of the Pastoral Epistles (1–2 Timothy and Titus) and make an electronic record of the content.
In addition to the transcription project, two Northwestern students have been accepted to attend Logos in Oxford, a two-week workshop at Oxford University where they will learn from experts in textual studies.
Undergraduate Student Paper Contest: Midwest Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) regional conference
Every Spring our students are invited to submit papers for the undergraduate student paper contest at the Midwest Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) regional conference.