Why Biblical Archaeology at Wheaton?
An undergraduate degree that so richly intertwines archaeology with the study of the Old and New Testaments is uncommon, and Wheaton is gratified to offer one of the top programs of its kind.
Now, more than ever before, the cultural setting of the biblical text is accessible through archaeological and linguistic discoveries in the Near East. Studying Scripture through this lens clarifies and enlivens its message while also exploring its contemporary relevance.
As a biblical archaeology major, you’ll have the chance to see Scripture and biblical history come to life in courses such as:
- Old Testament Archaeology
- New Testament Archaeology
- Akkadian Cuneiform
- Archaeology of Ancient Syria-Palestine
In addition to core courses in archaeology, history, and ancient languages (including biblical languages), this major includes participation in an approved archaeological excavation and an interdisciplinary emphasis that provides a strong liberal arts foundation for a variety of vocations.