In CUAA’s Theological Languages program, you’ll study Hebrew, Greek, and either Latin or German. Reading and understanding the Bible and other major theological works – in their original language and context – offers a deeper understanding of the early Christian world and creates a closer connection to God’s Word. Our curriculum provides a solid foundation for graduate work in theology.

The CUAA Advantage

A degree from CUAA offers you more than a diploma. It offers you:

  • Professors with specialized training in biblical languages
  • A Lutheran higher education community committed to helping you develop in mind, body, and spirit for service to Christ in the Church and the world
  • A broad, Christ-centered liberal arts curriculum
  • Preparation for seminary competency exams
  • On-campus organizations and ministry groups
  • A university big enough to provide a wealth of educational opportunities and small enough to feel like home

Learning Outcomes

As a CUAA Theological Languages graduate, you’ll be ready to:

  • Put your Hebrew, Greek, and Latin or German language skills to good use
  • Progress to theological study at a graduate level
  • Interpret Old and New Testament biblical literature
  • Read and translate Greek and Hebrew texts
  • Understand Greek and Hebrew vocabulary, morphology and rules of syntax
  • Understand the culture in which these original texts were written

Career Paths

  • Pastor
  • Assistant Pastor
  • Graduate studies
  • Translator
  • Christian writer


Coursework includes beginning through advanced language courses in Greek and Hebrew, instruction in Latin or German, and classes in Old Testament and Biblical Theology. CUAA’s liberal arts core curriculum adds a well-rounded foundation to your theological studies. See our course catalog for details.

Complementary Majors/Minors

Pre-seminary students are strongly encouraged to include two majors in their studies: theological languages and pre-seminary studies. These majors are designed as preparation for the seminary competency examinations in the Old Testament, New Testament, Christian Doctrine, Greek, and Hebrew. All Pre-seminary students must take at least a Theological Languages minor, with a major in this subject encouraged.

Recommended High School Prep

  • English
  • Math
  • Lab Science
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language