The Catholic Biblical School provides an integrated learning experience that engages
both the head and the heart.
“My journey with the Catholic Biblical School has deepened my understanding of Scripture
and ultimately my relationship with God. The weekly lectures and discussions provide
an opportunity to delve into the various books of the Bible and to hear how others
have been enlightened by a close examination of the Scripture.”
- Kathleen Spector, CBS ‘14
Students typically spend 4 to 5 hours per week on the homework assignment that includes
readings from the biblical book being studied and supplementary materials, as well
as writing the answers to 5 to 6 study questions, which are the basis for the small
group discussion. Each class is two hours in length and includes an opening prayer time, small group
discussion on the written homework, and a presentation by the instructor that prepares
students for the next assignment.
A variety of methods of instruction appropriate to adult learning are used. These
Weekly reading assignments, including scripture passages and other resources
Weekly writing assignments, typically answering questions on the read passages
A short prayer service at each class
Small group discussion with others who also desire to learn more about the Bible
Presentations by an instructor who as an advanced theology degree
The class is open to adults of any faith. Our approach to scripture is rigorous, scholarly
and in conformity with the best of Catholic biblical tradition.
This past 2017-18 school year, the University of Dallas began an exchange program with the Catholic University of Avila (Universidad Católica de Ávila, or UCAV) in Spain, sponsored by the European Union's Erasmus program. In August 2017, UD hosted a faculty and a staff member from UCAV here in Irving; in May and July 2018, faculty and staff from UD visited Avila, a medieval fortress city with numerous churches and historical associations with St. Theresa.
The University of Dallas Board of Trustees is pleased to share several updates regarding the search for a new university president. Richard Husseini, BS '88, current vice chair of the board and executive committee member, will chair the search committee for a new university president. This committee represents a cross section of the UD community, including trustees, faculty, an academic dean, a National Alumni Board representative, a member with senior staff experience, and the current student government president.
Nearly a year ago, when Hurricane Harvey hit, Houston, Beaumont and surrounding areas endured a natural disaster of unforeseen proportions. The process of rebuilding has been long and arduous, and this past spring, UD's Alternative Spring Break program took students down to Beaumont to join in the efforts through Operation Blessing, the division of Catholic Mission Trips in charge of Hurricane Harvey relief.