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.
“People ask me, ‘Do you wish you had gotten a degree in human resources instead of psychology?’, and my answer is ‘No,’” said Trustee Julie Weber, BA ’91, who took her psychology degree from UD to become the VP and chief of people at Southwest Airlines.
The University of Dallas has announced a new director of civil rights, Luciana Milano. Milano, who has a Bachelor of Arts in government from Harvard College and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law, began her new role on Oct. 12.
“This is the first time we’ve had a scholarship in honor of a great Catholic intellectual — and now, within the last year, saint,” said President Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83, by way of introducing the St. John Henry Newman Scholarship in Philosophy recently endowed by alumnus Matthew Hejduk, MA '98 PhD '06, and his wife, Julia Hejduk, Ph.D. Julia was a colleague of Hibbs during his time at Baylor University, where she teaches in the Classics Department.