Yale University; University of Arizona. Brigham Young University.
He later served in the United States military in the European Theatre of World World War World War II Christensen received his bachelor"s degree in archeology from Brigham Young University (Brigham Young University). He also received a master"s degree from Brigham Young University and studied for two years towards a Doctor of Philosophy at Yale University, but then transferred to the University of Arizona where he completed his Doctor of Philosophy
From 1952-1979 Christensen was a professor of archeology at Brigham Young University. He was a popular teacher and Brigham Young University Education Week speaker. He was also closely connected with the Society for Early Historic Archaeology, which he headed after his retirement from Brigham Young University. Among Christensen"s assistants while in this position was Michael T. Griffith.
In 1985 Christensen wrote a long paper with John A. Tvedtnes entitled "Ur of the Chaldeans: Increasing Evidence on the Birthplace of Abraham and the Original Homeland of the Hebrews".