Bachelor of Theology
The three-year Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) program is designed for those who would like to prepare or further equip themselves for work in the church but are not seeking to be ordained. This program does not involve any studies in the original languages of Scripture. Special note: although the normal program leading to ordination is the M.Div., certain churches may be satisfied with a B.Th. It is the responsibility of the student to consult with their church to see if graduating from the B.Th. program qualifies them for admission to the ministry.
As a rule, one year of successfully completed university studies, preferably in the humanities, or equivalent is required. In special situations exceptions are possible. Consideration for admission as a mature student is given to those persons whose academic record suggests a strong possibility of success. In such a case, admission is granted on a probationary basis and the student must have been out of school for at least the preceding two years. Knowledge of Hebrew, Greek, and Latin is not required.
- 1206 Introductory Hermeneutics
- 1409 Symbolics
- 1510 Introduction to Diaconiology
- 1511 Homiletics I
(If it is not possible or practical for the student to take Homiletics I, he/she may take Evangelistic Speaking I instead.)
- B501 Evangelistic Speaking I
- B502 Evangelistic Speaking II
- B517 Advanced Missiology
- B530 Field Internship
The Dean of Students, in consultation with the student, will determine which courses are available and suitable for the student to take. It should be noted that not all courses taught in the M.Div. program are available for B.Th. students (esp. courses that require knowledge of the Biblical languages.) Nevertheless, effort will be made to put together a balanced curriculum.
In order to graduate, the student must accumulate a total of at least 85 credits, with a minimum of 8 credits in each of the five departments.
If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar.