The three year Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) program is designed for those who have been unable to meet the requirements for the M.Div. Program but who would like to prepare or further equip themselves for full-time work in the church. Those desiring to enter the ministry of the Word should consult with their church to see if graduating from this 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. 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.
Admission of International Students
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1206 Introductory Hermeneutics
1510 Introduction to Diaconiology
1511 Homiletics I
In consultation with the Registrar, students may choose from any of the remaining courses for which they qualify. A balanced curriculum is desired, while taking into account the gifts of the students and goals for eventual work in the churches. It should be noted that all courses taught in the M.Div. program are not necessarily available for B.Th. students.
In order to graduate, the student must accumulate a total of at least 85 credits, with a minimum of 10 credits in each of the five departments.