Bachelor of Arts in Theology


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Course Overview

Theology means the ‘study of God’ and encompasses a variety of available educational programs leading to bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees. Those who study theology generally pursue further education or careers in ministry, education, or counseling, and the degree program chosen as well as subsequent specialization depend on the desired career goal. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
BTh 101 Communication Skills 5
BTh 102 Missions and Evangelism 5
BTh 103 Basic Spirituality 5
BTh 104 History of Christianity 5
BTh 105 Systematic Theology 5
BTh 106 Research Methodology 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credits
BTh 111 Holistic Ministry 5
BTh 112 Hermeneutics 5
BTh 113 Church Planting & Growth 5
BTh 114 Church Management 5
BTh 115 Guidance and Counseling 5
BTh 116 Pentateuch 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
BTh 201 Tribal Religion 5
BTh 202 Preaching and Worship 5
BTh 203 History of Israel 5
BTh 204 Life & Teaching of Christ 5
BTh 205 Educational Ministry of the Church 5
BTh 206 IIntroduction to Greek 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
BTh 211 Wisdom Literature 5
BTh 212 Pauline Epistles (Romans) 5
BTh 213 Intermediate Greek 5
BTh 214 Major Religions in America 5
BTh 215 Practical Theology of Missions 5
BTh 216 Synoptic Gospels 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Fifth Semester Courses Credit
BTh 301 Pastoral Care & Counseling 5
BTh 302 Cross Cultural Communication 5
BTh 303 American Church History 5
BTh 304 Major Prophets 5
BTh 305 Introduction to Christian Ethics 5
BTh 306 Advanced Greek 5
TOTAL CREDITS 30
Course Code Sixth Semester Courses Credit
BTh 311 Life of Jesus 5
BTh 312 Church Administration & Leadership 5
BTh 313 Minor Prophets 5
BTh 314 Revelation 5
BTh 315 Bachelor Thesis 10
TOTAL CREDITS 30

 

Career Opportunities

Clergy

Pastor, priest, chaplain and reverend are a few of the titles for clergy members. They are ordained in their faith and tend to the spiritual well-being of their congregations. Job duties can include conducting religious services, counseling church members and visiting people during times of need. Requirements to become a member of the clergy can vary according to religious denomination, but many clergy members hold a graduate degree in theology or a related area. Theology degrees are available through the religion departments of many secular colleges and universities or through seminaries and schools run by specific religious denominations

Religion Teacher

Teachers specializing in religion can be found at post-secondary educational institutions or at private religious schools. Depending on their employer, they may cover various religions in their teachings or specialize in a specific denomination. Educators at postsecondary institutions may also conduct research in addition to their teaching duties. Many religion teachers hold a graduate degree in a theological discipline, often at the doctorate level. During their studies, theology graduate students often specialize in a specific area, such as theology and culture, historical theology or Biblical studies.

Religious Director

Religious directors typically coordinate activities within a religious institution in areas such as education or counseling. Directors may specialize in specific congregational groups or activities, such as youth ministries, women’s study groups or children’s education. They may supervise staff or volunteers, provide counseling services and collaborate with clergy on church activities. Although the job requirements for religious directors can vary by employer, many directors hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, along with several years of related experience. Besides being well-versed in their faith, religious directors should be knowledgeable in a variety of areas, including project administration, human resources and personal service. Members of the clergy typically assume a leadership role within a congregation and may give sermons or provide spiritual counseling to parishioners. Religious directors coordinate activities within a church or religious institution, and religion teachers instruct students in an academic environment and teach theology and religion courses. A degree in theology can be an asset to those interested in pursuing any of these careers.