May 26, 2019  

Theology BA

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Total Credits: 124

Program Description

The BA in Theology is a pre-professional degree which prepares students for the Theological Seminary and further training towards full time gospel ministry. It lays a solid foundation in the areas of biblical languages, exegesis, and theology, practical theology and ministry, history of the Christian Church with an emphasis on the Seventh-day Adventist movement, and doctrine and systematic theology, including ethics. It requires the development of an individual protfolio of ministerial service.

Major: Core Requirements - 57

Major: Additional Requirements

Theology majors must, within their first semester on campus, prove proficiency in Theology and Bible through a test, including a written paper and an interview, administered by the department. If they fail to meet these requirements, 

  is required.

Andrews Core Experience

Students must take the courses designated in the Andrews Core Experience: BA & BS Degrees  outline. Noting the following courses as required courses;

Graduation Requirements

(a) A minimum grade of “C-” for all major classes and cognates; (b) a minimum overall of 2.25 GPA; (c) major GPA of 2.50; (d) a practical ministry portfolio in accordance with the requirements of the department.

Program Outcomes

Seek Knowledge

  1. Possess a foundational knowledge in the areas of Bible, history, and theology, from an SDA perspective
  2. Possess skills in the major biblical languages of Hebrew & Greek

Affirm Faith

  1. In the context of present society, history, and theology, be able to articulate the Seventh-day Adventist view of life both orally and in writing

Change the World

  1. Exhibit growth in Christian life skils
  2. Document experience & skills in personal ministry and evangelism on the level of local church and community and in a cross cultural context

Off-campus Locations

This program is also offered at approved off-campus location(s).

Program Acceptance

Students who enter the Theology, BA will be assessed at the end of their first year in the program in the areas of Christlikeness, character, community involvement, discipleship, mission, and scholarship. Students who do not receive a positive recommendation for continuation in the program will be transferred to the Religion, Biblical & Theological studies degree. An appeal to the faculty may be made. For this, an appointment should be made with the department chair.

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