Feb 01, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin 
2020-2021 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theology BA

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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 portfolio of ministerial service.

Total Credits - 124

Major - 68

Biblical Studies - 24

Systematic Theology/Ethics - 10

Practical Studies - 15

Missions - 6

Cognates - 15

Additional Requirements

Graduation Requirements 

  • A minimum grade of “C-” for all major classes and cognates.
  • A minimum overall 2.25 GPA.
  • A major GPA of 2.50. 
  • A practical ministry portfolio in accordance with the requirements of the department.
  • Successfully test out of RELT 100 or take the class, which shall count as a major elective. 

Admission Requirements

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will:

  • Possess a foundational knowledge in the areas of Bible, history, and theology, from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective. (Seek Knowledge)
  • Possess skills in the major biblical languages of Hebrew & Greek. (Seek Knowledge)
  • Be able to articulate the Seventh-day Adventist view of life both orally and in writing in the context of present society, history, and theology. (Affirm Faith)
  • Exhibit growth in Christian life skils. (Change the World)
  • Document experience & skills in personal ministry and evangelism on the level of local church and community and in a cross cultural context. (Change the World)

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