BA Theology

Overview

The BA Theology program is Christ-centered for He is revealed in the Holy Scriptures as creator, sustainer of the heavens and the earth, and the ultimate source of knowledge and wisdom. True education restores God’s image through the total development of the individual spiritually, mentally, physically and socially, preparing the individual for responsible service on earth and for the kingdom of God. Excellence in theological thinking and the conscience of human society are emphasized.

Program Objectives

The program strives to achieve the following:

  1. 1. To prepare successful students for graduate studies in theology and other disciplines.
  2. To introduce students to the major areas available in theology that includes biblical studies, systematic theology, church history and practical theology.
  3. To introduce the students to the understanding and appreciation of the important task of biblical interpretation
  4. To introduce the students to the reading and appreciation of the translational value of the books of both the NT and the OT in their original languages.

Career Opportunities

The department educates and trains pastors primarily to serve in the Seventh-day Adventist Church though the training is also open to individuals of other faiths as well. The department further prepares students for careers in chaplaincy in health institutions, correctional centers and armed services.

Graduation Requirements

In order to be eligible for graduation with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology, the student should satisfy the following requirements:

  1. A minimum of 198 credits with an overall cumulative GPA of 2.00
  2. An overall GPA of 2.25 in the concentration courses.
  3. Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Theology (198 Credits)

To be eligible for graduation, theology students must complete the following schedule:

General requirements              34

Cognates                                  25

Concentration                         139

Total Contact hours                            198

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