Bachelor of Arts in Theology (B. A.)

 
Program Overview
The Undergraduate Program in Bachelor of Arts in Theology stresses the understanding, interpretation, and application of biblical literature. The biblical material is studied in light of its original historical environment so that an authentically biblical understanding can be applied to the theological and cultural issues of the modern age. The department attempts to assist all students in developing a biblical worldview in which the principles and norms derived from the Word of God are applied to the whole of life. Spiritual values are emphasized so that practical spiritual growth is experienced along with academic achievement. Most importantly, the Undergraduate Program in Bachelor of Arts in Theology provides guidance for the effective preparation for ministries of teachers, missionaries, church leaders, and other ministering personnel.

Objectives
• Provide a foundation for entrance into Christian Ministry
• Affirm the call to Christian vocational ministry
• Provide direction for personal spiritual growth and development
• Assist in developing a Christian worldview and lifestyle
• Provide a solid biblical and theological foundation for ministry
• Provide the basic knowledge and skills for ministry
• Encourage students to participate actively in the life and ministry of the Church

Outcomes
• Graduates will demonstrate a solid knowledge of Scripture with proper hermeneutical skills
• Graduates will demonstrate a fundamental knowledge of the history, traditions, and practices of the church
• Graduates will communicate the Scripture with clarity and conviction
• Graduates will evidence an understanding and philosophy of ministry
• Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge and competency to do the basic tasks of ministry
• Graduates will demonstrate the integration of biblical and theological knowledge with the practices of ministry
• Graduates will evidence the personal and professional characteristics needed for successful ministry
• Graduates will articulate a Christian worldview and lifestyle
• Graduates will evidence the ability to share the Gospel with others
• Graduates will demonstrate commitment to world evangelism

Program Admission Requirements
1) An official transcript of high school completion or equivalent G.E.D. certificate.
2) Submission of application form with $50 application fee.
3) Personal reference.
4) Personal interview with an admissions representative.

Graduation Requirements
1) Completion of 124 semester units with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0 for all course work
2) Completion of all general education units.
3) Completion of all financial requirements.
4) Completion of all course work within 9-year time span from date of entry.
5) File an application of Intent to Graduate with the school office 6 weeks prior to graduation to certify that all graduation requirements have been met.

* Distance Education available

Units to be completed as follows: 124 Semester Units
General Education …………………………………………………………………………. 30 Units
Biblical Studies ………………………………………………………………………………. 30 Units
Theology ………………………………………………………………………………………. 15 Units
Practical Theology …………………………………………………………………………. 28 Units
Missions ……………………………………………………………………………………….. 9 Units
Electives ………………………………………………………………………………………. 12 Units

General Education Requirements: …………………………………………..30 Semester Units
Required GE Courses
GS 100 Introduction to Sociology (3)
or
GS 110 Introduction to Psychology (3) ……………….………… 3 Units

GA 110 Introduction to Philosophy (3) …………………………. 3 Units

GN 150 Introduction to Natural Science (3)
or
GN 170 Introduction to Computers (3) ………………….……… 3 Units

Two courses from:
GH 150 Korean History (3)
GH 120 Western Civilization I (3)
GH 121 Western Civilization II (3) …………………….…………. 6 Units

Language Studies: …………………………………….………………… 6 Units
Two courses from:
GF 300 Introduction to Greek (3)
GF 301 Intermediate Greek (3)
or
GF 310 Introduction to Hebrew (3)
GF 311 Intermediate Hebrew (3)

General Education Electives ………………………………………… 9 Units

Total General Education Units …………………………………….. 30 Units

• Biblical Studies Requirements: ………………………………………………..30 Semester Units
Required OT Courses:
OT 110 Old Testament Survey (3)
OT 200 Pentateuch (3)
OT 320 Major Prophets (3)………………………………………….. 9 Units

Required NT Courses:
NT 130 New Testament Survey (3)
NT 160 General Epistles (3)
NT 210 The Gospels (3)
NT 250 Acts (3)……………………………………………………….…. 12 Units

Required BS Courses:
BS 300 Hermeneutics (3)
BS 301 Biblical English (3)……………………………………….….. 6 Units

Biblical Studies Electives from OT, NT or BS………….……… 3 Units

Total Biblical Studies Units……….……………………………….… 30 Units

• Theology Requirements: …………………………………………………………..15 Semester Units
Required Courses:
TH 150 Foundations of Christian Doctrine I (3)
TH 151 Foundations of Christian Doctrine II (3)
TH 153 Introduction to Apologetics (3)
TH 470 Christian Ethics (3)………………………………………… 12 Units

Theology Electives……………………………………………………… 3 Units

Total Theology Units………………………………………………….. 15 Units

• Practical Theology Requirements: ……………………………………………28 Semester Units
Required Courses:
MN 101 Church Administration and I.T. (3)
MN 103 Ministry of Non-Profit Organization (3)
MN 200 Introduction to Christian Education (3)
MN 230 Foundations of Leadership (3)
MN 250 History and Philosophy of Christian Education (3)
MN 260 Sermon Preparation (3)
MN 270 Discipleship and Cell Leading (3)
MN 301-304 Ministry Formation I-IV (4)
MN 400 Pastoral Theology (3)…………………………………….. 28 Units

Total Practical Theology Courses…………………..…………….. 28 Units

• Mission Requirements: …………………………………………………………….9 Semester Units
Required Courses:
MS 150 History of Missions (3)……………………………………. 3 Units
Missions Electives…………………………………………………..….. 6 Units

Total Mission Courses………….………………………………..……. 9 Units

• Electives: ……………………………………………………………………………….….12 Semester Units

Total Elective Courses.…………………………………………….…. 12 Unit

• Bachelor of Arts in Theology Curriculum (Four-Year Plan) : 124 Units

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Co. No. Courses Units Co. No. Courses Units
First Year First Year
OT110 Old Testament Survey 3 GF300 Introduction to Greek 3
GH150 Korean History 3 GA110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
GH120 Western Civilization I 3 NT130 New Testament Survey 3
MN101 Church Administration and I.T. 3 GS200 Cultural Anthropology 3
MN200 Introduction to Christian Education 3 GN150 Introduction to Natural Science 3
  Elective 3   Elective 3
  18   18
Second Year Second Year
BS301 Biblical English 3 TH153 Introduction to Apologetics 3
TH150 Foundations of Christian Doctrine I 3 OT200 Pentateuch 3
GF301 Intermediate Greek 3 TH151 Foundations of Christian Doctrine II 3
MN250 History and Philosophy of Christian Education 3 FM102 Pastoral Care and Counseling 3
MS150 History of Missions 3 GS100 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Elective 3   Elective 3
  18   18
Third Year Third Year
GF310 Introduction to Hebrew 3 TH470 Christian Ethics 3
NT250 Acts 3 NT210 The Gospels 3
MN103 Ministry of Non-profit organization 3 OT320 Major Prophets 3
MN230 Foundations of Leadership 3 BS300 Hermeneutics 3
  Elective 3   Elective 3
MN301 Ministry Formation I 1 MN302 Ministry Formation II 1
  16   16
Fourth Year Fourth Year
MN260 Sermon Preparation 3 MN400 Pastoral Theology 3
MN270 Discipleship & Cell Leading 3 NT160 General Epistles 3
  Elective 3   Elective 3
MN303 Ministry Formation III 1 MN304 Ministry Formation IV 1
  10   10

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