Theology Program Overview

The Bachelor of Arts in Theology provides students with a strong biblical and theological foundation for knowing God and making Him known in this world. The degree introduces students to historical, comparative, contemporary, and practical theologies, emphasizing both the historical unity and global diversity of the Church. Students also learn to biblically evaluate, creatively articulate, and practically apply doctrine, in order to faithfully participate in God’s drama of redemption.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the BA in Theology, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in one of the biblical languages (Greek or Hebrew);
  2. Explain the major theological categories and traditions in light of the Scriptures;
  3. Compare and contrast historical, contemporary, and global theologies;
  4. Interpret current issues facing the world and the Church from a theological perspective;
  5. Synthesize their theological studies with their own personal spiritual formation;
  6. Articulate the importance and relevance of strong thought-leadership for cultural change.

Curriculum

General Education Requirements 60 units (includes 12 units elective)
Bible Minor 18 units
Theology Major 42 units (includes 9 units elective)
Total 120 units

Bible Minor (18 units)

  • BIBL101 Old Testament Foundations (3)
  • BIBL104 New Testament Foundations (3)
  • BIBL349 Hermeneutics (3)
  • Lower Division Bible Elective (3)
  • Upper Division Bible Elective (6)

Theology Major (42 units)

  • Language Requirement

    BLG215a Greek 1 (3)
    BLG215b Greek 2 (3)
    BLG316 Greek 3 (3)
    BLG317 Greek 4 (3)
    or BLG225a Hebrew 1 (3)
    BLG225b Hebrew 2 (3)
    BLG325 Hebrew 3 (3)
    BLG326 Hebrew 4 (3)
  • Theological Studies

    • THEO301 Historical Theology (3)
    • THEO325 Comparative Theology (3)
    • THEO425 Practical Theology (3)
    • THEO452 Contemporary Theology (3)
    • Theology Electives (Upper Division) (9)
  • Comprehensive Courses

    • THEO475 Theology & Spiritual Formation (3)
    • THEO478 Advanced Theology Seminar (3)
    • THEO480 Theology Capstone (3)

Career & Internship Opportunities

Students who complete the BA in Theology will be prepared to enter graduate-level programs and will be on track for careers in the following:

  • Academic Scholarship
  • Theologians and Thought Leaders
  • University-level Faculty
  • Pastor-Teacher
  • Christian Writer
  • Christian School Teacher

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate proficiency in one of the biblical languages (Greek or Hebrew).
  • Explain the major theological categories and traditions in light of the Scriptures.
  • Compare and contrast historical, contemporary, and global theologies.
  • Interpret current issues facing the world and the Church from a theological perspective.
  • Synthesize their theological studies with their personal spiritual formation.
  • Articulate the importance and relevance of strong thought-leadership for cultural change.
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