The Bachelor of Arts in Theology is a broad theological degree, which includes a strong foundation in the Bible, study of church history, and systematic theology. The Major concentration is Biblical Literature, leading the student into an in-depth examination of the contents of the New Testament or the Old Testament. Instruction in the Greek and/or the Hebrew language is also a component, as is exegesis of the Biblical text. The program includes a number of foundational courses, serving to provide a common bond of knowledge for all students in the areas of theology, Pentecostal-Charismatic history and spirituality, and the history of ideas and culture.

The degree includes:

  • Foundations of Theology with Pentecostal profile (60p/30 credit hours)
  • New Testament Major (78p/39 credit hours)
  • Old Testament Minor (42p/21 credit hours)

Courses: (total of 180 points/90 credit hours)

Foundations of Theology (60p/30 credit hours)

TE 100 Introduction to Theology 4p/2 cr
TE 104 Theology, Culture and the History of Ideas 12p/6 cr
TE 130 Introduction to the Old Testament 6p/3 cr
TE 131 Introduction to the New Testament 6p/3 cr
TE 140 Systematic Theology and Ethics 12p/6 cr
TE 150 Pentecostalism – history, spirituality, geographical expansion 6p/3 cr
KM 200 Church History 14p/7 cr

New Testament Major (78p/39 credit hours)

TE 160 Research Seminar
6p/3 cr
BV 200 New Testament Exegesis 6p/3 cr
BV 201 Hermeneutics: Principles of Biblical Interpretation 6p/3 cr
BVNT 200 
Biblical Greek I 6p/3 cr
BVNT 201 Biblical Greek II
 6p/3 cr
BVNT 305 Exegetical Reading Course
6p/3 cr
BVNT 310 Jesus and the Gospels 6p/3 cr
BVNT 311 Paul and His Letters 6p/3 cr
BVNT 312 Johannine Literature 6p/3 cr
BVNT 314 Luke and Acts 6p/3 cr
BVNT 315 New Testament Theology 6p/3 cr
BVNT 300 NT Reading Course 6p/3 cr
BVNT 351 Senior Paper 6p/3 cr

Old Testament Minor (42p/21 credit hours)

BVGT 200 Biblical Hebrew I 6p/3 cr
BVGT 201 Biblical Hebrew II
6p/3 cr
BVGT 210 Pentateuch 6p/3 cr
BVGT 212 Poetical Literature 6p/3 cr
BVGT 214 Isaiah
6p/3 cr
BVGT 300 OT Reading Course
6p/3 cr
BVGT 310 Old Testament Theology
6p/3 cr

Alternative Minors via SEU

  • Ministerial Leadership Minor
  • Pastoral Leadership Minor
  • Worship Ministry Minor
  • Missions and Evangelism Minor

Contact us for more information.

American BA Degree via SEU

Additional 60p/30 credit hours need to be completed at South Eastern University for the American BA degree:

  • General Education (36p/18 cr)
  • COMM 1433 Fundamentals of Speech (6p/3 cr)
  • CORE 1503 Personal Stewardship (6p/3 cr)
  • ENG 1133 English Composition I (6p/3 cr)
  • ENG 1233 English Composition II (6p/3 cr)

Target Group

The program is targeted towards anyone wanting to acquire a professional knowledge of theology in general and the New Testament in particular. This would include people preparing for church ministry, missionary work, teaching and also for work in the media.

Length of Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Theology consists of 180p/90 credits and can normally be earned in 3 years. However, some students pursue the program on a part-time basis and extend their studies over a longer period of time.

Entrance Requirements

In order to enter a Bachelor of Arts program the student must present a transcript from a high school or equivalent. For more information, see Admissions.

Further Studies

Bachelor of Arts in New Testament lays the foundation for further professional or academic studies, such as Master’s degrees.

Internet studies

The whole program be undertaken via the internet.