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
|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
|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
|BVGT 210||Pentateuch||6p/3 cr|
|BVGT 212||Poetical Literature||6p/3 cr|
|BVGT 300||OT Reading Course
|BVGT 310||Old Testament Theology
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)
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.
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.
Bachelor of Arts in New Testament lays the foundation for further professional or academic studies, such as Master’s degrees.
The whole program be undertaken via the internet.