Bachelor of Theology

Bachelor of Theology

General Objective

The Bachelor of Theology degree program is designed to bring students to a sound working knowledge of the Word of God, so that they may share those life-transforming principles in a variety of contexts. This program is offered for students who have successfully attained a high school diploma or its equivalent and who desire introductory academic instruction in Christian theology.

Through our learning, we seek to be agents of renewal in the academy, church, and society. We pledge fidelity to Jesus Christ, offering our hearts and lives to do God's work in His Kingdom.

Admission Requirements

A high school diploma or its academic equivalent is required for admission to the B.Th. program. Applicants should have no less than a 2.5 GPA with letters of recommendation from instructors and a pastor regarding academic and spiritual qualifications to pursue an education in religion. An interview with a faculty member of UWU is required.  This will be arranged through the school office.

Graduation Requirements

Those planning to receive the Bachelor of Theology degree must (a) earn 120 credit units with a 2.0 grade average by completing the course requirements; (b) complete a thesis totaling at least 100 pages on an approved topic; (c) complete all requirements for the degree within six years from the time of matriculation.

 

Completion of the minimum requirements does not automatically qualify the student for the Bachelor of Theology degree. He or she must have shown evidence, to the satisfaction of the Degree Committee, of consistent Christian character, potential for effectiveness in Christian ministry, and commitment to the primacy of the divinely authoritative Scriptures, interpreted in the framework of historically orthodox and creedal Christian theology

Course Requirements

First Year (Fall Semester)

Course #

Course Name

Semester Hours

TH 121 

Biblical Literature and Theology

3

TH 131

Christian Theology

3

OT 111

Pentateuch

3

ST 130

The Doctrine of Revelation

3

HT 141

General Church History

3

 

 

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Spring Semester

 

Course #

Course Name

Semester Hours

OT 112

Old Testament Historical Books

3

NT 121

Synoptic Gospels and Acts

3

NT 122

Johannine Literature

3

ST 131

The Doctrine of God

3

PT 150

Introduction to the Study of Religion

3

 

 

15

Second Year (Fall Semester)

Course #

Course Name

Semester Hours

OT 213

Psalms and Wisdom Literature

3

NT 223

Paul’s Letters

3

ST 232

The Doctrine of Creation

3

BT 207

Interpreting the Bible

3

HT 243

History of Christian Theology I

3

 

 

15

Spring Semester

 

Course #

Course Name

Semester Hours

OT 214

Prophets

3

BT 209

Biblical Theology

3

PT 237

Christian Worship

3

BT 211

History and Archaeology of Ancient Israel

3

ST 233

The Doctrine of Christ and Reconciliation

3

 

 

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Third Year (Fall Semester)

Course #

Course Name

Semester Hours

NT 324

Revelation and General Letters

3

BT 313

When Women Read the Old Testament

3

HT 342

Christianity in America

3

HT 344

History of Christian Theology II

3

MI 352

Introduction to Mission

3

 

 

15

 

Spring Semester

 

Course #

Course Name

Semester Hours

BT 321

Intertestamental Judaism

3

ST 334

The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit and Church

3

PT 351

Christianity and the World’s Religions

 

PT 332

Theological Ethics

3

MI 333

Evangelism and Discipleship

3

Fourth Year (Fall Semester)

Course #

Course Name

Semester Hours

BT 423

Lost Christianities and Their Scriptures

3

ST 235

Eschatology

3

TH 432

Theology: Theory and Method

3

PT 452

Judaism and Islam

3

MI 495

Christianity and Culture

3

 

 

15

 

Spring Semester

 

Course #

Course Name

Semester Hours

TH 441

Studies in Early and Medieval Theology: Augustine and the Augustinian Tradition

3

TH 443

Studies in Reformation Theology

3

TH 445

Studies in Contemporary Theology

3

PT 453

Hinduism and Buddhism

3

PT 479

Research Topics in Christian Worship

3

 

 

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