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Bachelor of Theology

Program Description (4 years program)

The Bachelor of Theology (B.TH.) program offers students an opportunity to explore, academically and critically, the traditional Christian faith and practice. This program emphasizes systematic, comprehensive, and critical study of the Christian Scriptures and of major Christian theological doctrines, spiritual disciplines, and ministry practices.

 

Admission Requirement
Anyone possessing a high school diploma or its equivalent meets the basic requirement for ad-mission to the program.

 

Program Requirements
Students receive the Bachelor of Theology degree when they fulfill the following program requirements:

•           The general education requirement: 60 units
•           The Bible and theology requirement: 80 units
•           Unit requirement: A minimum of 180 units
•           Residence requirement: 80 units to be taken at Francis University

Program Objectives

• To provide a basic knowledge of general education with a Christian world view that can be used in all areas of life.
• To provide students with a practical Biblical foundation for Christian living.
• To prepare students to effectively serve in a chosen field of ministry
• To enable students to be conversant in the fields of theology and history of Christianity.
• To engender a grasp of academic study of the Bible, from a number of critical perspectives and hermeneutical methodologies.
• To be able to integrate the historical-critical study of the Bible into a faith environment, such as parish and community contexts of living Christian traditions.
• To prepare the student for further academic study, if desired, in the field of Biblical Studies.

 

General Education Requirements: 60 units


Humanities (A minimum of four courses)

16 units

PHL 111

Introduction to Philosophy

4

PHL112

Logic

4

PHL 212

Introduction to Ethics

4

HUM 101

Human Growth & Development

4

MUS 103

Music Appreciation

4

Communications (A minimum of two courses)

8 units

ENG 101

English Composition

4

ENG 102

English Literature

4

COM201

Public Speaking

4

COMM204

Oral Communication Skills

4

COMM103

Presentation Skills

4

Social Science (A minimum of six courses)

24 units

HIS 101

History of Western Civilization I

4

HIS 102

History of Western Civilization II

4

HIS105

American History

4

POSC102

American Government

4

SOC 301

Introduction to Sociology

4

SOC 302

Contemporary Social Problems

4

PSY 205

Introduction to Psychology

4

Mathematics/Science (A minimum of three courses)

12 Units

BS 110

General Biology

4

MATH 101

College Mathematics

4

MATH102

College Algebra

4

MATH301

Introduction to Statistics

4

PB150

Human Anatomy

4

 

Bible and Theology Requirements: 80 units

Bible

28 Units

NT203

Synoptic Gospels

4

NT205

Life and Teachings of Christ

4

NT305

Pauline Epistles

4

OT305

Pentateuch

4

OT315

Introduction to the Prophets

4

OT415

Prophets (Minor)

4

OT425

Prophets (Major)

4

Professional Ministry

8

PRA410

Homiletics

4

PRA415

Pastoral Counseling

4

Church History       

8 Units

HIS305

Church History I

4

HIS306

Church History II

4

Theology

20 Units

THE401

Systematic Theology I

4

THE402

Systematic Theology II

4

THE415

Apologetics

4

THE511

Biblical Theology I

4

THE512

Biblical Theology II

4

Bible and Theology Electives

16 Units

 

Elective

4

 

Elective

4

 

Elective

4

 

Elective

4