BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES

The Bachelor of Science in Theological Studies program challenges you to think theologically about the foundation of your faith and the contemporary challenges facing the church.

In addition to the 80 hours of biblical and theological coursework, you will choose to concentrate in one of two areas:

CHRISTIAN THOUGHT
The Christian Thought concentration provides you with the critical thinking and communication skills needed to engage in serious biblical and theological academic discourse, and apply that knowledge in context within the church.

SPIRITUAL FORMATION
The Spiritual Formation concentration integrates theology and spiritual formation. You'll gain the understanding and analytical skills needed to engage in personal spiritual formation, and learn how to disciple others.

Potential Career Options

After graduation, you will be prepared to further your education in graduate-level theological or biblical studies. You will also be ready to pursue a career in professional ministry or as a lay minister, including working as a non-preaching associate pastor, or with parachurch organizations.

Degree Requirements*

Click here for the BSTS Program Plan.


Program Core

 
BI 1103 Reading the Old Testament 4
BI 1104 Reading the New Testament 4
BI 2201 Interpreting Scripture 3
GSU 1107 Foundations of Learning 3
GSU 1115 The Story and Structure of the Bible 3
GSU 2203 Self and Self Identity in Christianity 4
TH 1105 The Old Testament and Theology 3
TH 1106 The New Testament and Theology 3
TH 1110 The Church and Its Doctrines 3
TH 2201 The Theological Task and Bibliology 3
TH 3302 Method for Biblical Theology 3
TH 3304 Father, Son and Holy Spirit 3
TH 4401 Christianity Anthroplogy and Hamartiology 3
TH 4402 The Church and Salvation 3
XX XXXX Concentration courses 21
   

66

Christian Thought Concentration  
GSU 2250 Introduction to Philosophy 3
TH 1102 Survey of Historical Theology 3
TH 1103 Survey of Contemporary Theology 3
TH 4403 Philosophy and Theology 4
TH 4404 Theological Thought 4
TH 4405 Doing Theology in the Church 4
 
Spiritual Formation Concentration  
SF 3301 Theology and Practice in the Early Church through the Reformation 3
SF 3302 Theology and Practice in the Modern World 3
SF 4401 Christ and the Spirit 3
SF 4402 Communities and Spiritual Formation 3
SF 4403 Theological Ethics and the Christian Life 3
SF 4404 Reflection and Practice in Spiritual Formation 3
SF 4405 Discipline in Spiritual Formation 3
 

General Studies Requirements

 
General Studies Core  
GSU 1110 College Writing 3
GSU 1112 Research Writing 3
GSU 2202 Introduction to Critical Thinking 3
    9
     
Academic Disciplines  
Critical Thinking and Math 6
Oral and Written Communication 6
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Humanities 6
Open Electives 21
  45
 

54

 

 

Total Credits

120

 

*The above degree requirements are subject to the current academic catalog and may change accordingly.

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