Undergraduate Programs

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Undergraduate Programs

These programs are designed for students with a mininum of a high school diploma or an equivalent deemed by the Seminary. Four choices are available to undergraduates: a One Year or Two Year Diploma and two degree programs, the Bachelor of Theological Studies or the Bachelor of Theology. To discuss these options, please contact the Registrar.

Program

Duration

One Year Bible Diploma 1 year
Two Year Bible Diploma 2 years
Bachelor of Theological Studies 3 years
Bachelor of Theology 4 years

One Year Bible Diploma

This program is designed to prepare Christians to become more effective Church members and workers. This year is designed either to provide a basis for a full degree program, or to serve by itself as a One Year Bible Diploma.

Credits Required for Graduation

  • 30 Semester Hours Academic Credit
  • 2 Semester Hours Field Work Credit
  • 2 Semester Hours Mentoring Group

Subject

Year 1

Scripture & interpretation (12 hours) Fall Win
Elective (Biblical book study)  3  
Old Testament Biblical Theology  3 3
Principles of Bible Study 3  
Theology & History (9 hours)
Christian Foundations    3
Church History/Baptist History    3
Systematic Theology (1 of I, II, or III)  3  
Ministry & Spiritual formation (9 hours)
Elective  3  
Public Speaking   3
Spirituality (1 of I, or II)    3
Total Semester Hours: 30 hours 15 15
Ministry & Mentoring Practicums (4 hours)
Fieldwork 1 1
Mentoring Group 1  1

Two Year Bible Diploma

The Two Year Bible Diploma is designed to prepare men and women for Christian work in a local church or a parachurch organization.

Credits Required for Graduation

  • 60 Semester Hour Credit
  • 4   Semester Hour Field Work Credit
  • 4   Semester Hours Mentoring Groups

Subject

Year 1

Year 2

Scripture & Interpretation (18 hours) Fall Win Fall Win
Electives (Biblical book study) 3 3    
Life of Christ       3
O.T. Biblical Theology (I & II)      3 3
Principles of Bible Study 3      
Theology & History (15 hours)
Christian Foundations   3    
Church History (I & II) / Baptist History  3    3  
Systematic Theology (2 of I, II, or III)  3     3
Ministry & Spiritual Formation (27 hours)
Elective   3 3 3
Missions 3   3  
Homiletics/Public Speaking    3    
Spirituality   3  3  
The Worshipping Church       3
Total Hours: 60 hours 15 15 15 15
Mentoring & Ministry Practicums (8 hours)
Field Work 1 1 1 1
Mentoring Group 1 1 1 1

Bachelor of Theological Studies

The B.T.S. degree is a solid undergraduate degree which focuses on the classical subjects of theology to equip leaders for Christian work in a local church or a parachurch organization.

Credits Required for Graduation

  • 90 Semester Hour Academic Credit
  • 22 Semester Hour Field Work Credit

Subject

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Scripture & Interpretation (33 hours) Fall Win Fall Win Fall Win
Biblical Hermeneutics     3      
Life of Christ        3    
N.T. Biblical Theology           3
 N.T./O.T. Elective  3   3    3 3
O.T. Biblical Theology (I & II) 3  3        
Principles of Academic Research 3          
 Principles of Bible Study 3          
Theology & History (30 hours)
Apologetics (Intersession)        3    
Baptist History         3  
Christian Foundations   3        
Church History (I & II)       3   3
History of Western Thought   3        
Systematic Theology (I & II & III) 3    3    3  
Theological Ethics (Intersession)        3    
Ministry & Spiritual formation (27 hours)
Elective         3 3
Homiletics / Public Speaking    3        3
Missions Elective     3   3  
Principles & Methods of Teaching   3        
Spirituality        3    
The Worshipping Church      3      
Total Hours: 90 hours 15 15 15 15 15 15
Mentoring & Ministry Practicums (22 hours)
Ministerial Fieldwork 2 2 2 2 2 2
Mentoring Group 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ministry Internship   4 hrs

Bachelor of Theology

This program provides a solid foundation in all of the main areas of Biblical studies and thus is an excellent preparation for pastoral ministry, church planting and missions.

Credits Required for Graduation

  • 120 Semester Hour Academic Credit
  • 28 Semester Hour Field Work Credit
Subject Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Scripture & Interpretation (60 hours) Fall Win Fall Win Fall Win Fall Win
Biblical Hermeneutics         3      
Elective (Book Study)      3        3  
Greek 3 3 3 3 3 3    
Hebrew         3 3 3  3
Life of Christ   3            
N.T. Biblical Theology       3        
N.T. & O.T. Electives             3  
OT Biblical Theology (I & II) 3  3            
Principles of Academic Research 3              
Principles of Bible Study 3              
Theology & History (27 hours)
Apologetics (Intersession)       3        
Christian Foundations     3          
Church History (I & II)           3   3
History of Western Thought       3        
Systematic Theology (I, II, & III)       3   3   3
Theological Ethics (Intersession)            3    
Ministry & Spiritual Formation (33 hours)
Elective      3          3
Homiletics     3       3  
Missions Elective             3  
Pastoral Theology          3     3
Principles & Methods of Teaching   3            
Spirituality (2 of I, II, or III) 3        3      
The Worshipping Church   3            
Total Semester Hours: 120 hours 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15
Ministry Practicums (28 hours)
Ministry Fieldwork 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Mentoring Group 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ministry Internship         4

Theological Education that Transforms.

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