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

Credit Hour Requirements

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
Fall
Winter

Scripture & Interpretation

(12 hours)

New Testament Survey 3
Old Testament Survey 3
Principles of Academic Research 3
Principles of Bible Study 3

Theology & History

(9 hours)
Christian Foundations 3
Church History/Baptist History 3
Systematic Theology 3

Ministry & Spiritual Formation

(9 hours)
Elective 3
Principles & Methods of Teaching 3
Spirituality 3

Total Semester Hours
30
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
 
Year 1
Year 2
Subject
Fall
Winter
Fall
Winter

Scripture & Interpretation

(21 hours)
Electives (Biblical Book Study)   3   3
Life of Christ       3
New Testament Survey     3  
Old Testament Survey   3    
Principles of Academic Research 3      
Principles of Bible Study 3      

Theology & History

(18 hours)
Apologetics     3  
Christian Foundations 3      
Church History / Baptist History 3   3  
Systematic Theology (2 of I, II, or III)   3   3

Ministry & Spiritual Formation

(21 hours)
Elective     3  
Missions       3
Homiletics   3    
Pastoral Theology     3  
Principles & Methods of Teaching 3      
Spirituality   3    
The Worshipping Church       3

Total Semester Hours
60
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 that 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
 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Subject
Fall
Winter
Fall
Winter
Fall
Winter

Scripture & Interpretation

(42 hours)
Elective (Biblical Book Study)         3  
Biblical Hermeneutics     3      
Life of Christ       3    
N.T. Biblical Theology           3
New Testament Survey         3  
Old Testament Survey   3        
O.T. Biblical Theology (I & II)     3 3    
Principles of Academic Research 3          
Principles of Bible Study 3          

Theology & History

(30 hours)
Apologetics     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  
Theological Ethics       3    

Ministry & Spiritual Formation

(30 hours)
Elective         3  
Homiletics   3       3
Missions   3       3
Pastoral Theology     3   3  
Principles & Methods of Teaching 3          
Spirituality       3    
The Worshipping Church           3

Total Semester Hours
90
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

Bachelor of Theology

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

Credits Required for Graduation

  • 120 Semester Hour Academic Credit
  • 28 Semester Hour Field Work Credit
 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Subject
Fall
Winter
Fall
Winter
Fall
Winter
Fall
Winter

Scripture & Interpretation

(60 hours)
Biblical Hermeneutics       3        
Elective (Book Study)         3      
Greek 3 3 3 3 3      
Hebrew         3 3 3 3
Life of Christ   3            
N.T. Biblical Theology             3 3
New Testament Survey           3    
Old Testament Survey   3            
OT Biblical Theology (I & II)     3 3        
Principles of Academic Research 3              
Principles of Bible Study 3              

Theology & History

(30 hours)
Apologetics     3          
Baptist History             3  
Christian Foundations 3              
Church History   3           3
History of Western Thought         3      
Systematic Theology       3   3   3
Theological Ethics           3    

Ministry & Spiritual Formation

(30 hours)
Elective     3       3  
Homiletics     3     3    
Missions               3
Pastoral Theology         3   3  
Principles & Methods of Teaching 3              
Spirituality   3            
The Worshipping Church       3        

Total Semester Hours
120
15
15
15
15
15
15
15
15

Ministry Practicums

(42 hours)
Ministry Fieldwork 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Mentoring Group 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Ministry Internship 4