Bachelor of Theology (4 Years / 180 Units)

 

Program Description:

 

The Bachelor of Theology program is designed to give the student the maximum benefit of a broad education in theological studies with an emphasis in biblical studies and ministry. General Education requirements ensure that the student is broadly educated in the arts and sciences, while a significant portion of time is spent learning the fields of theology and history of Christianity. The majority of the student’s coursework is dedicated to bible, theology and practical ministry

 

Program Requirements:

 

The general education requirement: 56 units

The Bible and theology requirement: 56 units

Christian History: 8 units

Professional Studies: 36 units                                  

Field Education: 8 units                                    

Major Electives: 16 units

Total Unit requirement: 180 units

Residence requirement at Rochester: (90 units)

 

Program Learning Outcomes:

 

By the time students complete their program they will be the emerging leaders and serving the church as the pastor, evangelist, lay leaders and the world with leadership with the following expertise:

 

1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible

2. Describe comprehensive knowledge of the Christian doctrine

3. Demonstrate knowledge of the history of the church and its heritage

4. Apply pastoral and ministry skills in service to local church or community or for Christian living.

 

Admission Requirements:

 

Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission to the

Bachelor of Theology program:

 

1. Applicants for admission must be in possession of, or have candidacy for, a high school diploma or GED, and must submit official transcripts and/or copy of diploma for their high school degree, as well as any college level work they have completed, if applicable.

2. A completed application form for admission

3. Application Fee

4. Recommendation Form

 

Graduation Requirements:

 

The Bachelor of Theology degree program requires a minimum of 56 general education courses, 56 units of Bible and Theology 36 units of professional studies, Students are also required to take at least 8 units of field ministry and 24 units of elective courses in any of the classifications.

 

As much as 90 quarter units may be satisfied through transfer credit. At least 90 units must be completed at Rochester University. A student must pass exit interview.

 

General Education Requirements: 56 units

 

Categories

Code

Course Title

Units

Communication

(4 courses)

COM103

Presentation Skills (4 units)

16

COM 201

Public Speaking (4 units)

COM204

Oral Communication Skills (4 units)

ENG 101

English Composition (4 units)

ENG102

English Literature (4 units)

ENG103

Writing and Reading (4 units)

Humanities and the Arts (4 courses)

HIS 101

History of Western Civilization to I (4 units)

16

HIS 102

History of Western Civilization II (4 units)

HIS 103

American History (4 units)

MUS 103

Music Appreciation (4 units)

MUS110

World Music (4 units)

PHL 111

Introduction to Philosophy (4 units)

PHL 112

Logic (4 units)

PHL 212

Introduction to Ethics (4 units)

Social/

Behavioral Sciences

(4 courses from at least two disciplines)

POSC101

Introduction to Political Science (4 units)

 

 

 

16

POSC102

Introduction to American Government (4 units)

PSY 205

Introduction to Psychology (4 units)

PSY 206

Psychology of Religion (4 units)

REL 101

Comparative Religion (4 units)

SOC 201

Introduction to Sociology (4 units)

Natural Sciences/

Physical Sciences/

Mathematics

(2 courses)

BIO101

Introduction to Biology (4 units)

 

 

 

8

MATH101

College Mathematics (4 units)

MATH 102

College Algebra (4 units)

MATH 211

Essentials of Calculus (4 units)

MATH301

Introduction to Statistics (4 units)

PB150

Human Anatomy (4 units)

Total

56

 

Bible & Theology Requirements: 56 units

 

Categories

Code

Course Title

Units

Biblical Studies (A Minimum of 10 courses)

OT 101

Survey of the OT (4 units)

40

NT 101

Survey of the NT (4 units)

NT120

 The New Testament & the Biblical World (4 units)

NT 203

Synoptic Gospels (4 units)

NT 205

Life & Teaching of Christ (4 units)

NT221

The Passion of Jesus (4 units)

NT231

Women in the New Testament (4 units)

NT 305

Pauline Epistles (4 units)

NT320

Gospel According to John (4 units)

NT321

Acts (4 units)

OT 220

OT Historical Books (4 units)

OT301

Theology of the Old Testament (4 units)

OT305

The Pentateuch (4 units)

OT315

Introduction to the Prophets (4 units)

OT 320

The Prophets (Major) (4 units)

OT 321

The Prophets (Minor) (4 units)

BT303 

Biblical Interpretation (4 units)

Theology (A Minimum of 4 courses)

THE 301

Christian Doctrine I (4 units)

16 units

THE 302

Christian Doctrine II (4 units)

THE 303

Christian Doctrine III (4 units)

THE 304

Christian Doctrine IV (4 units)

THE331

Christian Ethics (4 units)

THE 325

Contemporary Theology I (4 units)

REL101

Comparative Religions (4 units)

PSY 206

Psychology of Religion (4 units)

THE309

Apologetics (4 units)

Total

56

 

Professional (Practical Ministry) Studies: 36 units

 

Categories

Code

Course Title

Units

Professional Studies (A Minimum of 9 courses)

CE301

Christian Education (4 units)

36

CE306

Discipleship (4 units)

CE307

Bible Study Methods (4 units)

PRA220

Spiritual Formation (4 units)

PRA300

Christian Worship (4 units)

PRA305

Evangelism (4 units)

PRA307

Pastoral Leadership (4 units)

PRA310

Church Finance (4 units)

PRA311

Preaching (4 units)

PRA312

Mission (4 units)

PRA405

Introduction to Christian Business (4 units)

PSY255

Personality Disorders (4 units)

PSY402

Christian Counseling (4 units)

PSY415

Pastoral Counseling (4 units)

PSY 425

Counseling for Marriage and Family (4 units)

 

Field Education: 8 units

 

Categories

Code

Course Title

Units

Field Education (A minimum of 2 courses)

PRA 351

Field Education I (4 units)

8

PRA 352

Field Education II (4 units)

PRA 353

Field Education III (4 units)

 

Electives: 24 units

Electives may be drawn from any of the categories including Church History

 

Categories

Code

Course Title

Units

Electives (A Minimum of 6 courses in any category)

HIS305

Church History (4 units)

24

HIS306

Church History (4 units)

HIS307

Reformed Theology (4 units)

HIS310

History of the Presbyterian Movement (4 units)

HIS415

History of Renaissance and Reformation (4 units)

PRA416

Human Resource Management (4 units)

 

Graduation Requirements:

 

1) The completion of 180 quarter hours of credit including at least 56 units in General Education, Professional Studies, field ministry and other requirements.

2) Demonstration of Christian character by interview

3) Completion of course work with a Grade Point Average of C (2.0)

4) Passing Exit interview