The part-time schedule below lays out the courses required in the Associate of Theology (A.Th.) degree program over a period of four years. Most working adults (including full-time homemakers) should should find this schedule more useful as they complete the program in defined segments, e.g., certificate, diploma, associate degree. This approach allows them to progress according to their needs. This schedule should also serve the interests of individuals presently involved with volunteer, bi-vocational, or career service in a local church congregation.

First Year

9 semester hours 9 semester hours
ENGL 111 Written Expression (3) COMM 260 Public Speaking (3)
HPRO 114 Health and Wellness (3) ENGL 112 Argument-Based Literary Research (3)
THL 135 Life, Ministry, and Teachings of Jesus (3) THL 136 Acts and the Writings of Paul (3)

Second Year

9 semester hours 9-10 semester hours
Social and Behavioral Science
or HIST 111 Hist. of Western Civ, (3)
Natural and Mathematical Sciences (3-4)
THL 200 Principles of Christian Living (3) THL 212 Old Testament Survey II (3)
THL 211 Old Testament Survey I (3) THL 226 Christian Leadership (3)
Certificate in Biblical Christianity course requirements complete

Third Year

First Semester Second Semester
6 semester hours 6 semester hours
Humanities and Fine Arts (3) THL 380 Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (3)
THL 332 The Biblical Text (3) Upper Division Theology Elective (3)
Diploma in Biblical Studies course requirements complete

Fourth Year

First Semester Second Semester
6 semester hours 6 semester hours
THL 320 Introduction to Church History (3) Upper Division Theology Elective (3)
Eletive (3) Eletive (3)
Associate of Theology course requirements complete

Students who have transfer credit can reduce the time needed to complete this degree program. Be sure to discuss your transfer credit options with an academic adviser.

The University normally offers courses only once a year and as they are set forth in this suggested schedule. You have some flexibility to personalize your schedule so please discuss your plan with your academic adviser to be sure courses will be available when you want to enroll in them. Students  should not ordinarly take longer than five years to complete the A.Th. degree program.