The part-time schedule below lays out the courses required in the Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) degree program over a period of seven 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, bachelor's 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.

Students who have transfer credit can reduce the time needed to complete the Bachelor of Theology 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 take longer than seven years to complete the BTh degree program.


First Year

First Semester Second Semester
9 semester hours 9 semester hours
ENGL 111 Written Expression (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)
THL 200 Principles of Christian Living (3) THL 226 Christian Leadership (3)

Second Year

First Semester Second Semester
9 semester hours 9 semester hours
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers (3) COMM 260 Public Speaking (3)
THL 211 Old Testament Survey I (3) THL 212 Old Testament Survey II (3)
THL 332 The Biblical Text (3) THL 380 Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (3)
Certificate in New Testament Studies course requirements complete.

Third Year

First Semester Second Semester
9 semester hours 9 semester hours
ENGL 261 World Literature I (3) ENGL 262 World Literature II (3)
HPRO 114 Health and Wellness (3) THL 416 General Epistles and Revelation (3)
THL 320 Introduction to Church History (3) THL 467 Historical Geog. of the Bible Lands (3)
Diploma in Biblical Studies course requirements complete.

Fourth Year

First Semester Second Semester
9 semester hours 9 semester hours
HIST 111 History of Western Civilization to 1648 (3) Mathematics (3)
THL 412 Epistles of Paul I (3) THL 413 Epistles of Paul II (3)
THL 421 History of Christianity I (3) THL 422 History of Christianity II (3)
Associate of Theology course requirements complete.

Fifth Year

First Semester Second Semester
9 semester hours 10 semester hours
ART 110 Art History and Appreciation 
 or MUS 121 Music History Appreciation (3)
ANTH 230 Biological Anthropology (3)
ANTH 230L Biological Anthropology Lab (1)
Social and Behavorial Science (3) THL 300 Introduction to Biblical Languages and Research (3)
Electives (3) Social and Behavorial Science (3)

Sixth Year

First Semester Second Semester
9 semester hours 9 semester hours
Electives (9) Electives (9)

Seventh Year

First Semester Second Semester
9-11 semester hours 9-10 semester hours
THL 460 Understanding Contemporary World Religions (3) THL 450 Introduction to Biblical Theology (3)
Electives (6-8) Electives (6-7)
Bachelor of Theology course requirements complete.