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DEGREE TITLE: BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RELIGION 

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

 

In keeping with the Biblical tradition, a degree program of Bachelor of Arts in Religion will (1) provide a good Biblical foundation for the personal development of students, (2) enable the students to select further study for personal enrichment and to develop Biblical skills needed for a more effective Christian witness, and (3) train terminal majors for the ministry as pastors, evangelists, Christian educators, youth ministers or missionaries.

 

 

TITLE OF DEGREE: BACHELOR OF ARTS IN RELIGION (B.A. in Religion)

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

Undergraduate degree requirements are designed to encourage students to explore a wide range of academic disciplines and to focus in depth on one area. The program offers flexibility in choice of liberal arts and professional studies electives to complement specified specialization subjects. A total of 126 quarter units with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0(C+) on a 4.0 scale is required for the B.A. in Religion degree.

 

33 General Education

45 Major Foundational Studies

30 Specialization Studies

18 Concentration Studies

 

All students must choose one Specialization and one Concentration, or a double Specialization.

 

 

PREREQUISITES:

 

Prerequisites to the baccalaureate degree program in Religion is to have a high school diploma with at least a 2.00 (C+) grade point average (GPA) or have equivalent academic preparation, as determined by CTS; to attain at least 2.00 GPA in any university and other post-secondary studies attempted; and to show promise of success in the pursuit of the B.A. degree.

 

 

REQUIRED COURSES for B.A in Religion (126 quarter Units)

 

1) GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS - 33 units

 

A. Humanities

12 units (4 courses): PH 110 Introduction to Philosophy, PH 213 World Religions, MU 101 Introduction to Music, TH 456 Christian Ethics

 

B. Social Sciences

12 units (4 courses): SS 155 Introduction to Sociology, SS 359 Social Ethics, PS 150 Introduction to Psychology, PS 454 Educational Psychology

 

C. Science

3 units (1 course): SC 110 Earth Science

 

D. Communications

6 units (2 courses): EN 429 Research and Writing, PM 485 Christian Leadership

 

 

2) MAJOR FOUNDATIONAL STUDIES - 45 units

 

OT 110 (3) - Introduction to Old Testament

OT 301 (3) - The Pentateuch

OT 405 (3) - Major Prophets

NT 130 (3) - Introduction to New Testament

NT 323 (3) - Romans and Galatians

NT 427 (3) - Pastoral Epistles

TH 340 (3) - Systematic Theology I

TH 341 (3) - Systematic Theology II

TH 446 (3) - Pneumatology

TH 449 (3) - Eschatology

HI 345 (3) - Church History I (Early Church History)

HI 346 (3) - Church History II (Reformation History)

BL 480 (3) - 480 Hebrew I

BL 485 (3) - Greek I

WM 360 (3) - Introduction to Missions

 

 

3) SPECIALIZATION - 30 units

 

A. THEOLOGY SPECIALIZATION

 

OT 404 (3) - Psalms

Choose any one OT (3)

NT 320 (3) - The Synoptic Gospels

Choose any one NT (3)

Choose any two TH (6)

PM 461 (3) - Methods of Evangelism

Any 3 TH, OT, NT or BL (9)

 

 

B. MINISTRY SPECIALIZATION

 

PM 460-461 (6)

PM 463-465 (9)

TH 455  (3) - Christian Apologetics

TH 456  (3) - Christian Ethics

PM or YM Elective (Choose 3) (9)

 

 

C. WORLD MISSION SPECIALIZATION

 

PM 460-461 (6)

WM 479 (3) Short-term Missionary Internship

TH 342  (3) Theology of Mission

Choose any 3 WM (9)

Choose any 3 WM, PM, YM or CE (9)

 

D. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SPECIALIZATION

 

PS 454  (3) - Educational Psychology

CE 360  (3) - Introduction to Christian Education

CE 461 (3) - Methods & Principles of Teaching

CE 469  (3) - Sunday School Ministry

Choose any 3 CE (9)

Choose any 3 CE, PM, or YM (9)

 

 

4) CONCENTRATION - 18 units

 

A. THEOLOGY CONCENTRATION

 

Any 1 OT book   (3)

Any 1 NT book   (3)

Any 1 TH       (3)

Any 3 TH, OT, NT or BL (9)

 

B. MINISTRY CONCENTRATION

 

PM 466 (3) - Liturgy

TH 460 (3) - Hermeneutics

PM or YM Elective (Choose 4) (12)

 

C. WORLD MISSION CONCENTRATION

 

WM 479 (3) - Short-term Missionary Internship

TH 342 (3) - Theology of Mission

Choose any 4 WM (12)

 

D. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION CONCENTRATION

 

PS 454  (3) - Educational Psychology

CE 360  (3) - Introduction to Christian Education

CE 461 (3) - Methods & Principles of Teaching

CE 469  (3) - Sunday School Ministry

Choose any 2 CE, PM, or YM (6)

 

 

LENGTH OF STUDY

 

There are no set time limits for completion of the B.A. degree program, but students are expected to make adequate progress toward their degree. Undergraduate students are expected to make satisfactory progress toward meeting the B.A degree requirements. Satisfactory progress requires completion of at least 20 quarter units each calendar year with a 2.00 (C+) or better grade point average, including at least 14 units of General Education until these are met.

                 

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