Bachelor of Theology (BTh)

Graduate Rationale

The Bachelor of Theology course is a primary undergraduate award that provides a broad and coherent study of theology and related disciplines through a structure of majors and sub-majors. This degree prepares candidates for professional and lay Christian ministry and for further learning beyond the degree.

Award Summary

Course Title

Bachelor of Theology

AQF Level

AQF 7 – Bachelor Degree

Postnominals

BTh

Entrance Requirements

ATAR of 65
Mature Age Entry for 21+

Course Duration

3 years full-time or up to 9 years part-time

Course Delivery

Online and face-to-face at our Horsley Park Campus

Course Structure

216 credit points (24 course units) at AQF 7 level (7100–7200 series)

  • one sub-major (36 credit points) in Biblical Studies; one sub-major (36 credit points) in Humanities in the Christian Tradition (or in sub-disciplines) or Christian Life and Ministry (or in sub-disciplines); and, one sub-major (36 credit points) in Systematic Theology
  • two of these sub-majors must be extended to majors of six course units each (54 credit points)
  • one course unit (9 credit points) in Church History
  • four course units (36 credit points) in Christian Life and Ministry

Disciplines: Biblical Studies, Humanities in the Christian Tradition (Church History, Philosophy), Christian Life and Ministry (Christian Spirituality, Mission, Pastoral Counselling, Pastoral Theology, Worship and Liturgy), Theology (Systematic Theology, Christian Ethics, Worship and Liturgy)

Sub-Disciplines: Biblical Studies, Christian Ethics, Christian Spirituality, Church History, Mission, Pastoral Counselling, Pastoral Theology, Philosophy, Systematic Theology, Worship and Liturgy.
Articulation to Other SCD Awards
Students may articulate to the Bachelor of Theology (Honours) provided they meet the entry requirements.

2021

Introduction to Theology

Critical Thinking & Writing in Theological Studies

Introduction to the New Testament

The Sacraments

2022

Syriac 1

Introduction to the Old Testament

Introduction to Christian Doctrines

Syriac 2

2023

Peshitta Studies 1

Introduction to Christian Worship

The Person and Work of Christ

Eastern Christian Hymnody

2024

Early Church Fathers (Assyrian)

History of the Early Church

Peshitta Studies 2

The Four Gospels

2025

Marriage, Family and Sexual Ethics
Sources & Principles of Christian Ethics
Pauline Literature
Liturgical Rites

2026

Sacraments 2
The Human Person
Introduction to Christian Spirituality
History of the Church in the Modern Era
Last modified: December 18, 2020

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