Baccalaureate of Theology (Th.B.) Degree
The Baccalaureate of Theology (Th.B.) is a four-year theological degree that requires additional language, systematic theology, biblical theology, ethics, homiletics, hermeneutics, Christian ministry studies through the first year of and in preparation for the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree.
Upon completion of this degree, students will:
Possess general (survey) knowledge and skills in biblical, theological, and pastoral studies for a successful career in church ministry, and
Be prepared for advanced studies at the masters level, especially for the Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) degree.
All degree requirements must be completed within six years of the date of acceptance into the program.
All assignments and exams for online courses/webinars must be submitted at the end of each semester as listed on the school calendar. Assignments for residential courses/seminars must be submitted 90 days after the completion of on-site instruction, unless otherwise stipulated in the course syllabus. Assignments for correspondence courses must be submitted within six months of the date of enrollment for each course.
Students must maintain a minimum 2.7 (B-) cumulative grade point average.
Students must contact their mentor at least once per quarter to remain in academic good standing.
Standard admission application process. Potential students will soon be able to apply online.
Advanced placement of up to 24 semester hours can be obtained if a student has completed previous religious or theological studies and received a grade of 2.7 (B-) in the courses under consideration; the remaining semester credits must be taken at St. Anthony to complete degree requirements.
Mentoring under supervision of a bishop, if available, will be considered and approved by St. Anthony for credit in area of practical theology (ministry).
Selection of a proctor who will be responsible for exams. A mentor will be provided by St. Anthony.
Overall Credits - Estimated Cost of Degree
120 credits at an estimated cost of tuition and registration fees through St. Anthony: approx. $4,320 USD, excluding books, other resources, and other applicable fees (certification, professional, etc.).
List of Courses and Credits
Methodology of Theological Study: 2 Credits
History of Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: 2.5 Credits
Anthropology and Philosophical Ethics: 2 Credits
Introduction to Holy Scripture: 1.5 Credits
Synoptic Gospels and Acts of the Apostles: 3 Credits
Pentateuch: 3 Credits
Patrology: 2 Credits
History of the Church I (ancient and medieval): 3 Credits
Fundamental Theology: 2.5 Credits
Theological Anthropology and Eschatology: 2.5 Credits
Spiritual Theology: 1.5 Credits
Fundamental Moral Theology: 2 Credits
Fundamentals of Canon Law: 3 Credits
Latin: 3 Credits
History of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy: 2.5 Credits
Ontology and Metaphysics: 1.5 Credits
Prophets: 3 Credits
Pauline Epistles: 3 Credits
Church History II (from 11th to 20th century): 2.5 Credits
Christology and Soteriology: 4 Credits
Ecclesiology: 2 Credits
Liturgics/Liturgy: 2 Credits
Pastoral Theology and Catechesis: 2 Credits
Mariology: 1 Credit
Social Moral Theology: 2 Credits
Biblical Hebrew: 3 Credits
Biblical Greek: 3 Credits
Philosophy of Religion: 2 Credits
Johannine Corpus: 3 Credits
Wisdom Writings: 3 Credits
History of Liturgy: 2 Credits
History of Independent Catholicism: 2 Credits
Theology of the Trinity: 1.5 Credits
Ecumenism: 2 Credits
Sacramental Theology: 2.5 Credits
Bioethics: 2 Credits
Sexual and Family Morality: 1.5 Credits
Pedagogy and Psychology of Religion: 2 Credits
Sociology of Religion: 1.5 Credits
Final Tests for students entering the Master of Divinity with advanced status
Total: 90 Credits
Biblical Hermeneutics: 3 Credits
Catholic Epistles: 2.5 Credits
Administration and Leadership: 2.5 Credits
Apocrypha: 3 Credits
Homiletics: 2 Credits
Pneumatology: 2.5 Credits
Social Ethics and the Gospels: 2.5 Credits
Practices and Doctrines of the ECCC: 2 Credits
Spiritual Direction and Formation: 2 Credits
Liturgical Practice: 2 Credits
Final Project: 6 Credits
Total for Th.B.: 120 Credits