Baccalaureate of Theology (Th.B.) Degree
The Baccalaureate of Theology (Th.B.) is a five-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
180 credits at an estimated cost of tuition and registration fees through St. Anthony: approx. $6,486 USD, excluding books, other resources, and other applicable fees (certification, professional, etc.).
List of Courses and Credits
Year 1 - Semester 1
Introduction to Philosophy: 2 Credits
Logic and Philosophy of Nature: 3 Credits
History of Ancient Philosophy: 3 Credit
History of Medieval Philosophy: 3 Credits
History of the Ancient Church: 3 Credits
Patrology: 3 Credits
Year 1 - Semester 2
Philosophical Anthropology: 3 Credits
Philosophy and Anthropology of Religion: 3 Credits
Latin: 3 Credits
Biblical Hermeneutics: 3 Credits
Research Methodology: 3 Credits
History of Modern Philosophy: 3 Credits
History of Contemporary Philosophy: 3 Credits
General Psychopedagogy and Psychopedagogy of Religion: 3 Credits
Year 2 - Semester 1
Aesthetic Philosophy: 3 Credits
Metaphysics: 3 Credits
Greek: 3 Credits
Biblical Hebrew: 3 Credits
Introduction to Holy Scripture: 3 Credits
Introduction to Liturgy: 3 Credits
Fundamentals of Canon Law: 3 Credits
Year 2 - Semester 2
Ecumenical Church: Practice and Doctrine: 3 Credits
History of the Medieval Church: 3 Credits
History of Modern Church: 3 Credits
History of Contemporary Church: 3 Credits
History of Independent Catholicism: 2 Credits
Year 3 - Semester 1
Pentateuch: 3 Credits
Historical Books: 3 Credits
Synoptic Gospels and Acts: 3 Credits
Fundamentals of Theology: 3 Credits
Eschatology: 3 Credits
Doctrine of the Holy Trinity: 3 Credits
Year 3 - Semester 2
Fundamentals of Moral Theology: 3 Credits
Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue: 3 Credits
Liturgy 1: 3 Credits
Sacramental Doctrine 1: 3 Credits
Social Ethics: 3 Credits
Year 4 - Semester 1
Pneumatology: 3 Credits
Theological Anthropology: 3 Credits
Christology: 3 Credits
Pastoral Theology: 3 Credits
Major and Minor Prophets: 3 Credits
Year 4 - Semester 2
Mariology: 3 Credits
Soteriology: 3 Credits
Pauline Epistles: 3 Credits
Catholic Epistles: 3 Credits
Spiritual Theology: 3 Credits
Sexual Ethics: 3 Credits
Year 5 - Semester 1
Wisdom Literature: 3 Credits
Johannine Literature: 3 Credits
Homiletics: 3 Credits
Ecclesiology: 3 Credits
Apocrypha: 3 Credits
Year 5 - Semester 2
Liturgical Practice: 2 Credits
Sacramental Doctrine 2: 3 Credits
Administration and Leadership: 3 Credits
Gospel and Social Ethics: 3 Credits
Thesis: 12 Credits