Baccalaureate of Theology (Th.B.) Degree

Description

 

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.

Objectives

 

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.

Degree Requirements
 

  • 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.

Prerequisites

 

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