Baccalaureate of Theology (Th.B.) Degree

Description

 

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.

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

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

Year 1

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

Year 2 

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

Year 3 

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 

Year 4 

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