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Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) Degree



The Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) is an introductory degree program for individuals planning to enter or continue careers in ministry. A major element of this program provides students with introductory and general studies in the biblical text, theology, and a few areas of practical ministry. The Baccalaureate of Theology (Th.B.) requires additional language, systematic theology, biblical theology, ethics, homiletics, hermeneutics, Christian ministry studies through the first year of the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree (specific course requirement information will be forthcoming).



The main objective of the degree is to provide students with general (survey) knowledge and skills in biblical, theological, and pastoral studies for a successful career in the personal or church ministry and preparation for advanced studies at the masters level.


Degree Requirements

General Education Module: 60 Semester Credits


To qualify for admittance into the program, students must have completed 60 semester credits of general education requirements. Students with less than the required hours will be admitted on a provisional status while they work on completing all program requirements. General education credits can be earned at any accredited institution or equivalent. Basic requirements include:


  • Composition (English, business and technical writing): 9 credits

  • Human communications (speech, modern foreign language): 9 credits

  • Social sciences (history, sociology, economics, psychology): 9 credits

  • Natural science (biology, chemistry, ecology, earth science): 6 credits

  • Applied mathematics (e.g., business math), statistics, and computer training: 9 credits

  • Arts and humanities (music, art, philosophy, logic): 9 credits

  • General education electives: 9 credits

Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Studies Module: 60 Credits (see inset below)


  • 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.

  • General education requirements for the Th.B.: 60 semester credits for professional development (provisional admission granted until completed: see above).

  • 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 (60 General Education; 60 Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Studies), estimated cost of tuition and registration fees for 60 credits earned through St. Anthony: approx. $2,160, excluding books, other resources, and other applicable fees (certification, professional, etc.).

Areas of Study and Total Number of Credits

Areas of Study


Biblical Studies: 27 credits

  • BL 100—Introduction to Sacred Scriptures: 3 credits

  • BL 200—Biblical Languages Survey: 3 Credits

  • BL 250—Hermeneutics: 3 credits

  • HBL 200—Pentateuch: 3 credits

  • HBL 210—Prophets: 3 credits 

  • HBL 215—Writings: 3 credits

  • NT 200—Canonical Gospels: 3 credits

  • NT 210—Epistles of Paul: 3 credits

  • NT 215—General Epistles: 3 credits


Theological Studies: 24 credits

  • NT 150—New Testament Ethics: 3 credits

  • ST 100—Systematic Theology: 3 credits

  • ST 110—Moral Theology: 3 credits

  • ST 120—Canon Law: 3 credits

  • CH 100—Survey of Church History: 3 credits

  • HS 300—Patristic Perspectives: 3 credits

  • HS 301—Spirituality of East and West: 3 credits 

  • HS 302—Philosophy and its Influence of Liturgical Theology: 3 credits


Pastoral Studies: 9 credits

  • PT 100—Spiritual Formation: 3 Credits

  • PT 300— Pastoral Counseling: 3 credits 

  • PT 301— Ethics in Ministry and Counseling: 3 credits


Electives beyond required 60 credits or in lieu of a course above with approval: 

  • BL 275—Apocalyptic Literature and Prophecy: 3 credits

  • ST 106—Christology: 3 credits

  • PT 302—Family Counseling and Life Issues: 3 credits

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