SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY (신학대학)

Bachelor of Theology (132 units)

The Bachelor of Theology is the undergraduate degree of theological disciplines and serves as a foundation to those seeking to enter a seminary. The program is designed as a seminary-track curriculum with an emphasis on Biblical studies. Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology program will be prepared to pursue a master’s degree at a theological seminary, in preparation for a career as an ordained minister. Bachelor of Theology graduates are able to serve the Christian community as missionary workers, youth ministers, Christian educators, Sunday-school coordinators, or Christian counselors.

Degree Requirements

  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

  • A high-school diploma from an accredited school, or equivalent.

  • A cumulative high-school Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 or greater.

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 132 units of the following coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Successfully complete 44 units of general education courses.

  • Successfully complete 44 units of lower-division courses.

  • Successfully complete 44 units of upper-division courses, or 20 units of unrestricted electives and 24 units of concentration-required courses.

  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

 

Prerequisites for the Bachelor of Theology (132 units)

A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated for the completion of 132 units. If any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All courses are 4 units each. 
 

General Education Courses:  44 units

Lower-Division Courses:        44 units

Upper-Division Courses         44 units

Total units:  132 units

• General Education Curriculum

Course #                    Course Title                                                                                      Units

 

GEC101                      Biology 

GEC102                      English Composition I 

GEC103                      English Composition II 

GEC104                      General Psychology 

GEC105                      Humanities I 

GEC106                      Humanities II 

GEC107                      Introduction to Philosophy 

GEC108                      Introduction to Sociology 

GEC109                      Principle Economic 

GEC110                      World History I 

GEC111                      World History II 

Total General Education:                                                                                              44 units

• Lower-Division Curriculum

Course #                    Course Title                                                                                      Units                                     

 

LDC101                      Bible Study Methods 

LDC102                      Church and Worship 

LDC103                      Introduction to Christian Education 

LDC104                      Introduction to Christian Ethnics 

LDC105                      Introduction to Christian Music 

LDC106                      Introduction to the Old Testament 

LDC107                      Introduction to the New Testament 

LDC108                      Pastoral Ministry 

LDC109                      Philosophy of Religion 

LDC110                      The Background of the Bible 

LDC111                      The Life of Christ 

Total Lower Division:                                                                                                      44 units

• Upper-Division Curriculum

Course #                    Course Title                                                                                      Units

BTH201                      Apologetics 

BTH202                      Bible Exposition 

BTH203                      Discipleship Theology 

BTH204                      Foundation of Preaching 

BTH205                      History of the Christian Church 

BTH206                      Interpretation of the Bible 

BTH207                      Introduction to Evangelism 

BTH208                      Introduction to World Missions 

BTH209                      Pauline Literature 

BTH210                      Principles of Ministry Leadership 

BTH211                      Seminar: Theological Studies 

Total Upper Division:                                                                                                     44 units


 

Master of Theology (60 units)

The Master of Theology is designed as a seminary-track curriculum with an emphasis on Biblical studies. It is a two-year academic program for those who wish to work in church staff positions, lay ministry, or to pursue further academic theological study. Graduates of the Master of Theology program will be prepared to pursue a doctoral degree at a theological seminary, in preparation for a career as an ordained minister. Master of Theology graduates are able to serve the Christian community as missionary workers, youth ministers, Christian educators, Sunday-school coordinators, or Christian counselors.

Degree Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree from a state-approved or regionally or nationally accredited institution, or equivalent.

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 60 units with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Maintain GPA at 2.0, with no grade less than a "C."

  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

Prerequisites for the Master of Theology (60 units)

A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated for the completion of 60 units. If any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All courses are 4 units each.

Course #                    Course Title                                                                                      Units

MTH101                      Christian Education & Ministry 

MTH102                      Church History 

MTH103                      Contemporary Apologetics 

MTH104                      God, Angels & Man 

MTH105                      Hermeneutics / Bible Study Methods 

MTH106                      Homiletics 

MTH107                      O.T. Exegesis 

MTH108                      N.T. Exegesis (Gospels) 

MTH109                      Pastoral Theology & Urban Ministry 

MTH110                      Pauline Epistles 

MTH111                      Professional Ministry 

MTH112                      Prophets 

MTH113                      Systematic Theology 

MTH114                      Theological Research & Writing 

MTH115                      Unity of Bible and Spiritual Formation 

Total Units:                                                                                                                       60 units


 

Master of Divinity (102 units)

The Master of Divinity program can be taken in class or through guided independent studies by California University. The Master of Divinity degree is a professional degree which will equip graduates with the comprehensive graduate education necessary for becoming an ordained minister. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are expected to attain the following: A competent professional skill in preaching, teaching, church administration, worship, and counseling as an ordained minister. A healthy balance among the biblical, historical, theological, and practical areas of study essential for developing organizational, managerial, and counseling skills as an ordained minister. A thorough knowledge and understanding of the Bible. Exposure to contemporary theological issues with the goal of equipping students to think independently and constructively in areas vital to Christian ministry. Graduates of Master of Divinity will be prepared for pastorship, priesthood, or professional ministry.

Degree Requirements

  • Minimum educational requirements are an earned bachelor degree from state-approved or regionally or nationally accredited institution, or equivalent.

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 102 units of the following coursework with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:

  • Student must maintain their GPA at 3.00, with no grade less than "C".

  • Satisfactory completion of all coursework over five quarter’s time (approximately twenty month’s chronological time).

  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

 

Time Limit

The Master of Divinity program must be completed within 5 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student, which applies to the degree requirements. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.

 

Prerequisites for the Master of Divinity

A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated and, if any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All course are 4 units each.

 

Course #                    Course Title                                                                                      Units

LDC101                      Introduction to the Old Testament 

LDC102                      Introduction to the New Testament 

MDV103                      Pentateuch 

MDV104                      New Testament History 

MDV105                      Biblical Hermeneutics 

MDV106                      Theological Bibliography 

MDV107                      New Testament Theology 

MDV108                      Seminar Ⅰ: New Testament 

MDV109                      Biblical Counseling 

MDV110                      Christian Education 

MDV111                      The Christian Mind 

MDV112                      History of Twentieth Century Christianity4 units

MDV113                      Korean Church History 

MDV114                      History of Israel 

BED204                      History of the Christian Church 

MDV116                      History of Christian Doctrines 

BED109                      Introduction to Christian Ethnics 

MDV118                      Personal Evangelism 

MDV119                      Principles of Discipleship if Church Growth in the USA 

MDV120                      Evangelism Seminar 

MDV121                      Greek Ⅰ 

MDV122                      Hebrew Ⅰ 

MDV123                      Missions: A Biblical Theology 

MDV124                      Christian Apologetics 

MDV125                      Ministry of the Word in Worship 

MDV126                      Pastoral Theology2  

Total Units:                                                                                                                    102 units


 

Doctor of Theology (68 units)

The Doctor of Theology is an advanced academic degree program that emphasizes theological studies in the context of “secular” university research disciplines and is characterized by a series of careful balances. The Doctor of Theology is designed to prepare students for professional careers in writing and teaching, and in scholarship in publishing, academics (colleges, seminaries or universities), social-service organizations, religious organizations, or other foundations. The program gives students considerable latitude to design the program to meet individual needs and interests. This freedom is exercised under the guidance of the student’s doctoral committee, who establish the dissertation and examination protocols that form the structure of the student’s program. The flexibility and freedom of the Doctor of Theology program encourages students to work on fresh issues and with emerging methodologies. The program’s standard of scholarship represents a balance of committed study of the theological perspectives and disciplines. Doctor of Theology students study Christian traditions either as a member of the Christian community or as one with a deep respect for the beliefs and practices of the traditions.

Degree Requirements

  • Successfully complete a minimum of 60 units of coursework, determined by the student and the student’s doctoral committee, from the Doctor of Theology course list and any other coursework prescribed by the student’s doctoral committee with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

  • Successfully complete the Integrative Review.

  • Successfully complete 60 units of concentrated course work.

  • Successfully complete 8 units of the Dissertation.

  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.

 

Prerequisites for the Doctor of Theology (68 units)

A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated for the completion of 68 units. If any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All courses are 4 units each. 

Coursework: 60 units
Dissertation: 8 units
Total units: 68 units 

 

Course #                    Course Title                                                                                                 Units

DTH101                      Biblical Chronology

DTH102                      Church Management

DTH103                      Parables

DTH104                      Pauline Theology

DTH105                      Pietism

DTH106                      Revivalism

DTH107                      Textual Criticism of the Old Testament

DTH108                      Textual Criticism of the New Testament

DTH109                      The Doctrine of Sanctification

DTH110                      The Life of Christ

DTH111                      The Pastoral Epistles

DTH112                      Theological Issues in the Contemporary Ecumenical Movement

DTH113                      Theology & Sociology of the City

DTH114                      Theology & the Environment

DTH115                      Theology of Missions

DTH799                      Dissertation

Total Units:                                                                                                                                  68 units

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