B.R.E. Arts and Biblical Studies 2nd Degree Track for University Graduates

Coordinator: Dr. Stephen Roy

Description:

This program offers graduates of recognized degree programs from universities and community colleges the opportunity to obtain a second degree in Bible & Theology. It is designed for those who wish formal training in order to enter into ministry situations but who do not require a seminary degree. Two tracks are offered. One is for those with 4 year undergraduate degrees and the second is for those with 3 year degrees.  Please contact the Admissions Office for more updates.  

 

Objectives:

In addition to the objectives identified for the common first year MountainTop Certificate Program, this program also enables students to begin to: 

  1. Understand and articulate biblical and theological issues
  2. Integrate a broad general education with biblical and theological teaching
  3. Develop a well-defined Christian worldview that is intellectually sound, and be able to defend it
  4. Demonstrate intellectual and scholarly skills suitable for continuing education at the senior undergraduate or graduate level.

 

Career Path

Students graduating from this program may serve professionally in Christian ministries and missions that need workers able to both articulate biblical principles and to integrate them into a professional context. Other graduates will elect to use these studies in significant positions of lay leadership in the church.

Notes

1) Graduates from 4 year Bachelor’s programs:

All students will complete the equivalent of a ten course major in Bible and Theological studies. The course selection will generally mirror the courses required in the Bachelor of Religious Education in Arts & Biblical Studies. In addition, all students will complete 2 hrs. of Field Education.

 

2)  Graduates from 3 year Bachelor’s programs:

All students will complete the equivalent of a ten course major in bible and theological studies. The course selection will generally mirror the courses required in the Bachelor of Religious Education in Arts & Biblical Studies. The student shall take 5 further courses in the subjects of their choice subject to meeting program requirements and non-duplication of courses from their first degree. In addition, all students will complete of 3 credits of Field Education.

 

Requirements

1) Graduates from 4 year Bachelor’s programs:

Division Course Requirements HRS
Bible & Theology      Old Testament Survey 3
New Testament Survey 3
Bible Foundations 3
Bible Study Skills 3
Old Testament Elective 200 level 3
New Testament Elective 200 level 3
Old or New Testament Elective 300 level 3
Introduction to Theology 3
Biblical Theology Elective (x 2) 6
Field Education Field Education and Ministry Preparation 1

Field Education (x1) 1
  Total 32

 

2) Graduates from 3 year Bachelor’s programs:

Division Course Requirements HRS
Bible & Theology       Old Testament Survey 3
New Testament Survey 3
Bible Foundations 3
Bible Study Skills 3
Old Testament Elective 200 level 3
New Testament Elective 200 level 3
Bible Elective 300 level 3
Introduction to Theology 3
Biblical Theology Elective (x 2) 6
Free Electives  Electives (x5) 15
Field Education Field Education and Ministry Preparation 1

Field Education (x2) 2
  Total 48

 

The program consists of:

30 hours of courses in Bible & Theology plus the required Field Education credits. Students possessing a 3-year Bachelor’s degree are required to take 15 additional hours of Elective coursework.

Admission to and continuance is this program are at the discretion of the program co-ordinator and the college admissions committee.