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Best 35 BA Programs in Theology 2019

Earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is an academic achievement upon completing a series of courses over the course of three or four years. The subjects that are studied in order to earn this degree vary widely under the disciplines of the liberal arts and sciences.

Theology is a fascinating study of religious traditions throughout the centuries and their effects on world economics, politics and history. While some students may go on to work within a specific faith, others can use this degree to deepen their understanding of the divine as well as of people’s beliefs.

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Cornerstone Institute

The aim of this programme is to equip students with a Christian, interdisciplinary approach to engaging real-world crises and opportunities. With an emphasis on skillful ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts Majoring in Theology (376 credits)

The aim of this programme is to equip students with a Christian, interdisciplinary approach to engaging real-world crises and opportunities. With an emphasis on skillful biblical interpretation and theological understanding, students engage a broad set of contextual issues facing South Africa today and develop an integrative response (drawing from psychological, theological and sociological perspectives). A sense of personal vocation is therefore nurtured, with an emphasis on practical application.

Admission Requirements

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a bachelor’s pass or equivalent. A Matriculation Certificate (with university exemption) or equivalent. A Higher Certificate or an Advanced Certificate or Diploma in a cognate field.... [-]

South Africa Cape Town
July 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
Online
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Kentucky Wesleyan College

The Bachelor of Arts in Religion online degree completion program is designed to help meet the increasing demand for qualified and highly skilled professionals in the fie ... [+]

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The Bachelor of Arts in Religion online degree completion program is designed to help meet the increasing demand for qualified and highly skilled professionals in the fields of ministry, nonprofit work, business, journalism, and other related fields, as well as the pursuit of further education. The religion program at Kentucky Wesleyan seeks to cultivate an appreciation of religious diversity by familiarizing students with the development, beliefs, and practices of multiple religious traditions. Through the religion program, students employ interdisciplinary resources in order to recognize and engage the function of religion in history, society, and culture.

Because the heritage of Kentucky Wesleyan College is United Methodist, we recognize that many of our students come from Christian traditions. At the same time, as a program in a liberal arts setting, the religion program at Kentucky Wesleyan encourages critical thinking and conversation about faith commitments. A course of study in religion develops the skills necessary to analyze and explain arguments about religion and religious positions as well as the skills to construct and present an argument.... [-]

USA Owensboro
September 2019
Online
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Fresno Pacific University

The biblical and theological studies program will help you discern and prepare for the call to serve God and the church and to deepen your knowledge of Scripture and mini ... [+]

Overview

The biblical and theological studies program will help you discern and prepare for the call to serve God and the church and to deepen your knowledge of Scripture and ministry. Using the biblical text as a primary source, you’ll gain multiple viewpoints and encounter a wide array of voices. Reenact first century Jerusalem in full costume or study environmental issues through a faith-based lens. You'll take courses taught by well-traveled faculty with expertise in pastoral ministry, literature, missions, and archeology. Your passion for both learning and the church will come alive as you ask the important questions and learn what it means to live a God-centered life.

Highlights A minor can be added to any program to enhance your education Take advantage of service opportunities with Mennonite Central Committee and other organizations Choose from several study abroad opportunities, including a summer trip to Israel Apply for scholarships dedicated to Biblical and Theological Studies students Career opportunities ... [-]
USA Fresno
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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KU Leuven: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies

Interested in the study of theology and religion? In Leuven we offer an internationally renowned Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies. In a three-year program (full ... [+]

Interested in the study of theology and religion? In Leuven, we offer an internationally renowned Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies. In a three-year program (full- or part-time) students are initiated in all areas that together constitute Christian theology; in addition, particular attention is given to the contribution of religious studies, classical and modern languages, and philosophy. In some cases students can be granted advanced standing and as such admission to the Abridged Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies (between 45 to 120 ECTS).

What is the Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies all about?

The Bachelor of Theology and Religious Studies (also available part-time)will:... [-]

Belgium Leuven
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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St John's College

For those who have already been awarded the Durham Diploma at St John’s or elsewhere, we offer the opportunity to top-up to the Bachelor of Arts in theology, ministry, an ... [+]

For those who have already been awarded the Durham Diploma at St John’s or elsewhere, we offer the opportunity to top-up to the Bachelor of Arts in theology, ministry, and mission, validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. The top-up course is designed for all who want to take their theological studies further, including those active in ministry, both lay and ordained.

This part-time course normally takes two years to complete the distance learning programme. All study material is provided online, so some IT skill is necessary. You will work with your designated personal tutor and can converse with other students via Moodle, so it is possible to do this course anywhere in the world at a time and pace that suits you.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Part-time
2 years
Online
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University of Kent, School of European Culture and Languages

Today, religious issues are everywhere – from current affairs and international events to the history of ideas, art, and literature. An understanding of religions and the ... [+]

Overview

The Department of Religious Studies is part of Kent’s School of European Culture and Languages. Staff in the department have a range of interests in the field, including expertise in Asian Studies, which means they can offer you an insight into world religions.

Our campus is in Canterbury, a well-known center in world religion, and the University has strong links with the Cathedral library and archives.

Our degree programme

Religious Studies at Kent is a varied programme covering world religions and also other areas such as psychology and film.

In your first year, you take one compulsory module, which asks ‘What is religion?’

You can choose options from introductory modules in Judaism and Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, Christianity, or assess religion in contemporary society.... [-]

United Kingdom Canterbury
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 6 years
Campus
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Pan Africa Christian University

The Degree in Bible and Theology is designed to equip and develop biblically and theologically sound scholars with relevant skills and competencies to effectively serve G ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Bible and Theology Introduction

The Degree in Bible and Theology is designed to equip and develop biblically and theologically sound scholars with relevant skills and competencies to effectively serve God in the context of church and community.

Core Objectives

By the end of this course the learner should be:

Skilled in the practical exegesis of the biblical text, using the range of contributory disciplines, methodologies and resource materials. Able to innovate and develop ministries that will address the needs of the community in which graduates are called to serve. Able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of disciplines of study that prepare the person to serve society and the world. Entry Requirements ... [-]
Kenya Nairobi
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Grand Canyon University

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies program will utilize biblical studies as the foundation, and an understanding of theology, ph ... [+]

Graduates of Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies program will utilize biblical studies as the foundation, and an understanding of theology, philosophy, and Christian history as the framework, for communicating Christ to various audiences. In addition to spiritual formation and exegetical skills essential to Christian studies, graduates will be able to employ communication, leadership, and organizational skills necessary for effective ministry.

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USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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University of Groningen

How do religions come into being? How do they affect people and societies? What role does religion play in various cultures and conflicts? ... [+]

How do religions come into being? How do they affect people and societies? What role does religion play in various cultures and conflicts?

Most cultures are profoundly shaped by religious phenomena. Of the seven billion people on Earth, six billion call themselves religious. Religion does not occur in isolation; it connects with people's daily behavior, economically, politically, socially, and psychologically. Wherever there are people, there is religion, always and everywhere. Religion is one of the forces driving humankind, which is why knowledge of religion is so important. The central question you will learn to ask yourself is not to what extent religions are 'true', but how religion affects people's lives and what people do with it. The interaction between religion, culture, and society is the main focus of this bachelor's programme.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
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University of Stirling

Studying Religion at the University of Stirling gives you a chance to do all this. You’ll explore how the meaning of “Religion” differs around the world, and take a posit ... [+]

Overview

Religion spans history, influences cultures and plays a major role in shaping today’s political landscape. It’s a subject that remains in the news constantly – in contexts ranging from discussions about marriage and gender identity to concerns about immigration and terrorist attacks. With all this in mind, it has never been more important to explore the many facets of religion, and understand the term’s meaning in a range of cultural contexts.

Studying Religion at the University of Stirling gives you a chance to do all this. You’ll explore how the meaning of “Religion” differs around the world, and take a positive approach to considering how the term might be re-interpreted. Our teaching team is dedicated to carrying out cutting-edge research into religion, and they feed their findings back into new books and papers – as well as your coursework. Through your studies, you’ll develop a keen analytical mind, as well as the valuable ability to understand other people’s point-of-view and understanding of the world.... [-]

United Kingdom Stirling
September 2019
Full-time
48 months
Campus
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SOAS University of London

This four-year programme is intended to give students a solid grounding in Modern Standard and classical Arabic, familiarity with the core textual tradition of Islam, a b ... [+]

BA Arabic and Islamic Studies

Programme Code: QT96 BA/ArlslSt

Duration: 4 Years

Entry Requirements

BTEC: DDM Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction Scottish Highers: AAABB Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0 Euro Bacc: 80% French Bacc: 14/20 German Abitur: 2.0 Italy DES: 80/100 Austria Mat: 2.0 Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects

Minimum Entry Requirements: Languages at SOAS are taught ab initio, and no prior knowledge of Arabic is required.

Subjects Preferred: A good pass in a foreign language at A-level, or equivalent, is preferred... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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University of Johannesburg

The Honours programme may be taken with a specific focus in the following areas of specialisation or in combination ... [+]

The Honours programme may be taken with a specific focus in the following areas of specialisation or in combination:

Critical Issues in the Study of Religion: The Divine in Religions; Religions and Science; Method and Theory in the Study of Religion; Liberation Theologies in Religions. Christianity: The Context of Early Christianity; The Bible as Literature; The Christian Tradition; Christianity and Contemporary Issues.

Islam and Arabic: Studies in Hadith; Islam and Gender; Islamic Spiritual Traditions; Selected Arabic Texts (Tafsir); The Qur’an and its Major Themes; The Shari’ah and Constitutional Democracies; Critical Issues in Contemporary Islam

African Indigenous Religions: African Spirituality; Indigenous Religions and Ecology; The Influence of Modernization on African Indigenous Religion; African Indigenous Religion and other Indigenous Religions of the World. ... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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Carson-Newman University

Welcome to the Carson-Newman School of Religion web page. Our school offers a rich and diverse selection of degree emphases that range from the basic Religion major to a ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Religion: Leadership and Ethics

Welcome to the Carson-Newman School of Religion web page. Our school offers a rich and diverse selection of degree emphases that range from the basic Religion major to a major with one of the following emphases: biblical languages, biblical studies, church recreation and youth ministry, ministry, philosophy and religion, leadership and ethics, pastoral ministry, and spirituality and the arts.

Our school embraces an identity that reflects our Baptist heritage and what is best in an ideal liberal arts background. The key trajectories that shape our mission and persona include the following:

Faculty will enable the student to develop a theological and philosophical literacy; improve critical reading, writing, and thinking skills; establish a biblical foundation and competency to address life questions and issues in the 21st century; nurture a robust spirituality; create a sense of mission, social consciousness, and global citizenship; and prepare for commitment and leadership in the local church.... [-]

USA Jefferson City USA Online
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Barclay College

God has chosen to do His work through the local church. The major in Pastoral Ministry is designed for the student who is called to local church ministry and leadership. ... [+]

God has chosen to do His work through the local church. The major in Pastoral Ministry is designed for the student who is called to local church ministry and leadership. A student who has completed the program will demonstrate the basic qualifications for serving as pastor of a local church and the foundation for a lifetime of developing ministerial skills.

OBJECTIVES

Students who complete the Pastoral Ministry curriculum will meet the objectives of the Division of Bible and Ministry, as well as the following objectives specific to this major.

Division Objectives: students will

Understand the need for, meaning, and practice of a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the Bible and essential Christian doctrine, the ability to accurately interpret Scripture, and an increasingly coherent Christian worldview that enables them to apply biblical principles to questions of ethics, compassion, and all other life situations. Exhibit a lifestyle that is characterized by simplicity, integrity, responsibility, and order which reflects concern for the social implications of the gospel and lends credibility to a Christian testimony. Demonstrate the basic knowledge and ability required to minister to others in their own cultural group and across cultural boundaries, utilizing appropriate technology and relevant forms of both written and verbal communication. Demonstrate perseverance and commitment, and the ability to work productively both independently and in teams. Develop the skills and understanding necessary for personal Bible-study, prayer, and devotional life which can sustain and empower one’s personal life and ministry to others.... [-]
USA Haviland
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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San Diego Christian College

San Diego Christian College’s online Christian Ministries degree was created give students the knowledge and skill set to succeed on the ministry path of their choo ... [+]

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministries

San Diego Christian College’s online Christian Ministries degree was created give students the knowledge and skill set to succeed on the ministry path of their choosing. The program highlights leadership, theology, worship, and biblical counseling, along with other ministry essentials. This degree program is offered online, on campus or in a hybrid format. Students in this program will have the opportunity to take interesting and informative courses such as Worship (CM 340) which is a study of worship focusing on the contrasts of true, false, and vain worship as seen in a survey of biblical examples from the Old and New Testaments. Emphasis is placed on the development of creativity and balance in the corporate worship experience. To learn more about pursuing your Christian Ministries degree in San Diego, and why San Diego Christian College could be the perfect choice for you, fill out the form on this page!... [-]

USA Santee
Open Enrollment
4 years
Online
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