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Best 36 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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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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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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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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Grand Canyon University

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis on Worship Leadership degree program strikes that balance between theological exploration ... [+]

The role and importance of Christian leaders are rapidly evolving, as are the opportunities to impact people’s lives. The skills, background knowledge, and experience needed by those who wish to devote their lives to ministry in our modern world must provide a wide range of leadership and support skills to serve their communities.

Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies with an Emphasis on Worship Leadership degree program strikes that balance between theological exploration and 21st-century application.

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USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City Scottsdale  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
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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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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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 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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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 Islamic Studies

Duration: 4 years

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 Interview Policy: Candidates with "non-standard" qualifications may be invited for an interview. A LEVELS: AAB-ABB. A Level language preferred IB:35 (6/6/5)

Mode of Attendance: Full-Time

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 broad knowledge of Islamic history and some insight into the methodology of religious studies. The third year is spent at a university in the Middle East.... [-]

United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Criswell College

The goal of the Biblical Studies major is to prepare students to study the Bible efficiently and to communicate it effectively in a contemporary setting. Despite the fact ... [+]

The goal of the Biblical Studies major is to prepare students to study the Bible efficiently and to communicate it effectively in a contemporary setting. Despite the fact that there are more Bible study resources and aids available today than ever before, biblical illiteracy still seems to be on the rise even among those who have been raised in a Christian environment. Since we affirm that the Bible is “God’s revelation of Himself to man” and “a perfect treasure of divine instruction,” we believe it is important for those who will communicate its message to do so with accuracy and truth for the benefit of the body of Christ.

Minimum Degree Requirements (120 Hours) General Education Core Studies (33 Hours) COM 202 Introduction to Speech Communication ENG 101 Composition I ENG 201 Composition II HUM 201 Roman World HUM 302 Modern World HUM 404 Faith and Culture PHI 201 Introduction to Philosophy PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology ... [-]
USA Dallas
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Kingswood University

The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry program of study is designed to train students for multiple types of ministries. In addition to excellent classroom instruction, during t ... [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in Ministry program of study is designed to train students for multiple types of ministries. In addition to excellent classroom instruction, during their fourth year B.A. (Ministry) students will complete a four-month in-depth supervised ministry experience under the direct supervision of a qualified ministry leader in their field of study.

During this time, students will be exposed to a broad range of ministries within a local church or parachurch ministry. This supervised ministry experience gives the opportunity for students to sharpen and focus ministry skills learned in the classroom. Students are also required to complete a minimum of three student ministry assignments.... [-]

Canada Sussex
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
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Anderson University South Carolina

The Christian Studies degree provides solid preparation for adult students seeking careers in church or parachurch ministry. ... [+]

Bachelor of Christian Studies

The Bachelor of Christian Studies (BCS) degree at Anderson University is designed for people currently serving in ministry, those who would like to pursue a career in full-time ministry, or those who simply want to deepen their understanding of the Bible, theology and Christian ministry.

Why Christian Studies?


With the BCS, you'll enjoy taking meaningful courses in biblical and theological studies along with practical ministry courses. Many church and ministry leaders have expressed the desire for a degree that offers the balance of practical ministry and theological training. The A.U. bachelor of Christian Studies degree is uniquely designed to provide students with the practical ministry training unavailable in most theology and ministry programs. ... [-]

USA Anderson Colombia Ibagué Greenville  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
Online
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