Bachelor of Theology

Course Code 4871
Course duration /
Study mode

Course duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus with distance education available for some units
Maximum time to complete: Eight years.

 

 

 

Location Lake Macquarie

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Avondale's Bachelor of Theology (BTh) gives you the opportunity to study the theological disciplines for either personal interest or as a preparation for postgraduate study and a possible academic career in theology. 

The BTh will prepare you for work in a range of not-for-profit and church organisations as well as government and private organisations. With strong industry contacts and one-on-one support, you are provided the opportunity to be work-ready upon graduation. 


Career Opportunities


Avondale’s Bachelor of Theology provides the opportunity to study the theological disciplines for either personal interest or as a preparation for postgraduate study and a possible academic career in theology. The course covers areas such as biblical studies, biblical languages, theology, and Christian history. While the course does not provide a pathway into the employed ministry of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, it does give students a theological foundation and an opportunity for spiritual development. The BTh also presents a possible pathway into a coursework masters degree.


Admission Criteria


  • Satisfactory completion of Year 12.
  • Minimum ATAR of 63 (or equivalent, e.g. OP less than 15).
  • Applicants who do not have a high enough ATAR may be admitted if they have completed a Certificate III or Certificate IV level qualification.
  • For students whose first language is not English; demonstrate proficiency in the English Language.
  • Students who wish to enrol in Church ministry units with their elective units will also be required to have a police check and provide a Working with Children number due to their practicum component.

Course Structure


Course duration: Three years full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Study mode: On-campus with distance education available for some units
Maximum time to complete: Eight years.

24 units of 6 credit points spread over 3 years of full time study as follows:

  • 3 core units composed of two units of Biblical languages, and one introductory Psychology unit
  • 5 Theological studies units including one at 300 level
  • 5 Biblical studies units including one at 300 level
  • 3 additional Biblical studies units or theology units ( including at least 2 x 300 level units) to complete either a Biblical studies or theological studies major
  • 4 units that compose a minor
  • 4 elective units

The following units should be taken as early as possible in the program:

  • BBNT26110
  • THEO16110

 


Registration and Self-Disclosure


Students who elect to do Church Ministry units must meet requirements for placement including a police check and a Working with Children number.


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Phone: +61 2 4980 2377
Email: study@avondale.edu.au
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Friday, 8.30am-12.15pm

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'This course has exposed me to a wide range of belief systems and theology, as well as grounding me more firmly in my beliefs. My lecturers and classmates are a constant inspiration. My Avondale experience has left me loving God more and better equipped to serve Him’ - Ministry and Theology graduate.