Bachelor of Theology Requirements

Advance Your Calling with a Theology Degree

Each Bachelor of Theology degree program requires 126 credit hours, and your course of study can be customized to meet your unique educational and spiritual needs.

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How Long Will it Take to Complete My Bachelor of Theology?

Your Time. Your Terms.

Begin your courses right away and complete them at the pace that fits your lifestyle. Each course provides 10 hours of lectures, study guides, and exams. In order to complete one course per month, you would need to invest a couple of hours two days per week. This pace would keep you on track with a traditional four-year bachelor's degree program.

Online Bachelor of Theology

Our flexible, online theology degree programs are designed for busy adult learners. Take the next step toward your Kingdom calling today!

Our online Bachelor of Theology program is designed to help you fulfill God’s call on your life – wherever that might be. The thousands of students who have benefited from our courses use the specialized knowledge they gain in churches, ministries, classrooms and even in the marketplace.

Online Bachelor of Theology Benefits

  • Gain in-depth, specialized ministry knowledge.
  • Learn practical ministry applications to use wherever the Lord has positioned you to build His Kingdom.
  • Earn your degree while balancing work and family commitments.
  • Choose from a variety of concentrations and select the courses that interest you most.

Online Bachelor's Degree in Theology Concentrations

Concentration: Apologetics

The Bachelor of Theology degree with a concentration in Apologetics explores various "evidences" for our Christian faith. It also provides a basis for communicating the truth of the Gospel to a post-Christian world. Special emphasis is given on issues of doctrine and Christian witness.
Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

BT108 Theology: The Nature, Essence and Attributes of God 3
BT502 Systematic Theology I 3
BT650 Contemporary Theology I 3
BT305 Creation: Our Foundation I 3
BT425 Apologetics 3
BT800 Engaging the Culture with a Biblical Worldview 3
BT850 Questions of Faith I: Fact and Faith 3
BT855 Questions of Faith II: Reason and Religion 3
BT901 Introduction to Christian Evidence 3
BT926 Philosophy III 3

Balancing Requirement

CC Christian Counseling course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
NT New Testament course 3
OT Old Testament course 3
PT Practical Theology course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Earn your Bachelor of Theology online with Christian Life School of Theology Global. The following course schedule is provided as a prescribed degree program plan for a concentration to be awarded in Biblical Theology.
Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

BT105 Back to Basics 3
BT510 Laying the Foundation 3
BT108 Theology: The Nature, Essence, & Attributes of God 3
BT451 Developing Sound Hermeneutics 3
BT502 Systematic Theology 3
BT505 Introduction to Biblical Studies 3
BT547 Applied Hermeneutics: The Ministry of the Word 3
BT580 The Trinity 3
BT945 Ecclesiology II 3
BT901 Introduction to Christian Evidences 3

Balancing Requirement

CC Christian Counseling (Course of Choice) 3
HT Historical Theology (Course of Choice) 3
NT New Testament (Course of Choice) 3
OT Old Testament (Course of Choice) 3
PT Practical Theology (Course of Choice) 3

Custom Degree Plan

Electives (Your Choice) 81

Total Units

126

 
Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

PT507 Seven Basic Biblical Principles for Success in the Marketplace 3
PT597 Financial Wisdom to Create True Wealth 3
PT633 God’s Systems on Success 3
PT667 Kingdom Business Leadership I 3
PT687 Kingdom Business Leadership II 3
PT522 Beyond Great: An Introduction 3
PT675 Cultivating Kingdom Champions 3
PT235 A Biblical Understanding of Leadership 3
PT255 Leadership Principles I 3
PT511 The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership 3

Balancing Requirement

BT Biblical Theology course 3
CC Christian Counseling course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
NT New Testament course 3
OT Old Testament course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

CC150 Introduction to Biblical Counseling 3
CC176 Foundations of Christian Counseling 3
CC511 Interpersonal Relationships & Personality Patterns 3
CC520 Resolving Conflict and Anger God’s Way 3
CC560 Godly Communication in Everyday Life 3
CC960 Journey Toward Wholeness 3
CC310 A Study of Christian Marriage and Child-Training 3
CC525 Biblical Building Blocks for Marriage and Family 3
CC660 You Can Have a Happy Family 3
CC530 Stress Management 3

Balancing Requirement

BT Biblical Theology course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
NT New Testament course 3
OT Old Testament course 3
PT Practical Theology course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

PT730 Introduction to Coaching 3
CC560 Godly Communication in Everyday Life 3
PT403 The Theology of Relationships 3
CC511 Interpersonal Relationships & Personality Patterns 3
PT590 Teaching: A Biblical Perspective 3
PT340 Dynamics of Effective Communication 3
CC520 Resolving Conflict and Anger God’s Way 3
PT507 Seven Basic Biblical Principles for Success in the Marketplace 3
PT555 Leadership Principles II 3
PT522 Beyond Great: An Introduction 3

Balancing Requirement

BT Biblical Theology course 3
CC Christian Counseling course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
NT New Testament course 3
OT Old Testament course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

BT305 Creation: Our Foundation I 3
BT355 Christian Ethics 3
BT425 Apologetics 3
BT602 Historical Christian and Other Worldviews 3
BT603 World Religions in Christian Perspective 3
BT725 Philosophy I 3
BT850 Questions of Faith I: Fact and Faith 3
BT901 Introduction to Christian Evidences 3
BT925 Philosophy II 3
HT730 Great Christian Writers of the 20th Century 3

Balancing Requirement

CC Christian Counseling course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
NT New Testament course 3
OT Old Testament course 3
PT Practical Theology course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

PT335 Experiencing and Encountering the Holy Spirit 3
PT341 Crucified Life 3
PT446 God Hedge: Fruit of the Spirit 3
PT510 First Corinthians 13: The Love Chapter 3
PT517 Character Determines Destiny 3
PT545 Biblical Discipleship 3
PT580 The Theology of Spiritual Development 3
PT600 Receiving Divine Revelation 3
PT816 How to Hear the Voice of God 3
PT912 The Forgiving Church 3

Balancing Requirement

BT Biblical Theology course 3
CC Christian Counseling course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
NT New Testament course 3
OT Old Testament course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

PT301 Equipping for Evangelism 3
PT403 The Theology of Relationships 3
PT415 New Strategies for Evangelism 3
PT502 Theology of Missions 3
PT610 A Study of Church Growth 3
PT615 Dynamics of Church Growth 3
PT625 Success with People 3
PT643 Reaching a Postmodern World 3
PT116 Christian Life and Witness I 3
NT530 Transformers 3

Balancing Requirement

BT Biblical Theology course 3
CC Christian Counseling course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
NT New Testament course 3
OT Old Testament course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

PT251 You Can Be Emotionally Healed 3
PT551 Divine Health and Healing Principles 3
PT661 No Longer a Victim 3
PT663 Healing the Wounded Heart 3
PT668 Restoring the Foundations I 3
PT669 Restoring the Foundations II 3
PT678 Healing and Restoring the Heart 3
CC303 The Road to Restoration 3
PT521 Advanced Deliverance I 3
PT721 Advanced Deliverance II 3

Balancing Requirement

BT Biblical Theology course 3
CC Christian Counseling course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
NT New Testament course 3
OT Old Testament course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

HT445 History of Christianity in America I 3
HT510 The History of the Early Church 3
HT608 The Nature and Dynamics of Revival 3
HT622 History of Christianity in America II 3
HT630 Heresy and the Development of Christian Doctrine 3
HT720 The Apostles’ Creed 3
HT436 The Intertestamental Period 3
HT650 Jewish Roots of Christianity 3
HT700 Jewish Background of the New Testament 3
HT900 Graeco-Roman Background of the New Testament 3

Balancing Requirement

BT Biblical Theology course 3
CC Christian Counseling course 3
NT New Testament course 3
OT Old Testament course 3
PT Practical Theology course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

PT136 Leaders Under Construction 3
PT221 Mystique of Human Leadership 3
PT235 A Biblical Understanding of Leadership 3
PT255 Leadership Principles I 3
PT322 Successful Leadership 3
PT350 Courage to Lead 3
PT511 The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership 3
BT355 Christian Ethics 3
PT675 Cultivating Kingdom Champions 3
PT705 Leadership Principles V 3

Balancing Requirement

BT Biblical Theology course 3
CC Christian Counseling course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
NT New Testament course 3
OT Old Testament course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

CC310 Marriage & Family Counseling 3
CC451 A Portrait of Christian Marriage & Family 3
CC511 Interpersonal Relationships & Personality Patterns 3
CC520 Resolving Conflict and Anger God’s Way 3
CC525 Biblical Building Blocks for Marriage & Family 3
CC526 Raising a Righteous Generation 3
CC540 Parenting is for Everyone 3
CC555 Godly Foundations for Parenting 3
CC560 Godly Communication in Everyday Life 3
CC660 You Can Have a Happy Family 3

Balancing Requirement

BT Biblical Theology course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
NT New Testament course 3
OT Old Testament course 3
PT Practical Theology course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

NT115 Survey of the New Testament I 3
NT120 Survey of the New Testament II 3
NT511 New Testament Theology 3
NT531 The Synoptic Gospels I 3
NT532 The Synoptic Gospels II 3
NT555 The Book of Acts: The Spirit & the Mission of the Church 3
NT211 Romans I 3
NT422 Romans 2 3
NT225 The Book of Hebrews 3
NT525 The Letters of John 3

Balancing Requirement

BT Biblical Theology course 3
CC Christian Counseling course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
OT Old Testament course 3
PT Practical Theology course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

OT115 Survey of the Old Testament I 3
OT120 Survey of the Old Testament II 3
OT525 Old Testament Theology 3
OT670 The Pentateuch: Part I 3
OT250 The Pentateuch: Part II 3
NT555 Training for Reigning I 3
OT450 Training for Reigning II 3
OT414 The Book of Nehemiah 3
OT542 The Book of Proverbs 3
OT610 The Book of Daniel 3

Balancing Requirement

BT Biblical Theology course 3
CC Christian Counseling course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
NT New Testament course 3
PT Practical Theology course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126

Course No. Course Name Units

Concentration Courses

PT116 Christian Life and Witness I 3
PT512 Preparing for Revival 3
PT545 Biblical Discipleship 3
PT535 Practical Ministry Principles 3
PT589 The Theology of Serving 3
PT340 The Dynamics of Effective Communication 3
PT605 The Philosophy of Worship 3
PT301 Equipping for Evangelism 3
PT322 Successful Leadership 3
PT587 Contemporary Christian Issues 3

Balancing Requirement

BT Biblical Theology course 3
CC Christian Counseling course 3
HT Historical Theology course 3
NT New Testament course 3
OT Old Testament course 3

Custom Degree Plan

27 courses of your choice 81

Total Units

126