Bachelor of Theology & Bachelor of Ministry - BTh & BMin
These are equivalent awards of the educational standard of an undergraduate Australian university degree. The sole difference between the two awards is the mix of component subjects. These degrees guide students to acquire theological knowledge and ministry skills appropriate for preparation for leadership roles in the Christian church.
Entrance requirements: University Admission Index (UAI) score of at least 65% or its overseas equivalent, though consideration is given to applicants with practical experience, maturity and motivation, and the likelihood of satisfactory completion.
The BTh or BMin is a three-year course that may be taken full-time or part-time,with a maximum period of eight years. All students must complete 96 credit points (i.e. 24 semester subjects) including a core number of subjects in New Testament, Old Testament, Language, Theology and Church History.
For BTh most subjects will be chosen from the Fields of Study: Languages, Old &New Testaments, Theology, Church History and Philosophy/Ethics, though some Ministry and Practice subjects may also be included. One full year of a biblical language is compulsory.
For BMin, aside from core subjects mentioned previously, students must choose a certain proportion of Ministry and Practice subjects. Guided Spiritual Formation(formerly called SEBL) is compulsory.
All bachelor degree-level subjects are designated as:
- 300 level (foundation) or
- 400 level (advanced)
It is the student’s responsibility, in consultation with the Academic Dean, to verify all details, pre-requisites and other regulations by reading the ACT Manual.