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BACHELOR OF theology

OVERVIEW

The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) is suitable for Christian leaders who prefer a more structured theological program. The course is specially designed with a balanced and integrated approach to help you gain relevant skills to interpret Scripture, think critically about the Christian faith, and growing your ability in preaching, teaching and discipleship. Throughout the program, you will develop your spiritual life and leadership in terms of character formation, spiritual growth, and ethical living.

Accreditation

Asia Theological Association

Credits and 
Period of Candidature

120 credits

Full-time: Three and a half years

Part-time: Up to nine years

Admission Requirements

The applicant should fulfil the following requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old on the date of admission and obtained a GCE ‘A’ level certificate or diploma certificate or its equivalent*

  • Possess personal and spiritual maturity

  • Be water baptized and involved in Christian ministry

  • Recommended by his or her local church pastor

 

* Those without formal schooling can apply if they are at least 25 years old with at least 5 years of ministry experience. They will take a qualifying assessment. Successful applicants will begin with the Certificate of Ministry courses and must achieve a cumulative

GPA of 2.3.

 

International applicants must have obtained a TOEFL score of 80 (IBT) / 550 (PBT) or an IELTS score of 6.0 (or the equivalent).

Anticipated Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students should demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Scripture and Christian doctrine

  • Skill in the interpretation and application of Scripture to practical life situations

  • Understanding of the nature of the church, its ministry and mission

  • Commitment to developing spiritual maturity in themselves and others

  • Ability to communicate biblical truth with clarity and conviction

  • Ability to reflect theologically on contemporary issues in the Christian community

  • Professional skill competencies in the ministries of the church

  • Desire to serve in the ministry of the local church

CURRICULUM

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BIBLE

36 credits
  • Old Testament Survey 

  • New Testament Survey

  • Hermeneutics 

  • 3 Bible Electives

(Old Testament)

  • 3 Bible Electives

(New Testament)

  • 3 Bible Electives          (Old Testament or           New Testament)

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THEOLOGY
& HISTORY

 

33 credits
  • Christian Doctrine

  • Theology I

  • Theology II

  • Theology III

  • Christian Ethics

  • Apologetics

  • Pentecostal Foundations

  • Church History

  • 3 Theology Electives

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MINISTRY
& GENERAL

51 credits
  • Online Orientation

  • Theological Research & Writing (Online)

  • Biblical Worship

  • Christian Discipleship

  • Curriculum Development for Christian Education 

  • Homiletics

  • Instructional Design

  • Pastoral Counseling

  • Pastoral Ministries

  • Principles of Leadership

  • Principles of Missions

  • Spiritual Formation and Christian Character

  • World Religions

  • 5 Ministry Electives

Each course is worth 3 credits unless otherwise stated. 

STUDY SCHEDULE

All new students will begin their program with the course Theological Research and Writing which is offered as an online course. 

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TERM 1

  • Old Testament Survey 

  • Christian Doctrine

  • Spiritual Formation and Christian Character

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TERM 2
 

  • New Testament Survey

  • Pentecostal Foundations

  • 2 Ministry Electives

 

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TERM 3

  • Hermeneutics 

  • Christian Discipleship

  • Pastoral Ministries

  • Ministry Elective

YEAR 1

YEAR 2

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TERM 1

  • Theology I

  • Homiletics 

  • 2 Bible Electives

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TERM 2
 

  • Theology II

  • Pastoral Counseling

  • Bible Elective

  • Ministry Elective

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TERM 3

  • Theology III

  • Church History

  • Principles of Missions

  • Bible Elective

YEAR 3

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TERM 1

  • Apologetics

  • World Religions

  • Bible Elective

  • Theology Elective

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TERM 2
 

  • Principles of Leadership

  • Instructional Design for Learning

  • Bible Elective

  • Theology Elective

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TERM 3

  • Biblical Worship

  • Christian Ethics

  • Curriculum Planning for Christian Education

  • Bible Elective

YEAR 4

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TERM 1

  • Bible Electives

  • Theology Elective

  • Ministry Elective

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students must fulfill the following requirements for graduation:

  • Satisfactory completion of the program of study.

  • Maintenance of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.3.

  • Approval by the Dean’s Committee.

  • Settlement of all financial obligations with the College.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

full-time 

Period of Candidature: 3.5 years

Tuition Fees: SGD 13,164

Notes:

1) Fees are payable each term based on the number of credits taken for the term.  

2) Fees quoted above are estimated based on 2022 rates. Fees are revised annually. 

3) The fees do not include cost of textbooks. 

4) International students will need to take into consideration living expenses and other related fees incurred from staying in Singapore on a student pass. 

part-time 

Period of Candidature: Up to 9 years

Tuition Fee: SGD 13,164

Notes:

1) Fees are payable each term based on the number of credits taken for the term. 

2) Fees quoted above are estimated based on 2022 rates. Fees are revised annually. 

3) The fees do not include cost of textbooks. 

For a detailed listing of fees involved, please refer to the Financial Information

APPLICATION

The School of Theology follows a trimester system with 3 terms in a year. Each term consists of 13 weeks. Students should check with the school for the exact dates for the school terms.

  • Term 1: Jan - Mar

  • Term 2: May - Jul

  • Term 3: Sep - Nov

 

Applicant may choose to commence the program in any term. 

 

Local applicants (residing in Singapore)

International applicants

CONNECT WITH US

For more information, please contact us at: 

Office hours: Mon-Fri, 9am - 530pm (excluding weekends and Public Holidays)

Phone: +65 6304-7602

Email: admin@tca.edu.sg

Text: +65 8817 6154 (WhatsApp messages only)