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Bachelor of Theology (BTh)
The BTh is aimed at equipping you for full-time pastoral, evangelistic or Bible teaching ministry in Australia and overseas. It provides a broad knowledge of the Bible, as well as a more detailed textual, exegetical and theological treatment. It includes biblical languages as core units as well as missions and pastoral units.
For the BTh, SMBC requires you to study 12 Biblical units (Old Testament and New Testament) plus either New Testament Greek leading to study of the New Testament in Greek in second and third year, or Introduction to New Testament Greek and Introduction to Biblical Hebrew with study of the English text of the Old and New Testaments in the second and third year. You have the option of completing Biblical Hebrew in your second year leading to study of the Old Testament in Hebrew in your third year (If you wish to pursue this option, you will need to discuss your course programme first with the degree course advisor).
This is a 3 year full-time or maximum 9 year part-time course. If you choose the part-time study option it is strongly recommended to factor a full-time component (at least 2 semesters) into your course of study.
The satisfactory completion of Year 12 (with an ATAR of at least 65) in an Australian school system or equivalent, is a prerequisite for entry into this course. However, if you have not completed Year 12, mature age entry (21 and above) will be favourably considered. There may be English proficiency prerequisites if your first language is not English.
The BTh requires the completion of 96 credit points at 300-400 level (24 undergraduate level units).
For more detailed information on this course see the ACT course overview. (SMBC is an affiliated college with the Australian College of Theology (ACT))