School of Theology


Department
Members
David Thomas, Dean; Darold Bigger, John Brunt, Douglas Clark, Paul Dybdahl, Bruce Johanson, Ronald Jolliffe, Pedrito Maynard-Reid, Zdravko Stefanovic, Alden Thompson, Larry Veverka.
 




The principal purposes of the School of Theology are to provide undergraduate education for students seeking to enter the ministry and to offer courses in religion as desired by students in various other curricula of the college.
 
Candidates for the ministry are selected on the basis of scholarship, spiritual qualities, cultural refinement, social sympathies, and skills. In addition to completing the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts degree with a theology major, students interested in ministry in the SDA church must be advanced to candidacy by the theology faculty in order to receive departmental recommendation for ministry. Those approved will then work to meet seminary entrance requirements by completing a theology major. Students should plan on two additional years of graduate study at the Theological Seminary of Andrews University for ministerial internship.
 
Those who expect a recommendation to the seminary and/or those who plan to be pastors, evangelists, Bible workers, or Bible teachers should take a theology major. The religion major is available to those who are not planning on the ministry, and for those anticipating additional graduate training in such fields as medicine, dentistry, and law.
 
All majors must successfully complete a senior comprehensive examination. Theology and Biblical Languages majors must also pass a Greek proficiency examination with a minimum score of 70 percent. This exam is typically given near the end of each winter quarter. Those planning to attend the seminary should complete the undergraduate subjects required for entrance and maintain a minimum grade-point average of 2.50. Students who plan to teach religion in Seventh-day Adventist academies must aim for teacher certification as outlined in the Education section of this bulletin. Students should consult the dean of the School of Theology about courses required as early as possible in their college career.
 
The Biblical Languages major is intended for those who wish to gain facility in use of the basic tools for Biblical study, especially those anticipating graduate work in this and related areas.
 



The department
offers these
degrees and
majors.

Degrees
* MAJOR IN BIBLICAL LANGUAGES (Bachelor of Arts)
* MAJOR IN RELIGION (Bachelor of Arts)
* MAJOR IN THEOLOGY (Bachelor of Arts)
* MINOR IN ARCHAEOLOGY
* MINOR IN BIBLICAL LANGUAGES
* MINOR IN RELIGION



Courses
* BIBLICAL STUDIES (RELB)
* RELIGIOUS HISTORY (RELH)
* MISSIONS (RELM)
* PROFESSIONAL (RELP)
* THEOLOGY (RELT)
* BIBLICAL LANGUAGES (GREK)
* BIBLICAL LANGUAGES (HEBR)
* BIBLICAL LANGUAGES (LANE)
* BIBLICAL LANGUAGES (LATN)