bachelor programs:
Theology

Course Overview

Bachelor of Theology

Four Year Program (120 Credits)
The Bachelor’s of Theology program is ideal for students who want a deep immersion in Christian thought and who intend to pursue further studies at the graduate level.

Courses revolve around:

  • Studying, understanding, and interacting with biblical text
  • Studying theological topics in our current culture
  • Studying and understanding historical theology

This program is one of Prairie's most academically rigorous degrees and requires completion of a senior thesis.

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Theology: In Depth

Bachelor of Theology (CanIL - TWU / Wycliffe Partnership)

Prairie has partnered with the Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) at Trinity Western University (TWU) and Wycliffe Bible Translators to develop a transfer agreement for individuals considering a career in Bible translation work. Click here for more information.

Program Objectives

Prairie’s Bachelor of Theology program will equip you to:

  • Study, interpret and apply Scripture. Understand the relationship of Christian thought to its cultural context.
  • Realize the global mission of God and your role in it.
  • Develop your intellectual gifts and passions for the benefit of others.
  • Think and communicate with clarity, depth and precision.
  • Pursue further academic study.

Expanded Opportunities

Prairie’s Bachelor of Theology degree will prepare you for graduate study in academic fields related to biblical studies and theology or professional programs relevant to congregational and cross-cultural ministry. It will also lay the foundation for ongoing ministry and leadership in your community of faith and broader culture.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply sound exegetical practice to both testaments of Scripture from a Christocentric perspective. 
  2. Practice theology in a way that humbly serves the church and her mission.
  3. Exegete culture with theological discernment and an historically informed sense. 
  4. Discern and practice a rule of life that is responsive to varied conditions and informed by the communion of saints. 
  5. Respond intelligently and graciously to challenges and objections to Christian faith.
  6. Develop a theological mind through (i) an organic and theological approach to the learning of theology and (ii) the development of skills of critical thinking, analysis and theological reasoning.

Program Requirements

All courses are three credits unless shown otherwise.

Bible & Theology Major (69 credits)

  • NT 112 Reading the Gospels & Acts
  • NT 221 Reading Paul’s Letters
  • NT 251 Reading Hebrews to Revelation
  • OT 112 Reading the Torah
  • OT 221 Reading the Historical Books
  • OT 243 Reading the Psalms & Wisdom Literature
  • OT 353 Reading the Prophets
  • ST 100 The Christian Life
  • TH 100 Introduction to Christian Theology
  • TH 210 The God of the Gospel
  • TH 211 Creation to New Creation
  • BT 402 Bible/Theology Internship (3cr)
  • BT 403 Bible/Theology Directed Study (3cr)
  • BT 406 Bible/Theology Research Paper (3cr)
  • BT/NT/OT/ST/TH Electives (200 or above) (21 cr)
  • CM/IS/PA/YO Electives (6cr)

Arts & Sciences Core (36 credits)

  • AS 400 Integrative Seminar
  • HF 111 Thinking & Writing
  • SS 170 Christianity in the 21st Century World
  • SS 210 Introduction to Psychology
  • SS 261 Leadership Foundations
  • HF/SS electives (12 cr)*
  • HF/SS electives 200 level or above (6 cr)*
  • HF/SS elective 300 level (3 cr)*

*May be covered in part by CanIL courses transferred to Prairie.

General Electives (15 credits)*

*May be covered in part by CanIL courses transferred to Prairie.

Ray Yeo  Theology Professor 

Most Christians would agree that their faith is foundational to everything they do in life. However, it is often difficult to perceive and experience the connection our Christian faith has to our work, our leisure and sports, our careers and the transformation of the world. The study of Theology at Prairie is aimed at helping students integrate the profound wisdom of the Christian faith with every aspect of their lives. More than that, it aims at the transformation of the world that God has set in place in Jesus Christ and is currently unfolding through our participation in him. “Come and see” how the study of theology can not only change your life but the world as well.

Encounter1
The Theology program at Prairie College has been beneficial for my life and the life of my church in many ways. I feel well equipped to serve my congregation and pastor through the broad selection of courses I took in Theology, Biblical Studies, History, Philosophy and the Social Sciences. Diversity in courses is the Theology program's greatest strength. This a great program that prepares you well for graduate studies programs.
Spencer
Encounter1
You will grow in your knowledge about God. If you pursue your studies with integrity, you will grow closer to Him.
Spencer
Encounter1
I fell in love with the mystery and depth of God. There is so much to know and I wanted to learn as much as I could. Recently my intentions for studying theology have taken on a more pastoral approach, in that I seek to share with others what I am learning in the hope of being able to help those around me fall deeper in love with God.
Sawyer
Theology Student
Spencer
Spencer
Sawyer

Future Opportunities

 

  • Graduate and seminary level studies in ministry, theology or interdisciplinary programs
  • It is also for pre-professionals pursuing studies in law, education or journalism  
  • Service opportunities with NGO's and/or mission organizations
  • Church and Parachurch service
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I look back on my time at Prairie and think: "If only I went there now; the campus is so alive these days." Then I remember that my Prairie experience, like anything in our faith life, really is as good as you allow it to be. For me, it was a safe haven in uncertain times, a source of refinement and my best friend forever factory. It was the place where Jesus met me often through the professors, my coaches, and the people within the town of Three Hills itself. I love where Prairie has come, and where it is going. As a mother, I am confident that anyone who attends is being well equipped to impact my son's world with the love of Jesus! 
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