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Educating The World

You can receive your state authorized, theologically accredited Bachelor, Master, Doctorate degrees in far less time, for up to 98% less expense than through most traditional online seminaries, online bible colleges, online universities!    

 

 

DEGREE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  

The following pages list our degree programs, showing both course and credit.    

Remember you can accelerate fulfillment of many course requirements, by  receiving credit

 for both documented prior learning and life experience.

 

                     DEGREE PROGRAMS

 

Program

Majors

Associate of Theology Th.A.                     60 Cr Hrs

Biblical Studies

Bachelor of Theology Th.B.      60 Cr Hrs beyond Associates    Total 120 Cr Hrs

Theology                                                     Ministry                                                    Counseling                                                                        Social Work                                               Education                                                                       Business Administration                                 Communications                                             Music                                                                                    Art

Master of Theology Th.M.        48 Cr. Hrs. beyond Bachelors     otal 168 Cr. Hrs.

Available in all nine subject areas.

 

Doctorate Th.D., Ph.D.          48 Cr Hrs beyond Masters         Total 216 Cr Hrs

Available in all nine subject areas                  

 

                                                     ASSOCIATE OF THEOLOGY

                                                            In Biblical Studies    

                                       (Credits applied toward all bachelor degrees)

Freshman 1st Semester

Freshman 2nd Semester

101 Intro to the Bible I                                 3cr          101 Old Testament Survey I                         3cr         101 Intro to Bible Study Methods                  3cr           101 Life of Christ I                                      3cr           101 Ministry of Paul I                                  3cr

                                                       Total  15cr 

102 Intro to the Bible II            3cr     102 Old Testament Survey II     3cr 102 Philippians & Spiritual Life    3cr  102 Life of Christ II                   3cr   102 Ministry of Paul  II               3cr

                                       Total 15cr

Sophomore 1st Semester

Sophomore 2nd Semester

201 New Testament Survey I                     3cr              201 Introduction to Evangelism                  3cr            201 Book of Acts I                                    3cr             201 Daniel/Revelation I                             3cr             201 Intro to Principles of Teaching              3cr

                                                      Total 15cr

                                                                                 

202 New Testament SurveyII      3cr   202 Introduction to Apologetics    3cr   202 Book of Acts II                    3cr  202 Daniel/Revelation II             3cr   202 Intro to Missions                   3cr

                                       Total 15cr

 

 
                                                     BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY
                                                                 In Theology

Junior 1st Semester

Junior 2nd Semester

301 Theology I                          3cr                301 Christology                         3cr              301 Book of Matthew                  3cr              301 Book of Ephesians               3cr Elective                                     3cr

                                      Total  15cr

302 Theology II                                 3cr       302 Pneumatology                             3cr        302 Book of Philippians                      3cr        302 Book of Romans                         3cr Elective                                            3cr

                                              Total  15cr

Senior 1st Semester

Senior 2nd Semester

401 Books of Moses I                  3cr               401 Book of James                      3cr            401 Gospels I                             3cr             401 I Corinthians                        3cr             401 Theology III                         3cr

                                       Total  15cr

402 Books of Moses II                      3cr       402 Book of Hebrews                        3cr        402 Gospels II                                 3cr       402 II Corinthians                            3cr       402 Theology IV                              3cr

                                              otal  15cr

 

 

                                                 BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY 

                                                               In Ministry

Junior 1st Semester

Junior 2nd Semester

301 Book of Matthew                   3cr                        301 Evangelism I                        3cr                     301 Apologetics I                        3cr                     301 Theology I                           3cr                        301 Books of Moses I                 3cr

                                      Total  15cr

302 Book of Philippians          3cr        302 Evangelism II                  3cr      302 Apologetics II                  3cr       302 Theology II                      3cr       302 Books of Moses II             3cr

                                    Total  15cr

Senior 1st Semester

Senior 2nd Semester

401 Homiletics I                          3cr                      401 Book of Ephesians                 3cr                         301 Book of James                      3cr                     401 Counseling & Guidance I       3cr                      401 Principles of Teaching I         3cr  

                                        Total 15cr

402 Homiletics II                      3cr     302 Book of Romans                 3cr       402 II, III John                         3cr         402 Counseling & Guidance II    3cr         402 Principles of Teaching II      3cr

                                       Total 15cr

 

                                                  BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY

                                                            In Counseling

Junior 1st Semester

Junior 2nd Semester

301Book of James                                   3cr             301 Counseling & Guidance I                    3cr            301 Book of Matthew                               3cr             301 Marriage & Family I                           3cr                 301 Books of Moses I                               3cr

                                                    Total  15cr

302 Book of Philippians                3cr  02 Counseling & Guidance II        3cr  302 Substance Abuse Counseling  3cr  302 Marriage & Family  II             3cr 302 Books of Moses II                  3cr

                                         Total 15cr

 

Senior 1st Semester

Senior 2nd Semester

401 Biblical Counseling I                        3cr              401 Balancing the Christian Life I            3cr                  401 Theology I                                      3cr              301 Book of Ephesians                           3cr              401 Principles of Teaching I                    3cr

                                                   Total 15cr

402 Biblical Counseling  II            3cr  402 Balancing the Christian Life II 3cr 402 Theology II                           3cr   302 Book of Romans                    3cr  402 Principles of Teaching II         3cr

                                        Total  15cr

 

                                                  BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY 

                                                            In Social Work 

Junior 1st Semester

Junior 2nd Semester

301 Counseling & Guidance I       3cr        301 Book of Matthew                   3cr       301 Marriage & Family                 3cr        301 Evangelism I                        3cr       301 Book of James                     3cr

                                       Total  15cr

302 Counseling & Guidance II                 3cr           302 Anger Management                          3cr        302 Book of Romans                              3cr         302 Evangelism II                                  3cr Elective                                                 3cr   

                                                  Total  15cr

Senior 1st Semester

Senior 2nd Semester

401 Balancing the Christian Life   3cr     301 Theology I                           3cr       401 Book of Ephesians                3cr       301 Apologetics I                        3cr Elective                                     3cr

                                      Total  15cr

402 Balancing the Christian Life II             3cr         302 Theology II                                       3cr          302 Book of Philippians                             3cr          302 Apologetics II                                    3cr          402 Book of Hebrews                               3cr

                                                     Total  15cr

 

                                                  BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY

                                                             In Education

Junior 1st Semester

Junior 2nd Semester

301 Book of Matthew                    3cr    301 Bible Study Methods I            3cr 301 Principles of Tea I                 3cr    301 Evangelism I                        3cr    301 Book of James                     3cr

                                      Total  15cr

302 Book of Philippians                                 3cr        302 Bible Study Methods II                            3cr          302 Principles of Teaching II                          3cr        302 Evangelism II                                         3cr         302 Book of Romans                                     3cr

                                                         Total  15cr

Senior 1st Semester

Senior 2nd Semester

401 Counseling & Guidance I       3cr    401 Research Skills I                  3cr  401 Jesus the Teacher I              3cr 401 Apologetics I                        3cr     401 Balancing the Christian Life I 3cr

                                       Total  15cr

402 Counseling & Guidance II                        3cr          402 Research Skills II                                   3cr          402 Jesus the Teacher II                               3cr         402 Apologetics II                                        3cr          402 Balancing the Christian Life II                 3cr

                                                        Total  15cr

 

                                                       BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY

                                                          In Communications

Junior 1st Semester

Junior 2nd Semester

301 Book of Matthew                  3cr     301 Evangelism I                       3cr     301 Apologetics I                       3cr      301 Research Skills I                  3cr     401 Counseling and Guidance I   3cr

                                      Total  15cr

302 Book of Philippians                               3cr      302 Evangelism II                                      3cr      302 Apologetics II                                      3cr       302 Research Skills II                                 3cr        402 Counseling and Guidance II                  3cr

                                                        Total 15cr

Senior 1st Semester

Senior 2nd Semester

401 Book of Luke                      3cr       401 Writing/Journalism I            3cr       401 Principles of Teaching I        3cr      401 Homiletics I                        3cr      401 Book of Ephesians              3cr

                                     Total  15cr

302 Book of Romans                                  3cr      402 Writing/Journalism II                           3cr      402 Principles of Teaching II                       3cr      402 Homiletics II                                       3cr     402 Book of Hebrews                                 3cr

                                                      Total  15cr

 

                                                          BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY

                                                        In Business Administration

Junior 1st Semester

Junior 2nd Semester

301 Book of Matthew                    3cr                       301 Books of Moses I                   3cr                        301 Marketing & Advertising I       3cr                        301 Book of James                      3cr                       301 Book of Ephesians                3cr

                                       Total  15cr                                                                                 

302 Book of Romans               3cr      302 Books of Moses II             3cr       302 Marketing & Advertising II 3cr      402 Book of Hebrews               3cr Elective                                   3cr 

                                    Total  15cr   

t Semester

Senior 2nd Semester

401 Corinthians I                       3cr                         301 Evangelism I                       3cr                        301 Apologetics I                       3cr                         401 Principles of Accounting        3cr                          401 Writing and journalism I       3cr

                                      Total  15cr

402CorinthiansII                     3cr     302 Evangelism II                   3cr  302 Apologetics II                   3cr    302 Computer Skills                3cr   402 Writing and Journalism II   3cr

                                    Total  15cr

 

                                                      BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY 

                                                                 In Music                                                        

   Music curriculum to be arranged according to specific educational needs. Your four semester                        program of study will include workshop, research, composition and performance. Your educational                 will  be designed after your evaluation in which your musical talent and your musical ministry or career        path will be explored. We will work together with you to design a comprehensive program                                 study, that will provide an intense yet dynamic and rewarding educational experience.

 

                                                   BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY

                                                                 In Art

 

Junior 1st Semester

Junior 2nd Semester

301 Book of Matthew                          3cr  301 History of Art I                            3cr    301 Bible Study Methods I                  3cr   301 Art Workshop I                           3cr Elective                                            3cr

                                             Total  15cr

302 Book of Philippians                 3cr               302 History of Art II                      3cr               302 Bible Study Methods II            3cr                302 Art Workshop II                      3cr Elective                                        3cr

                                          Total 15cr

Senior 1st Semester

Senior 2nd Semester

301 Evangelism I                              3cr    301 Apologetics I                              3cr  401 Art Workshop III                        3cr  401 Art Forms                                  3cr Elective                                           3cr

                                            Total  15cr

302 Evangelism II                        3cr                  302 Apologetics II                        3cr                402 Art Workshop IV                    3cr               402 Biblical Art                            3cr Elective                                       3cr

                                       Total  15cr

 

Credit for research papers, prior experience and modules

       1.                      3-credits will be given for each research paper relating to course subjects or electives.

 

II.                  Credit, will be given for prior learning and life experience and such credit can be applied 

as replacement for any subject as long as such credit is given for experience that relates to a 

particular degree program. Experiential credit assessment will be based on the completion of your

 evaluation, which is explained further in this catalog.

 

III.                12- credits each, will be given for completion of Christian Life Development 

Modules, One and Two.

 

ELECTIVESAll courses listed below may be selected as electives.

 

Theology I , II, III, IV                          301,302,401,402

Christology                                                                301

Pneumatology                                                            301 

Books of Moses I & II                                      301,302

Evangelism I & II                                               301,302

Apologetics I & II                                               301,302

Homiletics I & II                                                401,402

Writing & Journalism I & II                               401,402

Counseling & Guidance I & II                           301,302

Hymnology I & II                                               301,302

Praise & Worship I & II                                   301,302

Psalms I & II                                                      401,402

Principles on Teaching I & II                             401,402

Bible Study Methods I & II                                301,302

Research Skills I & II                                        401,402

I & II Corinthians                                               401,402

Gospels I & II                                                     401,402

I, II, III John                                                       401,402

Daniel/Revelation I & II                                    201,202

MusicTheory I, II, III, IV                     301,302,401,402

Music History I & II                                            301,30

Book of Matthew                                                     301

Book of Mark                                                          301

Book of Luke                                                           301

Book of John                                                           301

Book of Acts                                                      201,202

Book of Romans                                                      302

Book of Ephesians                                                   401

Book of Galatians                                                 401

Book of Philippians                                                 302

Book of James                                                         301

Book of Hebrews                                                      402

Old Testament Survey                                       101,102

New Testament Survey                                     201,202

Marriage & Family                                                   301

Anger Management                                               302

Balancing the Christian Life I & II                            401, 402

Volunteerism                                                            301

Life of Christ I & II                                           101,102

Ministry of Paul I & II                                          101,102

Principles of Accounting                                          401

Computer Skills                                                       402

  *Elective credit will be given for any research paper that is biblically centered and relative to your degree field. Furthermore, If you have knowledge of the books of the bible on the same level as one would have after reading a text book for a college level course, than course credit will be given for a written statement describing your knowledge of each individual book of the Bible. If you have read all 66 books of the Protestant Bible numerous times and have a level of knowledge concerning each book that would be equivalent to course study of college level text books, then you can receive credit for each Bible book that is relative to your Degree field. To qualify, you must provide a signed and dated sworn statement documenting the fact that you have been a lifetime student of the Bible and that you have a superior knowledge concerning the entire Bible.

MASTER'S DEGREE

 MASTER OF THEOLOGY  

 in a specific Degree field

  Requirements :

  48 credit hours beyond the 120 credit hours Bachelor Degree

 

             Completion of Christian Life Development Module One:                          12 credits                              

                Study assignment Materials:

                    6- credits for Manual

                    6- credits for Workbook        

                Master Degree Thesis:   Relative to Degree field                                        24 credits

                   12- credits for Research Methodology

       12- credits for Final Project

 

                A major paper, integrating your Life Experiences relative to specific         12 credits   

                  subjects in your degree field.

                (or) 4- Pre approved, Bible related, minor research papers                        12 credits

                                                                                                                          Total:      48 credits


 DOCTORATE DEGREE

 

DOCTOR OF THEOLOGY (Th.D.) Degree  

In your specific Degree field.

                                                                                                        (OR)

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (Ph.D.) Degree  

In your specific Degree field

 Requirements:

 48 credit hours beyond the 168 credit hours Bachelor/Master Degrees

                  Completion of the Advanced Christian Life Development Modules One, 

                and Two.  *Prior completion of Module One will be accepted.                                   12 credits

                                 Study Assignment and Materials:

                                 6-credits for Manuals

                                 6-credits for Workbooks        

               

                    Doctoral Dissertation                                                                                            24 credits        

                                12-credits for Research Methodology             

                                12-credits for Final Project                 

              

              A thorough report detailing Life Experience relative to your degree field.              12 credits

 

                (or) 4- Pre-approved, Bible related, minor research papers.                                  12 credits

                                                                                                                                       Total:     48 credits

 

                                                                              

* Select either: Your Th.D. and Ph.D., (or) D.D., from Northwestern Theological Seminary

by checking the appropriate degree choice on your application submission form.

    You can earn both Th.D. and Ph.D. degrees, simultaneously, by completing specific course requirements.