Bachelor of Arts Theology Major

Department Chair: Stuart E. Parsons, Ph.D.

Purpose: The Theology major is designed for students who are seeking an intensive undergraduate theological and biblical studies education. This major would be appropriate preparation for those interested in studying theology or biblical studies at the graduate level, for those interested in graduate-level studies in any one of the humanities, 或为个人预期就读神学院.

Students successfully completing the Theology B.A. program will demonstrate:

1. Advanced knowledge of biblical studies
2. Knowledge of the history of Christian thought
3. Advanced skills in translation and interpretation of biblical Greek

Major Requirements (Total Required Credits: 123)

I. General Studies 39 Credits

College and Career Success
Freshman Composition I
Freshman Composition II
Introduction to Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
General Psychology
Literature Elective
Fine Arts Elective
History Elective
Math Elective
Science Elective
General Education Elective

II. Bible 45 Credits

Bible or Theology Elective
Evangelism and Discipleship
Life and Revelation of Christ
New Testament History and Letters
Old Testament Law and History
Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
Systematic Theology I
Systematic Theology II
Systematic Theology III
Systematic Theology IV
World Missions and Religions
Advanced Research Writing

III. Major 39 Credits

Core Courses:
Church History (3 Credits)
Choose one course from: (3 Credits)

  • Biblical Ethics
  • Contemporary Issues in Theology & Ethics
  • C.S. Lewis: Apostle to the Skeptic
  • Contemporary Ethical Issues
  • Business Ethics
  • Managing Ethics in Organizations
  • Theology of Sanctification

Choose one course from: (3 Credits)

  • Fundamental Issues in Worship
  • Sacred Actions and Sacramentality
  • Music and the Arts in Christian Worship
  • Philosophy and Theology of Worship
  • The Church Year
  • Art and Architecture in Christian Worship
  • Images of Christ: The History &
  • Christology of Religious Art & Film History of Worship in the Church

Concentration Courses:
Daniel and Revelation: Exegesis and Theology (3 Credits)
Elementary Greek I (3 Credits)
Elementary Greek II (3 Credits)
Advanced Greek I (3 Credits)
Theological Tradition (Patristics) (3 Credits)
Bible or Theology Electives (15 Credits)

Suggested Four-Year Schedule:

Freshmen Year Fall Semester 12 Credits

SLS 1501 College and Career Success
GNMN 1302 Evangelism and Discipleship
BIBL 1311 Old Testament Law and History
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition I

Sophomore Year Fall Semester 15 Credits

BIBL 2301 Life and Revelation of Christ
BIBL 2331 Hermeneutics
THEO 3301 Systematic Theology I
PHI 1010 哲学概论
SPC 1608 Introduction to Public Speaking

Junior Year Fall Semester 15 Credits

THEO 4321 Systematic Theology III
GRE 1110 Elementary Greek I
THEO 4311 Apologetics
BTEL 3000 Bible or Theology Elective
SPC 1300 Interpersonal Communication

Senior Year Fall Semester 18 Credits

GRE 3212 Advanced Greek I
THEO 4342 Theological Traditions
BIBL 4303 Daniel & Revelation: Exegesis & Theology
BTEL 4000 Bible or Theology Elective
FAEL 4000 Fine Arts Elective
LTEL 4000 Literature Elective

Freshmen Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

MISS 1301 World Missions and Religions
BIBL 1322 Old Testament Poetry and Prophecy
ENC 1102 Freshman Composition II
PSY 1012 General Psychology
BTEL 1000 Bible or Theology Elective

Sophomore Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

BIBL 2321 New Testament History and Letters
THEO 3302 Systematic Theology II
SCEL 2000 Science Elective
HSEL 2000 History Elective
MTEL 2000 Math Elective

Junior Year Spring Semester 15 Credits

THEO 3302 Systematic Theology IV
GRE 2111 Elementary Greek II
BIBL 4301 Romans
WORS 2302 Fundamental Issues In Worship**
GEEL 3000 General Education Elective

Senior Year Spring Semester 18 Credits

BIBL 3323 Biblical Ethics***
REL 1506 Church History
ENC 4313 Advanced Research Writing
BTEL 4000 Bible or Theology Elective
BTEL 4000 Bible or Theology Elective
BTEL 4000 Bible or Theology Elective

** or Sacred Actions and Sacramentality, Music & the Arts in Christian Worship, Philo. & Theo. of Worship, The Church Year, Art & Architecture in Christian Worship, Images of Christ: The History & Christology of Religious Art & Film, or History of Worship in the Church.
*** or Contemp. Issues in Theo. & Ethics, C.S. Lewis: Apostle to the Skeptic, Contemp. Ethical Issues, Bus. Ethics in Org., Ethics in Hebrew Wisdom Literature, or Theo. of Sanctification. Following the Admissions Assessment, the following courses: BIBL 1101 Basics of Biblical Living (Fall), BIBL 1102 Christian Belief and Scripture (Spring) may be required during the freshman year in lieu of Bible/Theology electives. Adjustments will be made to satisfy all other course requirements of the degree.

Program Director

As the Program Director for Bible and Theology Department, Dr. Parsons will be available to you and will be your academic advisor throughout your entire program for Bachelor of Arts Theology.


Stuart E. Parsons (MDiv, Western Seminary; S.T.M. and PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary) has taught Bible, ancient Greek, church history, and theology at Trinity College of Florida since 2006.

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Trinity College of Florida is accredited by the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation (5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808) to grant certificates and degrees at the Associate and Baccalaureate levels.

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Answers to Your Questions About the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology

Is the BA Theological Studies Degree Right for Me?

This major is appropriate preparation for those interested in studying theology or biblical studies at the graduate level, for those interested in graduate-level studies in any one of the humanities, 或为个人预期就读神学院.

What Is The Doctrinal Statement of Trinity College of Florida?

We believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament are verbally inspired by God, inerrant in the original writings, and that they are the supreme and final authority in faith and life.
We believe in one God, eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God.
We believe that the Lord Jesus died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood, and adopted into God’s family as His beloved children.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, and by whom the Church is empowered to carry out Christ’s Great Commission.
We believe in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven, and His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.
We believe in “that blessed hope,” the personal, premillennial and imminent return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting bliss of the saved, and the everlasting conscious suffering of the lost.
Trinity College believes and teaches the essential doctrines of the Christian faith that are commonly held to be the historic, Biblical, conservative, and evangelical position. The doctrinal statement above is applied within the academic and spiritual understanding of the nondenominational character of our student body and faculty.

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