SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY (신학대학)
Bachelor of Theology (132 units)
The Bachelor of Theology is the undergraduate degree of theological disciplines and serves as a foundation to those seeking to enter a seminary. The program is designed as a seminary-track curriculum with an emphasis on Biblical studies. Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology program will be prepared to pursue a master’s degree at a theological seminary, in preparation for a career as an ordained minister. Bachelor of Theology graduates are able to serve the Christian community as missionary workers, youth ministers, Christian educators, Sunday-school coordinators, or Christian counselors.
Degree Requirements
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
  • A high-school diploma from an accredited school, or equivalent.
  • A cumulative high-school Grade Point Average of at least 2.5 or greater.
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 132 units of the following coursework with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successfully complete 44 units of general education courses.
  • Successfully complete 44 units of lower-division courses.
  • Successfully complete 44 units of upper-division courses, or 20 units of unrestricted electives and 24 units of concentration-required courses.
  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.
Prerequisites for the Bachelor of Theology (132 units)
A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated for the completion of 132 units. If any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All courses are 4 units each.

General Education Courses:   44 units
Lower-Division Courses:   44 units
Upper-Division Courses   44 units
Total units:   132 units
• General Education Curriculum
Course # Course Title Units
GEC101 Biology 4 units
GEC102 English Composition I 4 units
GEC103 English Composition II 4 units
GEC104 General Psychology 4 units
GEC105 Humanities I 4 units
GEC106 Humanities II 4 units
GEC107 Introduction to Philosophy 4 units
GEC108 Introduction to Sociology 4 units
GEC109 Principle Economic 4 units
GEC110 World History I 4 units
GEC111 World History II 4 units
Total General Education: 44 units
• Lower-Division Curriculum
Course # Course Title Units
LDC101 Bible Study Methods 4 units
LDC102 Church and Worship 4 units
LDC103 Introduction to Christian Education 4 units
LDC104 Introduction to Christian Ethnics 4 units
LDC105 Introduction to Christian Music 4 units
LDC106 Introduction to the Old Testament 4 units
LDC107 Introduction to the New Testament 4 units
LDC108 Pastoral Ministry 4 units
LDC109 Philosophy of Religion 4 units
LDC110 The Background of the Bible 4 units
LDC111 The Life of Christ 4 units
Total Lower Division: 44 units
• Upper-Division Curriculum
Course # Course Title Units
BTH201 Apologetics 4 units
BTH202 Bible Exposition 4 units
BTH203 Discipleship Theology 4 units
BTH204 Foundation of Preaching 4 units
BTH205 History of the Christian Church 4 units
BTH206 Interpretation of the Bible 4 units
BTH207 Introduction to Evangelism 4 units
BTH208 Introduction to World Missions 4 units
BTH209 Pauline Literature 4 units
BTH210 Principles of Ministry Leadership 4 units
BTH211 Seminar: Theological Studies 4 units
Total Upper Division: 44 units


Master of Theology (60 units)
The Master of Theology is designed as a seminary-track curriculum with an emphasis on Biblical studies. It is a two-year academic program for those who wish to work in church staff positions, lay ministry, or to pursue further academic theological study. Graduates of the Master of Theology program will be prepared to pursue a doctoral degree at a theological seminary, in preparation for a career as an ordained minister. Master of Theology graduates are able to serve the Christian community as missionary workers, youth ministers, Christian educators, Sunday-school coordinators, or Christian counselors.
Degree Requirements
  • A bachelor’s degree from a state-approved or regionally or nationally accredited institution, or equivalent.
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 60 units with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Maintain GPA at 2.0, with no grade less than a "C."
  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.
Prerequisites for the Master of Theology (60 units)
A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated for the completion of 60 units. If any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All courses are 4 units each.
Course # Course Title Units
MTH101 Christian Education & Ministry 4 units
MTH102 Church History 4 units
MTH103 Contemporary Apologetics 4 units
MTH104 God, Angels & Man 4 units
MTH105 Hermeneutics / Bible Study Methods 4 units
MTH106 Homiletics 4 units
MTH107 O.T. Exegesis 4 units
MTH108 N.T. Exegesis (Gospels) 4 units
MTH109 Pastoral Theology & Urban Ministry 4 units
MTH110 Pauline Epistles 4 units
MTH111 Professional Ministry 4 units
MTH112 Prophets 4 units
MTH113 Systematic Theology 4 units
MTH114 Theological Research & Writing 4 units
MTH115 Unity of Bible and Spiritual Formation 4 units
Total Units: 60 units


Master of Divinity (102 units)
The Master of Divinity program can be taken in class or through guided independent studies by California University. The Master of Divinity degree is a professional degree which will equip graduates with the comprehensive graduate education necessary for becoming an ordained minister. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are expected to attain the following: A competent professional skill in preaching, teaching, church administration, worship, and counseling as an ordained minister. A healthy balance among the biblical, historical, theological, and practical areas of study essential for developing organizational, managerial, and counseling skills as an ordained minister. A thorough knowledge and understanding of the Bible. Exposure to contemporary theological issues with the goal of equipping students to think independently and constructively in areas vital to Christian ministry. Graduates of Master of Divinity will be prepared for pastorship, priesthood, or professional ministry.
Degree Requirements
  • Minimum educational requirements are an earned bachelor degree from state-approved or regionally or nationally accredited institution, or equivalent.
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 102 units of the following coursework with a cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale:
  • Student must maintain their GPA at 3.00, with no grade less than "C".
  • Satisfactory completion of all coursework over five quarter’s time (approximately twenty month’s chronological time).
  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.
Time Limit
The Master of Divinity program must be completed within 5 years from the time the student commenced the first course, as a regular student, which applies to the degree requirements. This time limit, at the option of the university, may be extended due to special extenuating circumstances.
Prerequisites for the Master of Divinity
A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated and, if any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All course are 4 units each.
Course # Course Title Units
LDC101 Introduction to the Old Testament 4 units
LDC102 Introduction to the New Testament 4 units
MDV103 Pentateuch 4 units
MDV104 New Testament History 4 units
MDV105 Biblical Hermeneutics 4 units
MDV105 Theological Bibliography 4 units
MDV107 New Testament Theology 4 units
MDV108 Seminar Ⅰ: New Testament 4 units
MDV109 Biblical Counseling 4 units
MDV110 Christian Education 4 units
MDV111 The Christian Mind 4 units
MDV112 History of Twentieth Century Christianity 4 units
MDV113 Korean Church History 4 units
MDV114 History of Israel 4 units
BED204 History of the Christian Church 4 units
MDV116 History of Christian Doctrines 4 units
BED109 Introduction to Christian Ethnics 4 units
MDV118 Personal Evangelism 4 units
MDV119 Principles of Discipleship if Church Growth in the USA 4 units
MDV120 Evangelism Seminar 4 units
MDV121 Greek Ⅰ 4 units
MDV122 Hebrew Ⅰ 4 units
MDV123 Missions: A Biblical Theology 4 units
MDV124 Christian Apologetics 4 units
MDV125 Ministry of the Word in Worship 4 units
MDV126 Pastoral Theology 2 units
Total Units: 102 units


Doctor of Theology (68 units)
The Doctor of Theology is an advanced academic degree program that emphasizes theological studies in the context of “secular” university research disciplines and is characterized by a series of careful balances. The Doctor of Theology is designed to prepare students for professional careers in writing and teaching, and in scholarship in publishing, academics (colleges, seminaries or universities), social-service organizations, religious organizations, or other foundations. The program gives students considerable latitude to design the program to meet individual needs and interests. This freedom is exercised under the guidance of the student’s doctoral committee, who establish the dissertation and examination protocols that form the structure of the student’s program. The flexibility and freedom of the Doctor of Theology program encourages students to work on fresh issues and with emerging methodologies. The program’s standard of scholarship represents a balance of committed study of the theological perspectives and disciplines. Doctor of Theology students study Christian traditions either as a member of the Christian community or as one with a deep respect for the beliefs and practices of the traditions.
Degree Requirements
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 60 units of coursework, determined by the student and the student’s doctoral committee, from the Doctor of Theology course list and any other coursework prescribed by the student’s doctoral committee with a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Successfully complete the Integrative Review.
  • Successfully complete 60 units of concentrated course work.
  • Successfully complete 8 units of the Dissertation.
  • Successfully complete the degree requirements within the time limit.
Prerequisites for the Doctor of Theology (68 units)
A student’s academic transcripts will be evaluated for the completion of 68 units. If any prerequisites are lacking, appropriate courses must be taken. All courses are 4 units each.

Coursework: 60 units
Dissertation: 8 units
Total units: 68 units

Course # Course Title Units
DTH101 Biblical Chronology 4 units
DTH102 Church Management 4 units
DTH103 Parables 4 units
DTH104 Pauline Theology 4 units
DTH105 Pietism 4 units
DTH106 Revivalism 4 units
DTH107 Textual Criticism of the Old Testament 4 units
DTH108 Textual Criticism of the New Testament 4 units
DTH109 The Doctrine of Sanctification 4 units
DTH110 The Life of Christ 4 units
DTH111 The Pastoral Epistles 4 units
DTH112 Theological Issues in the Contemporary Ecumenical Movement 4 units
DTH113 Theology & Sociology of the City 4 units
DTH114 Theology & the Environment 4 units
DTH115 Theology of Missions 4 units
DTH799 Dissertation 4 units
Total Units: 68 units


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