Faculty of Arts
The Degree of Bachelor of Theology – BTheol
The regulations for this degree are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.
Duration and Total Points Value
1 A student enrolled for this degree must follow a programme of the equivalent of six full-time semesters and pass courses with a total value of 360 points, unless credit is granted under the Admission Regulations and/or the Credit Regulations.
Structure and Content
2 Of the 360 points required for this degree, a student must pass:
a at least 300 points from courses listed in the Bachelor of Theology Schedule, including:
(i) 90 points from the Core Courses listed in the Bachelor of Theology Schedule
(ii) at least 180 points in courses above Stage I, including at least 75 points above Stage II
(iii) (a) a major of at least 135 points in one subject area, of which 60 points must be above Stage II selected from the subjects available for majors listed in the Bachelor of Theology Schedule
(b) a minor of at least 90 points in another subject area, of which 60 points must be above Stage I and 15 points must be above Stage II from the subjects available for minors listed in the Bachelor of Theology Schedule
(iv) a double major of at least 120 points in each of two subject areas available for majors in the Bachelor of Theology Schedule, of which 45 points must be above Stage II in each subject, from the subjects available for majors listed in the Bachelor of Theology Schedule.
b 30 points from courses offered in either the General Education Open Schedule or the General Education Faculty Schedule approved for this degree or from a combination of these schedules.
3 a Up to 30 points may be taken from courses in other programmes offered at this University
b up to 30 points may be taken from courses in the Bachelor of Arts Schedule with the approval of the Head of School of Theology.
4 The core course THEOLOGY 100 must be passed within the first two semesters of full-time enrolment. Students studying part-time must take this course before enrolling in Stage II courses.
General Education Exemptions
5 a A student is exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules who has:
(i) completed an undergraduate degree at a tertiary institution
(ii) commenced study for this degree at a tertiary institution before 1 January 2006
(iii) been admitted to this degree with credit from another tertiary institution of 240 points or more.
b A student who has been exempted from the requirement to pass courses offered in the General Education Schedules must substitute 30 points from courses available for this degree.
c A student admitted to this degree with credit from another tertiary institution of between 120 and 235 points inclusive must pass:
(i) 15 points from courses offered in the General Education Schedules
(ii) a further 15 points from courses available for this degree.
6 Special arrangements apply where this degree is taken as a component degree of an approved conjoint combination. The specific requirements and a complete list of the conjoint degrees available are set out in the Conjoint Degrees section of this Calendar.
7 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.
8 These regulations came into force on 1 January 2006. The 1996 regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Theology were thereby repealed.
Requirement:105 points from:
- 60 points: THEOLOGY 100, 103, 104, 107
- 15 points from a Stage II Biblical Studies course
- 15 points from a Stage II Christian Thought and History course
- 15 points from a Stage II Practical Theology course
Subjects available for majors or minors:
Stage I courses: BSTHEO 135, 136, 175, 176, THEOLOGY 101, 103, 105
Stage II courses: BSTHEO 210-231
Stage III courses: BSTHEO 310-331, THEOLOGY 301-308
Major must include:
- at least 45 points from BSTHEO 310-331
Christian Thought and History
Stage I courses: THEOLOGY 100, 104, 107
Stage II courses: CTHTHEO 223-231, 252-255, PTHEO 215
Stage III courses: CTHTHEO 323-331, 352-355, PTHEO 315, THEOLOGY 301-308
Major must include:
- at least 45 points from CTHTHEO 323-331, 352-355, PTHEO 315
Stage I courses: THEOLOGY 100, 101
Stage II courses: PTHEO 211-231
Stage III courses: PTHEO 311-331, THEOLOGY 301-308
Major must include:
- at least 45 points from PTHEO 311-331
Courses from the following subject are also available for the Bachelor of Theology, although no major or minor can be taken in this subject:
Stage I courses: THEOLOGY 100-107
Stage III courses: THEOLOGY 301-308
Source: The University of Auckland 2013 Online Calendar
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