Undergraduate life in OTCS is full of learning opportunities inside and outside the classroom, students will have numerous ways to experience the rich culture and excitement of San Francisco and Los Angeles areas, they can communicate with students come from various cultures and backgrounds around the world.
Undergraduate education at OTCS is rooted in a strong Biblical foundation, OTCS provides plenty of Bible core and theology courses, both for OTCS and other colleges students in Olivet University. Meanwhile, many kinds of general education course are provided and could help expand students’ knowledge on other fields. The College’s undergraduate programs offer distinct options and paths of study, from Riverside and San Francisco Onsite and online in more than tens of countries and areas around the world.
On the undergraduate level Olivet Theological College and Seminary offers bachelor of arts in theology for freshmen and transfer students.
The Bachelor of Arts in Theology undergraduate degree program offers four years of college-level training in biblical studies. Students enrolled in this program will study the bible in depth, including doctrinal and historical perspectives. The Bachelor of Arts in Theology program also features core curriculums in general studies and professional studies, with opportunities to apply classroom learning in practical ministry environments.
The Bachelor of Arts in Theology undergraduate degree program offers four years of college-level training in critical and applied Biblical and theological studies. Students enrolled in this program will study Scripture in depth, including doctrinal and historical perspectives, and prepare to live out the Biblical calling of theological study with a theoretical and practical background in missions. The Bachelor of Arts in Theology program also features core curriculums in general studies and professional studies, with opportunities to apply classroom learning in practical ministry environments.
In the context of Olivet’s mission, completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Theology program will enable students to:
The Bachelor of Arts in Theology students must fulfill the following Bachelor’s degree requirements for graduation:
The Bachelor of Arts degree program usually is completed in four years of fulltime study, regardless of the first major chosen. All requirements for the degree must be completed within six years of the initial date of enrollment, except under extenuating circumstances. Students who have not completed the requirements within the six years period must apply to the Registrar’s Office for a continuation for each year beyond this period, up to a maximum of eight years from the initial date of enrollment.
The Bachelor of Arts Degree Core is divided into three main areas: (1) B.A. Core Requirement; (2) B.A. Core Distribution; (3) General Ministry Skills. See “Bachelor of Arts Degree Core Curriculum” section for the comprehensive course list.
(1) B.A. Core Requirement (60 units)
(2) B.A. Core Distribution (48 units)
(3) General Ministry Skills (0 units)
All B.A. in Theology students are required to take 48 units of advanced biblical & theological studies courses (300 to 499) as well as introductory to advanced practical theology courses (100 to 499).
BIBL211 The Pauline Epistles (4 units)
BIBL490 Senior Seminar (4 units)
MINS200 Introduction to Missions (4 units)
MINS201 Introduction to Business as Mission (4 units)
MINS300 Evangelism & Discipleship (4 units)
MINS310 Introduction to Web for Missions (4 units)
MINS330 Introduction to Teaching and Preaching (4 units)
MINS380 Spiritual Formation (4 units)
MINS410 Christian Leadership (4 units)
MINS430 Church Planting & Development (4 units)
MINS440 Mission Methods & Strategy (4 units)
THEO490 Topics in Theology (4 units)
All B.A. in Theology students are required to take an additional 24 units of open electives. These electives can be chosen from any courses from OU’s Undergraduate Catalog.