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Undergraduate Education

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.

OTCS Bachelor of Arts in Theology Degree Program

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.

B.A. in Theology

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.

Bachelor of Arts in Theology Degree Program Objectives

In the context of Olivet University's mission, completion of the Bachelor of Arts in Theology program will enable students to:

  • Articulate the Biblical basis of mission
  • Outline the history of missions
  • Discuss intelligently various strategies current issues in missions work
  • Defend personal faith in Jesus Christ, drawing on Scriptural truth in light of competing ethical frameworks
  • Gain experience by becoming involved in missions work
Admission into the Bachelor of Arts in Theology Program

To apply, fill out an application online at http://apply.olivetuniversity.edu Print and submit the provided signature page with the non-refundable application fee.

Time Limits

The OTCS Bachelor of Arts in Theology degree program usually is completed in four years of fulltime study. 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-year 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.

Graduation Requirement
  • I. Bachelor of Arts Degree Core 100 units
  • Biblical Studies and Theological Studies 48 units
  • General Education 52 units
  • II. Ministry Practice 20 units
  • III. Open Electives 8 units
  • IV. General Ministry Skills 0 units
  • V. Theology Major Courses 52 units
  • Total: 180 units