Southwestern Adventist University

Undergraduate Bulletin 2017-2018 PDF

Programs

Besides providing courses designed to develop religious insights and skills in all students of the University, the department offers several programs to meet specific needs:

  • B.A. Theology
  • B.A. Religion
  • Minors in Religion, Biblical Languages
  • Certificate in Church Ministry
  • Bible Worker Certification Program

Religion, B.A.

     
RELT 101 Christian Beliefs 3
RELT 207 Research in Religion 1
RELB 211 Life and Teachings 3
RELP 220 Christian Witnessing 3
RELH 230 History of the SDA Church 3
RELB 313 Prophetic Studies 3
RELH 331 History of Christianity I 3
RELH 332 History of Christianity II 3
RELB 410 Biblical Studies Seminar I or  
RELB 411 Biblical Studies Seminar II 3
REL*
Electives 9
   
Total:  34
   
Electives to be selected from the following courses:  
     
RELB 315    Old Testament I 3
RELB 316 Old Testament II 3
RELB 339 New Testament I: The Gospels     3
RELB 340 New Testament II: The Letters 3

 

Theology, B.A.

     
RELT 101     Christian Beliefs   3
RELT 207 Research in Religion 1
RELB 211 Life and Teachings 3
RELP 220 Christian Witnessing 3
RELH 230 History of the SDA Church 3
RELB 313 Prophetic Studies 3
RELH 320 Ellen White Writings 3
RELP 323 Homiletics I 3
RELP 324 Homiletics II 3
RELH 332 History of Christianity II 3
RELT 405 Biblical Theology 3
RELB 410 Biblical Studies Seminar I or     
RELB 411 Biblical Studies Seminar II 3
RELP 423 Pastoral Ministry I  3
RELP 424 Pastoral Ministry II 3
RELP 425 Field Evangelism 3
RELP 427 Hospital Ministry 1
REL*  Electives 9
  Total: 53
   
Electives to be selected from the following courses:  
     
RELB 315   Old Testament I 3
RELB 316 Old Testament II 3
RELB 339 New Testament I: The Gospels    3
RELB 340 New Testament II: The Letters 3
     

Required cognates:

     
COMM111 Fundamentals of Speech         3
HIST  331 History of Christianity I 3
PSYC 212 General Psychology 3

A Biblical Languages Minor is required to complete the Theology Program and for Seminary entrance.

Recommended Cognates:

     
ACCT 211 Accounting Principles I 3
BUAD 120 Personal Finance 3
BUAD 301 Principles of Management  3
EDUC 385 Philosophy of Education 3
HIST 364 Ancient Cultures 3

 

Minor in Biblical Languages

     
RELL 240, 241     New Testament Greek I, II 9
RELL 340 Intermediate New Testament Greek 3
RELL 343, 344 Biblical Hebrew I, II 6
RELH 314 Origin & Development of the Bible 3
  Total: 21

 

Minor in Religion

       
RELT 101 Christian Beliefs 3
RELB 211 Life and Teachings of Jesus 3
RELIGION Electives 6
     
Select any two classes from the following:  
RELB 313 Prophetic Studies  
RELB 315, 316   Old Testament I, II  
RELB 339 New Testament I: The Gospels or    
RELB 340 New Testament II: The Letters 6
  Total: 18

 

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