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Bachelor of Theology (BA)

School of Social and Human Studies
Atlantic International University

The Bachelor of Theology (BA) program objective is to help students who are planning to invest their lives in church or mission vocations to achieve the desired level of knowledge through biblical and theological studies. The Bachelor of Theology (BA) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Bachelor of Theology (BA) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)


Core Courses and Topics in Theology:
Understanding the Bible
The New Testament
Dynamics of World Religion
Hebrew Script Post Bible Judaism
The Church
Understanding of Faith
Christian Sacraments
Christian Spiritualities
Contemporary Religious Education
Women in the Church
Liturgical Music Woman Composers
History of Christianity
The Bible
Old Testament Survey
Pentateuch and Early History
Hebrew Prophets
New Testament
Synoptic Gospels
Archaeology of the Bible

Orientation Courses:
  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
  • Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)


Research Project in Theology:
  • Bachelor Thesis Project
  • MBM300 Thesis Proposal
  • MBM302 Bachelor Thesis (5,000 words)
  • Publication: Each Bachelor of Theology graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

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