Course and degree requirements

Degree requirements

  1. The Bachelor of Theology is either (i) a 120-credit program (for those admitted from outside Quebec and without a prior Bachelor's degree), or (ii) a 90-credit program (for those who apply on the basis of a Quebec DCS or equivalent) or (iii) a 60-credit program (for those who apply on the basis of a recognized Bachelor's degree.
  2. Students must achieve satisfactory academic standing (a grade of C or better) in all required courses and the complementary courses specified in year three, and accumulate sufficient acceptable credits to make a total of either 60 or 90-credits, in order to receive their degree. It should be noted that students who take the B.Th. program as part of the Master of Divinity program need to maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 to be eligible for the M.Div. degree.
  3. Normally the program credits must be earned within five years from the date of entrance.

B.Th. Honours

Students who have achieved a CGPA of 3.30 at the end of B.Th. 2 year may apply to the Bachelor of Theology Committee for permission to enter the Honours program. They will be required to complete RELG 494 and RELG 495 in B.Th. 3 with a grade of B or better, to complete the degree with Honours.


Course requirements

Unless otherwise mandated by the Bachelor of Theology Committee, courses are as follows:

First Year (U0) courses (30 credits)

Students entering the Bachelor of Theology as a first degree program take 90 or 120 credits, beginning with the following courses:

Required courses (6 credits)

RELG 203 Bible and Western Culture 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 207 Intro to Study of Religions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary courses (24 credits)

3 credits from:

PHIL 200 Intro to Philosophy 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PHIL 201 Intro to Philosophy 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3 credits in History and Classical Studies at the 200 or 300 level
3 credits in Catholic Studies, Jewish Studies, or Islamic Studies at the 200 or 300 level
0-6 credits in languages (ancient or modern) at the100 level (if necessary)
6 credits in literature (other than biblical), Art History, or Music at the 200 or 300 level.

Note: All courses at the 100 and 300 level require Faculty approval.

3-9 credits to be determined in consultation with the B.Th. program adviser.

 

Year 1 (U1) courses (30 credits)

Required courses (12 credits)

Students admitted to U1 on the basis of a Quebec Diploma of Collegial Studies (DEC) will normally take the following required courses in their first year.

By permission of the B.Th. Committee, students may substitute courses for any of the required courses if they have already taken them or similar courses for credit elsewhere.

RELG 204 Judaism, Christianity&Islam 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 210 Jesus of Nazareth 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 321 Western Intellectual Tradition 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 334 Christian Thought and Culture 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary courses (18 credits)

3 credits selected from the following list (or another approved course in ethics):

PHIL 230 Intro to Moral Philosophy 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


PHIL 240 Political Philosophy 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 371 Ethics of Violence/Non-Violenc 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 376 Religious Ethics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

3 credits selected from the following list (or 3 credits in Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, or Philosophy and Western Religions):

RELG 331 Religion and Globalization 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 375 Religion, Politics and Society 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

12 credits to be determined in consultation with the B.Th. program adviser.

 

Year 2 (U2) courses (30 credits)

Required courses (24 credits)

Students entering the B.Th. as a second degree program would normally take 60 credits and begin with Year 2 (U2) courses. These students should verify with their program adviser regarding course substitutions if they have completed similar courses elsewhere.

RELG 302 Literature of Ancient Israel 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 303 Lit of Ancient Israel 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 311 New Testament Studies 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 312 New Testament Studies 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 322 The Church in History 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 323 The Church in History 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 333 Princip of Christian Theol 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 341 Intro:Philosophy of Religion 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary courses (6 credits)

6 credits to be chosen from among the 300- or 400-level courses offered in the Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Arts Religious Studies programs in consultation with the Bachelor of Theology program adviser, of which 6 credits may be chosen from the following.

RELG 280D1 Elementary New Testament Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 280D2 Elementary New Testament Greek 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

 

Year 3 (U3) courses (30 credits)

Required courses (12 credits)

RELG 420 Canadian Church History 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

*
RELG 434 Princip of Christian Theol 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 470 Theological Ethics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 479 Christianity in GlobalPerspect 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

* RELG 420 may be replaced with another 3-credit course if recommended by the program adviser.

Complementary courses (18 credits)

3-credit in a religious tradition* other than Christianity, such as the courses listed below.

ISLA 380 Islamic Philosophy & Theology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 252 Hinduism & Buddhism 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 253 Religions of East Asia 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 352 Japanese Relig: Hist & Thought 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 354 Chinese Religions 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

*Students who have previously taken a university-level course in world religions may replace this with 3 credits of complementary course.

Old Testament
3 credits from:

RELG 407 The Writings 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 408 The Prophets 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

New Testament
3 credits from:

RELG 411 New Testament Exegesis 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 482 Exegesis of Greek New Testamnt 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Christian Theology
3 credits from:

RELG 330 Reformed Theology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 336 Contemp Theological Issues 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 399 Christian Spirituality 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer


RELG 423 Reformation Thought 3 CreditsTaught only in alternate years
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

6 credits, to be chosen from among the 300 or 400 level courses offered in the Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Arts Religious Studies programs.


Exceptions

  • By permission of the Bachelor of Theology Committee, students may substitute a course for any other required course if they have already taken said course or similar elsewhere (for credit).
  • Permission is needed from the Bachelor of Theology Committee for courses selected from the curriculum of other departments of the University.
  • By permission of the Dean and the Chair of the Bachelor of Theology Committee, students may also enroll for courses at any university in the Province of Quebec. See Inter-University Transfer Agreement in the General Calendar for details.
  • Professional and vocational courses (e.g., leading to ordination) are available through the In-Ministry Year (Master of Divinity (M.Div.)) upon the completion of the Bachelor of Theology degree.