Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv)

Introduction
The Bachelor of Divinity degree is designed to help the student concentrate his/her studies in the area of Biblical languages as well as obtain adequate and sufficient knowledge in the major fields of Bible and Theology. This first cycle academic program is structured in such a way that the student may gain a meaningful exposure to Biblical Hebrew and Biblical Greek disciplines. The degree provides a solid theological education, which would prepare the students for entering different ministries in the Church, and to teach Christian Religion inside and outside the Church establishment. It will introduce the students to personal research in the areas of instruction through the courses, the seminars and the assigned theological research papers.

As a Seminary we aim to provide you with an environment where you will be able to prepare yourself for future involvement in a range of Christian ministries or employment opportunities where you will be able to use your academic knowledge using your compentency in biblical languages and practical skills developed while studying here. Specifically, we expect that you will develop the ability to think clearly about theological issues in Christian life and ministry and that you will be able to demonstrate clear communication skills. This will happen by you becoming aware of the issues related to the development, thought and practice of Christianity and will result in you being able to apply this knowledge and continue in further research according to your own interests and abilities.

What You Will Study
The modules within this program give students the opportunity to specialise in Biblical Languages as well as cover the major fields of theology: Biblical Exegesis, Systematic Theology, Church History, Practical Theology and Christian Worship.

Specialisations
The programs of specialisation offered at the seminary are designed to help the student taking a degree in one area (for example: Bible and Applied Theology) to concentrate some of his studies in a second area of interest. A specialisation is not comprehensive but is structured so that the student may gain a meaningful exposure to another discipline. After completing such a course, the student should have a grasp of the nature of the discipline and should be adequately equipped to do further work in the area of study.

Prof. Ralf Lubs
Academic Dean