If you’re looking to get serious about in-depth biblical study, and this is your first undergraduate qualification, then the Bachelor of Theology is exactly what you need.
It begins with an overview of the entire biblical text, giving you a great framework as you move into more detailed analysis of key sections. You’ll have a chance to study the Bible in the languages it was originally written in; you can get a better understanding of the history and purpose of the church; and you’ll be getting to grips with major theological doctrines of grace, eschatology and even God Himself. You can then choose the areas in which you want to dig deeper, such as the biblical languages, pastoral ministry, preaching, or biblical studies.
Most churches are quite happy that the Bachelor of Theology fulfils all the academic requirements for ordination, although a small amount of denomination-specific training might still be expected from some. Ministry organisations will also recognise this degree program as excellent preparation for mission work, particularly if you’re interested in a role that involves Bible teaching.