Academics

Theology Major/Minor Requirements

Theology courses are catagorized into three different areas:

1. Biblical Studies: THE 101, 102, 111, 301-310.

2. Practical Theology: THE 211, THE 212, PHI 201, PHI 202.

3. Systematic Theology: THE 401, 402, 411, 421, 431.

A major in theology consists of at least 36 credits. Students can choose from three different emphasis areas: broad-field, biblical studies, and historical theology.

Broad-field emphasis includes:
  • At least one course from the following: THE 211, 212, PHI 201, 202.
  • At least three courses from the following: THE 301, 304, 306, 308.
  • At least three courses from the following: THE 401, 402, 411, 421.
  • At least one course from the following: HIS 321 and THE 441.
  • At least 12 credits from the following: THE 101, 102, 111, 302, 303, 305, 307, 309, 310, 351, 431, 490, 499.
    • Note: Only one course from THE 101, 102, and 111 may be applied to the major.
Biblical studies emphasis inlcudes:
  • Required courses: THE 301, 304, 306, 308.
  • At least one course from the following: THE 211, 212, PHI 201, 202.
  • At least three courses from the following: THE 401, 402, 411, 421.
  • At least 12 credits from the following: GRE 201, THE 101, 102, 111, 302, 303, 305, 307, 309, 310, 351.
    • Note: Only one course from THE 101, 102, and 111 may be applied to the major.
  • Students who select a biblical studies emphasis are encouraged also to choose Greek to fulfill the foreign language requirement.
Historical theology emphasis inlcudes:
  • Required courses: HIS 321, THE 401, 402, 411, 421, 441.
  • At least one course from the following: THE 211, 212, PHI 201, 202.
  • At least 15 credits from the following: THE 101, 102, 111, 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 307, 308, 309, 310, 351, 431, 490, 499.
    • Note: Only one course from THE 101, 102, and 111 may be applied to the major.

To have a major in Theology approved for graduation, a student must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in courses selected by the student to satisfy the major.
 
 
 
Consistent with their courses of study, students at WLC are encourages to include a minor in theology when possible. A minor in theology will provide the student the opportunity to grow in faith and to develop Christian values, a sense of purpose, and a consistently biblical view of life.

A minor in theology consists of at least 21 credits in theology, 15 of which must be 300- and 400- level courses inlcuding:
  • One course from the following: THE 301-305.
  • One course from the following: THE 306-310.
  • One course from the following: THE 211, 212, PHI 201, 202.
  • One course from the following: THE 401, 402, 411, 421, 431.
  • One of HIS 321 and THE 441.
  • At least 6 credits from any other THE 100-, 300-, or 400-level course of HIS 321.
    • Note: Only one course from THE 101, 102, and 111 may be applied to the minor.

A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required in courses to satisfy the minor requirements.

General Requirements. All WLC students must satisfy the general degree requirements in theology by completing at least 12 credits in theology courses.