Bachelor of Theology
While the Master of Divinity represents the standard level of education required of those preparing for ordination, Queen’s College offers a special program leading to the Bachelor of Theology (B. Th.) degree for mature persons who lack an undergraduate degree from an accredited university, but who are sponsored by a diocesan bishop. Postulants must have successfully completed ten three-credit-hour courses (in the Humanities - Philosophy, English, History, etc.) at an accredited institution (e.g., Memorial University of Newfoundland) with a minimum average of 65% and a minimum of two semesters as a full-time student (i.e., enrolled in a minimum of four courses per semester).
This program requires a minimum of three years of full-time study and the following requirements:
- Twenty-five three-credit hour courses, as follows:
6 courses in Biblical Studies (3000-Q, 3200-Q, plus four others)
2 courses in Church History
3 courses in Theological Studies (3520-Q, plus two others)
5 courses in Liturgical Studies (3808-Q, 3840-Q, plus three others)
2 courses in Moral Theology
7 courses in Pastoral Studies (3460-Q, 3440-Q, plus five others)
25 total courses required.
- The Supervised Practice of Ministry or a Clinical Pastoral Education basic unit from an accredited site must be completed prior to the postulant’s admission to year two of the degree program.
- The parish internship requirement is a fifteen week internship sponsored by the College.
- A minimum average of 65% with no mark less than 60% in all courses so graded.
- A minimum of five of the seven semesters required for the degree as a full-time student (one of these semesters must be the student’s final semester before completion of the degree).
- Completion of all the requirements of the B. Th. program within seven years from the date of first registration.
- Postulants are expected to participate fully in the College’s commitment to a common rule of life, which requires attendance at Daily Offices, the Holy Eucharist, College retreats, and all other community events.
- Postulants are required to:
- participate in Parish and Community Placements
- attend the Vocational Development Seminar each semester
- engage in the Student Evaluation Process during the years.