This bachelor degree program prepares you for Salvation Army officership and is offered in co-operation with The Salvation Army’s College for Officer Training (CFOT). Gain foundational knowledge in biblical and theological studies, an understanding of the contemporary world, and the ministry skills necessary for work as a Salvation Army officer.

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The Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies can be completed in:

  • 3 years (100 credit hours)

This program is open to cadets in The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory.

This program is offered in co-operation with The Salvation Army’s College for Officer Training (CFOT). Starting at CFOT, the first portion of the program prepares you for commissioning and ordination as a Salvation Army officer. After completing the CFOT component, you'll finish the degree requirements with Booth University College. 

Next Intake

Intake is through CFOT. Cadets accepted to CFOT are automatically accepted to the Bachelor of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies. 

What You'll Learn

Here’s what you can expect to learn in this program, in addition to our Institutional Learning Outcomes:

  • Sound knowledge of the biblical and theological basis for Christian faith, including the Wesleyan theological tradition
  • Better understanding of the context in which you minister
  • Broadened and strengthened ministry skills
  • Skills necessary for ongoing study and research in order to continue to be informed Christian leaders in a changing world
  • A Christian worldview which will enable you to live as a Christian witness and to serve as a Christian leader in society.

Admission and Continuance Criteria

Admission to this program is restricted to cadets who have been accepted by The Salvation Army in the Canada and Bermuda Territory.

Completion of the degree requirements is the primary concern of Booth University College. However, The Salvation Army determines the suitability of a cadet for commissioning and ordination. If a student is no longer a cadet, they cannot continue in this program. With permission of the Academic Dean, that student may be allowed to transfer into another bachelor degree program at Booth University College.

Program Requirements

For course details, visit the Academic Calendar.

  • Complete 100 credit hours
  • Minimum CGPA: 2.0
  • Minimum GPA in courses that constitute the major (30 credit hours of religion): 2.0

Prior to attending CFOT, candidates enroll in MIN140 Introduction to Officership (3).

Required Courses

  • 30 credit hours of religion
    • REL126 Salvation Army Theology I (3)
    • REL127 Salvation Army Theology II (3)
    • REL200 Biblical Foundations (Old Testament) (3)
    • REL201 Biblical Foundations (New Testament) (3)
    • REL302 Studies in the Pentateuch (3)
    • REL303 Old Testament Prophets (3)
    • REL310 Jesus of Nazareth (3)
    • REL311 Paul the Apostle (3)
    • REL330 Wesleyan Distinctives in Theology (3)
    • Another assigned religion course or a religion elective
  • 6 credit hours of history:
    • HIS206 History of The Salvation Army (3)
    • HIS209 Church History (3)
  • 10 credit hours of field seminar:
    • MIN181 Field Seminar I (2)
    • MIN182 Field Seminar II (2)
    • MIN183 Field Seminar III (2)
    • MIN281 Field Seminar IV (2)
    • MIN282 Field Seminar V (2)
  • 33 credit hours of ministry and management:
    • MIN110 Salvation Army Ministry in the Local Context (3)
    • MIN140 Introduction to Officership (3)
    • MIN150 Spiritual Formation I (3)
    • MIN151 Spiritual Formation II (3)
    • MIN243 Homiletics I (3)
    • MIN244 Introduction to Pastoral Care (3)
    • MIN268 Organizational Leadership (3)
    • MIN343 Homiletics II (3)
    • MIN344 Professional Ethics for Ministry (3)
    • 3 credit hours of management (MGT courses) or ministry (MIN courses)
  • 21 credit hours of arts and sciences electives

Admission Requirements

Review the admission requirements for this program, plus specific details for mature students, international students, and high school equivalencies for applicants outside Manitoba.

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