Bachelor of Theology (ThB)


The following courses are required for completion of the BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY PROGRAM. GSST policy states that a student must complete a minimum of one year (30 Semester Units) with GSST in order to graduate with a GSST Bachelor of Theology degree.

The cost of GSST Undergraduate programs are some of the lowest in the nation. For detailed tuition payment plans.

Every student who enrolls in GSST is required to take three courses first before taking any others. These are the Orientation course (CC100/CC500/CC900) , a Bible-text course in the Epistle of Colossians (NT460B/NT560B/NT960B), and the Research Methods course (RE111/RE511/RE911). All three of these courses count toward the units earned for the degree. Upon successful completion of these courses, students may then complete the courses in their respective degree programs. An exception may be made and the Research Methods course waived if the student can demonstrate that he or she took an equivalent course in another college or university program. However, our Research Methods course is tailored specifically to GSST requirements and presents the MLA method of documenting sources. It may be wise to take it anyway, or at least purchase and read the e-text before moving into the rest of the degree program. All students need to know and use the MLA system for documenting their sources in GSST assignments and formal papers. Students need not repeat either of these three courses if they have completed them already and are advancing into another degree program at GSST. However, if a student drops out of GSST or fails to submit assignments over a period of six months or more, he or she may be required to take the Orientation Course again when resuming studies with GSST.

Courses completed by those once enrolled in the Associate of Biblical Studies Degree program do not have to be completed again. Courses may be completed in any sequence deemed approved through communication between the student and the Mentor.

Course Name Units
CC100 GSST Orientation 3
  Divisions of Biblical Studies, Old and New Testament 45
OT111/112 Old Testament Survey 6
NT201/202 New Testament Survey 6
BI220 Christian Life 3
BI111 Introduction to the Bible 3
BI311 Bible Study Methods 3
NT400B Gospel of John 3
BI411 Hermeneutics 3
NT412 Life of Christ 3
BI103 Scientific Creationsim 3
  Electives 12
  Division of Christian Education 6
CE211 Introduction to Christian Education 3
CE312 Teaching Methods 3
  Division of General Education 30
EN102 English Grammar 3
EN202 English Composition (Writing Skills) 3
EN204 English Literature 3
MA201 General Math 3
PM250 Organizational Finance 3
SC102 Life Science 3
SC202 Physical Science 3
HI111/112 World History I and II 6
  Department of Pastoral Ministry and Theology 24
EV211 Personal Evangelism 3
ME331 Introduction to Missions 3
ME311 Cross Cultural Ministries 3
PM212 Ethics 3
  Electives 12
  Department of Theology 9
TH101/102 Survey of Bible Doctrines 6
CR411 Survey of Cults 3
TH254 Apologetics 3
  Electives 3
  Research 9
RE111 Research Methods 3
RE431 Research Paper or Project 3