Bachelor of Theology
This program is designed as a follow-up seminary course with an emphasis on Bible study. It is the basic level for those who want to attend seminary. The Bachelor of Theology Program focuses on preparing students to work at the intersection of faith and reason to
serve in Christian Education, Sunday School Coordinators, and other areas of ministry.
Upon completion of the program, students will be prepared to enter theological seminary for entry into a course of study leading to an award of a master’s program to prepare them for a career as an ordained minister.
Successfully complete a minimum of 192 quarter units of the following coursework with a cumulative Grade Point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of the history of the church and its heritage.
- An understanding of the major areas in the discipline of Theology—biblical studies, historical or comparative studies, systematic theology, ethics, and spirituality.
- Familiarity with a variety of religious experiences and traditions.
- An understanding of how religious morality and justice are integrated with faith.
- Describe and analyze the historical development of a religious tradition, recognizing the influence of cultural context in its formation.
Bachelor of Intercultural Studies
The Bachelor of Intercultural Studies program is thoughtfully designed to provide students with a profound understanding of intercultural dynamics and the intricacies of cultural diversity. It equips students with the essential skills to navigate the complexities of our interconnected world. Through a comprehensive curriculum that blends theory and practical application, this program prepares students to engage effectively in intercultural settings and address global challenges. Upon program completion, students will be well-prepared for a diverse range of career opportunities with a worldwide reach.
Complete a minimum of 192 quarter units of the following coursework with a cumulative Grade Point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
- Cultivate an understanding of diverse cultures and prepare to excel as a pragmatic cross-cultural expert poised for international, intercultural endeavors.
- Enhance crucial verbal, written, and critical thinking proficiencies to assess and resolve potential conflicts effectively.
- Adapt to living and working in unfamiliar cultural settings, collaborate within teams, and embody their Christian vocation in culturally relevant manners.
- Ability to engage with various audience groups, demonstrating cultural sensitivity while maintaining the essence of the message concerning God’s kingdom.
- Graduates will be equipped to pursue an advanced degree, expanding their knowledge base and avenues for service.
Master of Divinity
This program is designed to help prepare students for the broadest range of Christian ministries and provide the student with the extensive training necessary for what is required to become an ordained minister. The Master of Divinity Program is best suited for students preparing for pastoral work or preaching work, as well as those who want to grow as ministerial servant leaders of other ministries with an emphasis on precise Bible teaching. Upon the completion of the Master’s Program, the student will receive the following:
- Professional career capable of evangelism, teaching, church administration, worship and mentoring as an ordained minister.
- A good balance between the biblical, historical, theological and practical areas of study required for the development of organizational, managerial and mentoring skills as an ordained minister.
- A thorough knowledge and understanding of the Bible. It is open to contemporary theological issues with the aim of preparing students to think independently and creatively in areas critical to the Christian ministry.
Successfully complete 96 quarter units of the following coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale:
- Successfully complete a Doctrinal Summary approved by the evaluation committee.
- Successfully complete the program requirements within the time limit.
- Identify the basic contents of all books on the Old and New Testaments and the broad historical and cultural background information relevant to studying the Old and New Testaments.
- Exegete and apply a biblical text properly through the application of historical-grammatical hermeneutics.
- Demonstrate a theology and practice of worship that integrates word and sacrament and attends to its historical and cultural expressions.
- Embody a ministerial identity committed to caring for the spiritual formation of the self, individuals, and communities.
- Prepare and present sermons demonstrating biblical accuracy, oral clarity and contemporary relevance.
- Demonstrate vision and growing capacity to excel in leadership for God’s mission.
Master of Intercultural Studies
The Master of Intercultural Studies program at Pacific Global University is a graduate-level endeavor designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and intercultural competencies essential for thriving in an ever-diverse and interconnected world. This program draws from the rich academic disciplines of history, anthropology, religious studies, cultural studies, sociology, and intercultural communication to provide a robust and comprehensive education. Students delve deeply into the intricacies of culture, communication, and globalization, enabling them to understand, appreciate, and engage effectively with diverse cultures and societies. The program prepares students for dynamic careers in international development, missions, cultural exchange, intercultural communication, and a broad spectrum of global engagement opportunities.
Complete 96 quarter units of the following coursework with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale:
- Complete a Capstone Project or a Doctrinal Summary approved by the evaluation committee.
- Complete the program requirements within the time limit.
- Grasp the intricacies of traditions and customs and develop practical communication skills for engaging with diverse cultures.
- Recognize ethical dilemmas and the role of religion and worldviews in intercultural and multicultural contexts.
- Examine intercultural difficulties within the context of Intercultural Studies’ history, traditions, and distinct academic character.
- Apply cultural theories and independently and innovatively analyze intercultural issues and challenges.
- Evaluate the linguistic, discursive, social, and cultural complexities encountered in interactions, interpretations, and representations involving various minority groups and migrants.
- Contribute to favorable resolutions in multicultural matters and initiate communication, interaction, and inclusion for vulnerable individuals and groups.