Bachelor of Arts

This program is designed to establish a broad foundation for understanding and teaching the Christian faith.

kevin and student.jpgThe BA Theology is designed to establish a broad foundation for understanding and teaching the Christian faith. It primarily emphasizes the thematic, theological, and doctrinal understanding of Scripture. This program prepares students for professional or lay ministry and for a variety of careers in the marketplace. The BA Theology offers a solid foundation for further undergraduate or graduate studies in a variety of fields including theology, religious studies, pastoral ministry, and youth ministry

Past students have pursued many types of careers including that of a pastor, professor, missionary, Bible translator, and various other ministry and lay positions.


The BA Theology requires 39 credit hours of theology, 12 credit hours of cognate language requirements, and six credit hours of cognate biblical studies requirements beyond the core requirements. Like most Briercrest programs, the BA Theology requires 39 credit hours of 300+ course work within the context of a 126 credit hour degree.

Students will complete the four-year BA degree Core Curriculum, as well as 6 semesters of Service and Experiential Learning. As part of their graduation requirements, all four-year BA students will also complete the Senior Portfolio (PRT 400).

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Degree Requirements

(126 credit hours: minimum 39 at 300+ level)

BA Core Curriculum

(66 credit hours)

Required Courses

(18 credit hours)

Course Credit Hours
THEO 112 Spiritual Formation 3
THEO 115 Introduction to Christian Theology 3
THEO 203 History of Christian Theology I 3
THEO 204 History of Christian Theology II 3
THEO 337 The Church and the Kingdom 3
THEO 470 Senior Theology Seminar 3


(21 credit hours)

  • Choose 7 courses from the following:
THEO 272 Apologetics 3
THEO 301 Theology of Christian Worship 3
THEO 312 Classics of Christian Spirituality 3
THEO 330 The Triune God 3
THEO 331 Scripture and Contemporary Theology 3
THEO 350 Theology of Christ 3
THEO 351 Theology of the Spirit 3
THEO 370 Theology of Mission 3
THEO 413 Studies in Spiritual Theology 3
THEO 429 Theology Internship 3
THEO 471 Studies in Historical Theology 3
PAST 437 Pastoral Theology I 3

Cognate Language Requirements

(12 credit hours)

  • 6 credit hours of a single biblical language (Greek or Hebrew)
  • 6 credit hours of upper level Greek or Hebrew OR of a second biblical language OR a modern foreign language

Biblical Studies Requirements

  • A Biblical Studies requirement of 6 credit hours beyond the Briercrest College Core selected from the following:
    BLST 304, 305, 315, 325, 325, 306, 309, 310 (CDE), 364, 367, 371, 381, 385, 415, 423, 425, 434, 435, 453, 454, 461; GRK 301, 400, 401; HEB 300, 400


(9-21 credit hours)

Free Electives 9-21


PRT 400 Senior Portfolio non-credit
SL 1-6 Service and Experiential Learning non-credit

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Kevin Daugherty
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Kevin was raised in a Christian home and, at the age of eight, he accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour and Lord and was baptized at Rosemont Park Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Much later, he became a Bible major at Hardin-Simmons University, where he surrendered his life to full-time vocational service. He returned to Fort Worth to attend seminary and married Myra, who had felt called into missions since she was fourteen years old.

He then pastored a small congregation in Arkansas while he finished his PhD. Afterward, he and Myra began to look for a place on the mission field where God could use them. They ended up at the Philippine Baptist Theological Seminary (PBTS).

He and Myra taught at PBTS from June 2001 to March 2006. Although his primary teaching responsibilities were in the areas of theology and church history, he also taught philosophy of religion, New Testament, Greek, ethics, and preaching. They also enjoyed mentoring the students in discipleship contexts in their home and local churches. Myra hosted a students' wives Bible study on Monday nights and Kevin was active in the college and discipleship ministries of their church.

While they were serving as the Missionaries-in-Residence at Oklahoma Baptist University, God called them to Briercrest College and Seminary, and they are very excited to be serving him here.

Kevin, along with David Miller, led a Briercrest study tour this past summer, Study Tour 2013: Follow Paul through Turkey and Greece.