Bachelor of Divinity

This is a four-year programme of 126 credit hours for those with HSC/STPM/A’ Level (minimum, 2 Principal Passes plus 2 Subsidiary Passes) or its equivalent.

Year 1

Semester 1
Code Core Courses Credit Hours
 TR101 Critical Reading & Writing 2
BS103a OT Survey 2
BS123a NT Survey 2
CS812 Religions 2 2
PS501 Liturgy and Worship 2
GK111 Greek 1 3
FE101 Weekly Field Education 1
Total Core Courses 14
Electives 1
Total Credit Hours 15
Semester 2
Code Core Courses Credit Hours
BI102 Exegetical Method 3
BS103b Introduction to the OT 2
BS123b Introduction to the NT 2
CS811 Religions 11 3
PS201 Christian Spirituality 2
TR111 Reading & Reasoning 2
FE101 Weekly Field Education 1
Total Core Courses 15
Electives 0
Total Credit Hours 15

Year 2

Semester 1
Code Core Courses Credit Hours
BS601 Prophetic Books 3
CS112 Church History: AD 30 – 1500 3
PS301 Homiletics 1 2
PS401 Foundation in Christian Education 2
TH702 Philosophy of Religion 2
PS901 Evangelism in the Local Church 2
FE101 Weekly Field Education 1
Total Core Courses 15
Electives 0
Total Credit Hours 15
Semester 2
Code Core Courses Credit Hours
BS422
BS423
Romans
1 Corinthians
3
CS211 Church History: AD 1500 – Present Times 3
PS302 Homiletics 2 2
PS402 Phil &Hist Foundations in CE 2
CS401 – CS404 Denominational Studies2 2
FE101 Weekly Field Education 1
Total Core Courses 13
Electives 2
Total Credit Hours 15

Year 3

Semester 1
Code Core Courses Credit Hours
BS401
BS501
Poetic Books
Wisdom Literature3
3
TH103 Intro to Theology & the Doctrine of God 3
PS601 Basic Counseling 2
PS801 Pastoral Leadership & Ministry 2
PS701 Sexuality & Marriage 2
PS904 Missiology 2
FE101 Weekly Field Education 1
Total Core Courses 15
Electives 0
Total Credit Hours 15
Semester 2
Code Core Courses Credit Hours
BS223 Mark 3
TH104 Christology & Soteriology 3
PS612 Counseling (Specialised Area) 2
PS812 Church Management & Administration 2
CS301 Malaysian Church History 2
FE101 Field Education/FE Seminar 1
Total Core Courses 13
Electives 2
Total Credit Hours 15

Year 4

Semester 1
Code Core Courses Credit Hours
TH105 Pneumatology & Anthropology 3
TH411 Introduction to Christian Ethics 2
FE101 Field Education/FE Seminar 1
Total Core Courses 6
Electives 9
Total Credit Hours 15
Semester 2
Code Core Courses Credit Hours
TH106 Ecclesiology & Eschatology 3
TH412 Issues in Contemporary Ethics 2
TH301 Doing Theology in Asia 2
FE101 Field Education/FE Seminar 1
Total Core Courses 8
Electives 7
Total Credit Hours 15

1 International students may opt for an elective course. Please refer to the Dean of Studies.
2 Anglican, Methodist, Presbyterian and Lutheran students are required to take Denominational Studies as a core course. Students who are not from the above denominations may take it as an elective.
3 Exegesis on Poetic Books (BS401) may be replaced by Wisdom Literature (BS501).

Academic Load (Breakdown)

Duration 4 years
Credit Hours
Subjects
Core 91
Electives 21
Field Education
Weekly FE 8
Year-End FE 6
Total No. of Credit Hours 126

Notes:

  1. Electives must be chosen from those being offered each semester to make up an average of 15 credit hours per semester.
  2. 1st Year students are generally not allowed to take more than 15 credit hours per semester.
  3. “Thesis” is no longer compulsory for BD programme since 2009. If a BD student wishes to write a thesis, he/she must take TR201 Thesis Methodology in Year 3 and apply to the Faculty.