General Education Courses (36 Credits)

Humanities (11 Credits)

  • GENL 110 Seminar in Character Development* (0)
    * This subject is required for every regular semester
  • Three of the following courses:
    RELB 116 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3)
    RELB 215 Ethical Models (3)
    RELH 271 Adventist Heritage and Mission (3)
    RELT 150 Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs (3)
    RELT 113 Origin of Life (3)
    RELT 114 Understanding Self and Society (3)
    RELT 213 Human Destiny (3)
  • And one of the following courses:
    HIST 212 Introduction to History of Western Civilization (2)
    HIST 213 Introduction to History of Eastern Civilization (2)
    HMNT 210 Appreciation of Fine Arts (2)
    HMNT 216 Thai Culture and Basic Conversational Skills (2)

Language (6 Credits)

  • ENGL 111 English Composition I (3)
  • ENGL 112 English Composition II (3)

Social Sciences (7 Credits)

  • EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education (1)
  • PSYC 115 General Psychology (3)
  • RELP 312 Marriage and Family (3)

Mathematics and Science (12 Credits)

  • CPTR 114 Computer and Information Technology (3)
  • HLED 117 Health and Fitness (3)
  • MATH 112 Survey of Mathematics (3)
  • One of the following:
    BIOL 211 Principles of Biology (3)
    ENSC 211 Understanding Our Environment (3)
Professional Courses (91 Credits)

Core Courses (39 Credits)

  • Biblical Studies (24 credits)
    RELB 260 The Law and the Writings of the Old Testament (3)
    RELB 300 Biblical Hermeneutics (3)
    RELB 361 Survey of the Gospels (3)
    RELB 421 Old Testament Apocalyptic Writing (3)
    RELB 422 Christian Apocalyptic Writing (3)
    RELB 450 Hebrew Prophets I (3)
    RELB 451 Hebrew Prophets II (3)
    RELB 466 New Testament Epistles (3)
  • Historical-Theological Studies (15 Credits)
    RELH 325 History of Christianity (3)
    RELT 360 Ministry and Message of E.G. White (3)
    RELT 372 SDA Church History and Doctrines (3)
    RELT 457 Systematic Theology I (3)
    RELT 458 Systematic Theology II (3) 

Major Required Courses (37 Credits)

  • Biblical Languages (12 Credits)
    RELB 123 Basics of Biblical Hebrew (3)
    RELB 124 Intermediate Biblical Hebrew (3)
    RELB 221 Biblical Greek I (3)
    RELB 222 Biblical Greek II (3)
  • Church Ministry, Preaching and Practicum (21 Credits)
    RELP 223 Principles of Christian Mission (3)
    RELP 286 Principles of Youth Ministry (3)
    RELP 327 Homiletics (3)
    RELP 328 Witnessing to Buddhist & Muslim (3)
    RELP 330 Public Evangelism with Field Practicum (3)
    RELP 360 Principles of Pastoral Ministry (3)
    RELP 476 Pastoral Care and Counseling (3)
  • Field Work Experience (4 Credits)
    In the second semester of the second year of a theology student, the student may begin the Ministerial Practical Training (MPT) course. The four MPT course will cover four semesters and 2 summers within a four-year theology degree. The student has already taken pre-requisites courses such as: Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs, Principles of Christian Mission, and Principles of Pastoral Ministry before they can register to MPT courses. Here are the other extra-curricular requirements.
    (1) Regular participation in a Sabbath School class with evidence of some teaching/leadership abilities.
    (2) Be a Master Guide.
    (3) Take a spiritual gifts inventory.
    (4) Participation in a Bible study group, in-campus ministry groups, and Branch Sabbath School groups.
    RELP 321 Ministerial Practical Training I (1)
    RELP 322 Ministerial Practical Training II (1)
    RELP 421 Ministerial Practical Training III (1)
    RELP 422 Ministerial Practical Training IV (1)

Major Elective Courses (15 Credits)
Every student is expected to take a minimum of 15 credits within one of the following cognate areas with possible variations as approved by the Faculty due to special needs or circumstances. The balance may be chosen from other cognates or listed electives. The regular cognate area for ministerial students in Southeast Asia is Pastoral Theology and Missions.

  • Biblical Studies
    RELB 496 Biblical Exegesis (3)
    RELT 350 Biblical Theology (3)
  • Pastoral Ministry and Missions
    RELG 324 Research Writing in Religion (3)
    RELM 280 Religions of South-east Asia and the World (3)
    RELM 346 Communicating Religious Truth in Southeast Asia (3)
    RELM 420 Urban Ministry and Evangelism (3)
    RELM 491 Selected Issues in Mission (3)
    RELP 235 Christian Salesmanship (2)
    RELP 251 Introduction to Church Accounting (3)
    RELP 255 Church Leadership and Administration (3)
    RELP 310 Christian Discipleship in the Local Church (3)
    RELP 340 Media Evangelism (3)
    RELP 377 Christian Worship and Liturgy (3)
    RELP 395 Creative Christian Contextualization (3)
    RELT 488 Pastoral Ethics (3)
    RELT 491 Senior Project (or Research) (3)
Free Electives (6 Credits)

Free electives may be taken from this list, or any course offered by another Faculty at Asia-Pacific International University.

RELB 481 Advanced Hebrew 3 (3)
RELB 482 Advanced Greek (3)
RELH 375 History of Christian Doctrines (3)
RELH 390 Selected Topics in Church History (3)
RELM 120 Basics of Arabic Grammar (3)
RELP 222 Christian Apologetics (3)
RELT 435 Pauline Theology (3)
RELT 481 Directed Readings in Religious Studies (3)
RELT 486 Seminar in Adventist Theology (3)
RELT 487 Selected Topics Issues in Theology (3)

Minor Program (18 credits)
Students from other Faculty may take the following minor concentration:

Christian Studies (18 Credit hours)

Required (9 Credit hours)
2 Courses in Biblical Studies
1 Course in Adventist Studies

Electives (9 Credit points)
Approved electives from courses offered by the Faculty.

First Year

1st Semester

EDUC 111 Orientation to Higher Education (1)
ENGL 111 English Composition I (3)
HLED 117 Health & Fitness (3)
PSYC 115 General Psychology (3)
RELB 123 Elementary Hebrew (3)
RELB 116 Life and Teachings of Jesus (3)
TOTAL 16 Credits

2nd Semester

CPTR 114 Computer & Information Technology (3)
ENGL 112 English Composition II (3)
MATH 112 Survey of Math (3)
RELB 124 Intermediate Hebrew (3)
RELT 150 Fundamentals of Christian Beliefs (3)
TOTAL 15 Credits

Summer

HIST 212 Intro. To History of Western Civilization (2)
RELB 215 Ethical Models and/or (3)
Major Elective
TOTAL 5 Credits

Second Year

1st Semester

BIOL 211 Principles of Biology or Understanding our Environment (3)
RELB 221 Elementary Greek I (3)
RELB 260 The Law and Writings of the Old Testament (3)
RELH 271 Adventist Heritage and Mission (3)
RELP 223 Principles of Christian Mission (3)
TOTAL 15 Credits

2nd Semester

RELB 222 Elementary Greek II (3)
RELB 300 Biblical Hermeneutics (3)
RELP 286 Principles of Youth Ministry (3)
RELP 321 Ministerial Practical Training I (1)
RELT 360 Ministry and Message of Ellen G. White (3)
Major Elective (3)
TOTAL 16 Credits

Summer 

RELP 322 Ministerial Practical Training II (1)
RELP 330 Public Evangelism with Field Practicum (3)
TOTAL 6 Credits

Third Year

1st Semester

RELP 327 Homiletics (3)
RELB 361 Survey of the Gospels (3)
RELH 325 History of Christianity (3)
RELP 360 Principles of Pastoral Ministry (3)
Major Elective (3)
TOTAL 15 Credits

2nd Semester

RELB 450 Hebrew Prophets I (3)
RELT 372 SDA Church History and Doctrines (3)
RELP 328 Witnessing to Buddhists and Muslims (3)
RELP 476 Pastoral Care and Counseling (3)
RELB 466 New Testament Epistles (3)
RELP 421 Ministerial Practical Training III (1)
TOTAL 16 Credits

Summer

RELP 422 Ministerial Practical Training IV (1)
Field Work Assignment in coordination with SAUM for Direct Field Experience
TOTAL 1 Credits

Fourth Year

1st Semester

RELB 421 Old Testament Apocalyptic Writings (3)
RELB 451 Hebrew Prophets II (3)
RELT 457 Systematic Theology I (3)
Major Elective (3)
Free Elective (3)
TOTAL 15 Credits

2nd Semester

RELB 422 Christian Apocalyptic Writings (3)
RELT 458 Systematic Theology II (3)
RELP 312 Marriage and Family (3)
Major Elective (3)
Free Elective (3)
TOTAL 15 Credits