Bachelor of Theology at TUA | Theology Major

Bachelor of Theology (B Theology)

Our Bachelor of Theology program is dedicated to deepening your understanding of religious studies and equipping you with practical skills for spiritual leadership. Discover the exciting journey that awaits you in our Bachelor of Theology course below!

What is B Theology Course?

The Bachelor of Theology (BTh) is a four-year program that provides biblical, theological, and historical methods of study to enhance one’s spirituality and ministerial development. The program develops awareness and acceptance of the Bible as the word of God which guides all aspects of life and ministry. It prepares students to become competent and motivated ministers of the church, whether in the ordained ministry or as teachers, chaplains, and church workers.

The Head of the Program

The Very Rev. Dr. Gloria Lita D. Mapangdol

The Very Rev. Dr. Gloria Lita D. Mapangdol holds a Master in Divinity from Saint Andrew’s Theological Seminary attained in 1994. She further pursued her academic journey, obtaining a Master of Arts Major in Theological Studies from Maryhill School of Theology in 2002. Dr. Mapangdol’s dedication to scholarship led her to earn a Doctor of Theology from Trinity Theological College in Singapore, in 2010, followed by a Doctorate in Education from Trinity University of Asia in 2016. Her multifaceted educational background underscores her commitment to theological and educational excellence, positioning her as a respected figure within both academic and religious spheres. Dr. Mapangdol currently serves as the Department Head of the Theology Department at Trinity University of Asia while concurrently holding the esteemed positions of President and Dean at Saint Andrew’s Theological Seminary.

Theology Course Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives

  1. Ensure essential values, knowledge, and skills needed to serve Christ and further His Kingdom.
  2. Prepare students for a wide range of ministries in the Church, the academe, and the world.
  3. Provide opportunities that allow students to complete ordination processes or to pursue particular interests and passions to which God has called them.
  4. Cultivate leadership in all aspects of ministry, discipleship, and Christian Administration.

Program Outcomes

  1. Apply knowledge of theology in their ministry as pastors and teachers.
  2. Perform a holistic approach in ministering to people with different needs.
  3. Apply guidelines and principles of pastoral care for effective Christian service.
  4. Confidently interpret, preach and teach the Scriptures at any time and place.
  5. Communicate effectively in speaking and leading worship in culturally appropriate languages.
  6. Collaborate with other related organizations in teaching kingdom values.
  7. Practice leadership and management skills in their parish ministry or other ministries.
  8. Engage in lifelong learning with a passion to update oneself with theological trends and other developments in the field of ministry.
  9. Demonstrate love of God and country by becoming responsible citizens and ministers of the Church.

Program Awards, Accreditations, Affiliations

Student Facilities and Extracurricular Activities

B Theology Degree Admission Requirements


  1. Form 138 (Report Card) / ALS Certification
  2. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  3. Photocopy of PSA / NSO Birth Certificate



STEP 1 Fill out Registration Form at the Office of Admission and Registration (OAR).

To facilitate the application process, the student may encode in advance his/her information via

STEP 2 Submit Registration Form to the Admission Officer for encoding

Attach the following:

  1. Form 138 (Report Card) / ALS Certification
  2. Certificate of Good Moral Character
  3. Photocopy of PSA / NSO Birth Certificate

The Admission Officer will generate your Student Number and your Assessment Form

STEP 3 Pay Tuition Fee at the Finance Office to be officially enrolled


  1. Please pay the required down payment to be officially enrolled. Paying less than the required amount will not process the enrollment.
  2. Scanned copies of admission credentials should be attached as part of the ONLINE. However, original copies must be submitted to the OAR Admission Officer on or before the first day of classes. Failure to comply may nullify the admission.
  3. Students who are still waiting for their complete original copies due to on-going classes will be asked to execute a promissory letter stating when they can submit the required documents.


STEP 1 Open

  • Click New Students
  • Fill out the Admission and Registration form; Click Submit
  • Check email for the login link

Log in as follows:

  • Account type: Applicants
  • Email Address: (enter email address provided)
  • Password: tuapassword (this is the default, kindly change once logged-in)
  • Term: SY 2022-2023
  • Click Generate Student Number

NOTE: Applicants with Student Number may start from here after logging in.

STEP 2 Proceed to Registration Module

  • Click the “+” (plus) icon
  • Click “Save” to generate registration assessment
  • Review your Student Assessment Form (SAF)

STEP 3 Pay Tuition Fee

  • Proceed to Payments
  • Choose your Payment Mode; Input Amount to Pay; Click Pay Now
  • Select your Payment Option; Click Send Instructions via Email/Mobile
  • Click Validate Payment

After payment, please wait for at least two (2) to three (3) days for the Finance and Accounting Office’s (FAO) clearing and checking. After which, the student may check his/her portal account to check if he/she is Officially Enrolled.

Graduation Requirements


The Bachelor of Theology program comprises 192 units, completion of a 300-hour field education, and completion of a thesis project.

Graduation Requirements for College and Graduate School Candidates

  1. Application for Graduation to be filed at the Office of Admission and Registration (OAR)
  2. Completed academic, documentary, and financial requirements.
  3. Documentary requirements:
    • Form 137A marked “Copy for Trinity University of Asia” (for students who initially enrolled as freshmen)
    • Transcript of Records (TOR) marked “Copy for Trinity University of Asia” (for students who initially joined as transferees)
    • Graduation Clearance
    • Settled graduation fee

Additional requirements for Board takers

  1. One (1) 2×2 ID picture with white background
  2. Additional requirements for Graduate School students
  3. Hard bound and finalized Thesis or Dissertation
  4. Certified True Copy of the following:
    • Title Page
    • Approval Sheet
    • Abstract

Additional requirements for Foreign students:

  1. Updated Student Visa

Complete Bachelor of Theology Subjects & Curriculum

The core subjects of Bachelor of Theology typically include Christian Discipleship, Liturgical Theology, and Articles of Religion. Students also study Anglicanism and Pastoral Care and Counseling, as well as courses in ethics and communication.


Understanding the Self

Mathematics in the Modern World

Purposive Communication

The Contemporary World

Life and Works of Rizal

Gender and Society

Pamamahayag sa Pilipino

National Service Training Program 1

Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 1

Readings in Philipine History

Art Appreciation

Science, Technology and Society


People and the Earth’s Ecosystems

Introduction to Western Philosophy

National Service Training Program 2

Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 2

Summer Field Education 1

Survey of World Religions

Fundamentals of Research

Introduction to Old Testament

Introduction to New Testament

Introduction to Theology

Christian Discipleship

General Church History

General Introduction to Liturgy and Sacraments

Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 3

Biblical Exegesis


Fundamental Theology

Biblical and Historical Foundations of Christian Education

Liturgical Theology

Asian Church History

Introduction to Missiology

New Testament Greek

Physical Activities Toward Health and Fitness 4

Summer Field Education 2

Gospel and Acts of the Apostles

Pauline Literature

Trinity, Christology and Eschatology

Christian Ethics


Curriculum Development

Pastoral Care and Counseling

Holy Eucharist and Divine Offices

Research Design

Prophets and Writings


Christian Initiation

Philippine Church History

Introduction to Preaching

Composition, Delivery, and Evaluation of Sermons

Management Principles in Relation to Local Churches

Social and Cultural Analysis

Degree Paper in Theology

Summer Field Education 3

Articles of Religion

Church and Society

Pastoral Offices

Canon Law

Social Action and Development

Episcopal Church in the Philippines / Iglesia Filipina Independiente History

Christ and Culture

Episcopal Church in the Philippines / Iglesia Filipina Independiente Constitution and Canons

Gender Justice

Evangelism and Church Planting

Bachelor of Theology Job Opportunities

Graduates of the Bachelor of Theology program have a wide range of career options available to them, including:


Priest/Minister Lead religious congregations in worship services, provide spiritual guidance and counseling to congregation members, deliver sermons or teachings based on religious texts, and oversee the administrative and pastoral responsibilities of the church or religious organization. 20,000.00 to 60,000.00 
Chaplain Provide spiritual care and support to individuals in various settings such as hospitals, prisons, military bases, and universities. Offer pastoral counseling, lead religious services or rituals, provide emotional support to patients or inmates, and facilitate discussions on spiritual matters. 25,000.00  to 45,000.00
Christian Education Teacher Christian education teachers work in religious schools or educational institutions to teach courses on Christian doctrine, scripture, and spiritual formation. They develop lesson plans, lead discussions on religious topics, facilitate prayer and worship activities, and mentor students in their faith journey. 20,000.00 to 40,000.00
Religious Worker Engage in outreach and service activities to spread religious teachings or provide humanitarian assistance in local or international communities. Can vary widely depending on the organization and funding structure

Data source: JobStreet Career Advice Explore Salaries and Trinity University of Asia Careers Directory in partnership with Prosple