Bachelor of Theology

Taught from a faith-oriented perspective, the Bachelor of Theology will equip you for Christian ministry or leadership – and broaden your horizons. The course is theologically and biblically rich, vocationally oriented, and is integrated with practical experience.

On site at St Francis College Milton

Study Mode

Full-time 3 years / Part-time 6 years


Course Highlights

You'll be introduced to four main sub-disciplines of theology: Biblical studies, church history, systematic and practical theology subjects. You'll also have the opportunity to choose elective subjects within these disciplines to tailor your studies to meet your interests.

Career Opportunities

The skills and attributes you gain in the Bachelor of Theology are valued in a broad range of careers.

Satisfactory completion of 24 subjects (11 Core, 13 Electives)


Associate Degree in Theology

Satisfactory completion of 16 subjects (10 Core, 6 Electives)

Diploma of Theology 

Satisfactory completion of 8 subjects (4 Core, 4 Electives)

Exit Points


If studying with the intention to be ordained as a Minister, Core subjects listed below apply, as well as compulsory electives which are pre-selected by the Archbishop. See electives marked with (*).

If not studying towards ordained ministry, the core and elective subjects below form the requirements of the degree.


Choose from subjects below. It is possible to include 4 subjects from a non-theology discipline.

Biblical Languages

Biblical Studies

Church History

Systematic Theology

Practical Theology


Biblical Languages
Choose one subject

Biblical Studies

Church History

Systematic Theology

Practical Theology

Indigenous Studies

  • Aboriginal Cultures and Spirituality

The BTh is a Commonwealth-funded program and students may either pay up-front or defer fees through the Higher Education Contribution scheme (HECS). Find out more about CSU fees.