Bachelor of Arts in Humanities Institute of Lutheran Theology
The Humanities degree program offers students an education in history, philosophy, and language. Students who take this degree will be grounded in the western philosophical and Christian tradition. There are also many options for professional development including legal studies, entrepreneurial studies, and pre-seminary.
Student Debt Upon Graduation
Because the B.A. is a new program, there is no current data on student debt. ILT offers financial aid for those who qualify. ILT will also give students access to federal financial aid and federal student loan programs. ILT remains committed to helping students graduate with as little debt as possible.
Cost of Courses
Tuition is $390 per credit hour or $1,170 per 3-credit course. Tuition cost is subject to change. Additional costs (application fee, books, costs associated with researching and producing the independent projects or the final project or thesis, etc.) are also the responsibility of the participant.
Courses to be Completed
The B.A. program provides a broad-based, foundational course of study for high school graduates who want to pursue undergraduate-level studies in humanities or are preparing for ordained ministry.
Total: 120 Credits
This program consists of 42 courses in logic, philosophy, history, and language. Students can choose from a variety of professional development options. No travel is required for this program, though students may choose to participate in week-long onsite courses. Full-time students can finish this degree in 4 years and part-time students can take up to 6 years.
Total: 4 - 6 Years
General Studies – 30 Credits
Communications - 6 Credits
- COM 101: Academic Research & Writing
- COM 102: Introduction to Communications
Humanities/Fine Arts – 12 Credits
At least two courses from:
- CLS 111-2: Latin I, II
- CLS 121-2: Classical Greek I, II
- BT 201-3: Biblical Greek I, II, III
- BT 211-2: Biblical Hebrew I, II
At least two courses from:
- LIT 201-2: World Literature I, II
- HIS 211-2: History of Western Civilization I, II
Natural Science/Mathematics – 6 Credits
- MTH 131: Foundations of Mathematics (Required)
- MTH 231: College Geometry
- SCI 221: Intro to Natural Science
- SCI 222: Intro to Physics
Social/Behavioral Sciences – 6 Credits
- PSY 261: Intro to Psychology
- SOC 251: Cultural Anthropology
- SOC 271: Intro to Sociology
- SOC 281: Intro to Political Science/Civics
Bible/Theology General Requirements – 30 Credits
Biblical Theology – 21 Credits
- BT 221: Principles of Biblical Interpretation
- BT 311: Introduction to the Old Testament Theology and History
- BT 321: Introduction to New Testament Theology and History
- BT 351: Life of Moses
- BT 352: Life of David
- BT 353: Life of Jesus
- BT 354: Life of Paul
Historical and Systematic Theology – 9 Credits
- HST 201: Systematic Theology
- HST 321: Luther and His Catechisms
- HST 331: Lutheran Reformers and the Book of Concord
Humanities Major – 42 Credits
- PTE 101: Christian Vocation
- PHL 101-2: Logic I & Logic II
- PHL 201-2: Intro to Western Philosophy I, II
- PHL 221: Intro to Eastern Philosophy
- REL 231: Intro to World Religions
- PTE 241: Christian Apologetics
- PTE 301: Christian Ethics
- PTE 302: Christian Sexual Ethics
- PTE 401: Introduction to Philosophical Theology
- PTE 450-489: Topics in Philosophical Theology and Ethics (9 Credits)
Professional Studies - 18 Credits
- COM 401: Argumentation and Debate
- COM 402: Persuasive Writing
- LAW 401: Civil Rights and Liberties
- LAW 450-495: Special Topics in Law (9 credits)
- HST 301: History of Early Christian Church
- HST 302: History of Medieval and Reformation Christian Church
- HST 303: History of Post Reformation Christian Church
- HST 411: Systematic Theology II
- COM 490: Research Methods
- HST 498: Senior Project
- Biblical Theology – 500 Level
- Philosophical Theology and Ethics – 500 Level
- Historical and Systematic Theology – 500 Level
- Pastoral Theology – 500 Level
Program Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate knowledge of Scripture and theology.
- Evaluate the credibility and authority of truth claims.
- Understand the development of western thought and appreciate its great literature.
- Demonstrate competencies in a chosen area of professional development.
- Demonstrate an understanding of information literacy.
- Completion of the online application form.
- Proof of completion of secondary education and transcripts from any post-secondary schools.
- A letter of recommendation from a pastor/teacher/mentor.
- Entrance writing evaluation.
- Applicants whose native language is not English are required to submit a score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) that is not more than two years old. Normally, the minimum acceptable scores for the TOEFL are 21 on the speaking section and 21 on the writing section. Minimum acceptable scores on the IELTS are 6.5 on the speaking section and 6.5 on the writing section. Please request that your score be sent to ILT. ILT’s DI Code for the TOEFL is 5745.
- Registration Fee: $55 (nonrefundable).
- Copy of official photo identification.
- Admissions interview with Director of Enrollment Services.
English Language Requirements
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