QUALIFICATIONS FOR ADMISSION
11. The normal qualifications for admission to the degree programme of the BA (Theology) are those of the Faculty of Humanities and Education (see QUALIFICATIONS on p. 14 of the Humanities and Education Handbook).
12. The following students may also be admitted to the degree programme of the BA (Theology):
i. Students who qualify for admission on the basis of Regulation 7 of the Regulations Governing Matriculation, who successfully complete two preliminary semesters of study (as set out in Regulation 13 below), and who receive the recommendation of the Academic Board of their respective Theological Colleges;
ii. Students who are holders of the Licentiate in Theology of The UWI upon the recommendation of the Academic board of the Affiliated Theological College;
13. (i) Students who qualify for admission at lower level to the BA. (Theology) Programme must register as part-time students. Normally a part-time student will be required to spread the Level I University programme over four semesters;
(ii) Such students shall be required (in the first year of registration) to take 15 credits which should include 6 credits of Foundation Courses and 9 credits of Theology courses. (In the second year of registration they may take up to 18 credits of theological courses).
14. (i) Students for the degree of BA (Theology) shall present in not less than six semesters a minimum of 90 credits (30 courses) which must be distributed evenly across the three levels of the degree.
(ii) A minimum of 60 credits shall be chosen from among the following areas according to the distribution set out below:
A. Biblical Studies 12 credits
B. Historical Studies 6 credits
C. Pastoral Studies 6 credits
D. Theological and Ethical Studies 12 credits
E. Religious and Philosophical Studies 6 credits
F. Foundation Courses 12 credits
G. HUMN3099 6 credits
This distribution shall be in accordance with the approved structure of the degree. The remaining thirty credits shall be chosen from A, B, C, D and E, with the approval of the Theological College concerned.
15. Students for the degree of BA (Theology) may, with the approval of the Theological College concerned and the Faculty of Humanities and Education, choose not more than a total of 12 credits from Level II and Level III courses from among those provided by the Faculty of Humanities and Education, but not normally listed as available for their BA (Theology).
16. The minimum performance for a PASS degree (without Honours) shall be that a student has passed 90 credits in a period of not more than twelve semesters.
17. (i) Students entering the degree programme of the BA (Theology) in accordance with Regulation 12 (i) above shall take at Level I of the degree programme 6 credits in Level I English Language Foundation courses.
(ii) Students may offer THEO 1010 Introduction to New Testament Greek in satisfaction of the Faculty’s foreign language requirement.
18. Students entering the degree programme of the BA (Theology) in accordance with Regulation 12 (i) above are permitted to complete the degree in a minimum of four semesters and a maximum of eight semesters. Such students shall be permitted to count towards the 90 credits required for the degree 30 credits of the courses which they have passed in the LTh programme. The 60 remaining credits shall be so selected that the aggregate of 90 credits satisfies Regulation 14 above.
19. Students who are allowed to transfer from the LTh to the BA Theology before completing the LTh may, on the recommendation of Faculty Board, be given
exemption and credit for up to 15 Level I credits already obtained in the LTh provided they have attained a minimum B+ level in the relevant course(s) and provided that it does not include any credits which they may have had to use to satisfy Normal Matriculation requirements.
20. A student entering the Degree Programme for the BA (Theology) in accordance with Regulation 12(i) above will be required to withdraw if after receiving a warning letter concerning his/her poor academic performance, the student’s GPA is less than 2.0 in
the following semester.
21. Students for the BA (Theology) who are holders of the LTh. are not permitted to offer for the degree any courses beyond Level I for which they have received accreditation in the LTh programme.
22. Notwithstanding Regulation 21, a candidate who, in accordance with Regulation 6, had completed more than the 60 credits required for the LTh shall be permitted to offer for the degree a total of 12 credits from Level II and/or Level III.
23. Students may complete the requirements for the BA (Theology) degree, as set out in Regulation 14 above, on a part-time basis. In such cases the relevant regulations of the Faculty of Humanities and Education will apply.
24. All other normal Faculty Requirements as specified in the regulations for the BA Degree must be met (also see the degree structure on p. 50 in the MAJORS AND SPECIALS section).