Pre-Seminary Program (Th.B)

Washington Reformed Seminary

The Pre-Seminary Program prepares students for further study in seminary or graduate school. The student is given opportunity to take advanced language courses usually required for entrance into seminary.

The Pastoral Ministries Program is designed for students who do not anticipate seminary or graduate work but view their preparation at RPS as the termination of formal studies. This program gives students exposure to many areas of pastoral ministry. A broad range of courses provide the basic preparation needed for pastoral ministry.

Program Requirements…Th. B requires satisfactory completion of 120 units as outline in the curriculum with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00. Th. B requires 200 hours of supervised field education of every Th. B student. The Th. B offers students the most vacational flexibility and is the focus of the our placement efforts. The curriculum may be completed in four years, although many students take five years due to family, church and job responsibility.

The time limitation for completion of Th. B degree is seven years. Courses taken more than seven years prior to the completion of this degree may be credited toward the degree only by specific faculty approval. Such approval may include instructions for re-examination or additional study.

FIELD EDUCATION
Students enrolled in the College for any degree program are required to participate in Christian service ministries for each academic semester specified in the program of study. Students are encouraged to choose a variety of ministries to obtain a broad background of experience and to discern the areas of their special capabilities. All candidates for degrees must meet these requirements to graduate;

The General Education Course…………….14 Credits
Department of Old Testament…………..24 Credits
Department of New Testament…………24 Credits
Department of Church History…………. 8 Credits
Department of Systematic Theology…..16 Credits
Department of Practical Theology…….12 Credits
General/ Elective……………………………………22 Credits
Total 120 Credits

CURRICULUM OF TH. B
First Year–Fall Semester
GE 300. Introduction to Philosophy. 2
OT 505. The Background of Bible 2
NT 505. The Gospel of Matthew. 2
ST 500. Introduction to Doctrine. 2
NT 503. the New Testament Introduction. 2
ST 501. The Doctrine of Scripture 2
CH 501. The Ancient Church. 2

Winter Session
General/ Elective……………………………………….4 Credits

First Year–Spring Semester
GE 301. Christian Philosophy. 2
GE 302. English Bible Survey. 2
OT 506. Genesis. 2
AE 609. Ten Commandments 2
PTE 503. History of World Mission. 2
NT 620. The Life of Christ. 2
OT 504. the Old Testament Introduction. 2

Summer Session
General/ Elective……………………………………….4 Credits
Second Year–Fall Semester
NT 401. Beginning of Greek. 2
GE 303. English Writing Skills. 2
GE 305. General Music Theory. 2
OT 507. Exodus. 2
PT 611. Teaching the Bible(���汳����). 2
ST 502. Trinitarianism. 2
CH 501. The Ancient Church. 2

Winter Session
General/ Elective……………………………………….4 Credits

Second Year–Spring Semester
OT 401. Basic Hebrew Grimmer. 2
PE 304. Christian Ethics. 2
GE 306. Church Music 2
OT 508. Exegesis of Leviticus. 2
NT 506. The Gospel of Mark. 2
AE 500. Introduction to Apologetics 2
ST 612. The Westminster Confession. 2

Summer Session
General/ Elective……………………………………….4 Credits

Third Year–Fall Semester
OT 512. Major Prophetic Books 2
OT 513. The Book of Isaiah 2
NT 507. The Gospel of Luke. 2
NT 508. The Fourth Gospel. 2
PT 613. Educational Ministry of S. S. 2
AE 608. New Testament Ethics 2
ST 501. The Doctrine of Scripture 2

Winter Session
General/ Elective……………………………………….4 Credits

Third Year–Spring Semester
OT 516. The Minor prophet Books I. 2
NT 509. The Acts 2
NT 511. The Epistles of Romans 2
PTC 502. Introduction to Psychology. 2
CH 609. The Major Sects of the Korea. 2
NT 626. The Kingdom of God. 2
PT 612. Introduction to Education. 2

Summer Session
General/ Elective……………………………………….4 Credits

Fourth Year–Fall Semester
NT 512 The Epistle of Corinthians. 2
NT 513. The Epistle to the Galatians. 2
OT 514. The Book of Ezekiel, Daniel. 2
OT 517. The Minor prophet Books II. 2
PTC 500. Introduction to Counseling. 2
CH 502. The Medieval Church. 2
ST 504. Christology. 2

Winter Session
General/ Elective……………………………………….4 Credits

Fourth Year–Spring Semester
OT 515. Jeremiah-Lamentations. 2
OT 618. Holy Land Studies. 2
NT 514. Prison Epistles. 2
NT 515. The Pastoral Epistles. 2
NT 622. New Testament History. 2
CH 504. The Church in the Modern Age. 2
ST 509. The Doctrine of Eschatology. 2

Th.B Total Credits 120