Newman Theological College
Bachelor of Theology Program Outline

Please see the Course Offerings to view the courses being offered in the next term.

B.Th. Admission Requirements

The B.Th. Is awarded upon completion of 90 credits including:

  • 63 core credits
  • 6 philosophy credits
  • 21 elective credits.


* courses must be taken in the First Year of Studies

** Students who take SCR 154 cannot take SCR 151 and/or SCR 152 for credit.

Lay Formation THEO 020


(6 Credits)

FND 100 Early Church History
FND 101 Medieval Church History 
FND 102 Modern Church History


(18 Credits)

SCR 100 Introduction to Sacred Scripture and their Interpretation*

Plus 5 of:

SCR 131 Psalms and Wisdom Literature
SCR 132 The Prophets
SCR 151 Matthew and Mark**
SCR 152 Luke-Acts**

SCR 154 Synoptic Gospels**
SCR 155 Pauline Literature
SCR 156 Johannine Literature
SCR 163 The Pentateuch and Historical Books


(24 Credits)

SYT 100 Introduction to Theology*
SYT 108 The Theology of Revelation
SYT 110 Liturgical Theology
SYT 114 Introduction to the Sacraments and Christian Initiation
SYT 184 Christology*
SYT 185 Theology of God
SYT 187 Theological Anthropology
SYT 188 Ecclesiology



(21 Credits)

MPS 100 Introduction to Pastoral Theology*
MPS 120 Introduction to Moral Theology
MPS 122 The Social Teaching of the Church
MPS 130 Theology of Ministry
MPS 139 Theological Field Education (6 Credits)
MPS 170 Introduction to Spiritual Theology


(6 Credits)

PHIL 200 Introduction to Philosophy*
PHIL Elective

THEO 020 Lay Formation Non-Credit

A process of spiritual, human and pastoral formation for all lay students. This process facilitates growth in human maturity, spiritual development, health and wellness, personal integrity and professional development. It recognizes the interrelatedness in life of theological education, human maturing, and the universal call to holiness. It will draw from Scripture, the rich spiritual traditions of the Church and from the social sciences.

Full-time and part-time in the B.Th. are required to participate in Lay Formation for six semesters



(21 Credits)

FND 200 Patristic Theology
FND 203 Medieval Theology
FND 207 Eastern Christianity
FND 208 Anglican Tradition
FND 213 Protestant Theology
FND 214 Theology and Culture
FND 216 The Church in Canada
FND 230 Christianity and World Religions
FND 245 Special Topics

SCR 220 The Old Testament
SCR 225 The World of the New Testament
SCR 226 The Book of Acts and Other New Testament Writings
SCR 230 The New Testament
SCR 245 Selected Topics
SCR 256 The Bible and Women

SYT 200 Understanding Catholicism
SYT 212 Reconciliation and the Pastoral Care of the Sick & Dying
SYT 243 The Holy Eucharist
SYT 245 Selected Topics
SYT 250 The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
SYT 255 Contemporary Issues in Christology and Theology of God
SYT 257 Ecumenism
SYT 260 Key Theologians: Hans Urs Von Balthasar
SYT 261 Key Theologians: Karl Rahner
SYT 290 God & Humanity in Film


MPS 220 Intercultural Competence in Ministry
MPS 225 Bioethics - Moral Issues from the Life Sciences
MPS 229 Married Love & Sexuality in the
Christian Tradition

MPS 233 Practice of Ministry
MPS 235 Introduction to Church Law
MPS 236 Ministry Among the Suffering
MPS 240 Christian Religious Education
MPS 245 Selected Topics
MPS 266 Marriage: Canonical Issues
MPS 269 Classic Christian Spiritualities
MPS 274 The Concept of Christian Faith
MPS 275 Spiritual Direction
MPS 279 Contemporary Spiritualties
MPS 280 The Practice of Christian Ritual
MPS 281 Theology and Practice of Preaching
MPS 282 Ritual in the Anglican Tradition
MPS 283 Preaching in the Anglican Tradition
MPS 284 Theology and Spirituality of Icons
MPS 286 Introduction to Pastoral Counselling

PHIL 201 Logic
PHIL 238 Aesthetics
PHIL 239 Ethics
PHIL 240 Philosophy of Person
PHIL 241 Philosophy of Nature
PHIL 242 Religious Issues in Philosophy
PHIL 243 Metaphysics
PHIL 244 Epistemology
PHIL 245 Ancient Philosophy
PHIL 246 Medieval Philosophy
PHIL 247 Modern Philosophy
PHIL 248 Contemporary Philosophy
PHIL 249 Special Questions in Philosophy
PHIL 250 Contemporary Catholic Philosophy