Bachelor's of Theology Program

Bachelor of Theology (90 Credits)

The Bachelor of Theology degree from IBQ in partnership with Laval University allows students to have a deeper understanding of Scripture and theology for a better anchoring of their own faith and approach to ministry:

  • Bible and theology courses for a better knowledge of the Bible and God;
  • History courses to better appreciate the origin and depth of different dogmas and to avoid the same mistakes of the past;
  • Ethics courses to better understand today's society for an appropriate and contextualized ministerial approach;
  • Counselling and practical theology courses for the development of ministerial competencies;
  • Internships supervised by qualified mentor-practitioners for on-the-job learning;
  • Courses on Pentecostal origins and distinctives for better self-understanding and experience and to articulate it clearly to others

This training can lead to different professions (in the ecclesiastical or public world) such as pastor, missionary, evangelist, chaplain, pastoral animator, community worker, and others. Following this program, the student can also apply for a Master's degree.

This program of study meets the academic requirements for a "Licensed Minister" credential to be a minister in the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC), the largest family of evangelical churches in Canada. Please note that graduation does not automatically result in the activation of a credential, as this is a separate process. A student who does not wish to have a letter of credential can still enroll in this program.

*The bachelor of Theology is only available in partnership with the University Laval. English students choosing to study through IBQ only (without University Laval) can enroll in the Diploma of Theology program instead, which contains the same amount of credits and almost the same list of courses than the bachelor’s program as described here (with a few variations).

This program, if taken in English exclusively, is only available on a part-time basis; also some of the courses must be completed online while others are only available onsite in the Montreal area.

Core Courses (75 Credits)

  • THL-1041 Introduction to University Studies in Theology (1 credit) THL-1000 Introduction to Theological Studies (3 credits)
  • THL-1010 Synoptic Gospels (3 credits)
  • THL-1002 Christian and Pastoral Ethics (3 credits)
  • THL-1009 Pneumatology (Christian Spiritualities) - 3 credits
  • THL-1004 The Universe of the Bible (3 credits)
  • HST-1904 History of Christianity I (Christianity in Antiquity and the High Middle Ages) - 3 credits
  • THL-1005 Pentateuch (The First Books of the Bible) - 3 credits
  • THL-1008 Hermeneutics (Revelation and Theology) - 3 credits
  • THL-1007 Trinity God (3 credits)
  • THL-2000 Pauline Literature (3 credits)
  • THL-2015 Jesus the Christ: Christology (3 credits)
  • THL-2002 New Testament and Early Christian Literature (3 credits)
  • THL-2103 Faith, Hope, Charity (3 credits)
  • HST-2903 History of Christianity II (Christianity in the Second Millennium) 3 credits
  • THL-2003 Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature (3 credits)
  • THL-2013 History of Pentecostalism (Interpretation of Magisterial Texts) - 2 credits
  • THL-2014 The Church and Leadership Principles (The Church) - 3 credits
  • THL-2007 Soteriology (The Sacraments of Salvation) - 3 credits
  • THL-2203 Gospel of John and Johannine Literature (3 credits)
  • THL-2008 Canadian Contemporary Society and Evangelism (Social and Political Ethics) - 3 credits
  • THL-3010 End of Bachelor Seminar (Internship) - 3 credits
  • (rule 1) SCR-1000 Introduction to the Study of Religion (3 credits)
  • (rule 2) PST-1002 Pastoral Theology (Introduction to Pastoral Intervention) - 3 credits
  • (rule 2) PST-1020 Communication and Homiletics in the Church (Issues of Communication in the Church) - 3 credits
  • (rule 2) PST-2000 Ministerial Internship (Supervision of Pastoral Activities) - 3 credits

Language Courses (3 Credits)

Students must take a language course with Laval University (rule 1). If the preliminary test is not passed, they will have to take the ANL-2020 or ESG-2010 directly with Laval University. If the test is passed, the student can then take one of the following two Bible language courses at IBQ:

  • GRC-1000 Biblical Greek (Introduction to Ancient Greek I) - 3 credits
  • LOA-2010 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (3 credits)

Counselling Course (3 Credits)

One counselling course among those two (rule 2):

  • PST-2102 Counselling and the Search for Meaning (3 credits)
  • PST-2100 Intervention Techniques in Counselling (Methods in Pastoral Intervention) - 3 credits

Elective Courses (9 Credits)

  • GRC-1000 Biblical Greek (Introduction to Ancient Greek I) - 3 credits
  • LOA-2010 Introduction to Biblical Hebrew (3 credits)
  • PHI-3200 Apologetics: Faith, Reason, Truth (3 credits)

These three courses are offered at the IBQ and may be used as elective courses (rule 3). Students may also take a course in another field of their choice with Université Laval, or with another university with the agreement of the IBQ and UL. The course must not bear the codes THL, PST, CAT, SCR and must not be a remedial course in French or English below ANL-2020. According to IBQ policies, students must ensure that they take at least one biblical language course in their bachelor's degree.

*A student in difficulty may be required to take this course which would be non-contributory to the 90 credits of the program :

  • THL-1514 Argumentation and Writing Essays in Theology (3 credits)