Overview

Degree awarded                           Bachelor
Duration                                       3 years

 

Course description

The Bachelor of Divinity (BD) programme in the Bishop Tucker School of Divinity and Theology (BTSDT) at Uganda Christian University (UCU) aims at preparing men and women for pastoral and academic ministries throug the knowledge and love of God based on the clear understanding of the Word of God.  Preparing faithful leaders who are called to seve God in both church ministry and public life sits at the core of the programme.  Thus, all the courses in the programme ground students with the biblical and theological skills in preaching, teaching, evangelism, and missions.  In addition, the BD programme also provides the students and staff a Christian fellowship, reflecting the values and priorities of teh Church of Jesus Christ, rather than those in a liberal and secular university.  

 

The BD programme also provides theological and foundational courses coded FS, which enable the students to be grounded with skills for holistic ministry.  It also emphasizes practical training through placement to enable students to develop practical skills in pastoral ministry.  Also, students complete a research project and placement report in their final year of study.  Thus, the BD programme focuses on training faithful leaders in Christian living, and equipping them to preach, evangelize, teach, care for, and pastor God's people in knowledge and love of God throughout the world.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Direct Entry 

Ugandan applicants


Applicants should hold at least an Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education (UACE) certificate with at least two principal passes, and must pass a faculty interview.

 

International applicants


Applicants must have qualifications that are recognized for University entry in their respective countries for a Bachelor of Divinity degree or equivalent.  All applicants must pass a faculty interview.

 

Diploma Entry 


The above scheme is available for holders of the Diploma in Theology.  All applicants must pass a faculty interview.

 

Mature Age Entry Scheme


Candidates may be admitted under the above scheme after passing a special mature age University examination.  All applicants must pass a faculty interview.

 

Program Description


The BD programme trains men and women for pastoral and academic ministry.  The programme also trains them in godly living, and equips them to preach, teach, evangelize, care for, and pastor God's people in the knowledge and love of God throughout the world.

 

 

Course Details

 Programme Load

The BD programme is a three-year, full-time day programme with six semesters of study.

 

Curriculum structure

The detailed curriculum structure for the BD programme is outlined in the table below showing the course code, course name, credit units (CU), and lecture hours (LH), and practical hours (PH) per semester.

 

Course Content

Year 1 Semester 1

           


No.

Code

Course Name

C/E

CU

LH

PH

1

DTH 1101

Christian Mission

C

3

30

30

2

DTH 1102

General Church History 

C

3

45

0

3

DTH 1103

Christian Worship I

C

3

30

30

4

FS 1104

Writing and Study Skills

C

3

30

30

4

DTH 1105

Introduction to the Old Testament

C

3

45

0

5

DTH 1106

African Traditional Religion and Islam

C

3

30

30

   

SUB-TOTAL

 

18

   

Year 1 Semester 2

           

1

DTHB 1201

Introduction to Systematic Theology

C

3

45

0

2

DTHB 1202

Pentateuch

C

3

45

0

3

DTHB 1203

Christianity in Africa

C

3

45

0

4

DTHB 1204

Pastoral Psychology and Pastoral Sociology

C

3

45

0

5

DTHB 1205

Introduction to the New Testament

C

3

45

0

6

FS 1102

Basic Computing

C

3

30

30

     

C

18

   

Year 2 Semester 1

           

1

DTHB 2101

Psalms and Wisdom Literature

C

3

45

0

2

DTHB 2204

Biblical Interpretation

C

3

30

30

3

DTHB 2102

African Christian Theology

C

3

45

0

4

DTHB 2104

Christian Worship II and Spirituality

C

3

30

30

5

FS 2101

Understanding Worldviews

C

3

45

0

6

DTHB 2107

Hebrew I

E

3

30

30

7 DTHB 2108

Greek I

E

3

30 30
   

SUB-TOTAL

 

18

   

Year 2 Semester 2

           

1

FS 2102

Understanding Ethics

C

3

45

0

2

DTHB 2202

Themes in Systematic Theology

C

3

45

0

3

DTHB 2203

Pastoral Care, Counseling, and Guidance

C

3

30

30

4

DTHB 2103

Homelitics/Evangelism and Christian Communication

C

3

30

30

5

DTHB 2206

Research Methods

C

3

30

30

6

DTHB 2207

Hebrew II

E

3

30

30

7

DTHB 2208

Greek II

E

3

0

0

   

SUB-TOTAL

 

21

   

Year 3 Semester 1

           

1

DTHB 3101

Christian Education:  Children, Youth, and Adult Ministries

C

3

30

30

2

DTHB 3102

History and Theology of Anglicanism

C

3

45

0

3

DTHB 3103

Old Testament Prophets

C

3

45

0

4

DTHB 3104

Church Management, Leadership, and Finance

C

3

30

0

5

DTHB 3105

Book Study:  Mark and John 

C

3

45

0

   

SUB-TOTAL

 

15

   

Year 3 Semester 2

           

1

DTHB 3201

Christianity in Uganda

C

3

30

30

2

DTHB 3202

NT Book Study:  Romans/Galatians or 1 Corinthians

C

3

33

24

3

FS 2104

Health and Wholeness

C

3

4

82

4

DTHB 3204

Research Project

E

3

45

0

5

DTHB 3205

Christian Stewardship, Entrepreneurship, and Development

E

3

30

30

6

DTHB 3207

Block Placement

E

3

39

12

   

SUB-TOTAL

 

18

   

 

 

 

Careers

 Career Opportunities

 

The main objective of the Bachelor of Divinity programme is to prpare students for ordained ministry. These include lay Christian leaders, young Christians directly from school, and clergy who want to upgrade their papers.