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AssocDegChThPr Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice

The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice course is an undergraduate award that provides an opportunity to undertake some theological study with special focus on Christian Thought (including Biblical Studies, Theology, and Humanities in the Christian Tradition) or on Christian Practice (including Christian Life and Ministry). The special focus is achieved by completing a major in the area of interest.

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  • Duration4 Semesters full-time or 12 semesters part-time
  • Structure16 bachelor level units (144 credit points)
  • Fees$1500 per unit
  • Entry RequirementsCompletion of Year 12 with an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 65, or its equivalent; or Mature Age and Special Entry Admissions for those who have reached the age of 21; or Articulation from other Sydney College of Divinity programs
  • English ProficiencyApplicants whose entry qualifications were obtained in an institution where English is not the language of instruction normally require a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in all bands of the test. A student can be admitted provisionally into the AssocDegChThPr when they have an IELTS result of 6.0 overall with no score less than 6.0 in all bands of the test.

The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice is an AQF Level 6 Award. It is
- fully accredited through the Sydney College of Divinity (SCD)
- qualifies for Austudy and FEE-HELP assistance
- available to overseas students
- available online 

Booth College offers a trimester system dividing the academic year into three ten-week terms. The semester dates in 2017 are
Semester 1: Week 1 starts 6 February, week 10 ends 14 April 
Semester 2: Week 1 starts 15 May, week 10 ends 28 July (mid semester one-week break starts 3 July) 
Semester 3: Week 1 starts 28 August, week 10 ends 3 November

The Salvation Army personnel may be eligible for finanacial assistance through the Course Assistance Board (CAB). Interested applicants should submit a signed CAB Form to All submitted CAB forms must be signed by the line manager/division to demonstrate the support of the applicant's department/corps/division. 

Applications for the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice is made to the Registrar. The Registrar can be contacted on +61 02 9502 0469 and by email at

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Semester 1

  • B7120 Introduction to Old Testament

  • B7254 Synoptic Gospels

  • H7100 Introduction to the Study of Christian History

  • L7320 Preaching and Context

  • M7100 Introduction to Mission

  • P7261 Principles of Pastoral Leadership

  • T7287 Wesleyan Theology

  • T7386 Reformation Theology

Semester 2

  • A7101 Critical Thinking and Writing

  • B7368 Johannine Literature

  • L7100 Introduction to Christian Worship

  • L7220 Introduction to Preaching

  • M7109Isl Introduction to Islam

  • M7295 Studies in Social Ministry

  • M7372 Mission and Justice

  • P7101 Introduction to Pastoral Theology & Ministry

  • P7272 Pastoral Ministry in Context

  • T7337 Christian Anthropology and Grace

Semester 3

  • B7130 Introduction to New Testament

  • B7214 Pentateuch

  • M7285 Introduction to Cross-Cultural Mission

  • P7210 Children's Ministry

  • P7282 Supervised Ministry 1 (Church)

  • T7105 Introduction to Christian Doctrines

  • T7231 The Person and Work of Christ

  • T7338 Doctrine of Sanctification

The Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice is both a stand-alone award and a nested award in the Bachelor of Theology (BTh) and Bachelor of Ministry (BMin).

As a result it articulates directly into the Bachelor of Theology or Bachelor of Ministry. Upon completion of the AssocDegChThPr, students may choose to continue on and have the 16 subjects count as the first two years of the BTh or BMin programs. On completion of the BTh or BMin the student would surrender their Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice. The exception would be if there was no credit granted into the BTh or BMin for the units in the Associate Degree of Christian Thought and Practice.

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