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COLLEGE OF THEOLOGY

The Bachelor of Arts in Theology program officially started when the North Philippine Union Mission (now North Philippine Union Conference) committee of the Seventh-day Adventist Church acted on the recommendation of the Far Eastern Division (now Southern Asia-Pacific Division) in 1935 to add the Bachelor of Theology program to the other courses. The program prepares primarily young men and women who are called to enter professionalized work in the gospel ministry.

The program was later enhanced and named Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy of Religion. With the enhancement, the degree was recognized both by the government and the church, providing graduates a wider possibility of employment even outside the denomination.

The revision of the program in 1999 paved the way to the birth of a more professionalized program – the Bachelor of Arts in Theology. Bachelor of Arts in Theology became the required degree of ministerial employment in the North Philippine Union Conference. Meanwhile the Bachelor of Arts in the History and Philosophy of Religion catered to the needs of foreign ministerial students.

The program is currently evaluated by four accrediting agencies: the Adventist Accrediting Agency (AAA), the Association of Theological Education in South East Asia (ATESEA), the Philippine Association of the College and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA), and the Federation of Accrediting Agencies of the Philippines (FAAP).

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