Bachelor of Theology

Pursue your Bachelor of Theology degree within the worshipping community of The Presbyterian College and be transformed through studies and friendship.

The Bachelor of Theology is an undergraduate degree program that provides broad instruction in the history, theology, and cultural traditions of Christianity. This program equips students for critical thinking, encourages the development of personal faith, and supports your understanding and respect for those of other religious traditions.

The BTh is a degree program at McGill University, but you register for the program through The Presbyterian College. This means you pay your tuition fees through the College and participate in the community/worship life of the College. You will have all of the advantages of studying at a premier North American University, and also the support of the Christian community and friendship as you pursue your degree. International students registering through the College pay tuition fees that are in line with those paid by Canadian students.

Program Snapshot

  • McGill University undergraduate degree program
  • Registration through The Presbyterian College
  • 4-year program based on full-time study (3 years for CEGEP students)
  • Minor Concentrations possible in: Social Entrepreneurship, Psychology, Music, or others
  • Very competitive tuition fees.
  • Academic Admission Requirement: High School Diploma


Over the course of this program, you will take such courses as:

  • Bible and Western Culture
  • Religion, Politics, and Society
  • Jesus of Nazareth
  • The literature of Ancient Israel
  • Theology of Disability

For more information about this program, and to receive a copy of our reflections on Thriving and Growing through studies, complete this form:

Academic life

Studying at The Presbyterian College means studying alongside students in other programs in the School of Religious Studies at McGill University. It is a dynamic and rich opportunity to learn from those of other faith traditions; it means learning to articulate your Christian faith and hope through conversation with others. The program is intellectually stimulating, developing your familiarity with the theological, historical, Biblical, and cultural dimensions of Christian faith and life. Professors are of the highest caliber, seeking the best for students both intellectually and in their formation for ministry.

A Worshipping and Praying Community

Theological study is about meaningful intellectual engagement. But growth within our spiritual lives is also vital to our formation for service. Studying through The Presbyterian College means being part of a warm community that prays together, offers praise together, and shares in meals together. Be transformed and equipped through life together as the Body of Christ. Learn more about our community life here.

After your BTh is Completed?

The Bachelor of Theology degree through McGill/The Presbyterian College, provides a solid intellectual and academic foundation from which to pursue further, advanced studies in Theology. This might mean a Master of Divinity degree (a professional, ministry program) or a Master of Theology program (an academic program). Students in this program may also go on to further studies and professional lives in Social Work, NGO Administration, Journalism, Teaching, or other fields.

We would love to talk with you more about this program and the opportunities of study through McGill University/The Presbyterian College.

Dual Application

As a combined program of McGill University and The Presbyterian College, there are two applications to complete—one application to the College (Master of Divinity program) and one application to the University (registering in the BTh program of that institution for the purposes of the MDiv). Of course, we are available to support you in this application process and answer any questions you might have.

There is no application fee for the BTh application to the College (there is a fee to submit the subsequent application to the university). See here for the college application.

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In partnership with the Montreal School of Theology, McGill University, and the Institut de Théologie pour la Francophonie.

Core Programs

Bachelor of Theology Master of Divinity Master of Sacred Theology Maitrise en Étude Théologique Open Online Courses