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HTOS has received approval from New York State Department of Education to change our Bachelor of Theology from a 5-year bachelor program to a 4-year bachelor program.  The revised program is scheduled to begin with the Fall 2016 semester.  For a full description, see our Bachelor of Theology page.

The four-year Bachelor of Theology features all of the same subjects as the five-year program.  Some courses have been condensed from four semesters to two semesters.  HTOS plans to offer advanced courses in those subjects in the near future, thereby distinguishing between a basic survey or overview of a subject, and deeper studies of key aspects or periods of a subject that especially pertain to pastoral preparation and theological education in the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia.