¶324.4(a) The Basic Graduate Theological Studies include at least three-semester hours (or quarter hour equivalent) each in the following areas: Old Testament, New Testament, theology, church history, mission of the church in the world, evangelism, worship/liturgy plus an additional six hours total covering United Methodist doctrine, history and polity (usually offered as three individual 2-hour classes or two 3-hour combined topic classes. Consult with the conference registrar for additional details or to confirm if a course meets the BGTS expectation.