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Degree Requirements and Course Disbtribution

Degree Requirements and Course Distribution

Students earn 36-credits by participating in 12 courses according to the following rubric:

Biblical Studies: 2 courses (1 course in each Testament)

Systematic Theology: 3 courses (1 in each of 3 areas: God, Theological Anthropology, and Ecclesiology and Sacraments)

Historical Theology: 1 course

Christian Ethics: 3 courses

Interreligious Relations: 1 course

Electives: 2 courses

Full-time students will be taking two courses per term. Courses will be offered during Fall, Spring, and Summer I terms and will generally meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on the SJU campus. We expect, however, that some students will attend part time, taking one course per term. Courses will be offered in such a sequence that students will be able to finish their programs in the minimum possible time, no matter at which point in the sequence they matriculate. Students can complete their distributional requirements in 6 terms (2 years) by taking 2 courses per term in their first 6 terms. Students can also complete their distributional requirements in 12 terms (4 years) by taking 1 course per term.

TERM

SJU 1

SJU 2

Term 1 (Fall)

Bible (NT)

Interreligious Relations

Term 2 (Spring)

Systematics (God)

History

Term 3 (Summer I)

Systematics (Th Anthrop)

Christian Ethics

Term 4 (Fall)

Bible (OT)

Interreligious Relations

Term 5 (Spring)

Systematics (Eccl/Sacrm)

Christian Ethics

Term 6 (Summer I)

History

Christian Ethics

Term 7 (Fall)

Interreligious Relations

Bible (NT)

Term 8 (Spring)

History

Systematics (God)

Term 9 (Summer I)

Christian Ethics

Systematics (Eccl/Sacrm)

Term 10 (Fall)

Interreligious Relations

Bible (OT)

Term 11 (Spring)

Systematics (Th Anthrop)

Christian Ethics

Term 12 (Summer I)

History

Christian Ethics

Undergraduate Student Enrollment

Undergraduates who are juniors or seniors may participate in these graduate classes. They must have the permission of the department chair and will complete level-appropriate course requirements and assessments that differ from those assigned to graduate students. The percentage of undergraduate students in a graduate course will not exceed 30%. Undergraduates must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given in descending order to:

  • Undergraduate theology or religious studies majors
  • Undergraduate theology or religious studies double majors.
  • Undergraduate theology or religious studies minors.
  • Undergraduate honors students.
  • Students whose lab requirements or student teaching requirements make taking courses during the day difficult.