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Certificate of Distinction in Theology

The Certificate of Distinction in Theology acknowledges the achievement of students who exhibit a mastery of coursework in theology in preparation for graduate study by maintaining a GPA of 3.5 or better in 24 units of upper-division work in theology, church history, and the history of philosophy.

To receive the Certificate of Distinction in Theology, students must complete 24 units from the list below with a grade-point average of 3.5 or better:

Certificate of Distinction in Theology24 units
Required Senior Seminar3 units
THEO 496
Senior Seminar: Theology and Social Issues*
3
Additional Units12 units
Complete 12 additional units of 400-level coursework in theology, church history, or 300-level history of philosophy.
Required Emphasis9 units
Complete nine units (not yet used above) from one of three emphases:
Church History Emphasis
Choose three 400-level church history seminar courses.
Systematic Theology Emphasis
Choose three of the following courses:
THEO 420
Christian Apologetics
3
THEO 423
Seminar in Church History
3
THEO 424
The Formation of Early Christianity
3
THEO 425
American Christianity
3
THEO 427
The History of Pentecostalism
3
THEO 428
Global Christianity
3
THEO 440
The Theology of John Wesley
3
THEO 454
Christian Traditions
3
THEO 480
Theologies of Liberation
3
THEO 495
Topics in Systematic Theology
3
THEO 497
Readings
1–4
History of Philosophy Emphasis
Choose three of the following courses:
PHIL 315
History of Ancient Philosophy
3
PHIL 316
Medieval Philosophy
3
PHIL 320
History of Early Modern Philosophy
3
PHIL 325
History of 19th and 20th Century Philosophy (formerly Contemporary Philosophy)
3

*Meets a General Education Core (or elective) requirement.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.