Awarded conjointly by Regis College and the University of Toronto
The Conjoint Certificate in Theological Studies (Post-Baccalaureate) is intended to provide university graduates with a general university-level foundation in Christian studies. It may provide academic background for those interested in applying to the MA programs.

 

Goals

  • The Conjoint Certificate in Theological Studies (Post-Baccalaureate) functions to introduce university graduates to a new academic discipline and corresponds to the introductory level of a second-entry program. The conjoint Certificate can be earned through coursework alone, and is intended to be flexible and accessible to students in full-time employment.

Admission Requirements

  • Fulfill minimum requirements for all basic programs.
  • Two semester courses in philosophy; candidates without a sufficient philosophy background may address this requirement in the course of their program.
  • Two referee evaluation forms.
  • A self-evaluation form.
  • An admission interview.

Program Outline & Requirements

The Conjoint Certificate in Theological Studies (Post-Baccalaureate), one-year, seven-credit courses in Christian studies, can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. The certificate must be completed within four academic years of first registration. Full-time students (taking five 0.5 FCE courses a semester) will be able to complete all requirements within two semesters. Students are required to take a minimum of 1 course (0.5 FCE) each Fall and Winter semester, and be registered in consecutive academic years until completion, with the exception of approved Leaves of Absence. All students are required to maintain an electronic portfolio that documents their progress through their programs. See below for specific requirements. Please note that students in the certificate program are not permitted to take graduate-level (TST 5000s and 6000-level courses).

Specific Requirements

This Certificate program requires seven courses (7 X 0.5 FCE) in Christian studies. 

 

  • Five (5) foundational (1000-level) courses from among the historic sub-disciplines of theological studies:
    • Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures
    • New Testament
    • Theology (systematic theology, historical theology, dogmatic theology)
    • History of Christianity
    • Additional foundational course: in another area of Theological Studies (such as theological ethics, philosophy of religion, comparative theology, apologetics, pastoral or practical theology, spirituality, linguistics, etc.)-to be decided by the student in consultation with an academic adviser, on the basis of his or her prospective area of MA studies, and special academic interest.
  • Two (2) advanced level courses (TST 2000 and 3000-level courses)

 

Graduation Requirements

  • A passing grade of B- or better in each of 20 course units, including a pass in the synthesis paper.
  • An overall course average of B-.