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 as indicated below:
- Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures
- New Testament
- Theology (systematic theology, historical theology, dogmatic theology)
- History of Christianity
- Another area of Theological Studies (such as theological ethics, philosophy of religion, comparative theology, apologetics, pastoral or practical theology, spirituality, linguistics, etc.). This additional foundational course will be decided by the student in consultation with an academic adviser, on the basis of his or her prospective area of masters studies, and special academic interest. Two additional courses will be taken (with TST course codes numbered in the 2000s and 3000s), in order that students can achieve degree-level expectations in depth of knowledge.
- Where students enter with some previous coursework in theological or religious studies, their academic adviser may waive a requirement in favour of a substitute course. Students in the certificate program are not permitted to take graduate-level courses (numbered in the 5000s and 6000s).