CERTIFICATE OF CHRISTIAN STUDIES
The Certificate of Christian Studies offers students an opportunity to complete a personalized, short-term non-degree program to meet a wide range of goals, from training for a specific church or parachurch ministry to personal and spiritual enrichment.
24 QUARTER UNITS
This certificate can be designed as a sampling of master's-level courses from the Schools of Theology, Psychology, or Intercultural Studies. The program can help students assess the possibility of pursuing a seminary degree.
Students in this program include anyone interested in being better prepared theologically.
The Certificate of Christian Studies can be earned in as little as two quarters. However, many students pursue the program on a part-time basis and thereby extend their study over a longer period of time. In addition to the ten-week daytime schedule, campus courses are also offered in the evenings and as intensives, allowing for even more flexibility.
Any lay person will be better prepared and able to serve in their church, youth group, or small group.
Classes taken for this certificate can be used toward a master's degree.
The complete Certificate of Christian Studies can be earned in Pasadena, Houston, Irvine, Menlo Park, Phoenix, or Seattle.
Students may take all six courses through Distributed Learning.
CURRICULUM (24 UNITS)
FOCUS AREA (16 UNITS)
Choose any four 4-unit courses from the School of Theology
GENERAL ELECTIVES (8 UNITS)
Choose any two 4-unit courses from the School of Theology, School of Psychology, or School of Intercultural Studies