Areas of Concentration
5 Possible Areas
The concentration in Biblical Studies involves 15 credit hours in Biblical Studies, 6 credits in History of Christianity, and 9 credits total in at least two other areas. In place of electives, Biblical Studies students will take 9 credit hours in one ancient language (Greek, Hebrew, or Latin), and 9 credit hours in another ancient language. There is no ancient language exam for the BS concentration.
History of Christianity
The concentration in History of Christianity involves 15 credit hours in History of Christianity (with the possibility of 3 to be taken outside the department), 6 in Biblical Studies, 6 in Systematic Theology, 3 in Moral Theology, 3 in Liturgical Studies and 6 devoted to the study of ancient languages. Nine credit hours will be electives, to be distributed according to the interests of the students, and may include courses outside the Department of Theology (i.e., Philosophy, Medieval Institute, History, Art History, etc.), with the prior approval of the area advisor for the History of Christianity concentration and the MTS Director.
The concentration in Systematic Theology will consist of 15 credit hours in Systematic Theology, 6 credits in Biblical Studies, 6 in History of Christianity, 6 in Moral Theology, 6 in Liturgical Studies, and 9 in electives, including 3 credit hours in Judaism.
The concentration in Moral Theology will involve 15 credit hours in Moral Theology, 9 credits in a second area, 6 credits in a third area, 6 credits in a fourth area, 3 credits in a fifth area, and 9 credits of electives.
The concentration in Liturgical Studies will involve 15 credit hours in Liturgical Studies, 6 credits in Biblical Studies, 6 credits in History of Christianity, 6 credits in Systematic Theology, 3 credits in Moral Theology, and 6 credits in one ancient language (Latin or Greek), and 6 credits in electives.