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Basic Diploma in Catholic Theology
The purpose of the Basic Diploma program at Sacred Heart Major Seminary is to provide students with a course of study in the area of the foundations of Catholic theology as well as communica- tions and basic ministry skills. This course of study constitutes a partial ful llment of the require- ments for archdiocesan certi cation of volunteers and professionals in ministry, and it may be used as a component of the Associate of Arts in Ministry (A.A.M.) degree or the Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) degree.
SHMS strives to instill in its Basic Diploma recipients an ability to:
Course of Study (27 credit hours)
|CLA 153||Rhetoric||3 cr|
|CLA 161||Introduction to Oral Communication||3 cr|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology (or) an introductory course in psychology)||3 cr|
|THE 123||Introduction to Catholic Faith||2 cr|
|THE 210||Introduction to Liturgy and Sacraments||2 cr|
|THE 219||Introduction to the Catholic Church||2 cr|
|THE 249||Introduction to Sacred Scripture||3 cr|
|THE 243||Introduction to Spirituality||2 cr|
|THE 274||Introduction to Moral Theology||2 cr|
|THE 310||Apologetics I*||3 cr|
|MNS 101||Theology of Ministry||2 cr|
*To be taken in student’s final year of the Basic Diploma in Catholic Theology program.
See a complete list of our Undergraduate Course Descriptions.
See our Bulletins for this and past academic years.
Admissions information for the Basic Diploma in Catholic Theology can be found on the Undergraduate Admissions page.