Biblical Theology Certificate Programs

Why get a certificate?
Certificates are a widely respected credential offered by many colleges and universities to those who want to acquire a new body of knowledge. Most certificate students already have a bachelor’s degree, while some do not. Some students use it to test the water in order to determine whether they will pursue a Masters degree in Biblical Theology— the Certificates cover the prerequisite requirements for the Masters in Biblical Theology, while the post-baccalaureate Graduate Certificate credits may be applied towards the Masters program. Interested students should register for the certificate program as soon as possible. Courses may be completed in the classroom or through our online program.

The Certificate programs meet our high academic standards. The Certificate documents the student's completion of the rigorous and focused program of study. The Certificates are composed of undergraduate level coursework, while the post-baccalaureate Graduate Certificate programs require a minimum of 27 units of graduate level academic credit.

What Certificate Options do you offer? We offer two types.

  1. Certificate is ideal for the inquisitive life long learner and documents the student's success. It has no prerequisites.
  2. Graduate Certificate provides access to our top-notch graduate courses for the serious learner and documents his/her accomplishments. It has prerequisites, usually a bachelor's degree in the field or the above Certificates.

The Certificates available are listed below.

How does it work? The process is simple. You complete the Certificate program application, pay your tuition fees and show up for class—either in-person or online. Let us know which you prefer. You can choose to do both at no additional expense.

How much does it cost? Please see detailed information on tuition and fees here.

An admissions counselor is available to help you through the process. Please contact Jackie Wakelin by email or at (858) 653-6740, ext. 1112.

I. Certificate of Philosophy

  1. Logic
  2. Philosophy of Nature
  3. Philosophy of Man
  4. Epistemology
  5. Philosophy of God (formerly Metaphysics and Natural Theology)

II. Certificate in Catholic Theology

  1. Introduction to Scripture I
  2. Introduction to Scripture II
  3. Fundamentals of Catholicism
  4. Sacraments, Liturgy, and Prayer
  5. Early Church Fathers or Moral Theology & Ethics

III. Graduate Certificate in New Testament (27 credits)

  1. Biblical Hermeneutics
  2. Fundamental Theology
  3. Synoptic Gospels
  4. Johannine Literature
  5. Pauline Epistles
  6. Catholic Epistles and Hebrews
  7. Apocalyptic Literature
  8. Greek I
  9. Greek II

IV. Graduate Certificate in Old Testament (27 credits)

  1. Biblical Hermeneutics
  2. Fundamental Theology
  3. Historical Books of the Old Testament
  4. Pentateuch
  5. Prophets
  6. Psalms and Wisdom Literature
  7. Apocalyptic Literature
  8. Hebrew I
  9. Hebrew II

V. Graduate Certificate in Catholic Theology (27 credits)

  1. Fundamental Theology
  2. Trinity and the Divine Economy
  3. Christology and Soteriology
  4. Ecclesiology and Eschatology
  5. Liturgical Theology
  6. Moral Theology
  7. Contemporary Theological Debate
  8. Elective I
  9. Elective II