Curriculum & Grading
Courses of study, and their normal sequence:
Pastoral Theology and Orthodox Studies
Through the 2015-16 academic year the program duration is two years and consists of four (4) semesters of study and a Summer Residence experience for Pastoral Theology majors. Beginning with the 2016-17 academic year the program duration will be three years.
First Year Courses – Catechist Program
The one-year Catechist Program consists of a cadre of students and mentor/instructors that utilize the e-Classroom for their course to cover topics important for catechists to master in order to successfully prepare candidates for baptism, baptism sponsors, and those who will be wed in the Church. Topics include, but are not limited to: the Holy Scriptures, Theology of the Orthodox Church, Orthodox Cosmology and Anthropology, Orthodox Soteriology and Ecclesiology, History of the Church, the Liturgical Life of the Church, Comparative Theology, Orthodox Family Life, the Mystery of Baptism, the Mystery of Marriage, as well as other pertinent topics.
Students will be assigned the following grades upon completion of each course:
|Pass||Assigned Passing||Assigned Passing||Not included in GPA|
|Fail||Assigned Fail||Assigned Fail||Not included in GPA|