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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.

2015-16 Program of Studies 
2016-17 Program of Studies

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.

Grading

Students will be assigned the following grades upon completion of each course:

SIGNIFICANCE
SCORE
LETTER GRADE
GRADE POINT
Superior 97-100 A+ (Honors) 4.0
Excellent 90-96 A 4.0
Very Good 87-89 A- 3.7
Good 80-86 B 3.0
Above Average 77-79 B- 2.7
Passing 70-76 C 2.0
Below Average 67-69 C- 1.7
Poor 60-66 D 1.0
Failing Below 60 F 0.0
Pass Assigned Passing Assigned Passing Not included in GPA
Fail Assigned Fail Assigned Fail Not included in GPA