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PROGRAMS OF STUDY

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
(CIP 38.0203)
The Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theological Studies degree is designed specifically for those students who have earned at least 60 credit hours at another college or university and wish to transfer to Saint Joseph Seminary College.

SPECIAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. A student who enters the curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and the Liberal Arts at Saint Joseph Seminary College would not, at any time, become eligible to enter the program leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Theological Studies.
  2. Students will be eligible for this program if they have completed 60 or more credit hours of transferable higher education credit.
  3. Students who enter this program already having B.A. or B.S. may earn this B.A. as well.
  4. Twenty-seven (27) of the 60 hours must include hours within the following parameters: 6-9 credit hours in English composition or equivalent, 3-9 credit hours in science, 3-6 credit hours in math, 3-9 credit hours literature, 3-9 credit hours in history, and 2-6 credit hours in fine arts.
  5. Students must have maintained a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.
  6. Students who enter this program already having earned a B.A. or B.S. may earn this B.A. as well.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

  1. One hundred twenty-six (126) credit hours, which must include a minimum of 33 credit hours in philosophy, 18 credit hours in theology, 6 credit hours in English composition, 6 credit hours in a foreign language, 3 credit hours in history, 3 credit hours in literature, 2 credit hours in the fine arts, 3 credit hours in the natural sciences, and 3 credit hours in mathematics. These required hours are fulfilled by the courses specified below, or by those approved by the Academic Dean.
  2. Forty-five (45) of the credit hours must be from upper-division courses.
  3. Ordinarily, the last 30 credit hours must be in residence at Saint Joseph Seminary College.
  4. Students who enter this program already having earned a B.A. or B.S. must complete 60 credit hours beyond that degree.
  5. The foreign language requirement is to be satisfied by the study of Latin. By exception, the Academic Dean may substitute another foreign language.
  6. In accord with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' Program of Priestly Formation, the Philosophy requirements are to include the study of the history of philosophy, logic, epistemology, philosophy of nature, metaphysics, natural theology, philosophical anthropology, and ethics.
  7. Maintenance of a cumulative C average in the courses applicable toward the degree and in Philosophy courses.
  8. Payment of the graduation fee and presence at the graduation exercises are required of all who receive a degree.
COURSE OF STUDY
 
FIRST YEAR
   FALL SEMESTER CREDIT
      LAT 1311 Basic Latin I 3
      PHI 3311 Introduction to Philosophy and Philosophical Research 3
      PHI 3321 Logic 3
      PHI 3331 Ancient Philosophy 3
      THE 4391 Catholic Profession of Faith 3
   Total Semester Credit: 15
 
   SPRING SEMESTER
      LAT 1312 Basic Latin II 3
      PHI 3312 Medieval Philosophy 3
      PHI 3322 Metaphysics 3
      THE 4392 Celebrating the Christian Life 3
         Elective or Language 3
   Total Semester Credit: 15
 
SECOND YEAR
   FALL SEMESTER
      THE 2311 Old Testament 3
      PHI 3341 Ethics 3
      PHI 4311 Modern Philosophy 3
      PHI 4321 Epistemology 3
      THE 3312 Life in Christ 3
         Elective or Language 3
   Total Semester Credit: 18
 
   SPRING SEMESTER
      PHI 4312 Contemporary Philosophy 3
      PHI 4322 Philosophical Anthropology 3
      PHI 4332 Natural Theology 3
      THE 2312 New Testament 3
      THE 4312 Fundamental Theology 3
         Elective or Language 3
   Total Semester Credit: 18
 
Total Credit Hours: 60 transfer + 66 = 126