Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology
Curriculum

For further program details and course descriptions, see the Undergraduate Catalogue »

General Approach 
Students pursuing the bachelor’s degree program choose one of two program options:

  1. Option I: An intense exploration of the interaction of faith and reason that is at the root of Catholic thought. This program is open to all students, but is mandatory for undergraduate seminarians, as stipulated by the Program for Priestly Formation, 5th edition (June 2005). 
  2. Option II: A particular concentration in a specific field of theology, such as systematic theology, sacred scripture, moral theology or spiritual theology.

All students must also fulfill the University and School of Theology Core Curriculum requirements, maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and complete 120 total credits along with the particular program option requirements of the bachelor’s degree.

Coursework

University Required Core

ENGL 1201/1202
Core English I and  II
6
CORE 1001
University Life
1
CORE 1101
The Journey of Transformation
3
CORE 2101
Christianity and Culture in Dialogue
3
  Total University Core Credits:
13



School of Theology Required Core

Aesthetics/Creativity  - 3 credits from the following
CAST 2011
Catholicism and Art
3
CAST 2015/
ENGL 3015
Catholicism and Literature
3

Or another course from the departments of English, Classical Studies, Art and Music, or elsewhere, chosen in consultation with the student’s academic adviser. 3

Humanities - 6 credits from the following:

HIST 1201/1202
Western Civilization I and II or
6
HIST 1301/1302
American History I and II
6
Language - 6 credits from the following:
GREK 2205/2206
Intermediate Greek I and II or
6
GREK 2207/2208
New Testament Greek I and II or
6
LATN 2101/2102
Intermediate Latin I and II
6
Philosophy - 6 credits from the following:
PLTL 3214
Philosophy of Person
3
PLTL 3416
Philosophy of God
3
PHIL 3950
Faith and Reason
3

Or other courses chosen in consultation with the student's academic adviser.

Rhetoric/Oral Communication - 3 credits
COST 1600
Oral Communication
3
Science and Math - 6 credits

One math course and one science course with lab/without lab chosen in consultation with the student’s academic adviser. 6
Social Sciences - 3 credits from the following:
PSYC 1101
Introduction to Psychology
3
SOCI 1101
Introduction to Sociology
3
ANTH 1202
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
3
POLS 1211
American Politics
3
  Total ICSST Core Credits:
33



Program Option I


Philosophical Theology - 30 credits
PLTL 1111
History of Philosophy I
3
PLTL 1112
History of Philosophy II
3
PLTL 1113
History of Philosophy III
3
PLTL 1242
Philosophical Logic
3
PLTL 2218
Philosophy of Being
3
PLTL 2223
Philosophy of Nature
3
PLTL 2241
Philosophical Ethics
3
PLTL 2243
Theory of Knowledge
3
PLTL 3214
Philosophy of Person
3
PLTL 3416
Philosophy of God
3
Foundational Theology - 15 credits
THEO 1102
The Bible:  Word of God and Book of the Church
3
THEO 1203
New Life in Christ:  Introduction to Roman Catholic Moral Theology
3
THEO 1404
Life of the Soul:  Introduction to Catholic Prayer and Spiritual Traditions
3
THEO 1501
To Know God:  Introduction to Roman Catholic Doctrine
3
THEO 1502
The Church's Saving Mysteries:  Introduction to Roman Catholic Liturgy and Sacraments
3
Advanced-Level Theology - 12 credits
  Under normal circumstances, students also choose four advanced-level theology courses in consultation with their academic adviser. 12
  Total Program Option I credits:
57




Program Option II

Foundational Theology - 15 credits
THEO 1102
The Bible:  Word of God and Book of the Church
3
THEO 1203
New Life in Christ:  Introduction to Roman Catholic Moral Theology
3
THEO 1404
Life of the Soul:  Introduction to Catholic Prayer and Spiritual Traditions
3
THEO 1501
To Know God:  Introduction to Roman Catholic Doctrine
3
THEO 1502
The Church's Saving Mysteries:  Introduction to Roman Catholic Liturgy and Sacraments
 
Advanced-Level Theology - 21 credits
 

Students are to choose seven courses (21 credits) from the following areas of Catholic Theology in consultation with their academic adviser.

Sacred Scripture
Moral Theology
Spiritual Theology
Systematic Theology

21
  Total Program Option II credits:
36

 

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