Pre-Theology

Pre-Theology Academic Program

Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology recognizes that candidates entering the process of priestly formation will have disparate backgrounds in philosophy and in religious studies. For students who do not have the required 36 hours of Philosophy and 12 hours of Religious Studies to begin the Master of Divinity Program, Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology sponsors a Pre-Theology Program.

The academic courses of the Pre-Theology Program are taught primarily by the faculty of Borromeo Seminary and are accredited by John Carroll University. However, the faculty of Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology directs the formation components.

Among the courses offered are the following:

RL 200 Old Testament Introduction

RL 205 New Testament Introduction

TH 300 The Catechism of the Catholic Church

TH 301  Documents of Vatican II

PAS 300 Ecclesiastical Latin

PAS 301 Pastoral Spanish

PL 101 Introduction to Philosophy

PL 240 17/18th Century European Philosophy

PL 246 19/20th Century Philosophy

PL 301 Introduction to Logic

PL 304 Philosophy of the Human Person

PL 308  Philosophy of God

PL 368 Ethical Theory

PL 387 Philosophy of Nature

PL 395  Metaphysics

PL 396  Theories of Knowledge