A total of eight 3-credit courses is required, including Foundations for Ministry. Courses may be taken at other GTU schools as well as CDSP. The certificate program will normally include at least one course in each of the core areas listed above. Transfer credit for up to four semester courses (or the quarter-system equivalent) completed while enrolled as a student at another accredited theological institution may be approved. A minimum of one semester of study in residence (or part-time equivalent) is required. “In residence” is defined as being on campus regularly to participate in class sessions as well as worship, seminary meals, and other community activities.
January Intersession: Students may petition the faculty through their advisor to count courses taken in January toward the 8-course requirement for the CAS. CAS students are not required to take January courses.
Summer Coursework: Students may count courses taken at CDSP during the Summer Intensive toward the 8-course requirement for the CAS, and students may petition the faculty through their advisor to count courses taken at other GTU schools in the summer toward the 8-course requirement for the CAS. CAS students in the residential program are not required to take summer courses.
Two 1.5-credit courses cannot normally be counted in place of a 3-credit course unless they are in the same subject. The advisor determines whether such calculation is appropriate in a given instance, and informs the Registrar.