CAS students may specialize in one of the following areas: Biblical Studies, Ecumenical and Interfaith Studies, Moral and Systematic Theology, and Spirituality. Students who concentrate in one academic area pursue the following sort of curriculum:
- Eight 700-level courses or approved 600-level courses that are augmented and taken as 700-level courses, with at least four courses in one academic area (e.g., Biblical Studies or Moral and Systematic Theology)
Note for students specializing in Biblical Studies: All students must take at least four 700-level courses, normally including one OT and one NT course (other than biblical language courses). Students without advanced standing may take up to twelve credits in biblical languages, while students with advanced standing may take up to six credits in biblical languages.
- At least one seminar or colloquium
- One TH790 directed reading course in a subject related to the area of specialization
Students in a specialized track may take up to two approved independent-study courses and any number of approved seminars and colloquia in lieu of the 700-level general course offerings, as long as four of their total courses (counting courses, seminars, and independent studies) are in their area of specialization.