Model Curriculum Schema

All candidates, regardless of degree program, must complete the entire six-year curriculum, always at the discretion of the Dean of the School of Theology. The entire pre-theology and theology curriculum is as follows. The number of semester credit hours per course is (3) three unless otherwise noted.

FALL I (1st Pre-theology) 15 credits

 SPRING I (1st Pre-theology) 12 credits

Philosophical Anthropology  Philosophical Ethics
Ancient Philosophy Medieval and Modern Philosophy
Introduction to Catholic Catechism I Introduction to Catholic Catechism II
Prayer and Priesthood I (1.5 credits) Prayer and Priesthood II (1.5 credits)
Pastoral Communication I (1.5 credits) Pastoral Communication II (1.5 credits)
Introduction to Philosophical Argumentation

FALL II (2nd Pre-theology) 12 credits

SPRING II (2nd Pre-theology) 12 credits

Epistemological Issues Metaphysics
Contemporary Issues in Philosophy Introduction to Scripture
Philosophy of Nature Philosophy of God
 Ecclesiastical Latin I or Pastoral Spanish I Ecclesiastical Latin II or Pastoral Spanish II

 FALL III (1st Theology) 15 credits

 SPRING III (1st Theology) 15 credits

Liturgical Theology Pentateuch/Historical Literature
Fundamental Theology Doctrine of God
Theological Anthropology Foundations of Moral Theology
Ancient/Medieval Christianity Modern/Contemporary Catholicism
The Bible in the Church (1.5) Gospels of Mark and Matthew
Spiritual Theology (1.5)

FALL IV (2nd Theology) 15 credits

SPRING IV (2nd Theology) 15 credits

Gospel of Luke/Acts of the Apostles Pauline Epistles
Prophetic Literature Theology of the Church
Medical Ethics Human Sexuality, Celibacy, Marriage
Christology/Soteriology Preaching I
Pastoral Care/Practice I (1.5) Pastoral Care/Practice II (1.5)
Field Ministry Practicum (1.5) Field Ministry Practicum (1.5)

FALL V (3rd Theology) 15 credits

 SPRING V (3rd Theology) 16 credits

Catholic Social Ethics Psalms and Wisdom Literature
Preaching II Sacraments of Initiation/Practicum (4)
Survey of Canon Law Canon Law of Marriage and Sacraments
American Catholicism Elective
The Pastor as Catechist (1.5) The Pastor as Evangelist (1.5)
Parish Practicum (1.5) Parish Practicum (1.5)

FALL VI (4th Theology) 15 credits

 SPRING VI (4th Theology) 16 credits

Theology/Spirituality of Priesthood Ecumenism
Patristic Theology Eucharist/Practicum (4 cr.)
Johannine Literature Sacraments of Healing
Elective Elective
Eschatology (1.5) Pastoral Administration/Leadership
Marian Theology/Spirituality (1.5)

The (3) three electives listed in the final semesters must be distributed as follows: one each in Systematic/Liturgical Theology and Moral/Spiritual Theology, plus one free elective.