8.0 Certificate Programs

The Certificate in Pastoral Ministry is designed for non-degree seeking students. It is a 21 hour program. Students in the program take courses for either academic credit or non-academic credit.

8.1  Certificate with Credit: Students who hold a bachelors degree may take courses for academic credit by fulfilling all the work expected of degree seeking students. The credit earned in this way may transfer into a degree program at a later time if the student so chooses.

8.2  Certificate (Non Credit): Students who take the courses for non-academic credit fulfill the following requirements in order to earn the certificate:

  • View all online lectures
  • Read 70% of the course material
  • Participate in the online discussion through an average of at least 2 posts per week