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Bachelor's Certificate in Ministry to Latino Catholics

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The Bachelor’s Certificate in Ministry to Latino Catholics applies to those who are involved with or interested in pastoral ministry and religious education among Latino Catholics, especially among those communities that self-identify as Latino or Hispanic.

This certificate can be a stepping stone towards the B.A. in Theological Studies, as all credits earned may be applied to the degree programs. Faithful to the magisterium, our courses are designed to foster intellectual engagement in the scholarly pursuit of truth.

Program Highlights

  • This program professes fidelity to the teachings of Jesus Christ and the doctrines and heritage of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • The curriculum provides a theological education for those who seek to serve the needs of the Catholic Church and society.
  • Students develop an understanding and appreciation of the Catholic faith, with a specific emphasis on the history and cultural diversity and contributions of Latino Catholics in the United States.
  • The certificate contributes to the development of leadership among Latino Catholics within and for the Church.
  • This program provides competency in ministry, with an appropriate credential.
  • Completion of the Certificate can be a stepping stone towards a degree.

Admission Requirements

Undergraduate Certificate: High school diploma or GED

Core Curriculm

(Seven 3-credit courses)

  • TH 101 - Introduction to Catholic Doctrine and Theology Credits: 3
  • TH 102 - Introduction to the New Testament Credits: 3
  • TH 220 - Fundamantals of Catholic Moral Theology Credits: 3
  • TH 226 - The Sacraments Credits: 3
  • TH 227 - The Multicultural Church Credits: 3
  • TH 316 - History of Latino Catholics in the Church Credits: 3
  • TH 317 - Pastoral Leadershipo among Latino Catholics Credits: 3

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