Undergraduate New Testament Backgrounds Certificate

Undergraduate New Testament Backgrounds Certificate

Explore the backgrounds and culture of the New Testament.

This six-course certificate program provides the student with a rich perspective of the New Testament for a lifetime of effective exegetical, topical, pastoral, or devotional study. Upon completion, students will have a broad understanding of the New Testament’s Jewish roots, historical and cultural background, and the context for application today.

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Undergraduate New Testament Backgrounds Certificate Courses

Required Courses – 18 units
NT 301Introduction to the New Testament3 units
OT 301Introduction to the Old Testament3 units
OT 302Historical Geography of Israel
(prerequisites: GS 110, GS 111)
3 units
NT 312Jewish Holidays & Traditions
(prerequisites: OT 301, NT 314)
3 units
NT 313Jewish Backgrounds of the Parables
(prerequisite: OT 301)
3 units
NT 314Jewish Roots of Christianity
(prerequisite: OT 301)
3 units

Note: GS 110 and GS 111 (English Composition 1 & 2) must be completed at Shiloh University with a C or better or be satisfied by transfer credit.

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Graduation Requirements

To graduate with an undergraduate certificate the student will:

  • Complete the minimum number of units required.
  • Complete and pass all of the courses in the certificate program.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
  • Fulfill any outstanding school financial obligations.

Transfer Credits

Credits earned as part of a certificate program may later be applied to a program at Shiloh University or any other college or University. The acceptance or transfer of Shiloh University academic credit at other institutions cannot be guaranteed. Transfer of credit earned is determined by the receiving institution.

Shiloh University Degree Students

Shiloh University students in the BA in Biblical and Pastoral Studies or BA in New Testament Studies program may apply to earn one certificate while enrolled in their degree program, not more. Students in the Associate of Arts program may not earn a certificate.