Undergraduate New Testament Backgrounds Certificate

Undergraduate New Testament Backgrounds Certificate
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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 foundations, historical and cultural background, and the context for application today.

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Undergraduate New Testament Backgrounds Certificate Courses

Required Courses – 12 units
JS 311 Second Temple Judaism
(prerequisites: GS 111, OT 301)
3 units
NT 301 Introduction to the New Testament 3 units
NT 309 Backgrounds of the New Testament
(prerequisite: NT 301)
3 units
OT 301 Introduction to the Old Testament 3 units
Elective Courses – 6 units
choose two of the following
JS 301 Exploring Jewish Prayer, Practices, and Thought
(prerequisite: GS 110)
3 units
JS 303 Jewish Foundations of Christianity
(prerequisite: OT 301)
3 units
NT 310 Formation of the New Testament
(prerequisite: NT 301)
3 units
NT 311 The Early Church in Jerusalem
(prerequisite: NT 301)
3 units
NT 313 Jewish Backgrounds of the Parables
(prerequisite: OT 301)
3 units
OT 302 Historical Geography of Israel
(prerequisites: GS 110, GS 111)
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 New Testament Backgrounds certificate the student will:

  • Complete the minimum number of units required.
  • Pass all 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 this certificate program are credit-bearing and may be transferable to other institutions. The acceptance of transfer of Shiloh University academic credit at other institutions cannot be guaranteed. Transfer of credit earned is determined by the receiving institution.

If a certificate student chooses to later apply to a Shiloh University degree program, no more than 18 units can be transferred from University certificate programs to a degree program.

Degree Program Students

Students in the BA in Biblical and Pastoral Studies or BA in New Testament Studies may apply to earn 1 certificate while enrolled in a degree program, not more. Students in the Associate of Arts program may not earn a certificate.