The undergraduate religious studies curriculum is designed to offer the student a comprehensive introduction that serves as a base for future graduate theological study. Given Other Programs of Study the greatly varied background of those entering ministerial studies, the program uses an adult model of learning, that is, an integrated process of basic theological learning with personal, spiritual, communal, and pastoral development. The program
seeks to develop both the academic and practical skills necessary for graduate study.
The undergraduate philosophy curriculum offers a comprehensive study of basic philosophical questions and their historical development, particularly in view of theological studies. The impact of culture and of the principal Christian thinkers is integrated into the course work which emphasizes critical thinking.
Intensive Pastoral English and Intensive Pastoral Spanish are offered through the Mexican American Catholic College for students who are seeking to meet language requirements for admission or for the Master of Divinity degree.
Prerequisites for MDiv Degree
RS 4101 Reading the Bible
RS 4125 Rhetoric and Proclamation
PL 4323 History and Method of Christian Thought
Pre-Theology Studies for Seminarians
The Pre-Theology program at Oblate School of Theology also follows the guidelines identified in the Program of Priestly Formation. It is designed “to prepare seminarians who have completed college but lack the philosophical and theological background and other areas necessary to pursue graduate-level theology.” (Program of Priestly Formation, PPF 161)