School of Theology and Ministry

Prerequisite Program

  • Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry offers foundational courses for individuals interested in theology, ministry and leadership. These courses satisfy the admissions requirements of two undergraduate theology or related coursework. The courses are open to all prospective and admitted students as well as their family and friends. Each class is $50.

    Class size is limited, so reserve a spot by enclosing your check payable to Seattle University School of Theology and Ministry, at least one week prior to the starting date of your choice of class(es). 

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    Introduction to Scripture Study

    "What's a pericope?"
    Kathryn Rickert, MDiv, Ph.D. 

    This prerequisite course will help people learn to read the Scriptures with a variety of techniques including form critical, historical critical, and literary critical. In addition, it will offer a quick overview of the whole of the Scriptures. This course is recommended to any student planning to take Hebrew Scriptures in the Fall. "Please bring at least one Bible (two are preferred) to the first session!


    "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Philosophy (At least what you would need for theology!)"
    Rev. Mike Raschko, Ph.D.

    This is your opportunity to catch up on foundational philosophical terms and understandings in preparation for Christian Anthropology, Hermeneutics, and other systematic theology courses.

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