What You Will Learn
- Exploring the theory, method, and approaches of Interreligious Engagement
- Cultivate a basic understanding of the theological, theoretical, and critical foundations of one or more religious traditions
- Gain awareness and knowledge of existing power dynamics and structures in terms of gender, sexuality, race, class and identities targeted for oppression
Successful completion of four courses, including a combination of field-specific and elective courses from across the Union curriculum.
- Three credits in an Interreligious Engagement (IE) course
- Three credits in an area related to the Christian tradition, e.g.:
- A Social Ethics (SE) course
- A Theological Studies (TS) course
- A History (CH) course
- A New Testament (NT) or Old Testament (OT) course
- A course related to the Christian tradition from another field
- Three credits in another religious tradition:
- A course in Islam
- A course in Buddhism
- A course in Judaism
- Three additional credits from among any of the above categories
A student is eligible to apply for this program if they have a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university, and a record of high achievement. Prior study in the field of religion is not required, but strong preparation in liberal arts studies is expected.
To apply, students are required to submit a $75 application fee, online application form, a statement of purpose, transcripts, CV or resume and letter of reference.
The total tuition cost for the certificate program is $10,000, which breaks down to $2,500 each for the four, required, three-credit courses. This tuition rate represents a discount of more than 35% off of our standard, per credit tuition. Students wishing to receive a physical copy of the certificate upon graduation/completion of the program will be charged an additional, minimal fee.