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Fort Hays State University
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Rarick Hall 340
Phone: 785-628-4249
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Pre-theological Curriculum

Requirements for admission to theological schools and seminaries vary considerably. The following suggested pre-theological curriculum has been prepared to meet the suggestions of the American Association of Theological Schools. Many of the larger seminaries are members of this association. The pre-theological student should consult denominational authorities for specific information about acceptable theological schools and their requirements.

The curriculum listed below leads to the B.A. degree. A major must be completed from the hours listed as elective. The American Association of Theological Schools suggests that the student complete a major in philosophy, English, or history. The advisor will assist the student to vary this suggested curriculum to fit particular needs.

Suggested Four-Year Program

Freshman Year 
Fall Semester: ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PHIL 140 Philosophy and the Bible: Old Testament 3
PHIL 100 General Logic 3 General Education elective (History) 3
HHP 200 Personal Wellness 3

Total 15  

Spring Semester:
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
PHIL 240 Philosophy and the Bible: New Testament 3
CIS 101 Introduction to Computer Information Systems
or CSCI 163 Introduction to Computing Systems 3
General Education elective (International Studies) 3
General Education elective (Natural Science) 3
Natural Science Laboratory 1

Total 16  

Sophomore Year
Fall Semester:
Beginning Language I elective 5
COMM 100 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3
PHIL 220 Classical Greek Philosophy 3
MATH 101 Liberal Arts Mathematics
or MATH 110 College Algebra 3

Total 14  

Spring Semester:
Beginning Language II elective 5
PHIL 170 World Religions 3
PHIL 360 Philosophy of Religion 3
General Education elective (Psychology) 3
General Education elective (Natural Science) 3

Total 17

Junior Year
Fall Semester:
PHIL 340 Ethics 3
PHIL 320 Foundations of Modern Philosophy 3
General Education elective (Literature) 3
General Education elective (Natural Science) 3

Total 15

Spring Semester:
General Education elective (International Studies) 3
General Education elective (History) 3 Electives 10

Total 16

Senior Year
Fall Semester:
PHIL 490 Topics in Philosophy or
PHIL 370 Eastern Philosophy 3 Electives 13

Total 16

Spring Semester:
PHIL 499 Senior Thesis 3
General Education elective (upper-division integrative course) 3
Electives 10

Total 16

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