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Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies

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Bethany Students on couchThe Certificate of Achievement in Theological Studies (CATS) program offers the opportunity to test the waters of seminary education.

CATS involves a minimum of six 3-hour courses with at least one in each of the 4 primary disciplines including:

  • Biblical Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Ministry Studies
  • Theological and Historical Studies

During the course of study or upon program completion, CATS students may petition for admittance into a degree program. Credits earned as a CATS student are transferable upon admission to a degree program.

Bethany offers the CATS program in two locations: at the Richmond Campus in Indiana and at the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Students may choose either location, but it is expected that they will complete the majority of their class work at their chosen site. CATS students at either location will receive their certificate from Bethany Theological Seminary.

To learn more check out our catalog.

Nick Miller Kauffman
Master of Arts

NickAfter four years at Manchester College, I found my thirst for knowledge was far from quenched. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in peace studies, but I didn't want to push on into the social sciences. With Bethany's master's degree in theology with a peace studies emphasis, I saw an opportunity to continue studying the peace and justice issues that so impassion me from the humanities perspective, and that I found so enlivening in my final year of college. Here I can study, learn, and prepare for whatever comes next. I am on first-name terms with a faculty that is committed to me--something that would be hard to find at a larger school. And I can see already that the same issues that excite me are exciting to my professors.