Theology-Eastern Christian StudiesDownload the program description (PDF)
The STB (Sacrae Theologiae Baccalaureatus) – Eastern Christian Studies – is a bachelor’s degree open to any who desire an ecclesiastical degree. The University offers the degree by virtue of its pontifical charter. Students who successfully complete the degree also receive the Bachelor of Theology (civil) degree. The program is structured according to the norms of the apostolic constitution Sapientia Christiana and the ecclesiastical statutes of Saint Paul University. Offering a classical formation in theology, the program is suitable both as a preparation for various ministries and for graduate research. The degree is a requirement for any students who wish to do the Licentiate in Theology as well as for candidates for presbyteral ministry in the Catholic Church.
Students who wish to register for the STB should have successfully completed a minimum of 36 university credits in philosophy (or equivalent). If, however, a student does not yet have this minimum of courses in philosophy, he/she can begin studies in theology while completing the philosophy courses at the beginning of the program. In all cases, the Director of Undergraduate Studies will approve the philosophy courses in order to verify that they conform to the spirit of the apostolic constitution Sapientia Christiana and the ecclesiastical statutes of Saint Paul University.
The STB program therefore comprises of 156 credits : 36 credits for the philosophical formation and 120 credits for the theological formation.