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Completing First Cycle requirements

 

Courses for the First Cycle may be taken at an accredited Catholic institution of theology, on- campus or on-line.  Franciscan University of Steubenville has incorporated the First Cycle of studies into undergraduate and graduate theology programs. Courses may be taken there or FUS courses may be used for descriptive purposes in considering other programs.  Other requirements apply for acceptance into CUA.

 

Franciscan University of Steubenville (hereafter “FUS”) students who have completed the degree requirements through the courses specified below in the Bachelor of Arts in Theology or the Bachelor of Arts in Catechetics or Master of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry will be considered to have completed the First Cycle or preparatory cycle for the study of canon law. Click here for more information

 

Bachelor of Arts in Theology  / 

Bachelor of Arts in Catechetics

Master of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry

PHL 113: Philosophy of Human Person

PHL 503: Philosophy of Human Person*

PHL 211: Metaphysics

PHL 511: Metaphysics*

PHL 212: Ethics

PHL 512: Ethics*

THE 110 Word of God Scripture &  Tradition[1]

THE 211: Principles of Biblical Study I (O.T.)

THE 212: Principles of Biblical Study II (N.T.)

THE 601: Biblical Foundations

THE 602: Theological Foundations*

THE 602: Theological Foundations

THE 333: The Trinity

THE 740: The Trinity

THE 213: Theology of Christ

THE 513: Theology of Christ* OR

THE 731: Christology

THE 740: Grace and the Virtues*

THE 740: Grace and the Virtues

THE 214: Theology of the Church

THE 514: Theology of the Church*

THE 314: Sacraments

THE 516: Sacraments* OR

THE 732: Sacraments

THE 115: Christian Moral Principles

THE 605: Foundations of Moral Theology

THE 660: Introduction to Canon Law*[2]

THE 660: Introduction to Canon Law[3]

LAT 103, 104, 203, 204[4]

LAT 103, 104, 203, 204[5]



[1] Although THE 110 is relevant to this requirement of the first cycle, the requirement could be fulfilled by completing both THE 211 and THE 212.

[2] The Introduction to Canon Law course is part of the first cycle courses and serves to introduce students to the field of canon law to assist in determining further study. 

[3] The Introduction to Canon Law course is part of the first cycle courses and serves to introduce students to the field of canon law to assist in determining further study. 

[4] FUS students, even those who complete LAT 103, 104, 203, and 204, will take the placement exam administered by CUA’s Department of Greek and Latin on behalf of the School of Canon Law.

[5] LAT 103, 104, 203, and 204 are not required by FUS for the Masters of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry, although students who wish to study Canon Law at CUA are encouraged to study Latin.  FUS Master’s students, even those who take Latin courses at FUS, will take the placement exam administered by CUA’s Department of Greek and Latin on behalf of the School of Canon Law.