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PhilosophyThe certification program prepares students for entry-level jobs in ministry, much as a teacher-education program or an apprenticeship program prepares graduates for such positions in their fields.
Courses in the program may be applied to requirements toward a major or minor in several departments across campus (e.g., theology, communication studies, sociology), but is not a major or minor in itself.
Students receive a certificate once they have completed the required courses (with a cumulative grade of B or better), and are recommended by their supervisor and director of the program. They will receive assistance in their job search.