Program Description

 
The MAPS program for Pre-Theology seminarians requires a total of 36 graduate credits in philosophy coursework as well as comprehensive oral and written examinations in philosophy.
  • The MAPS program satisfies the philosophy prerequisites for entrance into theology studies as outlined in the Program for Priestly Formation – 5th Edition.
  • Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary is fully accredited by the Association for Theological Schools and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Educational Goals:

  • Analyze the role of the Western philosophical tradition in the development and articulation of Christian theology, as well as the role of philosophy in the Catholic intellectual tradition.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in logic, including syllogistic logic, and philosophical argumentation.
  • Interpret, analyze and synthesize advanced philosophical texts and materials.
  • Demonstrate synthesis and critical analysis of the history of philosophy and of the major topic areas in philosophical inquiry.
  • Demonstrate facility with philosophical research and argumentation, both oral and written.
  • Analyze the role of the Western philosophical tradition in the development and articulation of Christian theology, as well as the role of philosophy in the Catholic intellectual tradition.