Undergraduate Courses

Did you know that the School of Theological Studies offers undergraduate college level courses in Theology?

Admission is open to all and courses may be taken for credit or audit.  

What better place to grow in your knowledge of the faith than at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, reputable for its academic excellence and traditional teachings in the Catholic faith?  

Our experienced and dynamic faculty provides outstanding instruction in the beautiful setting of Overbrook.  Undergraduate coursework through the School of Theological Studies fosters a greater knowledge and a deeper appreciation of the Catholic Church, its theological traditions and its pastoral mission.  It also serves as a pre-requisite program for those who need college level theology and/or philosophy to be considered for acceptance in the Graduate program. 



It’s easy to apply right online (https://www.scs.edu/STSadmissions) and start classes as soon as the Spring semester!  Evening classes are scheduled during the week which makes it convenient to pursue your academic goals at your own pace.  Still unsure about your goals?  You can even apply to take a single course for credit.   Visit our website at www.scs.edu/sts.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity!  

Applicants for admission to the Undergraduate Program are required to have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Students whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, NJ. TOEFL scores are to be sent directly to the School of Theological Studies.  The administration reserves the right to limit the number of students per class, as well as to cancel any course because of insufficient enrollment.

Visit our Tuition and Fees page at https://www.scs.edu/graduate-school-theology/tuition-fees-and-student-handbook



Each applicant is required to:

1. Complete the application form with the non-refundable application fee.

2. Personal Statement: In a 250-300 word essay, explain your reasons for pursuing the certificate program you have chosen, including any events that have led up to your decision, your personal motivation, and your future plans. Please type your essay on a separate sheet of paper and include it with your application.

3. Request official transcripts from all high schools, colleges, and universities attended to be sent directly to the School of Theological Studies.

4. Request a letter of recommendation from the pastor of your home or service parish, or from another staff person familiar with your personal background and experience. These should be returned directly to the School of Theological Studies.

Please visit https://www.scs.edu/STSadmissions