The Jesuit School of Theology announces an innovative academic experience: Bridge Courses. Beginning in September 2017, JST will offer one-credit courses on various topics that bridge academic theology and ministerial experience. Bridge Courses connect theology with other academic disciplines or address current concerns and vocational ministries. JST students, alumni, and community members can enroll in Bridge Courses to complement their academic programs, to brush up on their theology or ministry skills or simply for the joy of learning. Students can "mix and match" these one-credit courses to meet their degree requirements, to satisfy their particular interests, and to sample applied topics that will assist them after graduation.
Bridge Course faculty members are practitioners and experts with diverse ministry and professional backgrounds. As one-credit courses, each Bridge Course will include 15 class hours, variously scheduled to accommodate students' work, study, and personal commitments. They are offered during the traditional academic day, as well as on evenings and weekends. A course might be an intensive, condensed experience for a few days or lectures with discussion extending through 3-5 weekly meetings. Students seeking credit will be required to complete academic assignments. Most courses may be audited with the instructor's permission. Newly designed courses for January and spring will be added throughout the year.
JST degree students taking courses for credit can find the Bridge Courses listed in the GTU Course Schedule for 2017-18. Registration for Bridges Courses is the same as the regular semester registration process in WebAdvisor. Tuition for Bridge Courses will be billed according to JST's published tuition and fees. Students whose registration exceeds full time status in one semester may contact the Business Office for scholarship assistance.
JST non-degree students (those admitted as students but not yet enrolled in a degree program) may take Bridge Courses for credit or to audit. For these students, registration for Bridges Courses is the same as the regular semester registration process in WebAdvisor. Bridge Courses are listed in the GTU Course Schedule for 2017-18. Tuition for Bridge Courses will be billed according to JST's published tuition and fees. If you are not yet a non-degree student and would like to be, please contact Memphis Latchison, firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your admission.
JST alumni, community members and friends interested in continuing education may attend Bridge Courses on a space available basis by registering HERE. The cost per credit will be $500. Continuing education participants will not be enrolled as JST students. They will not receive a transcript; and cannot transfer courses for graduate credit into any JST degree program.
2017-18 BRIDGE COURSE SCHEDULE