Those who feel called to study canon law, the law that governs the workings of the Church on earth, can begin their studies here at Franciscan University while working toward either a bachelor's degree in Theology or a master's degree in Theology and Christian Ministry.
Through an agreement with Catholic University of America School of Law, Franciscan University is pleased to offer a sequence of courses that satisfy the First Cycle requirements of their program.
From the Catholic University of America's website:
Franciscan University of Steubenville 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.
The Master of Arts in Theology and Christian Ministry Program immerses you in Sacred Scripture, Tradition, and magisterial teaching, giving you a deeply challenging and authentically Catholic theological education.
We established our graduate theology program in 1980, and today it is one of the most respected and sought-after programs in the country.
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* 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.
** 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.
*** 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.
**** 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.