Designed to address the growing ecological crisis, the program imparts students with a deeper understanding of the relationship between theology and ecology and prepares them to assume environmental leadership roles in church and society. Additionally, the certificate builds the foundation for future studies regarding theology and ecology, covering an array of ecology-applied topics that include religious heritage, cultural contexts, and capacity for ministerial and public leadership.
In order to receive their certificates, students must take one ecology studies elective course and one class from each of the three subject tracks. Acceptable ecology electives include listed courses, outside qualifying courses, field education projects, and similar studies. Classes must consist of three credit hours, although students may seek coordinator approval to take two credits in one area and make up overall credits in another.
For additional information on the Certificate of Study in Ecology and Theology program, visit the WTC website at washtheocon.org.