Bachelor of Religious Education (B.R.E.)
The Bachelor of Religious Education degree is of particular value to those involved in faith community educational programs and has been designed especially for experienced Sunday School teachers, CCD teachers, RCIA teachers, catechists, lay ministers, and directors of religious education programs.
The Bachelor of Religious Education takes a minimum of 18 months and a maximum of 36 months for completion.
- Completion of the Undergraduate Portfolio* to provide evidence of five or more years of post-high school, professional-level paid or volunteer work experience in a social service ministry or faith community
- High school diploma or G.E.D. Foreign students must hold the equivalent.
- Completion of the Application Procedure.
* See the Undergraduate Portfolio section for an explanation.
- Students are expected to thoroughly familiarize themselves with the Student Handbook of the year of their acceptance with a particular focus on their degree program. Students are bound by the academic and financial requirements of the Handbook in use at the time of their acceptance. The current Student Handbook, as well as past years’ Handbooks, can be viewed here.
- Completion of 30 credit hours from the GTF’s B.R.E. online curriculum (Transfer credit can be considered on a case by case basis).
- Completion and submission of senior paper
- the nature and extent of their experience and current social service/ministry work
- their plans for furthering their work
- how their studies and a resulting degree from the GTF will benefit them in their service to their community
- 3,500-5,000 words (10-15 pages)
- one-inch margins
- typed in Times New Roman 12 point font