Pre-Seminary PrepPre-Seminary Prep
In requiring a bachelor's degree or its equivalent for admission, Chafer Seminary recognizes the importance of an educational foundation for the specialized study offered in seminary courses. A bachelor's program that includes work in the major fields of humanities and sciences gives students the skills and discipline indispensable to theological study and work of the ministry.
In the undergraduate study, adequate attention should be devoted to English grammar and composition, literature, speech, logic, philosophy, and history. It is also helpful for each student to master basic computer skills (e.g., word processing and spreadsheets). Those accepted as students are encouraged to enroll in a speed-reading course before attending CTS.
Students who have had no prior training in Greek or Hebrew are not advised to start two languages simultaneously. During their first year, they are recommended to take Beginning Greek. In the second year, they may start Hebrew. We encourage incoming students to take a minimum of one year of Greek before enrolling at CTS. If the university or college a student attends does not offer Greek, we recommend taking the on-line Greek course from Free Grace Seminary. They can be reached for inquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please set the goal for completing this course no later than one month before you enroll at CTS.