Graduate Certificate in Faith and Science

The Graduate Certificate in Faith and Science (GCFS) is an academic program designed to enhance the professional development of science educators. It may be ladderized towards a master’s or a doctorate degree, where appropriate, and an unlimited number of directed studies may be allowed.

Admission Requirements

  1. A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (four-point scale). A prospective student who does not meet the entry-level GPA requirement may be admitted under probationary status and given opportunity to meet this requirement by earning a 3.00 GPA at AIIAS during the first 12 semester hours.
  2. Demonstrated English proficiency.


  1. Adequate undergraduate preparation in the fields of science and religion to include a minimum of 4 credits in both fields.
  2. At least 3 undergraduate units in academic writing in the English language. If this prerequisite is not met, the student may take RESM 520 Academic Writing (2), which is offered as a graduate course at AIIAS. (A waiver on this prerequisite may be applied to qualified applicants as per policy).


To complete the program and be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Faith and Science, the candidate must satisfactorily meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete 18 semester hours of coursework from the GCFS program.
  2. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00.
  3. Complete Service Learning requirement.
  4. Develop an e-portfolio to showcase his/her work in meeting the professional competencies.


The following three Religion courses:


CHPH 672 Philosophy: An Adventist Perspective


THST 512 Doctrine of God


MSSN 589 [Elective Course in] Science and Mission


The following three Science teaching courses:

EDCI 628 Life, Earth History, and the Bible


EDUC 626 Cosmology, Geology, and the Bible


CHPH 624 Faith & Learning in Christian Education




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