The New England Catholic Biblical School (NECBS) offers a part-time Certificate in Biblical Studies program to be completed over four years. It provides intensive study of both the Old and New Testaments and prepares individuals for lay ministry.
Each course is one year long requiring approximately 70 hours of class time and ending with a comprehensive exam. The curriculum, published by Paulist Press, follows the methods and norms established for the study of sacred texts as developed by contemporary scholarship and recognized worldwide by institutions such as the Society of Biblical Literature and the American Academy of Religion.
Through prayer, lectures, small-group discussions, weekly coursework, unit tests, summer book assignments, and semi-annual Scripture reflection days, our instructors will guide you through the Bible revealing the relevance of God’s living Word in the world today.