Three and Two Year Degree Program

The course of studies is divided into six semesters (A-B-C-D-E-F). Semester A is a prerequisite for the other semesters. These courses include required courses, and various elective courses offered in the school of Canon Law or in other schools of the university.

The course of studies normally is as follows:

Year Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring Summer Fall Spring
3 years A B C D E F
2 years A B C D F E

Semester A

Course Number Course Description
CL 701 (3 credits) History of Canon Law
CL 711 (3 credits) General Norms I
CL 721 (3 credits) Particular Church
CL 731 (3 credits) Sacramental Law
Latin I
  • Latin 501A (in residence)
  • Latin 501B (online)

Semester B

Course Number Course Description
CL 712 (3 credits) General Norms II
CL 720 (3 credits) Ordained Ministry
CL 734 (3 credits) Juridic Structure of Marriage
CL 726 (3 credits) Lay Ministry
Latin II
  • Latin 502A (in residence)
  • Latin 502B (online)

Semester C

Course Number Course Description
CL 715 (3 credits) America Law for Canonist
CL 724 (3 credits) Consecrated Life
CL 741 (4 credits) Procedural Law
ELECTIVE (2 credits) ELECTIVE
Latin III
  • Latin 505A (in residence)
  • Latin 505B (online)

Semester D

Course Number Course Description
CL 744 (3 credits) Temporal Goods
CL 728 (3 credits) Supradiocesan Structures
CL 739 (3 credits) Matrimonial Jurisprudence
CL 476 (3 credits) Protection of Rights

Semester E

Course Number Course Description
CL 716 (3 credits) Religious Liberty
CL 750 (3 credits) Teaching Office
CL 751 (3 credits) Sanctions
Elective (2 credits) ELECTIVE

Section F

Course Number Course Description
CL 727 (3 credits) Philosophy and the Theology of Law
CL 760 (3 credits) Roman Law
CL 771 (3 credits) Eastern Law
Course Number Course Description
CL 696 (2 credits) Thesis Guidance
CL 698A (w/classes) Comprehensive Exam
CL 698B (w/oclasses)
(1 credit)
Comprehensive Exam
  • Course Work Summer Program

    The five summer program is designed to acquaint participants with the whole body of church law, leading to an understanding of its theological, philosophical and historical background, and introducing them to the practice of canon law.

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