University Foundation Requirements

SPU considers the University Foundations requirements to be at the heart of our approach to higher education. Therefore, each transfer student is expected to complete these requirements at SPU.

  • Transfer students with junior or senior standing upon admission will fulfill the University Foundations requirement by completing 10 credits total, including 5 credits in UFDN 3001 “Christian Scriptures” followed by 5 credits in UFDN 3100 “Christian Theology.”
  • If you have just completed the DTA associate degree through the Running Start Program and entered SPU with junior standing, you are encouraged to complete at least one quarter at SPU before enrolling in UFDN 3001.
  • Each student who enters SPU with freshman or sophomore standing will complete the full 15-credit Foundations sequence, which includes UFDN 1000 Christian Faith, UFDN 2000 Christian Scriptures, and UFDN 3100 Christian Theology.
  • If you have taken Bible or theology courses at a member institution of the Christian College Consortium, up to 10 credits may be accepted toward the fulfillment of the University Foundations requirement.*
  • Transfer of credit toward Foundations requirements from any other regionally-accredited Christian college or ABHE-accredited Bible school may be granted only by petition process. Credits from schools not regionally accredited or ABHE accredited may not fulfill University Foundations requirements.

*In all cases, students must complete at least five credits of coursework in the School of Theology (UFDN or THEO disciplines) at Seattle Pacific University. THEO 3100 “Community Bible Study” may not be used to fulfill this requirement.

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