Where Science and Faith Converge

Certificate


Reasons Institute offers a certificate program in science apologetics. This program is open to anyone who wants to be prepared to bring the Gospel to scientists and skeptics, but without going through a formal degree program.

The Basic Certificate in Science Apologetics offers an entry-level program, exposing students to the foundational ideas of old-earth creationism and the distinctives of RTB's creation model approach. It consists of two Basic courses.

Length: Two 8-week courses or the equivalent

Required:

  • Creation and the Bible

Choose ONE of the following:

  • Creation vs. Evolution
  • Astronomy and Design
  • One of our intensive modules offered through Tozer Seminary, Biola or Southern Evangelical Seminary (these are on-campus courses).
This level of training also opens the door to membership in the RTB Apologetics Community, where supportive and stimulating interaction takes place on an ongoing basis. Students are expected to complete each certificate level within 3 years of the start of the first class. Certificate courses offer no college credit and cannot be upgraded for college credit at a later time. Watch an informational video here

The Intermediate Certificate in Science Apologetics allows students to dig deeper into the distinctive features of RTB's creation model approach. It consists of two Intermediate courses.

Prerequisite: Basic Certificate

Length: One 8-week course or the equivalent + One 15-week course

Choose ONE of the following:

  • Creation vs. Evolution
  • Astronomy and Design
  • World Religions and Science (8 weeks)
  • Critical Thinking Skills

Then choose ONE of the following:

  • Advanced Seminar in Origins of Life
  • Advanced Seminar on Astronomy and Design
  • World Religions and Science (15 weeks)
  • Advanced Seminar on Human Origins
  • One of our intensive modules offered through Tozer Seminary, Biola or Southern Evangelical Seminary (these are on-campus courses).

Students are expected to complete each certificate level within 3 years of the start of the first class. Certificate courses offer no college credit and cannot be upgraded for college credit at a later time.

 

The Advanced Certificate in Science Apologetics provides students with the opportunity to take advanced graduate seminars investigating the distinctive features of RTB's creation model approach and the reliability of the Bible. It consists of two Advanced courses.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Certificate

Length: Two 15-week courses

Choose TWO of the following:

  • Advanced Seminar on Astronomy and Design
  • Advanced Seminar in Origins of Life
  • World Religions and Science (15 weeks)
  • Advanced Seminar on Human Origins
 

Students working toward a certificate are required to do the following:

  • Listen to lectures and videos,
  • Read textbooks and articles,
  • Participate in weekly threaded discussions with other students,
  • Answer all study questions,
  • Submit one short paper (e.g. video report, book review),
  • Take the final exam.

Students are expected to complete each certificate level within 3 years of the start of the first class. Certificate courses offer no college credit and cannot be upgraded for college credit at a later time.

 

For further information about Reasons Institute’s certificate in science apologetics program, please contact us at (855) REASONS or learning@reasons.org.

About Reasons to Believe

RTB's mission is to spread the Christian Gospel by demonstrating that sound reason and scientific research—including the very latest discoveries—consistently support, rather than erode, confidence in the truth of the Bible and faith in the personal, transcendent God revealed in both Scripture and nature. Learn More »

Support Reasons to Believe

Your support helps more people find Christ through sharing how the latest scientific discoveries affirm our faith in the God of the Bible.

Donate Now

U.S. Mailing Address
818 S. Oak Park Rd.
Covina, CA 91724
  • P (855) 732-7667
  • P (626) 335-1480
  • Fax (626) 852-0178
Reasons to Believe logo