Reasons to Believe

Certificate in Science Apologetics

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.


Basic Certificate

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 8-week courses.

Length: 16 weeks (approx. 160 hours)

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. Watch an informational video here.

Intermediate Certificate

The Intermediate Certificate in Science Apologetics allows students to dig deeper into the distinctive features of RTB's creation model approach. It consists of one 8-week course and one 15-week course.

Prerequisite: Basic Certificate

Length: 23 weeks (approx. 200 hours)

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).

Advanced Certificate

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 15-week courses.

Prerequisite: Intermediate Certificate

Length: 30 weeks (240 hours)

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

Work Requirements

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.

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.