Program Overview

The Islamic Chaplaincy track maintains the learning outcomes indicated for the Interfaith Chaplaincy track, and is designed to offer greater depth in regards to the Islamic intellectual tradition, Arabic language, and Muslim community dynamics. Students take courses in theological studies, interfaith and cultural competencies, spiritual formation, and chaplaincy/spiritual care. Clinical Pastoral Education is not required, but is encouraged and can receive 3-6 units of concurrent course credit. This track can be completed in a hybrid intensive or on-campus format. A vocational praxis capstone course may be completed in lieu of a thesis/summative exercise.

Required Courses

BES3010 Islamic Ethics3 units
BTS3000 The Qur’an: Composition, Collection and Teachings3 units
BTH3025 Islamic Theology and Philosophy3 units
BES3021 Islamic Law and Legal Theory3 units
BHS3013 History of Islam
BMU3009 Intermediate Arabic: 2A*3 units
BMU3010 Intermediate Arabic: 2A*3 units
TIR3001 Interreligious Dialogue and Leadership
BMU3019/3119 Suni-Shia Relations and Intra-faith Issues
BIR3100 Abrahamic Faiths in Conversation
BSF3037 Muslim Spirituality Among the Religions of the World
BCS3114 Islam in America
Elective course in Interreligious or intra-faith studies
Students must take two Bayan Claremont courses that focuses on theories and best practices of spiritual care and chaplaincy
BSC3168 Counseling Muslims3 units
BCS3132 Marriage, Family and Ethics of Gender Among Muslim
3 units
TSC3031 Islam, Medical Ethics and Spiritual Care3 units
BSC3128 Counseling Muslim Youth3 units
Select other Bayan Claremont courses in this area that focus on
counseling for bereavement and crisis intervention.
TRE3040 Vocational Praxis

Total Required 72 units

*Students may take a proficiency exam in Intermediate Arabic: 2A and 2B. Students who pass the exam take 6 additional units in free electives.