Major in Theology

Welcome!  Students from different backgrounds and with different interests choose our theology major.  Additionally, many students find that the theology major pairs well as part of a double major.  

We welcome you aboard for concentrated study of big questions about life and faith in our diverse world, and for preparation for a variety of future applications of your degree.   Contact our faculty to discuss making the theology major a reality for you!

Requirements for a major in theology (44 credits)

THEO 111 Theological Explorations

THEO 210 Historical Development of the Christian Church 
THEO 220 Philosophy for Theology 
THEO 221 Thinking Theologically 
THEO 300 Engaging Scripture    
THEO 390 Fundamental Moral Theology  (satisfies ECS)

16 credits (four courses) chosen in consultation with the student's advisor 
from at least two of the four following areas: 
Scripture, Systematics/Moral, Spirituality/Liturgy/Pastoral, History/World Religions

THEO 396 Capstone: Theological Conversation 

Note to students and advisors: The 200 level courses are ideally situated earlier in the 
four year plan, certainly before senior year. The 300 level major courses are best situated 
in junior and senior year. 300 level electives can be taken anytime.