Major in Theology with a Concentration in Pastoral Ministry

Requirements for a major in theology (44) with a concentration in pastoral ministry (10-16 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) of electives that support the concentration, as outlined below:

         One course in Theology and Human Diversity
         THEO 328 U.S. Hispanic Theology
         THEO 346 Diversity & Christian Community

         And three courses, from three of the four following areas:
         Theology of worship with practical application
         THEO 350 Christian Worship
         THEO 351 Initiation and Eucharist
         THEO 359 Liturgy Topics

         Theology of pastoral care with practical application
         THEO 333 Suffering and Christian Healing

         Theology of catechesis with practical application
         THEO 381 Youth Ministry
         EDUC 355 Pedagogy for Theology

         Theology of spirituality with practical application
         THEO 330 Christian Spirituality
         THEO 331 Benedictine Spirituality
         THEO 339A Discernment & Christian Decision Making
         THEO 339B Spiritual Companioning

Additional credits in the Concentration
THEO 380 Theology of Ministry (Pastoral Ministry)

10-16 credits of THEO 397 Internship (serves as THEO Capstone)

Note to students and advisors: Students in this concentration should aim to take 
THEO 380 in sophomore or junior year. Otherwise, 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. Remaining 300 level electives 
can be taken anytime.