About Theology

The Theology Program offers a transformative theological education that prepares students for lives of service in the church and world. Students earning a Bachelor of Arts in Theology expand and deepen their understanding of the Bible and Christian theology, develop leadership skills, and explore a living faith.

The Theology Program prepares students for advanced theological study in a seminary or divinity school as well as for careers in ministry and the nonprofit sector. Graduates may serve in traditional and non-traditional ministries, lay church leadership, youth ministry, worship ministry, missions (both urban and global), and in other non-profit organizations. Among the liberal arts, theological study forms students for life in creation and human society by cultivating critical thinking, inquiry, communication, and ethical responsibility.

A major or minor in Theology combines well with majors in other fields. Double-majoring or minoring in Theology enables students to pursue work outside of traditional ministry and to grow in their understanding of their career as a vocation that serves God and neighbor.

Requirements for the Major in Theology

This major requires 33 credits, including the specified number of courses and credits in each of the following categories:

Required Foundational Courses (24 credits)

  • THEO 105: Who Is God?
  • THEO 107: What Is the Bible?
  • THEO 215: Christian Social Ethics
  • THEO 300: Basics of Christian Ministry
  • THEO 310: Christian Theology
  • THEO 312: Biblical Interpretation
  • THEO 485: Internship
  • THEO 495: Capstone

Plus 9 additional credits of electives with the THEO or REL prefix (at least 1 course focused on the student's vocational goals, to be determined with the advisor.

 

Requirements for the Minor in Theology

The Christian Studies Minor requires at least 18 credits.

Required courses (12 credits)

  • THEO 105: Who Is God?
  • THEO 107: What Is the Bible?
  • THEO 215: Christian Social Ethics
  • THEO 300: Basics of Christian Ministry

Plus 6 additional credits of electives with the THEO or REL prefix (at least 1 course focused on the student's vocational goals, to be determined with the advisor.