May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 University Bulletin 
2023-2024 University Bulletin

Theology - B.A.

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The major in theology, undertaken within the context of the liberal arts and sciences, provides students with a solid grounding for study at the graduate level, as well as preparation for various career paths. Theology courses are offered in distinct yet interrelated areas. The major also includes the option of a concentration in Pastoral Ministry.

Major Requirements:

A minimum of 39 semester hours is required including:

Required Courses:

Area I: Theological Foundations

Area II: Biblical Literature and Language

  • Two scripture courses selected in consultation with advisor, with at least one in Hebrew Scriptures and one in Christian Scriptures

Area III: History and Doctrine

Area IV: Christian Ethics and Spirituality

Area V: Theology, Religion, and Culture

  • Two courses, at least one of which must engage a tradition, or traditions, other than Christianity.

Area VI: Advanced Study


  • One elective chosen from area III, IV, or V
    Not required for pastoral ministry concentration.

Concentration in Pastoral Ministry (optional)

As they pursue the major in theology, students opting for the concentration in pastoral ministry complete the following courses:


In consultation with an advisor, majors are also encouraged to complete courses in disciplines that complement the study of theology and-for students opting for the concentration-that complement the study of pastoral ministry.

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