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Program Advisors: Dr. Leroy Huizenga
The Department of Theology strives to advance the dialogue between faith and reason through the study of philosophy, scripture, liturgy, Church history, and Christian morality.
Critically evaluate the dialogue between faith and reason.
Articulate Christian values and their application to human life.
Demonstrate an understanding of servant leadership as reflected in the Christian scriptures and the Benedictine tradition.
Develop ministerial skills necessary for individual and collaborative ministry in pastoral settings.
Requirements for a Major in Pastoral Ministry:
THE 217; 303 or 310; 310 or 330; 332, 415, 418; plus a minimum of 26 semester credits in Theology, of these 26 credits, one course from each of the four major areas of theological study is required (see Theology major for listing of the four areas.) SWK 309; ALU499
Note: For those considering graduate studies, 12 semester credits of philosophy and two years of a foreign language are recommended.
Minor in Pastoral Ministry:
Minimum of 22 semester credits in theology (21 if taking THE 415), of which three courses must be upper division. THE 217 or 302 or 315 (Area 2); 303 or 310 or 318 or 330 (Area 4); 221 or 332 or 337 (Area 3); three additional theology courses.