Program Advisors: Dr. Leroy Huizenga
The Department of Philosophy and Theology strives to advance the dialogue between faith and reason through the study of philosophy, scripture, liturgy, Church history, and Christian morality.
With a major in Pastoral Ministry, Theology or one of the minors listed below, a student receives the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Theology courses are grouped into Four Major Theological Areas of Study:
- Biblical Theology/Scripture: THE 110, 203, 210, 213, 318, 330
- Moral Theology/Ethics/Spirituality: THE 208, 215, 217, 220, 302, 314, 315, 319, 320, 363, 382
- Liturgical Theology/Sacraments: THE 221, 323, 326, 332, 337
- Systematic/Historical Theology: THE 104, 112, 234, 301, 303, 306, 310, 312, 314, 317, 318, 337, 338, 339
- 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.
- Analyze and evaluate philosophical and theological issues.
Major in Theology:40 semester credits in theology, one of which must be THE 429, at least 24 credits must be upper division; 12 semester credits in philosophy, at least eight credits must be upper division; ALU 499.at least 24 of them upper division.
1. Two years of a foreign language; 2. Eight credits above the 100-level in communications, English, or education; 3. For those considering a pre-seminary program, a minor in philosophy.
Minor in Theology:
Minimum of 18 credits. Students must take at least five courses in theology, 12 of these credits must be upper division theology.
Minor in Liturgy:
Minimum of 18 credits. Students must take at least five courses in theology, 12 credits of which must be in liturgical theology or sacraments (THE 221, 323, 326, 332) [especially suited to those in music or in the arts].
Minor in Religious Education:
Minimum of 22 semester credits. Students must take six courses in theology, one of which must be THE 313; one course from each of the four major areas of theological study. 12 credits must be upper division theology courses. EDU 200 and EDU 301 are recommended.