120
Hour Major
15
Hour Minor

Degree

  • Minor https://www.stmarytx.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/assumption-chapel-stained-glass.jpg
  • Bachelor of Arts https://www.stmarytx.edu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/assumption-chapel-stained-glass.jpg

Theology Major at St. Mary’s

Students in the Department of Theology at St. Mary’s University examine the sources and ideas central to Christian faith while exploring how faith shapes the ways people and communities live. Through critical investigation and the use of diverse methods, students apply critical thinking and interdisciplinary knowledge to understand the origins of Christianity and its meaning today.

The interdisciplinary Theology curriculum at St. Mary’s is rooted in the Catholic and Marianist traditions while offering courses that are inclusive of all students and faith traditions.

Students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts or a minor in Theology. Through the open, critical study of scripture, moral theology and systematic theology, students build on a commitment to the compatibility of faith and reason. In the major, students develop information literacy, integrative understanding, self-reflection, intellectual humility and effective communication.

  • Combined Degree

    Students can earn a Master of Arts in Theology in as little as one additional year of study when they begin work on their Bachelor of Arts in Theology.


  • Degree Plans

    The interdisciplinary Theology curriculum at St. Mary’s is rooted in the Catholic and Marianist tradition of service while offering courses that are inclusive of all students and faith traditions.

    Several study options are available:

    Students can also pursue a combined degree:

  • Course Highlights

    Students of all majors take at least two courses in Theology as part of the Core Curriculum. Through the open, critical study of scripture, moral theology and systematic theology, majors build on a commitment to the compatibility of faith and reason.

    Core courses include:

    • Scripture
    • Moral Theology and Social Ethics
    • Christ and the Christian God
    • Advanced Theology for Majors and Minors
    • Internships in teaching, ministry, and social justice

    Find all course descriptions and requirements:

  • Career Opportunities

    Theology majors have gone on to teach in Catholic parochial and high schools, work in parish and diocesan administrative positions, and serve as catechetical leaders. Some have worked for mission-based nonprofit organizations. Others have pursued master’s and doctoral studies, and have taught in colleges and Universities.


Scholarship Opportunities

In addition to University scholarships, qualified students enrolled in the Theology program may be nominated to join Theta Alpha Kappa, a national honor society for students studying religion and theology. If nominated to join, students can compete for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships, and they can submit papers for publication in the Journal of Theta Alpha Kappa.


Marianist Exchange Program

The Marianist Exchange Program allows students from any of the three Marianist universities in the United States to study at another school. St. Mary’s University’s sister schools, Chaminade University of Honolulu and the University of Dayton, are phenomenal Marianist universities.


Outside the Classroom

Students at St. Mary’s are part of a vibrant community of learners. In addition to strong academic programs, students can customize their college experience by participating in a variety of clubs, activities, events and special programs such as:


$49,351
Median Salary for Directors, Religious Activities and Education
75
Academic Programs at St. Mary’s
11-to-1
Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Similar Programs


female advisor meets with student in her office

Learn More

We’re eager to hear from you and answer any questions you have! Feel free to reach out to learn more about St. Mary’s University.

Back to top