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About the program

StMU Faculty William BuhrmanStudents 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 systemic theology, majors build on a commitment to the compatibility of faith and reason.

Students can pursue one of the following program options:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Theology
  • Minor in Theology
Courses and degree plan

View the Theology Requirements and Degree Plan

Career options

Theology majors have gone on to teach in Catholic parochial and high schools, to work in parish and diocesan administrative positions, and to serve as catechetical leaders. Others have pursued master’s and doctoral studies and have taught in colleges and in Dayton, Ohio.

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.

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