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Theology, B.A.


For more information regarding the Core Curriculum, including a list of courses that satisfy Core Curriculum requirements, click here:  The Core Curriculum .

Prompted by St. Katharine Drexel’s prophetic commitment to African American and Native American communities, the Department of Theology enables majors and minors to reflect critically on their historical situations in light of Christian and other faith traditions, to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society. In our scholarship, we prioritize critical methods developed within religious, cultural, and intellectual traditions of diverse communities, particularly those of African descent. Our theological approaches advocate for the dignity of all humans and care for the earth, in light of the preferential option for the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized. Students who graduate from our program are prepared to integrate theological reflection into other academic disciplines and all domains of life, as well as discern the practical implications of critical reflection.

The Theology program requires Theology majors to take THEO 1100 The Christian Faith , THEO 1120 Introduction to Biblical Studies , THEO 1170 Introduction to Theology THEO 3030S Special Topics Seminar   (6 hours), THEO 4000 Capstone Seminar , and THEO 4999 Senior Comprehensives . In addition, majors must take 6 hours of THEO electives and 9 hours in any one of the following three areas: Fundamentals of Theology, Historical Theology, and Biblical Studies. Total: 33 hours

All Theology courses are reading and writing intensive and the successful completion of all developmental reading and developmental English courses is a prerequisite.

Freshman Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 16


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 15


Sophomore Year


First Semester


  • Faith and Society (3)
  • Human Past (3)
  • Scientific Reasoning (3)
  • Free Elective (3)
  • Theology Course (3)

Semester Hours: 15


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 18


Junior Year


First Semester


Semester Hours: 15


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 15


Senior Year


First Semester


  • Theology Courses (3)
  • Free Electives (6)
  • Minor (3)

Semester Hours: 12


Second Semester


Semester Hours: 14


Summary: Program in Theology


Foundations: 13


Explorations: 21


  • African American Heritage and Legacies (3)
  • Creative Expression and Engagement (3)
  • Examined Life (3)
  • Faith and Society (3)
  • Human Behavior (3)
  • Human Past (3)
  • Scientific Reasoning (3)

Minor: 18


Free Electives: 29


Total Hours: 120


*These 9 hours must be taken in any one of the following three areas: Fundamentals of Theology, Historical Theology, and Biblical Studies.