Theological Studies

Grounded in the Roman Catholic tradition, the Department of Theological Studies invites students to analyze questions of faith, the divine, and ultimate meaning in the context of religious thought and practice. Through intellectually rigorous exploration of the full range of possibilities and ambiguities of faith, students of Theological Studies come to appreciate both the intrinsic value of religious inquiry and the role of religion in building a more just world. The Department offers several degree programs: an undergraduate major in Theology, an undergraduate minor in Theology, and two Master of Arts degrees (Theology and Pastoral Theology). The MA in Pastoral Theology program includes an additional ministry and counseling emphasis in addition to foundational courses in theology.


  • Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 -0800

    Wednesday February 10, 7 - 10 p.m. Roski Dining Hall

    Are you unsure of the opportunities your degree will open for you?
    Are you worried about finding a job after graduation?

    Join dozens of LMU alumni, BCLA's Dean Crabtree, and over 100 of your fellow undergraduate students in a celebration of Liberal Arts Education. Alumni from such industries as Social Services, Non-profits, Politics and Government, Professional Writing, Hospitality, Global and International Affairs, Sales, Arts, Culture and Entertainment will share their stories with undergraduate students.

    President Timothy Law Synder, Ph.D
    Robbin D. Crabtree, Ph.D., Dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts

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  • Fri, 19 Feb 2016 14:00:00 -0800

    Join us for "The Relevance of Medieval Philosophy: God, Body and the Other" with Dr. Emmanual Falque. Dr. Falque is the Dean of Philosophy from the Catholic Institute of Paris. His research endeavors to articulate new connections between philosophy and theology and is attempting to rethink how phenomenology can deal more adequately with Christian revelation.

    Reception to follow.

    Sponsored by the Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination, the Philosophy Department, and Theological Studies.

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Join us for the 2016 Mary Milligan Endowed Lecture in Spirituality, featuring Dr. M. Shawn Copeland.