Minor Requirements

The Theology Major and Minor programs encourage learning within the context of the multifaceted, varied, and global Catholic intellectual tradition. Rooted in this context, the programs value diverse approaches to questions of ultimate meaning and transcendence, and promote ecumenical and interreligious approaches to such questions. Majors and Minors explore the complex dynamics of faith and reason, and become more critically aware, creative, responsible, and transformed persons for and with others.

Program Goal

  • To maintain a challenging and current curriculum for our Minors to provide them with a solid understanding of theology and religious studies, ethical values, social justice, and spirituality.

By virtue of their Theological Studies courses, minors should:

  • Identify the beliefs and practices of major religious traditions;
  • Understand the richness and complexity of theological and religious traditions, especially in light of contemporary issues and diverse voices;
  • Examine and evaluate critically the diverse ways in which religious beliefs and practices change across time and space;
  • Integrate theological and religious questions and problems through the careful study of either a major theological or religious thinker or a major theological or religious theme.

4-Unit Theology Minor: Five Courses (2 LD, 3 UD)

  1. THST Lower Division
  2. THST Lower Division (Replaceable with upper division)
  3. THST Upper Division (3000-level or above)
  4. THST 4090 (Major Theological and Religious Thinker) OR THST 4091 (Major Theological and Religious Theme)
  5. THST 4000-Level Elective

An average grade of C (2.0) must be maintained in minor courses.

It is recommended that students planning to pursue graduate study in Theology have a reading knowledge of two languages, classical or modern.