Minor in Theology

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What will I study?

Our minor in Theology will prepare you to critically engage important questions. You will gain a theological appreciation for Christian and specifically Catholic history and theology. Our program ensures that you experience the rich and diverse history of theology and how that tradition bears on contemporary questions in science, culture, and politics.

Curriculum | 18 credits

  • TRS 101 Introduction to the Study of Religion
  • RSCC 104 The Human Search for Truth, Justice and the Common Good

Any four TRS courses with at least one course in the following categories:

  • TRS 201-204, 301-305 - Biblical Studies courses
  • TRS 220-223, 230-233, 320-328, 330-336 - Theology and Spirituality courses
  • TRS 240, 241, 344 - Ethics courses with Catholic focus

Certain Freshman Seminar FYS courses designated by the department may count with permission of the Department Chair.

Is a minor in Theology right for me?

A Theology minor allows you to explore your interests in Theology in sufficient depth with minimal interference to your major course of study. It also signals to graduate schools and employers that your interests are broad and that you have sought out a well-rounded educational experience. The minor is also very useful if you are involved in your local parish or ministry and need some background in theology.

When should I declare a minor?

You should declare a minor as soon as possible. To declare a minor, please stop by the department and talk to the Department Chair.