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In a Catholic liberal arts college, the study of theology occupies an essential position in the core curriculum. Generally speaking, theological inquiry seeks an understanding of the mystery of God and of the human condition. Specifically, the task of Christian theology is to express meaningfully the revelation of Jesus, and to examine and explain the faith of the Christian community in its historical and contemporary context. Theology is equally concerned with the practical implications of living a life of faith, particularly in its moral, spiritual, and liturgical dimensions.

Students majoring in Theology complete 12 courses in Theology. These include Theology 100, 255 or 256, 270, 320, 351, and one additional course in each of the following areas: Old or New Testament, systematic theology, and theological ethics. The remaining courses are electives, one of which must be in seminar format. The successful completion of a comprehensive examination is also required of theology majors.

Course Sequence


Freshman Year
Humanities I Humanities II
Freshman English 103 Freshman English 104
Science Science
Language Language
Theology 100 Theology
Sophomore Year
Humanities III Humanities IV
Philosophy/Elective Philosophy/Elective
Elective Elective
Language Language
Theology Theology
Junior Year
Philosophy/Elective Philosophy/Elective
Modern Language Modern Language
Theology Theology
Theology Theology
Elective Elective
Senior Year
Philosophy/Theology Philosophy/Theology
Theology Theology
Theology Theology
Elective Elective
Elective Elective