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Marian University’s Theology program originated from the Roman Catholic Christian tradition, which is open to diverse religious viewpoints and engages each person as a whole in developing personal faith perspectives regarding ultimate reality. Students in Marian University’s Theology program will explore diverse religious traditions, as well as theological stances and forms of prayer and worship. They are encouraged to develop personal spirituality that will help students reflect on themselves and live out their beliefs through compassionate service and religious practices.

Theology is a broad study that helps students complete themselves through carrying out one’s beliefs. Majors in Theology relate what they learn to more fully complete themselves as a future teacher, social worker, police officer, prison guard, probation officer, office manager, business leader, communications expert, nurse, psychologist or medical professional.

51 credits:
All theology majors must complete the theology core, as well as one of the four tracks: double major, ministry, pre-graduate studies, or religious education. Theology majors must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all theology courses.

Theology core
18 credits:
THE 210 Understanding the Scriptures, 3 cr.
THE 216 History in Theology, 3 cr.
THE 327 Vatican II, 3 cr.
THE 333 Theological Investigations I, 3 cr.
THE 334 Theological Investigations II, 3 cr.
THE 495 Senior Seminar, 3 cr.

6 credits from the following:
EDR 380 Jewish-Christian Relations, 3 cr.
THE 205 Peacemaking: Multicultural, Interfaith Dimensions, 3 cr.
THE 340 Moral Theology, 3 cr.
THE 345 Catholic Social Teaching, 3 cr.

9 credits:
THE Electives (must be at the 200 level or above)

Students must complete one of the following tracks:

Double major track
This track allows students to major in theology alongside another program of study. The number of credits is dependent upon the second major.

Ministry track
18 credits:
THE 230 Introduction to Pastoral Ministry, 3 cr.
THE 360 Faith Development, 3 cr.
THE 365 Child and Youth Ministry, 3 cr.
THE 366 Adult and Family Ministry, 3 cr.
THE 370 Worship and Service, 3 cr.
THE 497 Pastoral Leadership/Ministry Internship, 1-3 cr.

Pre-graduate studies track
18 credits:
PHI 308 Philosophy of Religion, 3 cr.
THE 303 Topics in Biblical Theology, 3 cr.
THE 307 Topics in the History of Theology, 3 cr.
THE 426 Theology of the Human Person, 3 cr.
THE 450 Theological Research, 3 cr.
THE Elective (must be at the 200 level or above), 3 cr.

Religious education track
18 credits:
EDR 231 Introduction to Religious Education, 3 cr.
EDR 332 Interreligious and Interfaith Dialogue, 3 cr.
THE 360 Faith Development, 3 cr.
EDR 380 Jewish-Christian Relations, 3 cr.
EDR 385 Curriculum, Methods, and Theories of Religious Education, 3 cr.
EDR 497 Religious Education Internship, 1-3 cr.


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