We may study theology and religion to enrich ourselves but our study also helps us think critically about current events and the complexities of global diversity and the human situation.

Theology & Religious Studies Major Requirements

Theology & Religious Studies Major – General

(40 credits)
  • THRS 209 Doctrine of God
  • THRS 280 Introducing Christian Traditions 
  • THRS 309 Biblical Exegesis and Research
  • THRS 433 Christian Ethics
  • THRS 460 Advanced Seminar

Three electives in theology and religious studies and two thematic courses, one from each of these two areas:

Biblical Studies (One course in the following thematic area):

  • THRS 314 The Origins of Biblical Monotheism
  • THRS 322 Survey of the Hebrew Bible
  • THRS 324 Women in the Bible
  • THRS 327 Ancient Wisdom and the Modern Search for Meaning
  • THRS 329 The New Testament

2. Religious Diversity (One course in the following thematic area):

  • THRS 331 Judaism and Christianity: The Holocaust
  • THRS 339 World Scriptures
  • THRS 340 World Religions in Dialogue
  • THRS 350 Christianity and Religious Diversity
  • THRS 343 Prophet and Savior: Muslim and Christian Theologies in Dialogue

Theology & Religious Studies Major – Youth Ministry Emphasis

(48 credits)

  • THRS 209 Doctrine of God
  • THRS 242 Liturgy and the Sacraments 
  • THRS 280 Introducing Christian Traditions 
  • THRS 309 Biblical Exegesis and Research
  • THRS 433 Christian Ethics 
  • THRS 460 Advanced Seminar 
  • THRS 494 Internship

Three electives in theology and religious studies and two thematic courses, one from each of these two areas:

1. Biblical Studies (One elective in the following thematic area):

  • THRS 314 The Origins of Biblical Monotheism
  • THRS 322 Survey of the Hebrew Bible
  • THRS 324 Women in the Bible
  • THRS 327 Ancient Wisdom and the Modern Search for Meaning
  • THRS 329 The New Testament

2. Religious Diversity (One elective in the following thematic area):

  • THRS 331 Judaism and Christianity: The Holocaust
  • THRS 339 World Scriptures
  • THRS 340 World Religions in Dialogue 
  • THRS 343 Prophet and Savior: Muslim and Christian Theologies in Dialogue
  • THRS 350 Christianity and Religious Diversity