The quest to find meaning in the study of God and the relationship between God and the universe is the foundation of theology. Theology courses at Mount Mary University encourage you to explore diverse religious traditions and theological viewpoints.

Mount Mary offers a Bachelor of Arts in Theology degree. The theology curriculum is designed to give you a solid foundation in biblical, historical and systematic (ethics) theology, as well as have flexibility to pursue your own theological interests.

If you want to study a subject not offered in the current curriculum, you can work with a faculty member to create an independent study course. All courses are taught by faculty, not by teaching assistants.

Theology majors are required to take a minimum of 40 credits in theology. You also must complete the university’s core curriculum requirements. See the theology curriculum sheet. 

Complete degree requirements and a listing of courses are available in the Undergraduate Bulletin. 

Some academic programs require a GPA higher than is required for general admission to Mount Mary University. Contact your admission counselor for more information.

Enhance Your Education by Studying Abroad

Theology students have opportunities to study abroad and earn college credit for theology courses in countries such as China, Peru, Italy and Guatemala. For example, students can learn about the theology of justice in Guatemala, Christ and culture in Peru or the spirituality of place in China.

Every two years, a three-week program in Italy features a course on early Christianity in Rome. The course integrates lectures with visits to archeological sites, museums and historically significant churches, along with an opportunity to spend time serving people in need.

Theology Minor Requirements

A theology minor requires a minimum of 20 credits, which involves taking only three courses beyond the university’s core curriculum requirements. Consult the Undergraduate Bulletin for more details on requirements and courses for this minor.

Theology Certificate Requirements

A post-baccalaureate certificate in theology is available to women who already hold an undergraduate degree, but seek further training. Often these students already work in pastoral ministry or seek further academic training in theology. See more details on theology certificate requirements. 

Theology students or alumnae also may be interested in Mount Mary’s peacebuilding certificate.