Evening|Weekend|Online B.A. in Theology
- The Theology department is ecumenical and welcoming to students of all faiths and religious backgrounds.
- Courses explore the Christian tradition, world religions, spirituality, morality and contemporary beliefs.
- Theology is a flexible, interdisciplinary major in which you explore your interests.
- Career opportunities are enhanced by certificates in Pastoral Ministry and Catechetical Ministry.
- Flexible course scheduling blends evening/weekend meetings with online learning.
- Affordable tuition rates.
- Transfer in your previous college credits — graduate sooner.
- Earning a bachelor’s degree can be a steppingstone to earning St. Kate’s master of arts in theology.
Majoring in Theology
As a theology major you engage in the personal and intellectual exploration of meaningful questions that deepen your life, such as “Who is God?” “Does God care?” and “How does God act in my life?”
You investigate the biblical, historical and doctrinal traditions of Christianity, as well as other world religious traditions, and also become acquainted with the moral issues, spiritual aspirations and intellectual journeys of contemporary believers.
Advancing Your Career and Your Life
Career opportunities in theology are available in ministries related to youth, social justice and religious education. Grounded in theological education and exploration, our graduates are having a positive impact on communities and individuals. One founded a facility for AIDS patients. Others are marriage and family therapists, spiritual directors and religious educators. Read about our graduates by clicking the Using Your Degree tab.
Our Pastoral Ministry and Catechetical Ministry certificates (LINKS) allow you to pair studies that are intellectually and spiritually enriching with your career goals. Learn more about the certificates, offered at both the undergraduate and master’s level, by clicking on the Certificates tab.
As a woman returning to college, your life experience enhances small, discussion-based classes. The theology program welcomes you no matter what your spiritual practice or religion. You will find theology is a highly relevant topic — historically, politically, morally and spiritually. It also is very personal. Our faculty support your journey of self-understanding, while challenging you to come to your own conclusions about questions of spirituality and religion.
Program of Study
Our curriculum spans disciplines, so you learn how religious history and thought applies to work, science, family life and leisure. Courses cover topics such as “Faith;” “Women and the Bible;” “Christian Marriage;” “Theology and Spirituality in Healthcare;” and "War, Peace and the Apocalypse.” In this flexible major, you design your program with the help of a faculty advisor.
Since only eight courses are required to major in theology, students often double major. Reflecting on another subject through the lens of theology can enhance your studies. Many students pair theology with a second major or minor in fields such as women’s studies, communications, education, art, history, English, nursing, philosophy, psychology or social work.
Uniquely St. Kate’s
Located within a Catholic university and its rich traditions, the St. Kate’s Theology Department prizes theological reflection that leads students to act justly in the world. The search for justice has been a cornerstone of a St. Kate’s education for more than a century.
St. Kate’s theology professors are highly published scholars and experts in topics including the role of women in the Bible, ecological theology and theology and the arts – great minds that you interact with in small, discussion-based classes.