Theology Major

Theology majors at Valpo gain grounding in the origins of Jewish and Christian traditions, examine the growth and diversity of the many traditions within Christianity, encounter other major religions of the world, and reflect on ethical and philosophical questions facing religious communities and political movements today and gain exposure to other major religions of the world.

FOUNDATIONS

B.A. students in theology at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the B.A. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing global cultures and traditions.

REQUIRED COURSES

Foundations

One course from the following options:

  • THEO 200 The Christian Tradition
  • CC 215 The Christian Tradition
3 credits
Biblical Studies
  • One course chosen from THEO 310 – THEO 319
3 credits
Foundations of Christianity
  • One course chosen from THEO 320 – THEO 329
3 credits
Theology and Ethics
  • One chosen from THEO 330 – THEO 349
3 credits
Religions of the World
  • One course chosen from THEO 360 – THEO 369
3 credits
Research and Writing in the Discipline
  • THEO 393 Theories and Methods in Theological and Religious Studies (3 Cr.)
  • THEO 492 Research and Writing in Theology (1 Cr.)
4 credits
Seminar
  • THEO 493 Theology Seminar
3 credits
Upper-Level Theology
  • Four additional 300-level (or higher) theology courses (except S/U courses)
12 credits
TOTAL 34 credits