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Theology Major and Minor


Theology Major

Students who major in theology are required to take at least 33 credits in theology, including

  • VTTH 203

  • THEOL 210

  • THEOL 301

  • THEOL 313

  • THEOL 314

  • THEOL 498

  • One course in Moral Theology (VTTH 300, THEOL 404, THEOL 405, or THEOL 409)

  • 9 Theology elective credits 

With the exception of VTTH 203, any core course that a student is counting for any form of the major in theology will include extra work to raise it to the level of a major course.

The Department of Theology offers three different emphasis for undergraduate students who major in Theology: religious education, pastoral ministry, and youth ministry. 

Emphasis in Religious Education
In addition to courses required for the major, students completing an emphasis in religious education are required to take:

  • THEOL 205
  • THEOL 353, 355, or 356
  • THEOL 365
  • EDUC 208 
  • EDUC 434
  • Any necessary prerequisite courses

Emphasis in Pastoral Ministry
In addition to the courses required for the major, students completing an emphasis in pastoral ministry are required to take:

  • THEOL 351
  • THEOL 352
  • THEOL 353, 355, or 356 
  • THEOL 365
  • THEOL 480

Emphasis in Youth Ministry
In addition to the courses required for the major, students completing an emphasis in youth ministry are required to take:

  • THEOL 351 or 352
  • THEOL 353
  • THEOL 356
  • THEOL 365
  • THEOL 480

► See sample theology 4-year course sequence
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Theology Minor

The Department of Theology offers three different emphases for undergraduate students who minor in Theology: religious education, pastoral ministry, and youth ministry. Students who minor in Theology must complete at least 18 credits of Theology and may select an area of emphasis:

Emphasis in Religious Education

Students who minor in theology with a religious education emphasis must take: 

  • VTTH 203
  • THEOL 202*, 204, 205, 207, 208, or 210
  • THEOL 300
  • THEOL 301 or 303*
  • THEOL 353, 355, or 356
  • EDUC 208
  • EDUC 434

*If 202 is taken, you may not take 303 to satisfy the requirements of this minor with emphasis.

Emphasis in Pastoral Ministry

Students who minor in theology with a pastoral ministry emphasis must take:

  • VTTH 203
  • THEOL 202, 204, 205, 207, 208, or 210 
  • THEOL 300
  • THEOL 351
  • THEOL 352
  • THEOL 353, 355, or 356
  • THEOL 365
  • THEOL 480

Emphasis in Youth Ministry

Students who minor in theology with a youth ministry emphasis must take:

  • VTTH 203
  • THEOL 202, 204, 205, 207, 208, or 210
  • THEOL 300
  • THEOL 351 or 352
  • THEOL 353
  • THEOL 356
  • THEOL 365
  • THEOL 480
 
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