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Degree Requirements

The Theology courses are designed to present an overview of the content of the Christian faith with opportunities to study the meaning of religion in cultures that are not of the Judeo Christian tradition.

The Theology program for majors has as its primary purpose an academic study of the content of Christian doctrine in order to prepare students for graduate study, for teaching Religious Education classes, for directing Religious Education programs, and for ecumenical dialogue in the community.

The Theology Department also offers certificate programs at the basic and advanced levels. These programs are especially intended for persons engaged in religious education or various Church related ministries. Admission to the certificate program presumes demonstrated competency in English 150 but does not require other preliminary college level courses. Students entering ANY program with advanced standing in Theology must complete one half of the required credit hours in Theology at Thomas More College.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY

  • Theology (31 hours): THE 201, 205, 207, 219, 309, 317, 405, 406, 409, 410; one elective
  • Supporting Courses (6 hours): HIS 202, 326, or 327; Philosophy course from among PHI 325 or 401 that is beyond fulfillment of the core requirement
  • Recommended Courses: PSY 214; SOC 215
  • For Religious Education Teachers: THE 124, Catechetics
  • Computer Literacy: CIS 111 or proficiency test

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN THEOLOGY

Theology (18 hours): THE 201, 205, 207, 309; electives, 6 hours

BASIC CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGY

Theology (18 hours): THE 201, 205, 207, 309, 317, 406

ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGY

Theology (30 hours): THE 201, 205, 207, 219, 309, 317, 405, 406, 409, 425

Philosophy (6 hours): PHI 205 and 215