Theology Degree

Theology, at its core, is the study of God and how God relates to our world. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Religion and the minor Theology are for students who want to engage in the academic study of God. 

The B.A. in Theology is practical for students who wish to double major and provides for further study at the graduate level in ministry or theology. 

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Theology is Ideal For:

  • Deepening your understanding of Christian doctrine.
  • Learning about the historic development of Christianity and its various traditions.
  • Gaining a solid theological foundation for ministry.
  • Relating Christian thought to other disciplines of knowledge.
  • Engaging Christian thought with the broader culture.

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