Earn a Theology Degree
Strengthen your faith through prestigious religious studies
As an inherently interdisciplinary field, theology is an ideal liberal arts major. Challenging coursework provides the student an opportunity to think deeply about the meaning and purpose of life while exploring the mystery of God at work in the world. By examining the great themes of revelation, salvation, creation, covenant, freedom, and grace the student of theology begins the process of integrating the various branches of knowledge into a coherent worldview, one that recognizes the giftedness of human life, the family structure of all humanity, and the responsibility of caring for and cultivating the gift of creation.
Students are required to read, discuss, and write about serious matters while sharpening their critical thinking skills in the process. Employers are looking for people who are engaged thinkers, exposed to diverse ideas and world views, with the ability to speak and write effectively. This is what a theology degree offers.
About Our Theology Program
Bachelor of Arts in Theology
This degree focuses on preparing students to work at the intersection of faith and reason:
- Teach religion in the Catholic school system
- Work in a parish or diocesan ministry
- Pursue a Master of Arts in Theology
- Explore opportunities within the worlds of business, law, journalism, or community service.
While earning your Bachelor of Arts in Theology, you can expect to take courses including Catholic Imagination, Exploring the Bible, A Faith to Die For, and Story of the Church. A complete curriculum can be found here.
Minor in Program
Interested in supporting your major with a Minor in Theology? The required curriculum for a theology minor can be found here.
About Our Faculty
Our faculty and staff have the knowledge and experience to help you prepare for a career in theology. If you need clarification on a class assignment or advice on how to approach your future, you can feel confident that our faculty is available and ready to help.
While pursuing a degree in theology, you can expect a promising future. The theology field is projected to grow 6% between 2014 and 2024. Our students are prepared to meet the expected demand in religious education as well as parish and diocesan ministries.
There are many ways in which a theology degree can be put to good use. While some of our graduates continue in graduate school, other recent graduates have found employment in a wide range of areas:
- Youth and Young Adult ministry
- Parish ministry
- Missionary work
- Religious life
- Marriage and Family ministry
- Law Enforcement
- Insurance/financial services
Our theology students have the opportunity to gain real-world experience by interning in the Wichita community. This allows you to gain experience in teaching theology, teaching youth religious studies, charity work, and business opportunities within the diocese.
Get Involved on Campus
One of the best ways to find success during your college career is to get involved in campus clubs and organizations. Within our theology program, our students can join the Campus Ministry Club. This organization allows for personal growth, networking, and future career success.
Current Job Openings in Theology-Related Careers
We think our university is great, but don’t just take our word for it. Hear what some of our previous students have to say about their experience.
"The professors made sure to include me, made sure to know what I was doing and everything. I would absolutely recommend it [the theology program]. Not only the personal attention, just the challenges, and being able to really apply it to everything I do one day."
Christina Ruiz, Class of 2016
"The idea that our education is infused by the Catholic faith is such an important part of an education. So for me, it was important to attend a Catholic University."
Jennifer Mai, Class of 2016
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