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.

Earn a Degree in Theology in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

Newman University offers courses leading toward a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology through the Blessed Stanley Rother Institute of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Students enrolled in this program range from Catholic school teachers, candidates to the permanent diaconate, parish catechetical leaders, and others, Catholic or non-Catholic, who are interested in encountering Christ through the Catholic intellectual and theological tradition. Courses are taught live either in-person or at parish sites across the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City through video conferencing.

Interested in learning more about this program in the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City? Learn more at

Dr. Jason Fugikawa
Director of the Blessed Stanley Rother Institute
Archdiocese of Oklahoma City

P.O. Box 32180
Oklahoma City, OK 73123-0380

Hours of Operation: M-F 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

About Our Faculty

Theology Department

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.

Career Outlook

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:

  • Teaching
  • Youth and Young Adult ministry
  • Parish ministry
  • Missionary work
  • Religious life
  • Marriage and Family ministry
  • Law Enforcement
  • Journalism
  • Sales
  • 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.

Program Outcomes

"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

Director of Vocations, Diocese of Little Rock
School of Catholic Studies
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School of Catholic Studies
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Dean of Catholic Studies, Interim Dean of Bsn, Assoc Professor
School of Catholic Studies
316-942-4291 ext. 2861
Office: MN319
Professor of Theology
School of Catholic Studies
316-942-4291 ext. 2159
Office: MN309
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Dean School of Catholic Studies, Dir Gerber Inst, Prof of Theo
School of Catholic Studies
316-942-4291 ext. 2148
Office: MN301
Associate Professor of Theology
School of Catholic Studies
316-942-4291 ext. 2157
Office: MN305
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