Evangelization and Catechesis

Bachelor of Arts, Department of Theology

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Department Overview

“Catholic theology, taught in a manner faithful to Scripture, Tradition, and the Church’s Magisterium, provides an awareness of the Gospel principles that will enrich the meaning of human life and give it a new dignity” (Ex corde ecclesiae, 20). Faithful to the Christian message as it has come to us through the Church, our mission is to introduce students to Catholic theology as an exercise in “faith seeking understanding.”

Degree Objectives

  • Foster ecumenical awareness and concern for social justice
  • Prepare student majors for teaching, parish work, youth ministry, and graduate studies.

Related Careers

  • Church Administration
  • Missionary
  • Religious Life
  • Teacher
  • Youth Minister

Contact

Dr. Richard White
Professor and Chair
Contact by Email
913.360.7530

Ferrell Academic Center

  • Jamie Blosser, Ph.D.
    Professor
  • Fr. Meinrad Miller, OSB
    Instructor
  • Matthew Muller, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
  • Deacon Dana Nearmyer
    Adjunct Instructor
  • Matt Ramage, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • John Rziha, Ph.D.
    Professor
  • Andrew Salzmann, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Jeremy Sienkiewicz, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Andrew Swafford, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
  • Richard White, Ph.D.
    Professor and Chair
  • Mark J. Zia, Ph.D.
    Professor

Freshmen Year

ENGL-1010English Composition3
GNST-1000BC Experience1
THEO-1100Introduction to Theology3
Historical Foundation3
Foreign Language4
EXSCFitness course1
EXSC-1115Wellness for Life1
Total16
Person and Community Foundation3
Foreign Language4
PHIL-1750Principles of Nature3
Elective3
Theology – Old Testament3
Total16

Sophomore Year

Aesthetic Foundation3
Theology – New Testament3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Natural World Foundation4
EVCA-2100Mission to the Nations3
Total16
Aesthetic Experience Foundation3
THEO-3430Hist of Catholic Church II3
THEO-2000Christian Moral Life3
EVCA-2150New Evangelization3
Electives5
Total17

Junior Year

EVCA-3100Youth Ministry and Catechesis I (NE Specialization: EVCA-3200, 3300, 3400, or THEO-3960)3
THEO-3280Spiritual Theology3
Natural World Foundation3–4
THEO-3920Theology of Vatican II3
Elective3
Total15–16
EVCA-3150Youth Ministry and Catechesis II
(For NE Specialization: EVCA-3200, 3300, 3400, or THEO-3960)
3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Electives11
Total17

Senior Year

THEO-3640Christ and the Trinity3
Electives15
Total18
EVCA-4500Seminar3
Electives (depends on internship)10–11
EVAC-4790Youth Ministry Internship
(for NE Specialization: EVCA-4700, Missionary Practicum)
1–4
EVCA-COMPSenior Compcr
Total14–18

Other Department Offerings

  • Major in Theology

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