Theology

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.

Contact

Dr. Richard White
Professor and Chair
Contact by Email
913.360.7530

Ferrell Academic Center

Department Website

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

Freshmen Year

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

Sophomore Year

Person and Community Foundation3
Theology – New Testament3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Natural World Foundation4
Elective3
Total16
Aesthetic Foundation3
Theology – Doctrinal3
THEO-2000Christian Moral Life3
Electives8
Total17

Junior Year

Theology – Historical3
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Natural World Foundation3–4
Electives6
Total15–16
Theology – Christian Life3
Theology elective3
Mathematical Reasoning Foundation3
Electives8
Total17

Senior Year

Theology electives6
Philosophical Inquiry Foundation3
Electives7
Total16
Theology elective3
THEO-4500Seminar3
Electives10
THEO-COMPSenior Compcr
Total16

Other Department Offerings

  • Bachelor of Arts in Evangelization & Catechesis
  • Minor in Theology

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