College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Theology Major (BA Traditional)

The major in theology is designed to prepare students who plan to attend seminary and pursue a master’s of divinity or other advanced theological degree. The core required courses introduce students to biblical studies, Lutheran theology, philosophy, and church history. Students are encouraged but not required to study biblical Greek and Hebrew and can choose from a variety of theology electives that are of interest to them. Although the degree emphasizes Lutheran doctrine, students from any Christian tradition planning to attend seminary will be well prepared by completing this major.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts degree consists of a major of typically 32 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

Prerequisite
New Testament (3)
Required
THL 201Old Testament3
THL 241Church History3
THL 371Mission of God4
THL 431Lutheran Doctrine I3
THL 432Lutheran Doctrine II3
THL 342Athens and Jerusalem: Philosophy and Christianity4
THL 496Senior Thesis2
Electives
Select 20 credits of the following:20
Beginning Greek I (4)
Beginning Greek II (4)
Matthew (2)
Mark (2)
Luke (2)
Galatians and Romans (2)
Corinthians (2)
General Epistles (2)
Biblical Hebrew I (4)
Biblical Hebrew II (4)
Principles of Biblical Interpretation (3)
Archaeology and the Bible (4)
Global Christianity (4)
Goodness, Justice & Christian Faith (4)
The Problem of Evil (4)
Martin Luther: Saint & Sinner (4)
Jesus and Muhammad (4)
Christianity and World Religions (4)
One Nation under God? Christianity and Politics in America (4)
Christianity and the Media in Contemporary Culture (4)
Theology and Art (4)
Christianity thr Symbol/Ritual (4)
Faith and Justice in the City (4)
Studies in Biblical Theology (2)
Lutheran Confessional Writings (3)
Worship for Lutherans (3)
Total Credits42