College of Education, 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 30 to 44 credits or two minors, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

New Testament (3)
Lutheran Doctrine I (3)
THL 201Old Testament3
THL 219Principles of Biblical Interpretation3
THL 241Church History3
THL 358Christianity and World Religions3
THL 432Lutheran Doctrine II3
THL 400Law and Gospel Theology3
THL 496Senior Thesis2
Select 15 credits of the following:15
Any 300 level Theology courses (THL prefix)
Beginner Greek I (4)
Beginner Greek II (4)
Beginner Hebrew I (4)
Beginner Hebrew II (4)
Total Credits35