The Saint Louis University Department of Theological Studies is a community of scholars dedicated to the study of theology in the Catholic, Jesuit tradition.
The department furthers SLU's mission through research and teaching on a variety of religions across the globe, and especially on the biblical, historical, systematic, ethical and spiritual dimensions of the Catholic tradition.
We are open to sharing and learning with people of all faiths and none in the pursuit of truth for the greater glory of God and the service of humanity.
Theology Degrees at SLU
- Bachelor of Arts in Theological Studies
- Undergraduate Minor in Theological Studies
- Master of Arts in Religious Education (M.A.R.E.)
- Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)
- Ph.D. in Theological Studies
Required Courses in Theology
Most undergraduate students at Saint Louis University are required to take theology.
The first course, THEO 1000: Theological Foundations, introduces students to the God of revelation within the Judaeo-Christian tradition. They examine faith and its implications for living a human life, respecting creation and pursuing beauty and truth. This is done within an ecumenical and global context, examining other world religions and various social realities.
Subsequent courses focus more on specific aspects of Christian or other religious traditions and address the important social and moral issues of our day.