Offered by the Saint Louis University College of Arts and Sciences
Saint Louis University's undergraduate degree program in theology uses a variety of sources and methods to help you evaluate and appreciate the most vital aspects of religious experience and thought. Beginning with its introductory course, Theological Foundations, the undergraduate theology program at SLU introduces students to the God of revelation within the Judeo-Christian tradition and to the understanding of its implications for living a human life, respecting creation and pursuing beauty and truth.
If you choose to major in theology at SLU, you'll gain a foundation in theology and Catholicism within a global context, as well as examine the Judeo-Christian tradition and other world religions, traditions and social realities.
You'll also have access to SLU's Center for Digital Humanities, which creates multimedia and electronic products that support research and teaching in theological studies. The center's research focuses on preserving historical artifacts that have significant religious or theological meaning.
Coursework within SLU's theological studies degree program addresses social and moral issues with a focus on theology and history, faith and reason, and Christian morality and society. You'll examine both the New and Old Testaments, and choose from courses in both Hebrew and Christian scripture.
Additional coursework explores the development of Christianity in early, medieval and modern contexts, theological ethics, and spirituality. Sub-disciplines within the department include:
SLU's theology department publishes a monthly newsletter, the Ignatian Herald, and sponsors two annual lectureships, the Bellarmine and De Lubac Lectures, while the Theology Club holds regular discussions, sponsors lectures and helps plan an annual undergraduate conference.