Theology, B.A.

Explore issues of faith and the human experience.

Students who want a more personalized, progressive and relevant understanding of Christian and Roman Catholic Theology can turn their faith into a career with the Theology program at Lewis University. Through their coursework, students will explore their own personal faith and values while examining religion’s role in society, learning from some of the greatest theological minds in the country.

Two Concentrations to Personalize Your Coursework

  • Theological Studies – a writing-intensive concentration to help understand the history of faith and its connection with culture and preparation for teaching or graduate school.
  • Pastoral Ministry – serves as a Pre-Seminary program or direct career path into a pastoral position, working with either youth or adults.

Apply Theological Concepts to 21st Century Job Markets

Lewis offers a new Computer Science + Theology (CS+Theology) degree program in which students explore the relationships between computation and the understandings of God. Upon completion, students will know how to help religious organizations to leverage computer technology to support their community members and mission.

Minors Available to Complement Your Degree

  • Theology - Students add an ethical component to their degree program for future careers in teaching, business, law and more.
  • Peace Studies - Students learn just peace strategies and nonviolent conflict negotiation tactics as tools for positive social change in their communities or on a global scale.

Sample Courses:

  • The Search for Faith
  • Writing in Theology
  • The Old Testament
  • The New Testament
  • Christian Ethics
  • Research in Theology

Career Areas:

  • Education
  • History
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Non-Profit Service

On Campus Opportunities

  • National Theology Honors Society
  • Peer Ministry

Admission Requirements

Please refer to the Office of Admission for application requirements and specific next steps.


Related Programs

For more information, feel free to contact the Program Director, Dr. Maryellen Davis Collett at or call (815) 836-5707.