Through our degree program, students will:
- Practice the methods of theological scholarship and develop religious literacy in a contemporary age.
- Engage Christian theological traditions in conversation with different cultures, religions, philosophies, and social contexts.
- Develop ethical awareness through theological studies.
- Demonstrate attitudes, values, and skills for identifying and addressing civic issues as agents of change with others.
Curriculum: 30 Credits
Students may apply one 3 credit core theology class toward degree completion. The remaining 27 credits must be from 200-level or above courses. Course selections should follow the distribution outlined below:
• 1- UCOR Theology, Biblical Studies, or Theological Ethics Course
• 2- 200-level or above courses in Biblical Studies
• 2- 200-level or above courses in Ethics
• 3- 200-level or above courses in Religion & Theology
• 2- 200-level Electives
Please note: 6 credits must be writing-intensive courses.
Examples of Course Offerings
Christianity & Violence: This course examines the research, writings, and experiences of women and men in the Christian tradition. Particular attention will be paid to religious justifications for violence and discrimination; and the role that theology and faith communities have played in both condoning and resisting such violence in the US.
Theology, Media, and Pop Culture: Examination of the religious, theological, ethical issues and perspectives raised by various forms of media and popular culture, including marketing, sports, movies, television, and music. Special attention will be given to the nature of their relationship and the theological and spiritual issues currently present in their interface
Anti-Semitism: This course will explore the nature and history of the hatred and persecution of Jews (antisemitism) in western culture. It will pay special attention to the philosophical, sociological, psychological, and religious roots of antisemitism. It will also focus on antisemitism's most violent manifestations during the 20th century to the present.
We also strongly encourage those students who desire to pursue graduate studies to participate in undergraduate research opportunities with the guidance of a faculty mentor.
For additional information or advising, please contact Elisabeth T. Vasko