At Saint Joseph’s University, theology majors reflect deeply on the foundation, historical development and ethical concerns of the Catholic faith. Students also consider how Catholicism relates to other Christian and non-Christian traditions. Additionally, majors explore the foundations of the Christian faith and its effects on society and communication skills offered by other humanities disciplines.
What is a Theology Major?
As a theology major at Saint Joseph's University, you will learn methods of the sub-fields of systematic theology, ethics and biblical studies to explore the Bible, Jesus Christ, the Church, traditions, history, doctrinal development, liturgy, personal and communal morality and interfaith relations. The curriculum’s flexibility allows majors to complete double majors in such disciplines as:
- Political Science
- Religious Studies
- The Arts
You will also acquire important skills that are essential in any career: how to read carefully, think critically, formulate persuasive arguments and communicate clearly.
What Can You Do With a Theology Major?
Upon graduation, theology majors often seek opportunities for active service through the Jesuit Volunteer Corps or Peace Corps. Others choose to teach in private and parochial schools or to work in the non-profit sector.
You will also acquire important skills that are essential in any career: how to read carefully, think critically, formulate persuasive arguments, and communicate clearly.
How will a Theology Degree from Saint Joseph's University Prepare You for a Future Career?
At Saint Joseph’s University, our theology faculty are noted experts. All students may undertake an independent study under faculty mentorship and can engage in study tours to Poland, Bolivia, Greece or the Dominican Republic, which are led by our faculty.
Continue Your Education
In addition to theology or religious studies, you will be prepared to pursue an advanced degree in the following:
- Social work
Theology majors are well-equipped to pursue other fields requiring the breadth of knowledge, critical discernment, creativity and communication skills offered by humanities disciplines.