Theology majors at Saint Joseph's University acquire and hone tools for critical analysis of many different components of theology and religious traditions. Students also explore a deeper understanding of how the Roman Catholic tradition has interacted throughout history with Judaism, Islam and other Christian and non-Christian traditions. Majors encounter different strategies and approaches for welcoming the stranger and serving the common good.
What is a Theology Major?
Theology majors at Saint Joseph's University study a wide range of topics, including systematic theology, ethics, biblical studies, Jesus Christ, Church history, doctrinal development, liturgy and interfaith relations. The curriculum’s flexibility allows majors to complete a second major in many disciplines. Theology majors are well-equipped to pursue other fields requiring the breadth of knowledge, critical discernment, creativity and communication skills cultivated by the disciplines of the humanities.
What Can You Do With a Theology Major?
Nearly anything you feel called or inspired to do. Upon graduation, theology majors have:
- Joined corporations or non-profits
- Entered law school
- Gone to graduate school in theology, religious studies, sociology, psychology, business, philosophy, journalism and foreign languages
- Taken a year or two of volunteer service
- Joined Teach for America or ACE
- Taken teaching positions in private and parochial schools
How will a Theology Degree from Saint Joseph's University Prepare You for a Future Career?
At Saint Joseph's, theology majors are taught by world-renowned experts in their respective fields. Theology majors are well-equipped to pursue other fields requiring the breadth of knowledge, critical discernment, creativity and communication skills offered by the disciplines of the humanities.
Continue Your Education
In addition to theology or religious studies, you will be prepared to pursue an advanced degree in the following:
- Journalism or Communications
- Social work