Theology and Philosophy

Program Requirements

Theology and Philosophy
  • General Education requirements for baccalaureate degree.
  • A total of 36 credit hours beyond the general education requirement are required. Each area of emphasis requires completion of the common core of five courses: TRS 217 Introduction to the Bible; PHI 251 History of Western Philosophy & Theology I: Ancient and Medieval; PHI 252 History of Western Philosophy & Theology II: Modern and Contemporary; TRS 329 The Christian & Modern Problems; TRS 324 Religions in Dialogue.
  • Each area of emphasis requires completion of the common capstone experiences in the senior year.
  • The emphasis in Pastoral Ministry calls for the completion of at least five courses from the following list. Courses marked with an asterisk are required. Service Learning, *TRS 236 Sacraments; TRS 246 Catholic Life and Thought; TRS 256 Introduction to Christian Theology; TRS 319 Christian Sexuality, *TRS 321 Theology of Church; *TRS 331 Spirituality and Human Development; TRS 339 Guide to Christian Marriage; TRS 341 Liturgy and Worship; TRS 349 Theology of Death; TRS 357 Gospels and Epistles, *TRS 481-482 Field Experience.
  • The emphasis in Catholic and Franciscan Theology calls for completion of five courses from the following list. Courses marked with an asterisk are required: *TRS 222 Introduction to the Franciscan Tradition; TRS 236 Sacraments; *TRS 246 Catholic Life and Thought; TRS 256 Introduction to Christian Theology; TRS 382 Franciscan Spirituality; TRS 321 Theology of Church; PHI 331 Faith, Philosophy, and God; TRS 332 Assisi Experience; TRS 359 Catholic Social Teaching; TRS 336 Theology of the Reformation Era; TRS 342 Franciscan Theology of the Environment; *TRS 356 Christology and *TRS 357 Gospels and Epistles; TRS 362 Franciscan Theology; TRS 349 Theology of Death; TRS 369 Christianity from a Global Perspective.
  • The emphasis in Philosophy and Ethics calls for completion of six courses from the following list. Courses marked with an asterisk are required. Students must also complete either PHI 329 Ethics and Technology or PHI 381 Contemporary Philosophy. Courses include *PHI 321 Ethical Theories; PHI 325 Environmental Ethics; PHI 327 Business Ethics; PHI 232 Philosophy and Religion, East and West; PHI 323 Bioethics; PHI 351 Feminist Thought; PHI 355 Violence, Power, and Philosophy of Non-Violence; PHI 368 Holocaust as Act and Idea; TRS 319 Christian Sexuality; PHI 331 Faith, Philosophy, and God; TRS 359 Catholic Social Teaching.

Requirements for a Minor:
A minor in Theology and Philosophy requires completion of the following common core of courses plus one additional program course at the 300-level (for a total of 18 credit hours): TRS 217 Introduction to the Bible; PHI 251 History of Philosophy and Theology: Ancient-Medieval; PHI 252 History of Western Philosophy and Theology: Modern and Contemporary; TRS 329 The Christian and Modern Problems; PHI 331 Faith, Philosophy, and God.

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