PROGRAM TYPE
On Campus

DEGREES
BA

Contact

Marc Tumeinski, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Program Director of Pastoral Ministry
Theology
(508) 849-3414

Theology | BA

Program Overview

Theology invites students to grapple with some of the fundamental questions of humanity, and to learn to draw upon the sources of a particular faith tradition, namely, Catholic Christianity. This invitation and foundation reflect the mission and values of Anna Maria College, and the charisms of Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin.

The study of theology builds on thousands of years of discourse and reflection, and on the foundational elements of both faith and reason. Students in this major will practice the valuable skills of thinking and reading critically, as well as writing and speaking clearly and persuasively, on some of the most relevant, complex and life-defining topics, such as relationships, community, calling, work, service, peace and justice.

Curriculum Highlights

Course Of Study

Career and Internship Opportunity

CAREER

  • Religious educator
  • Publisher (denominational newspapers)
  • Church music/choral director
  • Parish associate
  • Youth pastor
  • Campus minister

Program Learning Outcomes

Students successfully completing the Bachelor’s degree in Theology will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the appropriate use of fundamental theological vocabulary, sources and research tools
  • Identify specific passages in the Bible and in Church teaching documents, and analyze these passages in relationship to fundamental theological concepts, methods and questions
  • Describe ways that contemporary events and trends in the US Catholic Church fit within the larger context of the history of the Church around the world
  • Describe the Catholic understanding of various contributions that individuals and groups can make toward forming a more peaceful society, drawing upon both moral theology and Catholic social teaching
  • Analyze, in discussion and in writing, the nature of the relationship between faith and reason in light of the Catholic intellectual tradition
  • Communicate effectively in discourse and in writing that is clear, coherent and representative of complex thought
  • Present a portfolio of substantial written and/or creative coursework in conjunction with a cumulative, integrative reflection paper

Meet Our Faculty

Kent Wallace, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Theology
School of Liberal Arts & Sciences
(508) 849-3300