BA, Theology and Religious Studies

B.A in the Theology and Religious Studies

One Degree, Two Specializations

A major in THRS now requires only 45 credits in Theology and Religious Studies in addition to the Core curriculum requirements of UCOR 2100-Theological Explorations and UCOR 3100-Religion in a Global Context.

Students must designate a specialization in either Christian Theology or Comparative Religion.

B.A in the Theology and Religious Studies

A. Christian Theology Specialization

(35 credits)


Christian Thought (10 credits)

 Choose two of the following for 10 credits; see department for options not listed below:

  • THRS 2011 - History of Catholic Theology
  • THRS 2012 - Liberating Catholicism
  • THRS 2019 - Challenges to Christian Faith
  • THRS 2020 - God and Evil
  • THRS 2040 - Women and Theology
  • THRS 2050 - Theology of the Person
  • THRS 2060 - Perspectives on Jesus
  • THRS 2090 - Jesus and Liberation
  • THRS 2091 - Latin American Liberation Theology
  • THRS 2100 - Catholic Imagination
  • THRS 2101 - Ignatian Spirituality
  • THRS 2130 - Science and the Church
  • THRS 3130 - Religion and Science

Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (5 credits)

Choose one of the following for 5 credits; see department for options not listed below:

  • THRS 2021 - The Book of Genesis
  • THRS 3000 - The Hebrew Bible
  • THRS 3010 - Torah: The Birth of a People
  • THRS 3020 - Women and the Hebrew Bible

New Testament (5 credits)

 Choose one of the following for 5 credits; see department for options not listed below:

  • THRS 2000 - New Testament Storytellers: Jesus
  • THRS 2001 - New Testament Storytellers: St. Paul
  • THRS 2002 - John: A Different Gospel
  • THRS 3070 - Global Apocalypse!
  • THRS 3211 - God and Empire 

Theological Ethics (5 credits)

Choose one of the following for 5 credits; see department for options not listed below:

  • THRS 2200 - Theological Ethics of Hope and Moral Power
  • THRS 2202 - Social Justice and Christian Ethics
  • THRS 3230 - Biomedical Ethics: The Giving and Taking of Life
  • THRS 3240 - Religion and Ecology
  • THRS 3241 - Contemporary Ethical Issues

NOTE: Course may not also satisfy the UCOR Ethical Reasoning requirement.

Advanced Christian Theology Courses (10 credits)

  • THRS 4300 - Major Themes and Thinkers in Christian Theology

Choose one of the following advanced Bible courses:

  • THRS 4070 - Interpreting the Hebrew Bible
  • THRS 4140 - Interpreting the Synoptics

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B. Comparative Religion Specialization

(35 credits)


World Religions (15 credits)

 Choose three of the following for 15 credits; see department for options not listed below:

  • THRS 3221 - The Holocaust and Christian Faith
  • THRS 3310 - Jewish Faith and Life
  • THRS 3320 - Introduction to Buddhism
  • THRS 3330 - Buddhism and Gender
  • THRS 3420 - Introduction to Islam
  • THRS 3430 - Gender and Sexuality in Islam

Sacred Texts (5 credits)

Choose one of the following for 5 credits; see department for options not listed below:

  • THRS 2000 - New Testament Storytellers: Jesus
  • THRS 2021 - The Book of Genesis
  • THRS 3000 - The Hebrew Bible
  • THRS 3020 - Women and the Hebrew Bible
  • THRS 3070 - Global Apocalypse!
  • THRS 3312 - Introduction to the Qur'an
  • THRS 3410 - Introduction to Sacred Texts

Theological Ethics (5 credits)

Choose one of the following for 5 credits; see department for options not listed below:

  • THRS 2200 - Theological Ethics of Hope and Moral Power
  • THRS 2202 - Social Justice and Christian Ethics
  • THRS 3230 - Biomedical Ethics: The Giving and Taking of Life
  • THRS 3240 - Religion and Ecology

NOTE:  Course may not also satisfy the UCOR Ethical Reasoning requirement.

Interreligious Dialogue (5 credits)

Choose one of the following for 5 credits; see department for options not listed below:

  • THRS 2300 - Spiritual Traditions: East and West
  • THRS 2310 - Christian-Buddhist Dialogue
  • THRS 3221 - The Holocaust and Christian Faith
  • THRS 3301 - Introduction to Comparative Religion
  • THRS 3311 - Between Bible and Qur'an
  • THRS 3313 - Christian-Muslim Dialogue

Advanced Comparative Religion Course (5 credits)

Choose one of the following for 5 credits:

  • THRS 4070 - Interpreting the Hebrew Bible
  • THRS 4140 - Interpreting the Synoptics
  • THRS 4300 - Major Themes and Thinkers in Christian Theology

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