Theology Minor

This minor was designed for you

Our very successful Minor in Theology is designed for students who would like to pursue their theological interests but can’t, because of academic or work considerations, fit in all the courses required for a major. This minor is perfect for students who want to follow their passions for the big questions in life! If you answer yes to any of the questions below we strongly encourage you to purse a minor in theology.

  • You want to pursue the big theological questions?
  • You want more courses on your transcript that might help you stand out a bit in a very competitive job market?
  • You’re already really busy with your major(s), and couldn’t possibly fit another major in?
  • You wonder what impact faith has on society?
  • You’re interested in learning more about your own faith?
  • You want to reflect on the common good in the religious traditions?

Theology Minor Requirements

The minor consists of six courses distributed across several curricular areas in the department:

  • One introductory level course, THEO 1001
  • One second level course, THEO 2000-level
  • Four specialized upper-division courses

For more information regarding the Theology Majors or Minor, contact: Danielle K. Nussberger, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Theology. 


Course Suggestions for Students Based on Colleges

Below are theology course suggestions for students from different colleges. If scheduling problems occur please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies for further help (e.g., waiver).

Suggestions for Health Science Students

  • THEO 1001 Introduction to Theology

  • THEO 2310 Explorations in Christian Theology

  • THEO 4450  Medical Ethics

  • THEO 4510 Survey of World Religions

  • THEO 4400 Christian Faith and Justice

  • THEO 4030 Women in the Bible

Suggestions for Nursing Students

  • THEO 1001 Introduction to Theology

  • THEO 2210 Theology through the Centuries or

    THEO 2410 Christian Faith in Cultural Contexts

  • THEO 4450  Medical Ethics

  • THEO 4510 Survey of World Religions

  • THEO 4360 Christian Prayer and Mysticism

  • THEO 4410 Family, Church and Society

Suggestions for College of Education Students

  • THEO 1001 Introduction to Theology

  • THEO 3230 Theology in the writings of C.S. Lewis or

    THEO 3420 Bridging the Racial Divide

  • THEO 4510 Survey of World Religions

  • THEO 4020 The Bible in the Jewish Community

  • THEO 4300 Contemporary Atheism and Theism

  • THEO 4500 Christ and World Religions

Suggestions for College of Business Students

  • THEO 1001 Introduction to Theology

  • THEO 3530 Theology and Economics

  • THEO 4000 Digging the Bible

  • THEO 4440 Foundations of Ecological Ethics

  • THEO 4300 Contemporary Atheism and Theism

  • THEO 4260 Theology in America

Suggestions for College of Engineering Students

  • THEO 1001 Introduction to Theology

  • THEO 3530 Theology and Economics

  • THEO 4290 Historical Theology 

  • THEO 4405 Christian Theology in Global Contexts

  • THEO 4430 Theology and Natural Sciences

  • THEO 4200 Theology in the Early Church

Suggestions for Students of the College of Communication

  • THEO 1001 Introduction to Theology

  • THEO 2250 Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius

  • THEO 4210 History and Theology of the Christian East

  • THEO 4340 Sacraments and Christian Life

  • THEO 4520 Jewish Thought and Practice

  • THEO 4530 Islam: Faith and Practice