Course Information

Program Overview

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Theology is the study of God. The term “theology” is derived from two Greek words theos and logos, meaning “God” and “discourse,” respectively. Theology seeks a deeper understanding of God and God’s relation to each of us and to our world.

Whether you are interested in studying moral theology or the principles of Catholic social teaching, you will receive the widest perspectives and deepest insights into living a life in pursuit of happiness as defined by the call of God.

The program in Theology at Assumption College will equip you to:

  • Think critically both in writing and in class discussion
  • Understand the inner logic of Christian doctrine
  • Understand theology’s relationship to other academic disciplines
  • Understand the differences among theological perspectives


Theology majors take a minimum of 10 courses. Beginning with a strong foundation in biblical study, the major offers courses in perennial topics and questions of Christian theology, as well as courses dealing with issues central to the encounter of Christian faith and contemporary culture. Theology majors often choose to double major in another area, such as philosophy or a foreign language.


The theology minor is composed of 6 courses with numerous options for students to choose which courses best suit their interests in the discipline. Students considering a minor in Theology are urged to discuss their course choices with a member of the Theology Department faculty.

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