Welcome to the Theology Department

Welcome to the theology department at the University of St. Thomas.

The great eleventh-century theologian, St. Anselm, described theology as “faith seeking understanding.” The theology department at UST lives and works in the spirit of St. Anselm’s words. Theology is the academic discipline that brings the tools of scholarship to the reflection on God, God’s relation to the world, and the human experiences of both.

Our department is one of the largest in any Catholic university in the country. We have enthusiastic and passionate teacher-scholars in every area of theology.

Students at St. Thomas take three theology courses as part of their core curriculum. The first course introduces the tradition of Christian theological reflection.The second-level courses invite students to "do" theology—that is, to engage in reasoning about an aspect of faith. In their third-level courses, called “bridge courses,” students bring theological concepts and methods into dialogue with other disciplines.

We have two strong major programs, one in general theology and the other a lay ministry concentration. We also offer a non-degree certificate in lay ministry.

Please feel free to contact us (651-962-5300, theology@stthomas.edu), or stop by our offices in JRC 153. 

Here is a short video of students talking about taking theology courses at St. Thomas.

Theology's Value from Austin Riordan on Vimeo.

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