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Our distinguished faculty are experts in Bible and theology.


The department publishes "theology matters" twice a year.

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Majors & Minors

Learn about our programs in theology and lay ministry.


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 reflection on God, God’s relation to the world, and the human experiences of both.

Our department is one of the largest of 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 "bridge courses" at the 400-level, students bring theological concepts and methods into dialogue with other disciplines.

We have two strong options for students wishing to complete a major in theology: one in general theology and the other a lay ministry concentration. We also offer a non-degree certificate in lay ministry.

To learn more about our work, or to explore a major or minor in theology, please contact us (651-962-5300,, or stop by our offices on the main floor of the John Roach Center (JRC 153).


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