Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) in Theology and Philosophy
CARRY ON THE TRADITION
The B.A. in Theology and Philosophy is designed for future Catholic theology and philosophy teachers and those who want to pursue graduate work in theology, philosophy, or other fields.
You will engage with the Catholic intellectual tradition and the great thinkers who have contributed to it. Coursework will form you deeply in this tradition as you cultivate your skills in research and writing, communication, and critical thinking to empower you to pursue a career in the footsteps of the great thinkers and theologians before you.
Possible career paths:
Teaching, graduate studies, faith formation, professional careers, priesthood, or religious life
JOBS GROWTH PROJECTED in this field by 2026
In addition to the specific requirements listed in the section below, all students at the Abbey are required to earn credits in our core liberal arts curriculum.
PH 301: Ethics
PH 302: Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
PH 305: Philosophy of Science and Nature
PH 314: Faith & Reason
PH 315: Epistemology
PH 316: Metaphysics
PH 330: Philosophy of Mind and Human Nature
PH 410: Philosophy of God
TH 311: Jesus and Salvation
TH 320: The Church
TH 324: The Trinity
TH 330: Introduction to Moral Theology
TH 370: Theology and Science
TH 376: The Old Testament
TH 380: Liturgy and Sacraments
TH 402: The Gospels
Upper Level English
Upper Level History
TH 450: Senior Seminar in Theology
TH 475: Senior Thesis
General Electives (7 Credit Hours)
*It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
TH 330 Introduction to Moral Theology
The Introduction to Moral Theology course schools students in the principles, methods, and main claims of the Catholic moral tradition. The class starts from Scripture and uses the best resources that the Christian philosophical and theological tradition have provided us to describe and think critically about morality. By doing so, the course provides students with a grammar that allows them to analyze and evaluate human actions and helps them think about some of the most pressing moral issues in light of the Catholic faith and the teachings of the Church.
TH 380 Liturgy and Sacraments
This course is the disciplined exploration of the liturgical tradition and sacramental theology of the Catholic Church, centered upon the examination of magisterial documents, including important encyclicals, liturgical texts (ancient and modern), and the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Additionally, the course seeks to provide a critical evaluation of the modern era and its mindset from the vantage point of the worship of the one, true God. To realize this latter aim, the course will utilize important liturgical theology of recent thinkers