Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
The experience will be what you make of it, so come with an eager mind and an open heart.
Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
School of Humanities and Fine Arts
The Theology Program at Saint Vincent College offers thoughtful
and comprehensive scholarship on Scripture and Tradition. Students majoring in theology
will not just learn what it means to be a Christian; they will also be able to
relate the Christian tradition to contemporary topics.
Our theology professors, who are experts in their fields,
will guide all theology students on their way to graduation. Studying on a
Benedictine campus means you will get to experience first-hand what it means to
live a life in faith. Beyond the classroom, Saint Vincent Campus Ministry and
other service-learning opportunities allow you to carry what you learned into
How being a Theology major will help students before and after
Students majoring in Theology at Saint Vincent College will
be able to:
Theology Major | Philosophy Theology Joint Major | Theology Minor
Theology Major Requirements: (30 credits)The basic requirements are below. Majors wishing to focus on ministry, graduate schools, or teaching high school need further courses chosen in conjunction with the chair of the department.
TH 119 First Theology TH 300 Systematic TheologyTH 301 Biblical TheologyTH 499 Theology CapstoneOne course in scripture (TH 201-249)One course in moral theology (TH 250-299)One course in doctrines (TH 300-349)One course in religious traditions (TH 350-399)Two ElectivesExit Interview: 0 credits
Joint Major in Philosophy and Theology Requirements: (57 credits)The joint major in philosophy and theology was specifically designed for students who are interested in pursuing studies in both disciplines; the major will help such students to appreciate the similarities, differences, and relationship between philosophy and theology.
From Philosophy:PL 120 Logic PL 201 Ancient Philosophy PL 202 Medieval Philosophy PL 203 Modern PhilosophyPL 204 Kant and His SuccessorsorPL 206 19th and 20th Century PhilosophyPL 215 EthicsPL 240 The Influence of Philosophy on Theology, Then and NowPL 440 Senior Capstone ExamorPL 450 Senior ThesisSix credits in Philosophy Electives
From Theology:TH 119 First Theology TH 300 Systematic Theology TH 301 Biblical TheologyTH 499 Theology CapstoneOne course in scripture (TH 201-249)One course in moral theology (TH 250-299)One course in doctrines (TH 300- 349)One course in religious traditions (TH 350-399)One Theology Elective (TH 250, 255, 275, 280, 315, 320, 335, 344, 348, 365, 385)
Theology Minor Requirements (18 Credits)TH 119 First TheologyTH 300 Systematic TheologyTH 301 Biblical Theology Three other theology courses