Theology courses at College of Saint Mary (CSM) explore faith and meaning within all our life experiences. The Theology Program is not exclusively confined to academic activity, but also provides students with concrete opportunities to grow in understanding and appreciation of faith. CSM is committed to the development of body, mind, and spirit, which includes a solid foundation in faith and prepares one to serve others with compassion.
The Theology Program approaches the study of theology as an academic discipline with its own methodology, and it challenges students to apply critical analysis and reflection to the events, people, and issues that have shaped our world in the past and in the present. In addition, theology courses intentionally seek to foster competencies in the areas of women’s issues and multiculturalism. The Theology Program integrates religious experience, meaning, openness to truth, and the search for God into the students’ personal lives as well as their professional/career paths.
In addition to providing a degree in the humanities, a major in theology can prepare a student with a theological background helpful to the following professions: religious education, campus or youth ministry, theology/religion instructor in a parochial/ private school system, pastoral/Church work, Catholic journalism, etc. In addition, a major provides a strong academic background for graduate studies in theology as well as other fields.