Majors and Minors

Theology Major

Students majoring in theology are required to:

  • Complete 12 courses (36 credit hours) in theology along with the other required liberal arts courses. Theology courses should be taken according to the sequence proposed by the department.
  • Theology majors also have 26 hours of free electives which could be used for a second major or specialized area of concentration.

Courses required for the major include:

  • THEO 111 (Theological Foundations)
  • THEO 209 (Christian Tradition I) 
  • THEO 210 (Christian Tradition II)
  • THEO 251 (Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures) 
  • THEO 252 (Introduction to Christian Scriptures)
  • THEO 290 (Christian Doctrine Today)
  • THEO 295 (Senior Seminar: Ideas & Methods)
  • THEO 303 (Christian Ethics: Methods & Questions)
  • THEO Electives: 3 needed (201:499)
  • Non-Christian Religious Traditions Electives: 1 needed

Theology Minor

Students minoring in theology are required to complete three courses (9 credit hours) beyond the three theology courses required of all Xavier students.

Courses required for the minor include:

  • THEO 111 (Theological Foundations)
  • THEO 209 (Christian Tradition I) or THEO 210 (Christian Tradition II)
  • THEO 251 (Introduction to Hebrew Scriptures) or THEO 252 (Introduction to Christian Scriptures)
  • THEO 303 (Christian Ethics)
  • THEO Electives: 2 needed (201:499)

For more information about the undergraduate major or minor, please contact the undergraduate advisor, Sarah Melcher at melcher@xavier.edu

Religious Education Minor

The Religious Education Minor is designed to prepare theology majors to meet the Archdiocese of Cincinnati's professional requirements for Catholic High School Religion Teacher Certification.

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