Theological Studies Minor
The Theological Studies minor is for students who want to approach their major discipline from a perspective richly informed by the heritage of Christian thought and practice. The Theological Studies minor is intended to nurture those skills and capacities required of a thoughtful and articulate faith regardless of one’s life call.
Because this minor is a complement to your major, you are given as much leeway as possible in course selection, within the general parameters established by the School of Theology for balanced and responsible theological inquiry.
The Theological Studies minor, you will discover, is designed to cultivate an appreciation for how Scripture, tradition, reason, and experience rightly inform theological reflection.
Courses and Degree Requirements
A few of the courses in the Theological Studies minor include Early and Medieval Christianity, Exploring Christian Doctrine, and Biblical Ethics. Review all the Theological Studies minor requirements.
To receive a Theological Studies minor, you will be required to take a minimum of 30 credits, including at least 30 upper-division credits.
To apply to the Theology major/minors or to view your degree progress, sign in to Banner, select "Grades and Transcripts," and then "Undergraduate Degree Status Check.".
Undergraduate students in the School of Theology have worked in churches, parachurch organizations, ministries, and nonprofit organizations.
To find information about possible theology-related internships and employment opportunities, there are many resources available to students, including:
- SPU’s internship and job-posting system, SPULink, is updated weekly with ministry, church, and service positions. Students and employers regularly make use of this site.
- SPU’s Center for Career and Calling provides employment and internship resources for students and employers. Contact CCC at 206-281-2485 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Open ministry, church, and service internships and jobs are posted on the Internships and Jobs Bulletin Board on the first floor of Alexander Hall. Email email@example.com to post a position.
Why I Teach at SPU
Douglas Koskela, Associate Professor of Theology
"I teach at SPU because it offers an ideal context in which to live out the vocation of a teacher-scholar. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to think, talk, and act on things that matter with people who care."
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