Theology Minors

Theology Faculty

The School of Theology offers seven minors, each designed to enrich your chosen major and strengthen the connection between your faith and your life in the workplace, home, church, and world.


  • A minimum 30–34 credits are required for these minors, including 15–21 upper-division credits.
  • Each minor has core requirements specific to that minor, as well as additional required courses.
  • You may combine the Youth Ministry minor with a supervised Internship with Western Washington Young Life or Seattle Youth for Christ. As an intern, you can serve as a volunteer or, in some cases, in a part-time paid position. You may work toward full-time placement after college as staff or as a volunteer leader with either organization.

entering and completing a minor

In order to earn a degree, you must complete at least one academic major. SPU encourages students to explore various academic paths, so if you change your mind about a major or minor, or want to include an additional program, you are able to do so, as outlined below.

Note that the University encourages you to enter your chosen major(s) and minor(s) by the start of your junior year. Students who transfer as juniors and seniors should enter a major within their first two quarters at SPU.

  • If this is your first quarter at SPU, request entrance to your minor in Banner by following these instructions.
  • If you are a continuing SPU student with an SPU cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better, follow these instructions to enter a major or minor in this department.
  • Students on academic probation (with an SPU cumulative GPA below 2.0) will not be permitted to enter a new major or minor until they regain good academic standing.
  • The University requires a grade of C- or better in all classes that apply to a major or minor; however, programs may require higher minimum grades in specific courses. You may repeat an SPU course only once for a higher grade.
  • To advance in this program, meet with your faculty advisor regularly to discuss your grades, course progression, and other indicators of satisfactory academic progress. If your grades or other factors indicate that you may not be able to successfully complete the major or minor, your faculty advisor can work with you to explore options, which may include choosing a different major or minor.
  • You must complete the major or minor requirements that are in effect in the SPU Undergraduate Catalog for the year you enter the major or minor.

Time Schedule: Theology

Course Planning

Suggested course sequences help you complete your degree in a timely manner.

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School of Theology

Visit the School of Theology website for complete information about its programs and see how a degree in Theology can help you achieve your goals.