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Why Major or Minor in Theology?

Most students major or minor in theology because they find religious and theological questions fascinating and hope to discover more about how religion fits into their lives. Almost all seek to know more about the Christian tradition and its influence.  

Undergraduate Programs

Theology Major

Theology Minor

Double Major in Theology and Psychology

Double Major in Theology and Philosophy

Educational and Career Advantages

Alumni from the theology department go on to graduate school in a variety of fields, including law school, philosophy, theology, education, and pastoral studies. Many students choose an undergraduate degree in theology to supplement their primary degree.

Studying theology offers many educational benefits and career advantages, including:

• Provides a complement to other humanities and professional fields. 
• Helps develop the ability to communicate and think critically about religious beliefs and values.
• Contributes to a balanced intellectual background, including study of the importance of religion for individual and public life and the impact of theology on human society, past and present.
• Helps students develop religious literacy for navigating the contours of contemporary life.

Dr. Elaine Heath

Elaine Heath

Dean of the Divinity School and Professor of Missional and Pastoral Theology, Duke University

Year of Graduation: 2002

"I am so grateful for the education I received at Duquesne, which provided a fine foundation for my vocation as a theologian and now as Dean of the Divinity School at Duke University."


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