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The Queen of the Sciences

Marian University's Theology program is carried on from within the tradition of faith seeking understanding. The program offers disciplined study and reflection which promotes deeper understanding and personal enrichment within the context of a fruitful dialogue among the various Christian traditions and between religion and the world.

Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A.) in Theology: 36 credits

THL 105 - Introduction to Theology

​THL 208 - The Church

THL 216 - Moral Issues or THL 218 - Fundamental Catholic Moral Theology

THL 226 - Old Testament

THL 228 - New Testament

THL 232 - History of Christian Thought

​THL 236 - Liturgy and Spirituality

THL 308 - Christian Unity and Diversity

​THL 332 - Creative Theologians of the Modern Era

PHL 350 - God and Philosophy

THL 490 - Senior Seminar
One THL elective, excluding THL 361, 460, and 463

Mark Reasoner, Ph.D.

Mark Reasoner, Ph.D. is an associate professor of theology at Marian University. He is an expert on the New Testament, and publishes on the writings of St. Paul.

A major or minor in Theology develops the intellectual background and practical competencies for many future opportunities.


Skills and Abilities


Ecumenical awareness

USCCB Religious Education Requirements

Catechetical foundations

Major Theological Issues: Jesus, Church, Sacraments, Morality

History of Christianity


Social Justice

Pastoral Care

Church Policies, Practices, and Procedures

Catholic and Christian literacy and diversity

Vatican II Documents

Leadership in lay ministry

Critical thinking and research analysis

Ability to understand the meaning of complex written documents

Ability to understand Scripture

Writing and organizational skills

Team work and communication skills

Empathy and ability to understand people

Apply moral reasoning and social justice concerns to life situations

Use imagination and creativity

Develop a critical approach to contemporary issues

Critical evaluation skills

Sensitivity to diverse cultures and beliefs

Religion teacher K-12

High School teacher

Coordinator of Religious Education

Lay Ecclesial Minister

Youth Ministry

Pro-Life Work

Mission Work

Religious Life

Ordained Ministry

Human Resources/Social Services

Campus Ministry

Pastoral and Social Ministry


Graduate School


Law and Politics



Contact Us

For any questions concerning the curriculum, department, or areas of interest contact:

Andy Hohman - Department Chair
Assistant Professor of Theology and Philosophy


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