The major in theology consists of 33 hours of course work (11 courses) as described below. Many students elect to combine a major in theology with a second major in another discipline. Students who are considering a major in theology should contact the department chair to learn more about the program.
Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in Theology
The following table summarizes all requirements for a Bachelor of Arts in theology. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all theology courses.
* The School of Arts and Sciences requires all majors to complete a foreign language course at the 202 level or higher. Students not prepared to begin at this level will need to take additional courses in the language, which count as general electives.
† The Clare College curriculum also includes a three-credit quantitative reasoning requirement. Theology majors satisfy this requirement by passing any of the courses listed in the above table under Mathematics.
Requirements for a Minor in Theology
For non-majors, the following courses constitute a minor in theology. For an overview of a particular course, click on its title. Our Course Descriptions page lists all theology courses.
To declare a minor, a special form must be filled out and filed with the Records Office by the end of the student's junior year. The appropriate form is available from the student's advisor or from the Office of the Registrar.