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    Degrees offered: Bachelor of Arts, Associate of Arts 

    Minor offered: Theology 

    See also: Columbus Diocesan Certification 

    Theology is an attempt to come to an intellectually honest understanding of one's faith relationship with God. At Ohio Dominican University theology is done from within the context of the Roman Catholic tradition. The degree programs help to prepare students for pastoral or youth ministry, religious education in parishes and diocesan schools, and/or graduate studies in theology. 

     


    Requirements for a B.A. in Theology

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and corequisites
    Credits
       
    Students must complete the core requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree in addition to the major requirements listed below.  
       
    THL 225 Introduction to Christian Theology 3*
    THL 234 Jesus: Revelation of God 3*
    THL 303 The Gospels 3*
    THL 320 Grace and Freedom 3*
    THL 335 Christian Morality 3*
    THL 479 CORE: Senior Capstone Seminar 3*
       
    Select one course from the following: 3*
    THL 106 The Old Testament  
    THL 107 The New Testament  
       
    Select one course from the following: 3*
    THL 240 History of Christianity: the 1st Millennium  
    THL 241 History of Christianity: the 2nd Millennium  
    THL 342 History of Christianity in the United States  
    THL 248 Early Christian Writings  
    THL 345 Vatican Council II  
       
    Theology Electives (9) - 3 credits must be at the 300 level or above         9*
       
    Total Credits Required  33
    *used to calculate the Major GPA  

     


    Requirements for an A.A. in Theology

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and corequisites
    Credits
       
    ENG 110 College Writing I 3
    CORE 179 What is Human Nature?  3
    CORE 279 What is the Common Good? 3
    THL 225 Introduction to Christian Theology  3*
    THL 303 The Gospels 3*
    Theology Electives - Nine credits must be at the 200 level or above      9*
    General Electives 36
       
    Total Credits Required  60
    *used to calculate the Major GPA  

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    Requirements for a Minor in Theology

    Courses
    See course descriptions for prerequisites and co-requisites
    Credits
       
    Select one course from the following: 3
    THL 106 The Old Testament  
    THL 107 The New Testament  
       
    THL 225 Introduction to Christian Theology 3
    Theology Electives - at least 3 credits in Biblical Theology                 12
       
    Total Credits Required  18

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    Requirements for Columbus Diocesan Certification

    Neither Ohio Dominican University nor the state of Ohio grants certification for the teaching of religion; the Columbus diocese does certify religion teachers for Catholic schools. Students who wish to be certified to teach religion in the Diocese of Columbus are encouraged to arrange approval of courses with the diocesan director of religious education.

    Theology majors who wish to teach religion in the Columbus Catholic high school system are encouraged to take EDU 220 and EDU 487 or their equivalents as approved by the diocesan director of religious education.

    Secondary education majors planning to teach in the Columbus Catholic high school system are required to have a theology major or 30 semester credits in theology for full-time teaching of religion, 18 semester credits for part-time teaching of religion.

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