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Grounded in our Franciscan values, the Bachelor of Arts in Theology aims to educate and form servant leaders for a wide range of church ministry positions, as well as advanced studies at the graduate level.

School
School of Arts and Sciences
Career
Christian ministry or graduate education
Program Contacts

Whether you feel called to the ministry, already serve in a mission-oriented position, or simply want to deepen your knowledge of Christian, Catholic, and Franciscan theological traditions, this program combines the elements of servant leadership, theological inquiry and dialogue that will help you reach your goal.

If you are ready to answer your calling, apply today for the Theology degree program at FranU.

Theology at FranU

Quick Facts:
  • 122 credit hours, including 60 hours in core theological content
  • Ministry Capstone project provides hands-on experience with a local church or religiously affiliated organization
  • Only Catholic institution in Louisiana, outside of New Orleans, to offer a Theology degree
  • Endorsed by the Catholic Diocese of Baton Rouge
  • Serves as the academic hub for the Diocesan Diaconate/Lay Formation Program, which requires enrollment in theology coursework
  • Member of the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities (institutions characterized by Franciscan values)
Program Mission

The mission of the Theology program, in union with the teachings of the Catholic church, is to theologically educate and form servant leaders for Christian ministry or graduate education.

The Theology program’s mission aligns with the University mission in three ways:

  • It is union with the teaching of the Catholic church;
  • It aims to educate integrated thinkers and faithfilled citizens; and
  • It aims to form servant leaders in the pattern of St. Francis.
Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Theology program graduates will be able to:

  1. Analyze the Catholic Understanding of Scripture.
  2. Investigate Christian revelation systematically from within the Catholic Tradition.
  3. Categorize significant Christian events historically.
  4. Differentiate Catholic Christianity from other philosophical and theological movements (especially Orthodox Christianity and Protestant Christianity).
  5. Inspect human activity and practices from the perspective of Catholic Theology.
  6. Apply Scriptural, Systematic, Moral, and Historical Theology to the practice of Christian life, such as vocational discernment, Christian prayer and spiritual practice, teaching and catechesis or other form of ministry or service.
Accreditation

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.  Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

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