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Theology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
, NY,
As a Theology major at St. John's, you examine these questions and more within a Christian context and in dialogue with other traditions and disciplines. You learn how to interpret sacred texts and examine religious beliefs as intellectual and lived realities. 


You can choose to learn how theologians engage contemporary issues such as environmental ethics or race and religion in the United States, and other topics that relate to your academic and professional interests. 

The University encourages you to broaden the scope of your studies by pursuing a minor or double major. Studying theology helps you develop critical thinking skills that will help you no matter your career path or second major. Theology is an excellent major that can enable critical conversation with other disciplines, such as History, Psychology, English, or philosophy.

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John’s welcomes students from every religious and non-religious background. We pride ourselves on diversity and a rich and varied student body that is conducive to stimulating and thought-provoking conversation in our classes, colloquia, and public lectures.

Career Outcomes

A background in theology and religious studies is an important part of a well-rounded liberal arts education. Professionals in fields such as business, education, law, and medicine draw upon religious values as they make decisions that impact globally. Our students leverage their outstanding theological education to establish successful careers in the non-profit sector, teaching, ministry, law, medicine, or as professional theologians.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The B.A. in Theology prepares graduates who have an understanding of the Christian and more particularly the Catholic theological tradition. Students develop the ability to think and write critically about Christian history and theological topics, and have the tools to apply their knowledge to further study and professional work.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official high school transcript(s) for all high schools attended
  • Official standardized test scores
  • Personal Essay 
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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